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How to wash the rayon jersey fabric I use in the collection
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How to wash the rayon jersey fabric I use in the collection

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 Hey ladies, designer Sarah here. Today on “Ask Sarah”, I'm going to answer the question that I get asked by far more than any other question and that is, “how do I wash this?” Whenever you're shopping for a new brand or a new fabric that you're not familiar with, it's always important to ask, how do you wash this? You want your clothes to last and there's nothing more frustrating than bring something home and washing it and ruining it.

For Sarah Liller, everything is made from a rayon Lycra blend and I always design using washable fabrics. That’s one of my pillars in my brand and it’s because I know I personally just cannot deal with going to the dry cleaner, the cost, the time. I'm not going to do it. So I always try to use washable fabrics.

If you look at the washing instructions on the clothes, it says hand wash, cold, line dry. And I also always tell people when I sell to them directly at shows that you can also wash in the machine on cold and gentle and then line dry. Both of those options are great.

Line dry is important because while dryers are really great for things like towels, they're not so great for your nice clothes. They tend to really degrade the fibers and make things look old and stretched out a lot faster, so if you want your clothes to last longer, you shouldn't put them in the dryer if you can help it.

But really, you have to look at your life and how much time you have. There's been plenty of times when I know myself or my husband has put some of my things in the dryer and they come out okay.

You just have to experiment and see what works for you and for your schedule. And again, the best thing you can do is cold, gentle cycle or by hand and line dry. I hope this helps you take care of your clothes today. I hope you have a great day and I'll see you next time. Thank you. Bye.

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