How to wash your dress shirt - make it last
Most of cotton formal shirts can be laundered time and time again but with Canarie the more the shirt gets washed the more soft it becomes.
Canarie has some common sense washing tips to follow up to help improve your shirt over time.
1) When washing your Canarie shirts, make sure all shirt buttons are undone, including the cuffs. Turn the shirt inside out before putting in the washing machine.
2) If your shirt has stains, please treat them immediately targeting them with soap under cold water before washing. Lather the soap and leave it on the stain for a few minutes before rinsing it, then placing the shirt in the machine. If you can, avoid aggressive stain removers.
Should you use a biological powder, there is no point in overdosing. Adding extra to the dispenser doesn’t improve the wash, it just increases the percentage of enzymes. Its an aggressive act that actually dulls clothes.
3) Air – dry shirts rather than tumble – dry, as the steel drum can cause damage over time
4 ) The time to iron is when the shirt is still slightly damp. If it has fully dried, spray with water.
Iron in this order: start with the collar, then cuffs, sleeves, yoke, front panels and finish with the back.
5) Ironing the collar from tips to the centre is the best way to maintain its classic look. Do it the other way, and it could result in wrinkle at the tips.
6) When you are done, button your shirt onto wooden hangers, which prevent stretching and keep the shirt in its best shape.
7) Place hangers at least an inch apart so the cotton can breathe, ready to be worn again.