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How to wash viscose and cotton blend boxers

by SB

I need some advice on how to wash boxers that are a knit blend of 70% bamboo viscose (rayon) and 30% cotton (jersey).

On the product page, it says they're machine washable and to promptly remove them from the dryer to prevent wrinkles.

However, I've read elsewhere that viscose rayon is very damageable when wet and it's best not to machine wash anything made from this fabric.

Not only that, but even if I were to machine wash them, I'm not sure if there's any specific settings I should wash them on.

I'm young and inexperienced and could really use some advice!

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Feb 03, 2016
Washing Viscose and Cotton Jersey Fabrics
by: Tara@Clean-Organized-Family-Home

Hi SB,

Your best guide is the product page or laundry label - especially when you get differing advice from various sources.

Generally, if an item can be either washed or dry cleaned, the company will usually err on the cautious side - recommending dry cleaning because although more expensive, there's less risk the item will shrink or otherwise be damaged.

Because the boxers' label says they're machine washable, you can probably safely machine wash them. To be safe, choose your washing machine's delicate cycle and select cold water for the wash water temperature.

And don't add fabric softener or any type of bleach to the wash.

Machine drying, because the manufacturer recommends it, is probably fine. But to be safe - lay the boxers flat to dry.

Good luck!

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