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Old 02-03-03, 07:05 AM   #1
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How to wash fleece

I have a few fleece sweaters and I've heard that they don't wash very well. What is the best technique to wash fleece?
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This is what works for me:
  • When machine washing fleece, turn the article inside out. This will prevent piling. Use a delicate cycle with warm wash and cold rinse. Wash a small load with just other fleece items.
  • When hand washing fleece, use Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap. Lukewarm water, and rinse well. Do not wring dry, let it drip dry.

I have no idea if you are supposed to do it this way, but it works for me.

Sometimes I will even bring a small bucket into the shower with me so that I can hand wash shorts and jerseys while I shower afer a ride. This saves much time and keeps laundry from piling up.

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I don't have any fleece sweaters but have a fleece jersey and light-weight fleece outerwear.

I wash them in cold water with regular detergent.
You should turn them inside out and if they are "delicate" wash them in a mesh garment bag.

I dry in the dryer with the temperature set to low heat or delicate. If you're not sure about drying lay it on a towel on a flat surface to dry.
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