How To Wash Modal Clothes And Linens
One hundred percent modal fabric should be cared for following the guidelines for cotton clothes and linens. Modal can be washed in any water temperature – just follow label directions.
You should avoid using full strength chlorine bleach because it can not only bleach out the color it will weaken the fiber. Dilute solutions can be used for stain removal and whitening of white modal clothes. However, even dilute solutions will weaken fibers causing them to rip and wear out if used too often.
Instead, opt for an oxygen-based bleach like OxiClean, Clorox 2, Country Save Bleach or Purex 2 Color Safe Bleach. Mix a solution of the powdered oxygen bleach and water following the package directions and allow the stained modal garment to soak for several hours – at least two – to remove most types of stains and to whiten or brighten.
Modal should be taken from a clothes dryer while slightly damp to reduce wrinkling. Knitted modal fabrics are resistant to wrinkling if removed from the dryer immediately and folded or hung. Woven modal fabrics, like cotton, most often need a bit of ironing to look crisp. Extremely high temperatures when ironing can scorch modal fabrics. The scorching or yellowing occurs as the fibers begin to burn. Burned fibers cannot be revived.