Care tips for Tencel apparel
Tencel is a type of fabric made from wood pulp a cellulose regenerated fiber, and it’s known for its breathability, wimpiness, biodegradability, and sustainability. To keep your Tencel fiber fabric in protract its life span and good condition, then there are some care tips you can follow.
Read the care instructions label with the apparel
Always check the care marker on your Tencel fabric garment and read the care instructions for specific instructions handed by the manufacturer. Different Tencel fiber blending and fabric may have slightly different care conditions. The care label can have the following instruction.
- Fiber composition
- Washing/detergent Instruction
- Drying instruction
- Ironing instruction
- storing instruction
Tencel is naturally odor resistant
After every wear, there’s no need to wash your shirt. Because Tencel has naturally better humidity control than cotton. Which result is more resistant to odors.
But if you need to wash it, you can follow the instructions below.
Tencel is known for its natural odor resistance. The regenerated cellulose fiber in Tencel has humidity wicking properties, allowing them efficiently to absorb and release humid water. This humidity water operation helps the growth of odor-causing bacteria, keeping the fabric fresh for long ages of time compared to some other natural materials. But you can adopt good practices by washing your Tencel fabric regularly that can up to date their cleanliness. washing that can soak any dirt, and sweat after some period but enjoy the extended period benefits.
Furthermore, if you still need to wash your high-valued garments, you can follow the instructions below.
Wash instructions for Tencel
Tencel fabric is mostly cared for by hand washing. Use lukewarm water and mild soap/detergent to gently clean the fabrics. Tencel will go shrinkage when exposed to very hot water. But if you are using machine washing then you should select the delicate or gentle cycle with cold water. Avoid using hot water in the washing machine and conclude with air drying or low-heat drying if you are using an air dryer. However, If you prefer machine washing for further care, you can use a laundry bag to cover the fabric.
- Turn your garment inner to the outside. Use a laundry bag we advise you to put it in to avoid damage.
- Avoid washing with the extra load. Heavy load cause rubbing which wears the apparel out briskly causing tears in its life and may also affect the garments staying dirty.
- Use wool detergent since it is less aggressive and your clothes will look better for a longer time.
- Wash similar colors together
- Don’t use an overdose detergent since overdosing will not affect your clothes cleaner.
- Wash cold wave at 35 °C delicate program, maximum 1500 cycles
- Don’t use any other chemicals as fabric softeners or bleach otherwise, your fabric deteriorate in color and wears
Don’t use harsh chemicals and bleach
Tencel is very sensitive to harsh and reactive chemicals, so it’s important to avoid using fabric softeners or bleach. Bleach and softener will damage the fiber quality and further can affect the appearance and softness of fabrics. Use a specifically designed detergent that is only mild and eco-friendly and does not damage apparel over time.
Dry instructions for Tencel
After washing, hang or lay flat to dry gently after squeezing out extra water, but don’t hard twist the garment. Lay it flat on a clean fabric to dry naturally. Avoid direct sun, as it can deteriorate color fading.
- Hang your shirt on a hanger to achieve the best washing
- Don’t heat dry better to dry with hot air
- Avoid direct sunlight or heat to avoid fading of colors.
Iron instructions for Tencel
If your Tencel garment is wrinkled Iron on low heat. Iron heat setting on low as possible or recommended on label tage. For getting good results the garment should be slightly damp before a pressing cloth. Avoid using a high heat setting, as it can damage the fabric.
Storage instructions for Tencel
Store accurately when not wearing your Tencel or any other garments, store it in a dry place and cool place away from light. Hanging particularly is best over fold to minimize wrinkles, if need fold use acid-free tissue paper if folding to reduce the creasing effect.
- For a prolonged time to store wash them first with proper detergent and dry them completely. Use air-tight bags or boxes to store.
- You can Hang or fold your garment
By following these care tips, you can help maintain the appearance and quality of your Tencel fabric for a prolonged time.