Clothing care label
The care label contains pictograms showing whether the garment can go into the washing machine and the dryer and, if so, at what temperature. If a garment cannot go into the dryer, it is also indicated if you have to be careful with air-drying the product, because some materials should not be hung or laid down wet due to the risk of deformation.
After all, the washing label is only a guideline, you don’t have to stick to it, but this is a recommendation from the manufacturer to ensure the best possible quality of the clothes.
Tips for drying your clothes
- Divide your laundry into two parts: one part contains underwear, towels and socks. With this load, it’s not so bad if the temperature is accidentally a little too high. The other part contains clothes, you want to be extra careful with these.
- Fabrics that are sensitive to wrinkles can come out of the dryer less wrinkled because of the warm air. This saves a lot of ironing. Pay attention to the care label and the fabric.
- Synthetic fabrics can wear out or shrink, so avoid putting them in the dryer.
- Wool shrinks quickly, even if the temperature of the dryer is not very high. Prevent this by never putting wool in the dryer. Wool dries quite quickly of its own accord, so a sweater or cardigan made out of wool can be hung out to dry.
- Denim can be put in the dryer, but at high temperatures it has the chance to shrink. Where denim can be very stiff in the washing machine, it comes out smooth in the dryer. For wearing comfort the dryer is ideal.
- Brightly coloured and dark swimwear can become duller due to the warm temperature in the dryer. In addition, swimwear can also become less elastic, so be careful not to tumble dry your swimwear too often.
- You don’t want to put bras in the dryer, the elasticity may decrease and the bra may stretch. It’s best to air dry the bra, preferably flat.
- Tights in the dryer is not a good idea, because of the heat and the speed of the drum tights will get tangled. Thin tights can also be damaged in the process.
- Rubber mats can’t be put in the dryer, they crumble because of the heat. The same goes for running shoes, these can be washed but should not be put in the dryer because of the rubber soles. The heat can affect the rubber and make it shrink. Also, the glue can dissolve and the shoes can come loose at the front and sides. The best way to dry your shoes is to let them air dry, if necessary put some newspapers in them to absorb the excess water.