How to wash a T-Shirt with print


Hey there, fellow Social Fashion connoisseurs! We get it – your printed luxury pieces, like our recent 1C1Y x Ciuciu collaboration, are treasures that deserve the very best care. That's why we wanted to put together a straightforward guide to help you keep them looking fabulous for years to come. Let's dive into some practical tips for maintaining your cherished prints.

1. Turn It Inside Out: A good pre-washing habit

Start by flipping your garment inside out before tossing it in the wash. It's a simple step that protects the design from any potential friction and makes sure the design won’t rub off.

2. Keep It Cool: Stay under 30 degrees

Best is to stick with the recommended 30° (for organic cotton) or cold water for washing your T-Shirts with print. This not only saves energy but also helps preserve the integrity of the colors and texture. Any wash under 60° generally leaves some bacteria, but the higher your temperature goes the more you encourage the loss of dye and fade black and bright clothes by opening up the fibres. Washing your garments on 30°C temperatures on a delicate program is absolutely fine for your everyday clothes and will help to protect colours from running. It's a small tweak that makes a big difference.

picture of print on t-shirt

3. Skip the Bleach and Softener: Gentle is the Way

Bleach and fabric softener, though helpful for some fabrics, can be harsh on prints and are in many cases harmful to the environment. Opt for a mild and sustainable detergent to gently cleanse your garments while keeping those colours true and vivid.

4. Air-Dry for the Win: Let Nature Do the Work but stay out of the sun!

Give your precious piece the royal treatment by air-drying. It's the best way to maintain the fabric's structure and keep it looking flawless. Say no to the dryer, and let nature work its magic. But make sure to not have your fashion exposed to too much or harsh sunlight. It could bleach the fabric and print! 

5. Dryer-Friendly? Be Gentle!

If you're in a hurry and the dryer is a must, no worries. Just remember to set it to a lower heat setting and turn your garment inside out. These small adjustments will go a long way in preserving the quality of your print.

picture of washing mashines by  Florian Olivo

6. Ironing 101: Low temperature and Inside Out

When it's time to smooth out any wrinkles, play it cool. Turn your garment inside out and set your iron to a low heat setting. It's a gentle touch that ensures your print remains a testament to refined style.

7. A Pass on the Dry Cleaner's: Your Best Bet

As tempting as it may be, resist the allure of the dry cleaner's. The chemicals used can bleach, or damage the prints. Stick to our practical care instructions for results that are just as impressive and much longer-lasting. If a dry cleaner is your only choice, you may ask them to tape over the print while treating your T-Shirt.  


Caring for your printed luxury fashion should be as easy as putting on your favourite tee. With these practical tips, you're well on your way to ensuring your cherished prints stay fresh, vibrant, and ready to impress. Remember, a little care goes a long way. If you are looking for timeless, sustainable luxury wardrobe that even supports a child with creative education, you might want to have a look at our collection. 

picture of 1c1y one t v with portrait print airdrying