Presentations text content in Clothing Care Two ways you can learn about your clothing:
Two ways you can learn about your clothing:
1. Hang Tags –
Are larger tags attached to new garments. Are removed before wearing. Include pricing information, style, size.
2. Permanently attached labels (or printed in ink)- Mandated to be included by the “Care Labeling Rule” and include information about the clothing such as fiber content.Slide3
Care labels provide helpful information that can save you time and money. Knowing how to read them can keep your clothes safe!
Cleaner, fresher clothes means longer-wearing apparel.
Knowing the symbols can help you when you sort laundry.Slide4
Labels should include three pieces of information for clothing that will be laundered:
Temperature of water used.
For example – Cold water
Temperature of iron.For example – Low heat Any other warningsFor example – No BleachSlide5
Why is knowing the fiber content helpful?
It helps you know how to care for the garment,
It tell you how well it will wear,
And it tells you how comfortable it will be.Slide6
Natural Fibers – Come from plants or Animals
plantLinen – flax plantWool – sheepSilk – silkwormSlide7
Synthetic Fibers – Manufactured from chemical elements
How to do Laundry
A quick and easy tutorial!
5 Steps to Clean Clothes!
Separate & evaluate your clothesWash your clothesDry your clothesFold your clothesSlide10
Step 1 -
Two kinds…bottles (liquid) or boxes (powder)BleachUsed to make your WHITES brighterUse ONLY with WHITE colored clothing and linens
Fabric SoftenerEliminates static clingMakes clothes softTwo formsLiquid…added during the wash cycle
Sheet…added during the dry cycleSlide11
Please note that liquid fabric softener is
DIFFERENT from liquid detergent…if you use this form of softener you must also use detergent!!!Examples…Bounce, Downy, SnugglesSlide12
Step 2 – Why Separate?
Separate and Evaluate Your Clothes
Separate your clothes by
color Separating helps protect the color and durability of your garment
Should an accident occur the damage cannot be undone!What would happen if a red sock got mixed into white towels?Look at the care labelsSlide13
Basic t-shirts, white socks, sheets, pillowcases and other plain white clothing/linens
LightsEverything from pastels to striped or patterned whitesA white item with enough color (logo/pattern) to make you think doesn’t fit with the whitesDarksDark socks, shirts, all jeans, dark pants
Newly dark clothing should be washed alone firstDelicatesWool garments, sweaters, satin, undergarments These can be washed in a machine but hand-washing is usually better.Slide14
What to evaluate?
empty?ZippersAre they up? (This prevents snagging)
Ties (hoodies/drawstrings/etc)Should be tied to prevent losing them or getting them tangledSlide15
This is the easy part
Pre-treat any visible stainsSelect your cycleAdd your detergent to the machineSlide16
Setting Your Machine
Some require you to set the
(of the water) others ask you to set a cycleWHITES“hot” cycle…vigorous agitation, hot water rinse
LIGHTS & DARKS“warm” or “permanent press”…mild agitation, extra cool water rinsecool water protects the colorsDELICATES
” or “
” cycle…extremely short and gentle agitation spin cycleSlide17
A last few tips…
When in doubt…read the care label!
2 problems that arise
Overloading the machineFill the machine ½ to ¾ full Using too much detergentSlide18
Drying your nice clean clothes
lint filterAdd dryer sheetsUnload clothes from washerInspect stains…the heat in the dryer will bake it in!Slide19
Overloading…why is this a problem
Most cycles last
30-40 minutesJeans/towels take longerTake light cotton items out early to avoid wrinkles
Dry for too long=shrinking!!!Hang delicates to dryHelps them maintain shapeSlide20
Folding…the last task!
immediately…avoids wrinklingDon’t hang sweaters (they will lose shape and take the form of the hanger)Iron/Hang button down shirtsSlide21
IRONING VS. PRESSING
Ironing is what we do before we put on clothes, that are wrinkled.
SLIDE your iron back and forth on the fabric with pressure.
Pressing is for sewing. Place the iron down on fabric, then lift it back up in quick intervals. Repeat this up and down motion, overlapping as you go.