Caring for delicate garments: the Art of Hand Washing

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Caring for delicate garments: the Art of Hand Washing

There are garments that require special care because they are made of delicate materials. Whether it's wool, silk or lingerie, it's essential to know how to wash these garments by hand to avoid damage that washing machines or tumble dryers can cause. It may seem like a daunting challenge, but it is possible to keep them in great condition for much longer. Get to know how to care for delicate garments and learn the art of hand washing with these simple steps.


Care tips for delicate garments

Even before you start, it's important to read the label on each item of clothing that contains the specific washing instructions. Separate the garments by colour and type of fabric to avoid any damage or fading.

Then gather the following materials:

  • Mild detergent: use a neutral soap or detergent specifically for delicate garments
  • Basin or bucket: a clean container for soaking and washing.
  • Soft towels: to dry without damaging the fabric fibres


Manual washing process

  1. Filling the basin
    Fill the basin with cold or warm water, according to the instructions on the label. Add a small amount of your chosen detergent and mix well.

  2. Wash
    Immerse the garment in the water, using gentle movements. Avoid stretching or rubbing the fabric to avoid damaging the fibres and colour. If necessary, leave the garment to soak for a few minutes.

  3. Rinse
    Use clean water at the same temperature to remove all the detergent.

  4. Drying
    After rinsing, gently press the garment between two towels to remove excess water. Avoid twisting or squeezing to avoid deforming the fibres. Dry the garment in the shade on a flat surface on a dry towel. Avoid direct sunlight as it can fade the colours over time.

  5. Storing
    Fold carefully and store the garment in a cool, dry place. Hanging is not recommended as it can stretch the fibres and alter the shape of your delicate garment.

The art of washing clothes by hand requires extra care, but it's worth the effort to preserve their quality and beauty for longer. If you need help, you can always count on Dona Rosa's cleaning and laundry services!


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