Laundry Processes

There are different laundry processes that can be used to clean and care for clothes, just look at the labels on the clothes and see how each piece can be washed or cleaned. Some of the most common processes include:

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Water washing

Is the most common process for washing clothes, it is used along with appropriate detergents for each type of fabric and fabric softener, not all clothes can be washed with softener. Before washing the clothes, it is important to sort them by color, the delicacy of the clothes, if they have stains it is important to apply the most appropriate treatment to remove them before washing, and by types of fabric, not all types of fabrics can be washed with water. Finally, the program chosen in the washing machine should be suitable for the cleaning needs of the clothes and the instructions on the labels of the clothes.

Hand wash

This process is done manually, using water and specific detergents to wash the clothes. It is ideal for delicate clothes that require a gentler wash.


After washing, the clothes should be dried either in a dryer, if the clothes can go or in the open air. Delicate fabrics should be air dried while robust fabrics can be dried in a dryer.

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Dry cleaning

This process uses chemical solvents to remove stains and dirt from clothes that cannot be washed with water.

Steam washing

This process involves the use of steam to remove dirt and stains from clothes. It is ideal for very delicate and specific fabrics such as linen that cannot be washed with water.


This process is used to remove creases and marks that clothes are left with after being washed and dried, and to give clothes a more elegant and professional finish. It is done using an iron or a calender and can be used on many types of fabrics, if not almost all fabrics.

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It is important to choose the right laundry process for each type of clothing to ensure that they are cleaned and cared for in the best possible way.