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Garment Care

How to care for your swahlee dress:

We prewash and tumble dry all cotton fabric before cutting and sewing in order to pre-shrink. 

Dresses should always be washed with like colors. In the initial washes, some color may transfer from colored fabrics to the lining fabric. This is normal and will not affect the wear of the dress.

Swahlee dresses can be machine washed and dried. However, as with all garments, line drying your dress, rather than tumble-drying, will increase its lifespan, as it is gentler on the fibers. Line drying is also better for our planet by reducing CO2 emissions. Colored clothing should be dried in the shade to prevent fading.

As our dresses are 100% cotton, a warm iron may be necessary to remove wrinkles. Line drying results in less wrinkles for our dresses than tumble drying.