2011 January 10

If you got a cotton polo for Christmas, you might be one of the lucky ones. In India, suppliers of T-shirts and polos are struggling to meet the rising cost of their industry – cotton has increased in price by up to 60% drivi ng up production costs.

This means that cotton clothing is becoming more expensive and premium cotton is worth taking care of.

Wash your cotton or poly-cotton polo shirts in a cold water wash (either by hand or in the machine) and then use a cold rinse cycle (or the delicate setting if your rinse programme has one). Above all, don’t tumble-dry then, as this will cause them both to shrink and warp and can cause that horrible curling collar syndrome that can ruin an otherwise perfect shirt. Dry them on the washing line instead to keep them looking good for as long as possible.

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