As quilt manufacturers we see a lot of people being ignorant about the hygiene of their bedding, especially their quilts. An average human spends about one-third of their life in their bed- all the more reason to ensure its cleanliness. Before we tell you the right way to clean and care for your quilt, let’s first shed some light on what happens when you don’t clean your quilt.
Why you need to clean your quilt
- Your skin sheds dead skin cells all the time. These dead skin cells are so minute that it is barely visible and often blend with the dust particles. If not cleaned, it can become a breeding ground for dust mites causing skin allergies, infections and itching.
- If you have a pet at your home, then you must be aware of how much hair they shed- all the more reason to clean your quilt.
- Quilts happen to catch a lot of dust. Try dusting your quilt against light and you can see so many dust particles floating around.
How to take care of your quilt
Let’s face it, the instructions written on the care label are not enough to guide you. As quilt manufacturers and quilt exporters from India, we have condensed five ways in which you can take good care of your high-quality quilts.
- Outdoor airing: Your quilt also needs some air and sun. This is the simplest and easiest way to get rid of any bacterial or fungal breeding. Let your quilt hang on a sunny day and bring it back once the sun goes down. Not only will your quilt feel fresh, but it’ll also feel fluffed.
- Regular vacuuming: Another easy and simple way to suck all the dust and dead cells off from your quilt.
- Hand washing: Although this could be a tiring process it is often recommended to hand wash quilts to avoid damage. If you choose to hand wash your quilt, then make sure you do not twist or wring them. Once washed, ensure you dry it ONLY on a flat surface. DO NOT hang them on a string. You can spread a clean bedsheet and lay the wet quilt under the sun to dry.
- Machine washing: You can machine wash your quilt, but be sure you do not spin or wring. You might have to operate your washing machine manually. In case you have a front-loading machine, then soaking won’t be an option. In that case, you should soak your quilt separately and then wash on the gentle mode in your machine.
- Dry clean: This should ideally be your last resort because it often causes the cotton dye to wear off. In case you are dry cleaning a silk or wool quilt, then take extra precautions as it might ruin your quilt.
As a quilt manufacturers, we highly recommend using these tips to take care of your quilts. Maintaining your quilts can be a tiring task, but good care will ensure they don’t wear out for long. At Soft Options we have been designing, manufacturing and exporting the highest quality of quilts to international brands based in the US and UK. Over the years, we have developed a strong understanding of global market trends and quality standards- making us the top choice for retailers, importers and brands that demand high-quality products.