- Wash up to 30 °C
- Wash with similar colors
- Do not use bleach
- Iron low temperature
- Do not dry clean
- Tumble dry
CAN I WASH IT WITH OTHER CLOTHES?
One of the best habits you can develop for your nylon and polyester items is to wash them separately from the rest of your laundry. While some nylon items are especially delicate, they should all be treated gently to avoid damage. And if you don’t have enough nylon items to make a full load, try combining them with your other delicates, as they will need to be treated similarly.
USE THE RIGHT DETERGENT
You may notice that your nylon garments still stink even after they come out of the wash. If so, your detergent could be the culprit. Most regular detergents are made to treat cotton and are not as effective when washing synthetic fabrics like nylon or Polyester. To knock out odor and keep your items in good condition, consider using a detergent that’s made specifically to treat synthetics.
USE COLD WATER
Whether you put your nylon garments through the washing machine or wash them by hand, always use cold water. Cold water is gentle on delicate fabrics and is less likely to cause shrinkage or fading. It’s also energy efficient and can help you to save on energy bills in the long run!
USE CARE WHEN DRYING
The drying stage has the most potential to damage your nylon clothing, so it’s important to take care. Generally, it’s better to air dry nylon clothing than to put it in the dryer. However, if you would like to speed up the process, most nylon and Polyester garments can go in the dryer on a low setting. Keep in mind that high heat settings could damage the material, rendering it useless or shortening its lifespan.
NO CHLORINE BLEACH
If you are trying to brighten up a nylon item that isn’t looking its best, don’t be tempted to reach for chlorine bleach. This product has its uses, but washing nylon and Polyester is not one of them. If you wash nylon using chlorine bleach, the fabric may come out of the wash looking yellowed, and the fibers may be damaged, as well. Should you feel that bleach is needed, opt for a non-chlorine version.
EACH WASH ADDS STRESS
Each time you put your nylon garments through the washing machine, you are bringing them one step closer to the end of their useful life. Of course, that’s true of all garments, but the clock moves a little faster with nylon.
With this in mind, do your best to avoid unnecessary wash cycles. For instance, you might decide to wash your nylon items by hand when you have time, saving trips through the laundry machine for occasions when you are in a hurry. Even if you only hand wash half the time, that reduction in trips through the machine can help to extend the life of your garments.