The most common cause of pilling is when two fabrics rub against each other. To prevent unsightly pilling on the outside of t-shirts, turn them inside out before throwing them into the washing machine, and before handwashing. The less movement your t-shirts makes during washing, the better.
Please follow the quick and easy tips listed below to prevent your T-shirt from pilling:
- Wash the T-shirt inside out by hand to get the best wash results. If you have to use the washing machine, please select the gentle setting and the least amount of time.
- Always use cold water. To cut down on abrasion, separate and wash clothes with similar fabric types together. Washing heavy items like jeans with a light sweater, for instance, can result in increased pilling.
- Avoid using the dryer, opt for hanging instead. However, to avoid fading, do not dry in direct sunlight. This minimizes agitation and will keep your t-shirts pill-free. During the warmer months, hang your t-shirts on an outdoor line to dry as quickly as possible. In winter, you can hang your t-shirts to dry inside, but keep a window slightly open and the room well-ventilated to avoid moisture buildup in the air.
- Do not use bleach or harsh detergents, including fabric softeners. Try using a mild soap or detergent instead.