It's quite challenging to keep your black Goth wardrobe. The dye in black clothing is known to run out quickly, meaning that with constant washing, the new cloth might end up being faded and not quite so brilliant in a few years. Although, many clothing brands and manufacturers prefer to play it safe and label their apparel as hand washing or dry-cleaning only, so how do you solve this problem? Below are some Gothic black clothes caring tips to keep your wardrobe looking good.
1. Sort your Washing
Sorting out your black Gothic clothing away from other color clothes can help keep everything in order because, no matter how careful you wash them, some of the black dye will leave. By keeping these clothes together, some of the dye will reabsorb into the current washing cycle and stain other clothes.
2. Use the Right Washer Settings
You need to think about the actual washing cycle once you have finally sorted out your black cloth out and loaded them into the washing machine. Cold cycle setting is the best to wash black clothes because the cold water will not easily react with the dyes. It would help if you also make the cycle short.
3. Liquid Detergent for Black Clothes
Liquid detergent works a lot better than powder detergents as the powder may not completely dissolve in cold water when running a liquid wash. Some specialized liquid detergents help with the washing because they tend to bond to the dye in the black clothing, and prevent the dye from running out during the wash.
4. Turn your Black Cloth Inside Out
This last tip is relevant to all cloth color whether black, white, red and so on. By turning the inside of your cloth out, you're preventing the vital part of the fabric, and the visible part from being exposed to the harshness of the washing cycle. Also, don’t tumble dry your clothes because the dryer will be too harsh on the fabric, increasing the chances of it fading. Instead, hang your clothes outside this will help keep the general condition brilliant.
5. Iron at Low Temperature
Regularly ironing at low temperatures is allowed, not exceeding 110°C or 230°F. You can use steam or dry ironing. In the case of doubt, place a damp towel between the iron and your clothing to protect the fabric.