Reasons for care of clothing

  1. To make the clothing last longer. Dirt can damage fabrics
  2. To kill any disease-carrying germs and pests in the fabrics
  3. To keep the clothes looking clean or better, dirty clothes are unpleasant to look at
  4. To save money since clean clothes last longer
  5. To ensure that whatever clothes you have will be available for wearing anytime.

LAUNDRY AGENTS AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Water; used for soaking, washing and rinsing clothes.
  2. Soaps and detergents; to lower the surface tension of water, remove certain stains, kill carrying germs in fabrics.
  3. Bleaches; make white cotton and linen fabrics whiter, remove certain stains, kill disease carrying germs in fabric.
  4. Stiffening agents; to stiffen cotton and linen fabrics, to give the fabrics a smooth surface and fresh look
  5. Stain removers; to remove stains from fabrics.
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LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

  1. Equipment and tools for collecting dirty clothes; these include linen baskets or bins, laundry bags
  2. Equipment and tools for washing; these include basins, buckets and laundry tubs or trays, they can be        made of plastics, stainless steel or porcelain. We also have washing machine.
  3. Equipment and tools for drying; clothes lines, movable clothes, horses or hangers, pegs e.t.c.
  4. Ironing or pressing equipment; These include the iron, ironing board, ironing pads e.t.c.
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GENERAL GUIDELINES AND STEPS IN LAUNDERING FABRICS

  1. Sorting
  2. Mending
  3. Stain removal
  4. Soaking and steeping
  5. Washing
  6. Rinsing
  7. Boiling
  8. Bluing and stiffening
  9. Drying
  10. Finishing or ironing
  11. Airing
  12. Folding and storage.

Assignment

Explain the steps in laundry process

 

See also

FIBRES

TEXTILES

DECISION MAKING IN THE FAMILY

THE FAMILY NEEDS

PRODUCTION OF CLEANING AGENT

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