Undoubtedly, hoodies are the most comfortable and low-maintenance garments we can own today. You can comfortably wear a hoodie once, twice, thrice and even more time before you think of washing it. We always suggest that hoodies should be dry-cleaned for the first wash, especially when they are made of fleece. Fleece is a little delicate material, and the fibres will become hard and itchy if not washed properly. On the other hand, cotton hoodies do not ask for much maintenance. Thus, most of the custom hoodies are made from soft cotton material.
Most of the custom hoodie printing company will hand over you the hoodies after running a bio-wash on them. A bio-wash add more strength and durability to the fibres. In case, your hoodie was not given a bio-wash, we recommend you give it for dry cleaning for the first wash. Dry cleaning is expensive, and no one wishes to spend a fortune, only for maintaining a hoodie.
Hoodies are too comfortable to resist. You can practically put on a hoodie for a formal meeting, a casual get-together and even go out for a party sporting a trendy hoodie. For us, hoodies are the most versatile garments designed in the world. With this fact in mind, don’t you wish to keep your hoodies soft and comforting for a long time?
Follow these simple steps to upkeep the softness of your comforting hoodie:
Try to wear your hoodie as much as possible before you wash it. You can hang it on a hangar after reaching home and let it dry so that you can wear it again. Washing hoodies, again and again, will make bobbles appear on the surface. Unlike, your other garments, hoodies do not require regular washing.
Bring some colour preserving gentle detergent to wash your hoodie. If any wash care instructions came with the hoodie, follow them. Otherwise, you can machine wash your hoodie on gentle mode. Ensure that your hoodie is not over-dried in the spin tub for long.
We usually wash all our clothes together in the washing machine, but try to wash your hoodie alone. The friction of the hoodie fabric, along with others, might ruin the softness of the hoodie.
Before you drop your hoodie in the washing machine, we suggest that you turn your hoodie inside out so that the embroidered applique or the screen print remains intact. For zipped hoodies, keep the zip up while washing.
Never add bleach while washing your hoodie ask it will ruin the softness of the fabric. Try not to dry your hoodie in the washing machine, rinse it thoroughly and dry it on a hangar.
Generally, you will find hoodies in darker shades because they are meant to pose that bold look. Moreover, a hoodie is supposed to be worn a few times before it goes for washing. Dark colours do not catch dust so soon. Now, you must maintain the sheen of your dark coloured hoodie. You should know how to keep your dark coloured hoodie from fading away. You do not know, but the water, the friction, the detergent and the spin – all contribute in pulling out the original colour from your hoodie.
Tips that will help you keep your bold colours intact.
Wash your hoodies separately
If you own more than one hoodie, ensure that all the hoodies go for washing together. Do not mix your dark coloured hoodies with other light coloured clothes because the friction might make the dark colours bleed. Sorting your clothes well will help you prevent your hoodies from fading away.
Never overstuff your washtub
Even if your washtub is not full, you must still run a wash function. Do not try to overstuff your washtub because the more the friction in washing, the worse it is for your clothes. Especially, when you wash your hoodie, make sure that the fabric has enough room for movement in the washtub.
Your hoodies need cold water
Every piece of fabric should be washed with cold water. If you still have the habit of washing your clothes in warm water, you need to change your wash pattern for the hoodies. Your hoodies need cold water to stay fresh and shining always.
Do not overdry
Spinning the hoodies in the dryer is not allowed. You should rinse it well in the washing tub, bring it out and dry the hoodie over a hangar. Further, make sure that you do not keep it out in sunlight for a longer period. Harsh UV rays can ruin the colour, and the softness of the hoodie as well.
Add a little vinegar
We suggest that while you wash your dark coloured hoodie, add a little vinegar along with the gentle detergent you use for washing the hoodies. Vinegar will ensure that the dark colours do not bleed keeping the colours intact always. Vinegar does have a foul smell, but the good news is that the smell will go away during the rinse. Vinegar acts as a natural fabric conditioner.
By following the above-mentioned tips, we are sure that custom hoodie your get printed will last you forever. A little care and precaution are required to keep your favourite hoodie hang with pride in your wardrobe.