Nylon is used in a number of items and garments, including hosiery, track pants, shorts, active wear, jackets, bedspreads, draperies, parachutes, umbrellas and luggage.
Caring for Nylon:
- Generally, Nylon requires easy care, but shouldn’t be taken for granted.
- When machine washing your nylon items, use cold water setting and cycle suggested by the tag on the particular item.
- Wash nylon separately from other types of fabric.
- An all-purpose laundry detergent should be sufficient for nylon.
- Use only non-chlorine bleach on nylon.
- If you dry your nylon in the dryer (as opposed to drip-dry), make sure the dryer is set on its lowest setting, and remove items promptly when cycle is finished.
- Iron when necessary, using a cool setting.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Extensive washing and automatic drying of certain more delicate nylon items can lead to “piling” (i.e. annoying little nubs on the fabric). To avoid this hand-wash and drip dry when possible.
- Use a mesh bag or hand-wash delicate nylon such as lingerie and hosiery. Use warm water along with a gentle detergent for best results. Hang or lay flat to dry.
- Adding fabric softener either to the rinse cycle in the washer or with a dryer sheet in the dryer will greatly reduce the static on nylon.