WASH YOUR T-SHIRT INSIDE OUT
✪ Leoliy suggest turning your garment inside out prior to washing minimizes fade and screen print damage.
✪ You have chosen your statement t-shirt because you believe in its message, so make sure it lasts.
✪ Fabric rubbing is a quick way to create pills, and printed items could crack and peel from too much friction.
✪ Just imagine rubbing a piece of sandpaper on your skin. That’s how a t-shirt feels when it’s washed with denim and towels. Ouch!
✪ Although 100% cotton t-shirts are usually pre-shrunk, they still tend to shrink a little, particularly if washed and dried at hot temperatures.
✪ We recommend you wash your t-shirt at a cooler temperature (no more than 30″C) to preserve the artwork and minimize shrinkage. Cold wash is ideal, of course.
✪ It will get your clothes clean and it’s certainly gentler on the fabric.
✪ There’s no good reason to use harsh cleaning products on your clothes.
✪ Use a stain remover on spots but try to stay away from bleach and other strong detergent products all together.
SAY NO TO TUMBLE DRYING
✪ Natural drying is where it’s at – your t-shirt will thank you for it, as will the environment.
✪ High heat is probably the worst enemy of printed apparel (and most clothes).
✪ Technically, Leoliy t-shirts can be tumble dried, but please be aware this may quicken the aging process of your t-shirt.
✪ Please also be aware that high heat shrinks cotton fibers.
✪ We recommend you hang it out to dry naturally instead, out of direct sunlight and turned inside out.
✪ Line dried t-shirts smell better too.
DO NOT IRON PRINT
✪ Only ever iron your print if you really, really must. And if you really, really must, then iron inside-out on the lowest possible setting, or place a tea towel over the image to protect it from smudging.
✪ You may not always need to iron your t-shirt anyway. Some people don’t even bother.
✪ Just make sure you never overload the washing machine with too many items. This should prevent your clothes from coming out too crinkly.