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How is fleece clothing washed?

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Fleece fabrics are typically polyester based and have water repellent characteristics. Fleece clothing can be washed in the washing machine or even hand washed. The clothing should be turned inside-out and then washed in a gentle cycle.

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  1. Choose a detergent

    Mild powdered detergents are preferred over liquid detergents, which might make the clothing lose its water resistance.

  2. Wash and rinse the clothing

    Set the washing machine on a gentle wash cycle. After washing, the clothing must be rinsed thoroughly to completely remove the detergent.

  3. Dry the clothing

    If using a dryer, set it on a low temperature and remove the fleece clothing as soon as the cycle is over. It can also be hung in the open air to dry.

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