Fabric Care 101
Before you get down and dirty, it's important to know your fibers.
How to Wash Cotton
Made from the fluffy fibers of the cotton plant, most cotton fabrics are preshrunk, so “you really can’t mess them up,” says
Chris Allsbrooks, a textile analyst at the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, in Laurel, Maryland.
How to wash: Machine-wash in cold or warm with all-purpose detergent.