We’d recommend having cotton shirts cleaned professionally by a laundry service which specialises in tailored clothing. However, if cleaning at home is your choice, then here are a few things you should do:
Make sure to read the wash care label for any specialist instructions, and of course make sure to wash your white garments separately from those of another colour.
We suggest washing cotton shirts at 40°C, and washing dark colours separately.
Unbutton the shirt before putting it in the washing machine. Make sure that if your shirt has buttons on the cuffs, you unbutton those too.
Take a quick look over to check for any loose threads. If you find any, don’t pull at them. Rather, use a pair of scissors to gently snip away the thread as close to the fabric as you can.
Make sure to remove collar stiffeners if you’ve used any. If left in place, these can cause damage to the points of the collar.
Choose your washing powder with care, avoiding anything too cheap or industrial. If you can, use a colour care powder.. This will prevent your shirt from fading.
Use a fast spin cycle, a feature on most washing machines today. This function removes most of the water after washing. Then you can go about drying your shirt.