Caring for your printed products is important! Here's a full list of how to care for your custom made products so they last

by Kateproducts
Oct 27, 2022

Knowing how to care for your garments can be tricky; with so many fabrics it can be difficult to know exactly what method of washing and drying works best for each product. We wanted to simplify this for you by making a concise collection of care instructions for each of our Art Of Where products that you can pass onto your customers and use for your own personal items. We’ve created a code system, with each code relating to different care instructions. The codes are written below, and each item that requires that code’s care instructions are listed underneath each code description.

Care Instructions for AOW Products

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Code 1- Can’t be cleaned
Cannot be cleaned.

Applies to the following products:
Art prints
Poster prints
Digital prints
Small Notebooks
Large Notebooks
Spiral Notebooks
Stationery Cards
Paper sample pack
Fabric sample pack
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Code 2- Non fabric product
Spot clean only. Use a damp cloth with a mild soap to wipe away dirt or spills.

Applies to the following products:
Wood prints
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Code 3- Delicate wash sublimation print
For garments with fringe, hand wash only with a mild detergent and hang to dry.
For non-fringe garments, machine wash delicate cycle or by hand in cold water. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low heat. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on low heat setting.

Applies to the following products:
Kimono robe silky knit
Kimono robe peachskin
Kimono robe chiffon
Peignoir peachskin
Peignoir chiffon
Draped kimono silky knit
Draped kimono chiffon
Matte crepe scarves
Satin charmeuse scarves
Polychiffon scarves
Urban tote
Matte crepe fabric
Polychiffon fabric
Satin charmeuse fabric
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Code 4- Regular wash sublimation print
Clothing products: Machine wash on a regular cycle with a mild detergent. Tumble dry on a regular setting. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on regular to high heat setting.
Bags and home decor products: Machine was on a regular cycle with a mild detergent. Air dry to prevent shrinking and maintain shape. Secure straps to prevent damage during washing. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on a regular to high heat setting. Do not iron vegan leather straps.

Applies to the following products:
Athletic crop top
Beanies
Large basic tote
Slimfit tank top
Flare Dress
Day tote
Relaxed fit tank top
Bodycon dress
Origami tote
Leggings
Boxer briefs
Velveteen pillow cases
Carpis
Boy shorts
Polycanvas pillow cases
Yoga leggings
Cheeky briefs
Holiday Stockings
Yoga capris
Scoop bralette
Silky knit fabric
Lounge pants
Microtwill face covering
Performance knit fabric
Fitted skirt
Double knit face covering
Swimknit fabric
Flare skirt
Headband
Peachskin fabric
Matte Crepe wrap skirt
Peackskin Wrap skirt
Makeup Bags
Shorts
Carry-alls
Polycanvas fabric
Polytwill fabric
Spun polyester fabric
Velveteen fabric
Heavy satin fabric
Mini shorts
Pencilcases
Baby leggings
Basic tote
Youth leggings
Large basic cotton tote
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Code 5- Delicate wash reactive print
Machine wash delicate or hand wash separately for the first 2 washes with a full water setting to remove excess ink in cold water. Add half a cup of vinegar to wash water per product and wash with a mild detergent. Do not leave sitting wet after the wash. Move to the dryer immediately and tumble dry on a low heat setting or hang to dry. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on low heat setting.

Applies to the following products:
Kimono robe silk twill
Peignoir silk twill
Draped kimono silk habotai
Silk habotai scarves
Silk charmeuse scarves
Silk modal scarves
Silk bed pillow shams
Silk bed pillow sleeves
Silk habotai fabric
Silk charmeuse fabric
Silk chiffon fabric
Silk twill fabric
Silk modal fabric
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Code 6- Regular wash reactive print
Machine wash separately for the first 2 washes with a full water setting to remove excess ink in cold water. Add half a cup of vinegar to wash water per product and wash with a mild detergent. Do not leave sitting wet after the wash. Move to the dryer immediately and tumble dry on a regular setting. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on regular to high heat setting.

Applies to the following products:
Cotton face covering
Cotton Market tote
Cotton linen pillow cases
Cotton canvas pillow cases
Cotton sateen bed pillow sleeves
Cotton sateen bed pillow shams
Duvet covers
Tapestries
Organic cotton hemp tea towels
Pebble canvas tea towels
Organic quilting cotton
Cotton canvas fabric
Cotton linen fabric
Organic cotton hemp fabric
Cotton sateen 200TC fabric
Cotton sateen 600TC fabric
Pebble canvas fabric
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Code 7- DTG garments and vinyl printed garments
Wash before wearing to remove any excess pretreat from around the print. Machine wash using a regular cycle. Tumble dry on a regular heat setting. Do not iron on print. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned.
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Applies to the following products:
Comfort t-shirt
Premium t-shirt
Slim-fit t-shirt
Classic crewneck sweater
Premium crewneck sweater
Comfort Long sleeve t-shirt
Premium long sleeve t-shirt
Classic pullover hoodie
Premium pullover hoodie
Flow pullover hoodie
Cropped pullover hoodie
Classic zipper hoodie
Premium zipper hoodie
Premium unisex tank top
Comfort racerback tank top
Flow racerback tank top
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Looking at the codes above you can see, for example, that the yoga leggings should be treated as a Code 4 item, meaning you should “Machine wash on a regular cycle with a mild detergent. Tumble dry on a regular setting. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on regular to high heat setting.” The matte crepe scarf, however, is a Code 3 item, which has the following care instructions: “For garments with fringe, hand wash only with a mild detergent and hang to dry. For non-fringe garments, machine wash delicate cycle or by hand in cold water. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low heat. Do not bleach. Can be dry cleaned. Iron on low heat setting.”
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Hopefully this is a helpful tool should you or your customers ever have questions about how to properly care for your Art Of Where items. If there’s anything we didn’t cover or any questions you still have, please let us know in the comments below or get in touch with our customer service team.

by Kate
Dec 09, 2022