How to Care for Embroidered Clothing

You've got your customised high-quality products, but how do you keep the embroidery in tact?

Whether it's a delicate hand-embroidered t-shirt or embroidered workwear pieces, taking proper care of these garments is essential to ensure they stand the test of time.  

Why Proper Care Matters

To maintain the vibrancy of the threads and the overall quality of your embroidered pieces, it's crucial to follow points as a guideline:

Hand-Washing Excellence

When it comes to cleaning embroidered clothing, hand-washing is the gentlest and most effective method. Start by filling a basin with cold water and add a mild detergent. Submerge your embroidered garment and gently agitate the water, allowing the detergent to dissolve. Avoid vigorous scrubbing, as it can damage the delicate threads.

Machine Washing

We appreciate that hand-washing isn’t always a practical solution and can be a timely process to factor in alongside daily responsibilities. Therefore, those who are looking to machine-wash embroidered clothing, we would recommend taking these points into consideration.  

Always check the label of your embroidered or printed clothing for specific washing instructions as some items may have unique requirements that you need to follow.  

Next, we would suggest turning your clothing inside out as this step will help protect the embroidery from friction and abrasion during the wash. Using a mild detergent rather than bleach or harsh chemicals can prevent damaging both the embroidery and the fabric, this can be further stopped by choosing a gentle cycle on your washing machine.  

P.S. Don't overcrowd the washing machine, ensure to leave enough space for the clothing to move freely inside the machine without getting tangled.

Drying  

Never use a tumble dryer for embroidered clothing, as the heat and mechanical action can ruin the embroidery. Instead, lay the embroidered clothing flat on a clean towel or hang it on a padded hanger to air dry. Ensure it's in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight as this exposure may cause fading to the material.  

Ironing

Ironing embroidered clothing requires a delicate touch to ensure that the intricate embroidery remains intact. Start by setting your iron to the lowest heat setting, typically the silk or wool setting, to avoid damaging the threads. Place a clean cloth or a pressing cloth over the embroidered area to act as a protective barrier. Gently glide the iron over the cloth, applying light pressure. Avoid using steam settings, as excess moisture can harm the delicate threads.

Storing

While it's common to hang these pieces of clothing, such as tops and hoodies, embroidered items are better off stored flat. Hanging can distort the shape of the garment and cause stress on the embroidery threads. Fold your embroidered clothing neatly and store it in a cool, dry place.

Contact us for Printed & Embroidered Clothing

Whether you are looking for custom workwear that promotes your business, event specific attire or any other garments, Slant Riggs is the perfect corporate, promotional and sportswear suppliers across the UK. Feel free to reach out to us via email, phone, or the contact form on our website. We look forward to working with you to create high-quality garments that suit your unique style and needs.

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