Minky fabric is very gentle on the skin, hence it is a preferred choice for blankets and other accessories.
Below are the steps on how to wash a minky blanket:
- Get a dry rag and run it smoothly over the blanket. Avoid to go against the direction of the growth of the fur. Hence it is better to go along with the direction of the growth of the fur. This process is carried out in order for getting rid of any dirt or dust which has been accumulated in the fur. Run it evenly and ensure that to use firm force. Also, avoid running the rag in circular movements since if done so then it can have the tendency to break the fiber of the blanket. This method is especially helpful when minky fabric is used for furniture cover or other accessories that cannot be washed.
- Use a washing machine for washing the minky blankets and accessories. Use a gentle or eco- friendly detergent for cleaning the minky blankets since harsh detergents can lead to reducing the lifespan and the softness of the blanket. Wash the minky blanket in cold water on gentle cycles to preserve the color and the softness.
- Do not use Fabric Softeners, perfumes or dyes. Any kind of heavy soaps and softeners will tend to cling on to the fibers and it would lead to drastic reduction in the softness of the cloth. Vinegar is an excellent fabric softener instead of those chemical ones hence it can be used as a substitute.
- Once it has been washed properly you can Tumble Dry it on the “no heat” setting or use Air Dry cycle until the blanket is 90 percent dry and then you can pull it out and hang it so that the rest of it can dry on its own. However, if the dryer does not have any heat setting then you can line dry your minky product.
Minky fabric should be washed often so that it removes any kind of dirt, body oils, or lotions which are stuck to the item during its use.