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New and improved fleece now in store

You asked for better quality fleece clothing and we have listened! This coming winter, you’ll find only the best quality fleece range at Ackermans. Our buyers have sourced a new and improved fleece that’s softer and offers extra warmth and comfort. Our new fleece range now comes in matching colour sets so you get a complete look!
You asked for better quality fleece clothing and we have listened! This coming winter, you’ll find only the best quality fleece range at Ackermans.

How to wash fleece

Wash your own jackets and even small blankets after every six to seven wears and for fleece babygrows, after every three wears. Over-washing fleece results in pilling (those small balls of fluff that appear on the fabric).
Tip: To prevent pilling, avoid letting anything rub against the fabric, such as a backpack or shoulder bag. The friction causes fibres to loosen and tangle. When you wash clothing, turn items inside out so the fabric won’t pill on the outside from the swishing motion of the washing machine.
Fleece can be washed by hand or machine. Keep the following tips in mind:

Washing machine

• You can put fleece items in the washing machine, but over time the machine may cause fabric to pill
• Use a mild soap powder instead of a liquid detergent to keep the fabric soft
• Wash on the cool setting at 30°C
• Place in the machine with similar colours. If possible, wash it with other fleece clothing
• Avoid washing fleece with other items that may cause lint, such as towels and washcloths.

Hand wash

• Handwashing is the best for baby clothing. Let the clothes soak for a bit before washing to soften stubborn stains
• Wash in cold water
• Handwashing also helps to limit pilling.

Do’s and don’ts

Do:
• Wash fleece items in cold water and give them an extra rinse to keep them soft
• Air dry your fleece items.
• Add a tablespoon of bicarbonate soda to the water if the fabric has a bad odour.
Don’t:
• Use fabric softeners or bleach – the chemicals will make the material less water-resistant
• Wash fleece items and towels together. The fleece attracts lint balls, which are hard to remove
• Iron fleece – it may leave permanent marks.

How to remove stains

Oily stains:

• Sprinkle baby powder over the spot. Leave overnight and then wash as usual. The powder soaks up the oil.
Other stains
• Dab dishwashing liquid directly onto the stain. Leave overnight and then wash as usual with a mild detergent.

Sources: wikihow.com; home-ec101.com; fleecefun.com

 

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