Following the washing guidelines and as often as you feel it is needed. But in order for the process to be effective, you have to read carefully through the list below before washing your fabric for the first time.
Both these fabrics are synthetic and the same principles apply when it comes to washing them:
- wash them in them individually in the washing machine, one silk at a time
- use a cold, gentle cycle, like 30°C
- use gentle detergent only
- do not use stain removers, bleach or other detergents that are aggressive to the fabric
- never tumble dry it – heat tears down the fabric and it will no longer be safe to use
- do hang dry right away in a well-ventilated place
- do not dry or store in direct sunlight, UV rays can damage the color and material
- do remove daisy chains or carabiners before washing
If you have ever had to deal with heavily stained clothes, you know, first of all, that oil stains don`t come out that easily and secondly, that 30°C is not enough to get tough stains out. There have been numerous tests done on washing machines that show that washing a fabric at 40°C compared to 30 Degrees, removes 30% more stains. And, while fats will be removed from cotton easily at these temperatures, synthetic fibers need more heat for a thorough clean.
But 40°C is still a warm wash, so there is no need to worry. Synthetic fabrics (polyester, nylon) will do fine at this temperature, it is actually the temperature at which most clothes - whether made from cotton, polyester, nylon, linen, viscose, acrylics or more - are recommended to be washed at.