Now that you've rocked your vibrant African print garment and received so many compliments, you're wondering "how do I properly wash and care for the fabric?"
The safest and best way to clean your African print fabrics is to hand wash them in cold water. If you have to use a washing machine, wash in cold water on the gentle cycle and skip the spin cycle.
Hang the garments to dry or lay them down. Wringing or twisting them to dry will only compromise the rich colours of the fabric and cause them to fade quickly.
- Tumble drying is a no no!
- Always iron the garment on the inside.
Stains are unfortunately unavoidable. When removing stains while hand washing, never use bleach or anything as harsh. Instead try using something gentler on fabrics like baking soda.
The fabrics can sometimes be stiff when you first get them, but they will soften with wear and washings.