4 Factors to Consider when Buying Organic Cotton
Organic cotton represents a slight break from the conventional cotton norm. However, thanks to efforts from designers like Tommy Hilfiger, people have come to see organic cotton as a pretty awesome fabric to wear. It’s softer, thicker, lasts longer, and on trend in a growing market.
However, when purchasing an organic cotton outfit, it’s important to take note of these four factors:
Removing stains from organic cotton clothing
Stains can be very temperamental. When dealing with stains on organic cotton, the method employed usually depends on what originally caused the stain.
For items that are machine washable, try to treat the stain yourself, but make sure to be careful. In general, it is recommended that you spot clean the stain by running water over it and adding in a little bit of laundry detergent or dissolved laundry powder. After that, you can put it in the washer.
Ironing organic cotton clothes
Ironing makes an incredible difference in the way clothes look and feel. Those made of organic cotton are definitely no different. However, you need to make sure that your organic cotton outfit can easily be ironed.
When ironing organic cotton, a lot of it actually boils down to the fabric and weave. For instance, it takes quite a lot of heat for a thicker organic cotton fabric to be ironed until it becomes flat (this is why the “cotton” setting on most irons tends to be the hottest).
However, you should also be wary of thinner cotton fabrics as they can be easily be burned by an excessively hot iron setting.
Prevalent weather conditions
Organic cotton lacks chemicals (that’s the whole point of it being organic). This tends to make organic cotton fabrics much less resistant to heat. Which means that they might not be appropriate for weathers where heat is dominant as the fabric can easily get damaged.
Washing and drying organic cotton
Although you will probably get care instructions that will outline what option can be employed, in order to properly wash and dry organic cotton (such as “line dry” or “machine wash”), it is possible for these instructions to miss a few things. For instance, due to the fact that organic cotton is completely devoid of chemicals, everyday detergent will likely affect its color more than it would the conventional cotton alternative.
You need to be careful with line drying, as the resistance that organic cotton fabric has to heat is not particularly strong.
You also need to put the actual designs of your cotton clothes into consideration when washing. If there are any prints, you can easily protect them from fading by turning them inside-out before washing and drying.
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The author of this article, Rachel Stinson, has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her, with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estate, restaurants, and ONLINE FASHION STORES with respect to pricing and people involved, and can express her opinions in an engaging manner.