To stop shawls from shedding you must use only your hands and mild detergent when washing them, never wring them, and avoid rough surfaces when storing your shawls or when you’re wearing them.
The shawl has also made a place in the fashion world for quite some time. Aside from the scarf, it has also become a great fashion accessory for men and women alike. It can be worn loosely over the shoulders, arms or over the head.
Shawls come in different colors, designs, forms, and types of materials. Examples of shawls include Kashmiri /cashmere, knitted, pashmina, silk and cotton shawls. Cotton shawls are the types of shawls that are very delicate because they are very prone to shedding. To keep your cotton shawls from shredding, here are helpful tips just for you.
Use only your hands when washing the shawl
Cotton shawls are composed of delicate and very fine cotton fibers. Thus, it is a must that you have to wash them carefully. The best and only way of washing a very sensitive shawl is through your hands. Because you can basically feel and control how much cleaning it needs. You must also remember that you need not have to rub the cloth too much because this will only start and make the shredding worse. Also, remember not to wash your cotton shawl in the washing machine. The spinning and rubbing also precipitates the shedding.
Use mild detergent when washing
There are detergents that are just too rough on cotton fabrics. It may also be the cause to the shedding of your shawl. Replace your detergent with milder ones when washing.
Don’t wring the shawl
When removing extra water from the shawl after washing, never wring it. Wringing it will only break cotton fibers resulting to shedding. You only have to squeeze the cloth to remove the water and let it hang dry. If you really don’t want to add any damage, hang it directly and air dry.
Avoid rough surfaces when storing your shawl or when you’re wearing them
Rough surfaces are also leading causes why your cotton shawls start to shed. The fibers may tend to rub more often on the rough surfaces thus breaking some cotton fibers. It is best to store them in smooth drawers or containers and stay away from concrete walls or unpolished wood.