Caring For Your Fabrics

Uses

These fabrics are versatile and can be used for many projects. Clothing, Accessories, Bags (all kinds), men's ties, kerchiefs, cushion covers, curtains, etc. Depending on the project, you could pre-wash the fabric before use. But it is ready to be used when bought.

Removing sticky labels

Your fabric may turn up with the factory label on it. To remove, iron on medium setting (just pressing). Place the fabric with sticky side down on another fabric or pressing cloth, or on part of same fabric. Never iron the label side. Iron on the reverse with the label sandwiched between the fabrics. Use medium setting and this will allow for the glue of the label to melt of making it easy to remove it.

Washing

Hand or machine wash (max 40C)

Best way is to hand wash your African fabrics in cold or lukewarm water. If you are using a washing machine, ensure it is on a cold setting (max 40C) on a gentle setting and turning of the spin cycle.

If it is a piece clothing, turn it inside out. 

Avoid bleaching the fabric – to keep colours vibrant

Iron on a cool to medium setting (not too hot)

Can be dry cleaned.

The best way to remove stains is to use a non-harsh detergent – the best way is using baking soda or white vinegar in your wash water.

Man Doing Laundry