Fabric Wash and Care

How to remove the sticker label from your wax print fabric?

Some of our print fabrics come with a sticker label on them, before using the fabric or washing, it is advisable to remove the label from the fabric. To do so you need to use a warm iron on the reverse side of the fabric to loosen up the glue of the label, then gently start peeling the label slowly from one corner toward the opposite side of the label. The label should come off in one piece without tearing. 

Should I test my fabric before washing?

Before putting your fabric into the wash, test it. Check the material’s colour fast properties. This can be done by dampening a piece of white fabric and putting it on the wax print fabric, ironing it until both the pieces of cloth are dry. If the colour of the wax print fabric transfers to the other cloth, you will know that the material needs to washed separately from your other fabrics because it will leach out colour.

How to washing wax ankara fabric?

When your wax fabric needs to be washed, the best way to do it is to put it in the washing machine using a mild detergent. The cycle should be selected as non-spin and the temperature should be not more than 40 degrees. However, in order to prevent any unwanted colour running incidents from occurring, wash your African wax print fabrics separately from other fabrics. Once the fabric has been washed, line dry it by securing them with pegs or clip fasteners so that it does not leave any marks. Once the fabric is dry, iron it upside down so it does not damage the print on the fabric.

Can I professionally dry cleaning my wax cotton fabric?

If you are concerned a lot about washing your African wax print fabrics because they are very precious, you can get your large quantities of wax print fabrics washed professionally at the dry cleaners. Moreover, always check the company you are sending it to for dry cleaning or concern the person who has experience in washing the African wax print fabrics. This is so because a lot of dry cleaners are not aware as to how the African fabrics are washed and they might just ruin it because of lack of experience.

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