Laundry Tips | Laundry Basics | Types of Fabric Fibres

Laundry Basics

Laundry Tips | Laundry Basics | Types of Fabric Fibres

Types of Fabric Fibres

Different fabric fibres have different characteristics and different laundry requirements. Find out below which laundry detergent and laundry beach are suitable, as well as the best temperature to use when ironing.

Natural Fibres
Plant Fibres -
  • Characteristics
  • Unsuitable detergents
  • Unsuitable bleach products
  • Temperature to use when ironing
  • Drying method
  • Cotton

    Cotton is very absorbent and retains its strength when wet.

    Linen

    Very absorbent fibre with a cool touch. Wrinkles easy and tends to nap, so should not be scrubbed or treated roughly.

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    -

  • -

    -

  • High

    High

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    -

Animal Fibres +
Synthetic Fibres
Reconstituted Fibres -
  • Characteristics
  • Unsuitable detergents
  • Unsuitable bleach products
  • Temperature to use when ironing
  • Drying method
  • Rayon

    Characterized by a soft, sleek texture; often used as lining for other fabrics. Tends to shrink when wet and tears if pulled strongly.

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  • Moderate

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Partially Synthetic Fibres +
Synthetic Fibres +