Care Guide for Fabric Gloves: How To Wash and Store

February 22, 2023

Fabric gloves are a cold-weather staple, providing both warmth and style to any outfit. But as with any piece of clothing, proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure they last season after season. In this care guide, we will take a closer look at the do's and don'ts of washing and storing fabric gloves, including tips on how to keep them looking their best. Whether you're a fashionista or just looking to keep your hands cozy, read on to discover the secrets of fabric glove care.


After every use



The Right Way To Wash Fabric Gloves

Machine Washing Gloves

  1. Check the care label on the gloves to see if they are machine washable. If they are, sort your gloves by color and fabric type.
  2. Pre-treat any stains by applying a small amount of detergent or stain remover directly to the affected area.
  3. Place the gloves in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and wear during the wash cycle. If you don't have a mesh bag, place your gloves inside a pillowcase and tie it closed to minimize wear on the outside.
  4. Select a gentle cycle and use warm or cold water depending on the fabric type.
  5. Add a small amount of mild detergent according to the package instructions.
  6. Start the wash cycle and wait until it's finished.
  7. Remove the gloves from the washer and reshape them if necessary.
  8. Hang the gloves to air dry. Avoid using the dryer if possible as high heat can damage the gloves.
Handwashing Gloves
  1. Fill a sink or basin with cool or warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent.
  2. Submerge the gloves in the water and gently scrub them with your hands to distribute the soap.
  3. Rinse the gloves thoroughly under running water to remove all the soap.
  4. Gently squeeze out the excess water, being careful not to wring or twist the gloves.
  5. Reshape the gloves if necessary and lay them flat on a towel to air dry. Avoid hanging them as this can stretch out the material.
Dry Cleaning Gloves
If the care label on your gloves says "Dry Clean Only," take them to a professional dry cleaner. Do not attempt to wash them at home as it may damage the fabric or color.

How Often To Wash Fabric Gloves

Gloves are worn on the hands and can come into contact with bacteria, dirt, and other germs. They should be washed after every use to maintain their appearance and to prevent the spread of germs.

The Right Way To Store Fabric Gloves

How to Fold Fabric Gloves

  1. Lay the gloves flat, with the fingers facing up.
  2. Fold the fingers over to meet the cuffs.
  3. Repeat this step for the second glove.
  4. Stack the gloves on top of each other.
  5. Smooth out any wrinkles or creases.

Expert Advice for Maintaining The Quality Of Your Fabric Gloves

To keep gloves in top shape, it's essential to follow the care label instructions. Additionally, to prevent damage and extend their lifespan, it's best to avoid washing them with heavy or abrasive materials that can cause pilling or damage to the fabric. Washing gloves inside out can help protect the surface of the fabric, especially for gloves with delicate details or embellishments. It's also a good idea to secure any closures such as snaps to prevent snagging or damage to the fabric. To prevent color bleeding, using salt as a mordant or dye-fixer can be useful, especially for new gloves. Investing in mesh bags or a proper drying rack can help reduce wear and tear during the washing and drying process, particularly for delicate items. Skipping the dryer whenever possible and air-drying gloves can help prevent shrinkage or damage to the fabric. By following these tips, you can keep your gloves in top shape and ensure they last as long as possible.


Just a friendly reminder that this care guide for fabric gloves only provides general advice. Your fabric gloves may have specific care requirements based on its material, style, and manufacturer instructions, so always check the care label before washing or storing it. If you're unsure about anything, it's always best to consult a professional cleaner. Please note that the author of this guide is not responsible for any damages or losses resulting from the use or misuse of any information from this blog.

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