Caring for your TENCEL™ products
How to wash TENCEL™ Modal fabric
TENCEL™ modal is a luxury fabric that requires a little more TLC than other alternatives such as cotton. For the best results, you should hand wash TENCEL™ modal with warm water. Hand washing is the best wash method for TENCEL™ as it helps to prevent the material from snagging or being damaged by other items.
Submerge the item in the water and gently wash it with your hands to evenly distribute the detergent. Allow your garments to soak for up to 30 minutes, as this will help the detergent to clean the fabric effectively. Finally, remove your items and rinse them well by running cool water over them until the water runs clear.
We appreciate that hand washing isn't the most convenient solution, so our next best advice is to machine wash in a net bag on a cool, 30 degree wash. A net bag will allow the water and soap to effectively cleanse your garments whilst protecting them from the damaging throws of the wash cycle. We’d also recommend washing TENCEL™ modal with similar colours and turning your garments inside out for extra protection!
TENCEL™ tip: Avoid bleach and fabric softeners
Your go-to laundry detergent is perfectly fine for your TENCEL™ modal garments. However, you should avoid using bleach or fabric softeners. TENCEL™ modal is delicate, so the harshness of bleach can be damaging to it. Similarly, fabric softeners coat the textile with chemicals, which can harm you and the environment. This layer of chemicals also hinders certain characteristics of TENCEL™ modal, including its breathability and moisture absorbency.
Similarly, we recommend not overdosing the water with too much detergent. This won’t make your clothes any cleaner and can do more harm than good! TENCEL™ modal is naturally super-soft and luxurious, so fabric softeners aren’t necessary. It also becomes softer with every wear without compromising quality, so you don’t have to depend on damaging chemicals!
Does TENCEL™ Modal fade?
One of the great advantages of TENCEL™ modal is its ability to hold and maintain colour. So, whether opting for our neon, pastel, or patterned TENCEL™ knickers, you can keep their colour bold and vivid with the right care and attention!
However, it’s important to note that with new TENCEL™ modal garments that are brightly coloured or neon dyed, you may experience colour rub; but with wash and wear, the colour will fade subtly. To preserve the vibrancy, stick to hand-washing bright colours in a cool wash.