Have you ever wondered about the nature of gauze fabric?

Gauze, also known as muslin, is a special kind of lightweight and loosely woven cotton fabric that offers a soft and airy feel. Our gauze is constructed from multiple thin layers, connected by delicate threading. These threads not only bind the layers together but also create a natural, puckered texture after washing.

What sets gauze apart is its perfect blend of breathability and warmth. Layered gauze provides cozy warmth while maintaining airy breathability, making it an ideal choice for use throughout the year, from the sweltering days of summer to the chilly winter months.

Why Did My Gauze Item Shrink After Washing and Drying?

When you wash and dry your gauze item, it tends to shrink to about 85-90% of its original size during the first few launderings. This is a natural characteristic of the fabric and is essential to create the fabric’s crinkled effect. We have considered this shrinkage when determining the sewn dimensions of the item.

Why Does the Unbleached/Undyed Cotton on My Received Item Appear Darker Than on Your Website?

The color you see is the natural hue of our minimally processed cotton before washing. With laundering, the color of the unprocessed cotton fades to the lighter ivory shade shown in our product photos. Please note that if you are receiving a new order and comparing its color to an item you’ve already washed multiple times, the shades will initially differ because your new item has not yet been laundered.

Care Guide for AnChiHouse Organic Gauze Products

How to Care for Your Gauze Item:

Please follow the provided care instructions closely. Wash in a delicate, cold cycle with similar colors, and use a low spin setting. Tumble dry on low heat. Avoid washing with items that contain Velcro, zippers, or hooks. Do not use bleach or detergents with whitening agents, as washing in hot water or drying on high heat can lead to excessive shrinkage of the gauze.

Recommended Laundry Detergent:

We suggest eco-friendly, biodegradable detergents for effective and gentle cleaning. Our preferred choice is Molly’s Suds Detergent, available for purchase on our website.

Due to the minimal processing of our fabric, avoid detergents with harsh chemicals or bleaching agents, as they can leave unwanted marks on undyed gauze. Please note, AnChiHouse is not responsible for any damage caused by strong cleaning agents or bleach.

Using Fabric Softener:

For those who prefer fabric softeners, we recommend natural fabric softeners or dryer sheets, in line with our natural detergent suggestions.

Dealing with Stains on Your Blanket:

Our organic cotton blankets are designed to remain chemical-free. Using bleach or synthetic cleaning agents can alter the fabric’s natural qualities and softness.

Stain Removal:

We favor biodegradable, solid bar stain removers. For stubborn stains, consider soaking in a natural oxygen bleach solution, but be aware that this might lighten undyed fabrics.

Protecting Your Gauze During Laundry:

Gauze, being a loose weave, is prone to snagging. To prevent damage, avoid washing with items that have hooks or zippers. Consider using a mesh laundry bag, ensuring it’s spacious enough to allow the fabric to move freely for thorough cleaning and drying. We advise against using dryer balls as they may reduce the softness of the gauze.

Repairing a Snag in Your Gauze:

To fix a snag, use a needle and thread to pull the snag to the backside of the fabric, effectively concealing it within the gauze layers. Cut the thread close enough to remain hidden. For assistance, contact our customer service at [email protected] for further instructions.

Our repair kit includes a needle, thread, and fabric patches for mending wear and tear.