It is not so easy to take care of clothing. All those who first bought expensive designer's clothes and then complain that after a few washes they are all not even suitable to wear learned about it very quickly. But sometimes people don't understand that their basic mistake is so simple like not following the best source of information about garments and washing them - the manufacturer's recommendations.
So, if you feel that your new items are deteriorating very quickly – they are shrinking or stretching, changing their shape and color, are frayed, torn, or faded - it is very likely that you wash and dry them in a bad way. Let's see what may be wrong.
First – as I already told you – read the recommendations. They are not just an empty words. They bring real and important content. It they say that you should wash an item at, let's say, low temperature, just do it. This is probably due to the fact that very hot water may destroy a given type of fabric, or even completely dissolve artificial fabrics. The same thing with dry cleaning. Some garments, including gloves, leather or spandex, should not be dry cleaned at all.
Next thing - bleaching. Perhaps you not know about it, but some fabrics, in particular silk, are not bleached the same way as you usually whiten your cotton clothes and linen tablecloths. If they are light and have some stains, you should rather use the proper stain remover, designed to the specific type of fabric.
The other popular mistake involves bad detergents. A bad idea is, for example, hand washing using a powder for washing machines, and vice versa. Some clothes and textiles should not be also centrifuged and dried at high temperatures in the washing machine. Certain clothes should not be dried in an upright position, and others should not be dried horizontally.
You see, all these information are (most often) there on the labels. So always keep these labels, even if you are used to cut them off. And most of all - learn to read and understand them.