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How to Keep Your Old Sweater in Top Condition?

How to Keep Your Old Sweater in Top Condition?

Oct 21,2022
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It's a wonderful time of year affectionately known as "Sweater Weather." But those sweaters that have been in storage for two or three seasons may need some freshness. Here's how to care for your sweaters so they keep you warm and looking your best year after year.

How to hand wash a sweater?

To ensure your sweater gets the delicate treatment it deserves, you can't go wrong with hand washing:

Fill a small plastic bucket with cold water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Dishwashing liquid will also work.

Add 3/4 cup white vinegar.

Turn your sweater inside out and put it in the tub.

Shake the sweater a bit.

Soak for 10-15 minutes.

Take off the sweater and rinse with clean water instead of the water in the tub. Shake gently in clean water and repeat a few times.

Don't twist your sweater.

How to wash a sweater in the washing machine?

You can achieve the same gentle wash in your washing machine by keeping the following tips in mind:

Put the sweater in a small mesh laundry bag.

Only put delicates or other sweaters in at the same time.

Choose the delicates or hand wash cycle.

Make sure the water is cool.

Choose a mild cleanser.

Make sure the cycle is short and slow and the spin rate is low.

How to dry a sweater?

Never tumble dry your sweaters: they will shrink, pill, and wear out quickly. Even if your dryer has a sweater drying rack, it's best to air dry if you have the time and patience.

Never twist your sweater. Immediately after washing, lay the sweater flat on a thick white towel and roll, gently squeezing out as much water as possible.

Dry the sweater instead of hanging it so you don't stretch the fibers. It's a rack that can dry more than one sweater at a time, and there's a pop-up option for easy storage.

Sweater storage: Is hanging or folding best?

For example, if you have more closet space than dresser space, it might be tempting to hang a sweater. But hanging them the typical way can stretch them and leave those dreaded hanger marks on the shoulders or arms of your sweater.

To make sure your sweaters don't tip over when stacked, fold them into a uniform shape. Use a sorter like this hanging sweater rack or try a divider or bin to keep your stack tidy.

Even a well-treated sweater can produce pills. But a good depilatory ball will bring new life to your favorite creations. If you haven't already, this little machine is going to be your new best friend.

For sweaters that need a last-minute refresh before wearing, try using a steam iron or even iron, wiping the steam setting lightly across the sweater.

The above is a brief introduction to how to keep your old sweater in the best condition, if you want to buy a sweater, welcome to contact us.

ChenHong is a professional custom sweater manufacturer with 20 years of experience. We manufacture all kinds of men's/women's knitwear and sweaters. Dongguan Chenhong relies on a large family of 200+ skilled employees to continuously accept new knowledge and new technologies to provide high-quality clothing, and is committed to improving the quality of clothing while keeping up with production efficiency. We treat small and big brands equally.
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