How to wash socks correctly

How to wash socks correctly

Today, we unveiled the secrets to ensure socks will continue looking new for years! Using proper washing techniques is critical – here are our recommendations.

Temperature requirements for optimal washing.

Everybody knows the dilemma of washing once and too hot; the most loved item already fits the least of the family. To maintain proper sock size and fabric protection, it’s recommended that they not be washed at temperatures higher than 30 degrees; this is particularly crucial for grip socks, which need their grips on the soles of feet to remain intact; otherwise, cleaning these socks at temperatures beyond this threshold would compromise long-term durability of these essential grip socks.

Wash all socks that have similar colours together.

One critical step for keeping socks vibrantly colourful and ensuring white socks don’t fade is washing them together with similar coloured laundry, whether that means white socks only being washed in white detergent or separate coloured laundry and washed separately; doing this ensures vibrant hues remain intact in each pair of socks!

Make sure your socks are clean by eliminating all traces of dust and remaining spotless.

White socks are especially susceptible to staining from grass and dirt (e.g. during football games), so it is recommended to remove stains quickly with a pre-wash spray applied for about 10 minutes after use before placing the sock in the machine for washing. Removing dirt as soon as possible is critical as this will eat into its fibres over time and become much more complicated to eradicate.

Make sure that you use the appropriate detergent.

Avoid fabric softeners or bleach to protect both fabric and the environment and to preserve their durability. Any harsh detergents must also be avoided; using softeners for material could loosen the grips of the feet, making the socks ineffective and damaging fibres further.

Use a Sanitizer when Washing

The spores from fungus present within socks may multiply rapidly in feet, and socks must be washed separately using another laundry. Instead, add an antibacterial detergent rinse before washing to avoid further contamination with bacteria while keeping your socks smelling fresh and new.

Drying clothes on a clothing line

Socks dry best in the air. Importantly, grip socks should never be put into dryers as this could cause them to loosen from their sole. We advise leaving socks with grips out to dry to maintain quality over a prolonged period. Tip: Size-coded stockings hang roughly separately when hanging – for instance, all L socks can go in the middle, while S socks are on either side.

Following these guidelines is in your best interests to protect yourself and the planet.

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