By Sarah Stebbins
August 25, 2014
Credit: William Abranowicz

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.