Cotton cap

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Cotton cap

Learn more about how to wash a cap sewn in a cotton fabric. Washing and cleaning a baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or a sailorcap of cotton. Washing and cleaning a baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or a sailorcap of cotton.

Material properties

Cotton is widely used because it is durable, accessible and comfortable to the skin. In caps we often use cotton as lining. Dark colored cotton will bleach by sunlight. In caps we often use cotton as a lining but also as an outer material in summer caps or canvas worker caps.

Positive

  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • High absorbency
  • Strength

Negative

  • Wrinkles
  • Attracting grime
  • Long drying time
  • Low insulation ability
  • Dark colors will bleach in the sun

The cotton plant grows a fluffy natural fiber, used for 60% of the world clothing.

When a cap is made from cotton, it needs to be hand washed only. Use a mild detergent, and wash in lukewarm water.

If you worry about your cotton cap might shrink, know that virgin cotton naturally shrinks slightly (5-10%). Additional shrinking occurs when it is washed in hot water or left drying close to a heat device. The rapid drying causes the natural fibers to be crunched together.

To prevent shrinking in the drying process hang the clothes on a clothesline outside to naturally dry. In the winter let the cap dry laying on a towel somewhere not too close to a heat source.

How to wash a cotton cap

  1. Take a cleaning cloth
  2. Hand wash with soap
  3. Stuff cap with towel

Let the cap dry laying on a towel

Do not dry near a heating device.

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Materialer i Wilgarts kasketter

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Cotton

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Wax cotton / Oilskin

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Linen

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Silk

Silk is one of the top fibres used for clothing. It has outstanding features and exclusive look, however it is not easy to maintain. The fibers are made by silk caterpillars. The silk has an exclusive look and exquisite features that increase comfort. Unfortunately, silk caps are more cumbersome to clean than hats in other natural fibers.

Smoothskin leather

Fur products and leather caps need the right cleanse and maintenance. Leather caps best preserve the qualities of the skin with regular treatment using leather grease. Leather caps best preserve the qualities of the skin with regular treatment using leather grease.

Suede leather

Made from the underside of the animal skin. It is characterized by a rough, dry but soft surface and thus a matte appearance. Suede should be brushed regularly. It is characterized by a rough, dry but soft surface and thus a matte appearance. Suede should be brushed regularly and kept away from soap.

Fish skins

Fish-skin is made from salmon and wolffish caught and tanned on Iceland. The skin offers a sustainable alternative to exotic leathers. Fish skin is an excess material from food production. The skin offers a sustainable alternative to exotic leather and skins. Fish skin is an upcycled biproduct from the food industry.

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