Are my Fabric Covers Machine Washable?

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If you're wondering whether your fabric covers are machine washable, this guide will help you determine the best way to care for them and ensure they stay in great condition over time.

Which Fabrics are Machine Washable?

The following fabrics are machine washable:

  • Bronte & Bronte UK
  • Club 
  • Leura 
  • Sorrento
  • Tempest

Note: It is best to air dry these fabrics on a flat surface in a shaded area.

You can machine wash your fabric covers if they are made from any of these materials. Always refer to the care label on your fabric for any extra washing instructions or precautions.

How Do I Wash and Dry My Fabric Covers?

To keep your machine-washable fabric covers in excellent condition, follow these guidelines:

  1. Check the Care Label: Begin by reading the care label for specific washing and drying instructions. This will help you avoid damaging the material.

  2. Dry Flat: After washing, lay the fabric on a clean, dry surface, such as a drying rack. This method helps maintain the shape of the fabric and prevents stretching or sagging.

  3. Shade is Best: Choose a shaded area to dry your fabrics. Direct sunlight can fade colors and weaken fibres.

  4. Flip Regularly: Flip the fabric periodically to ensure even drying on all sides, especially for thicker materials that take longer to dry.

  5. Avoid Overcrowding: Don’t overcrowd the drying area. Fabrics need space around them to allow air to circulate while they are drying.

How Do I Refit Covers After Washing?

  1. Refit While Damp: It's easier to refit covers such as sofa or cushion covers when they are slightly damp. The fabric becomes more flexible, making it easier to mold into the desired shape.

  2. Smooth Out Any Creases: As you refit the covers, smooth out any creases or folds to ensure a snug, even fit, maintaining the cover's shape and appearance.

  3. Allow to Air Dry Completely: Once the covers are refitted, allow them to dry completely in a well-ventilated area. Avoid using the furniture until the fabric is completely dry.

  4. Sunlight and Ventilation: Ensure the room where the furniture is located has good airflow and some indirect sunlight if possible. This helps the drying process and prevents the development of unpleasant odours or mould.

What Should I Do if the Fabric is Not Machine Washable?

If your fabric covers are not made from the machine-washable fabrics listed above, or if the care label advises against machine washing, professional cleaning is recommended. Professional cleaning involves specialised processes and chemicals designed for gentle cleaning and maintenance of delicate fabrics.

Even for machine-washable fabrics, professional cleaning can provide a more thorough and gentle treatment, ensuring that your fabric covers maintain their appearance and integrity over time.

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