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Buying easy-care

Will your new love be a dream to live with, or really high-maintenance?

Buying things that are easier to care for can keep your wardrobe looking fabulous, without massive cleaning bills.

Look for clothes made with easy-care technologies, such as non-iron shirts or fabrics that drip dry super-quick. Some kid’s clothing has special coatings, which shrug off spills and stains.

Often easy-care materials, such as polycotton and synthetics, mean you can avoid tumble-drying, lowering your electricity bills and reducing the risk that your clothes will get damaged. So less work for you, and less cost too.

It’s also a smart idea to learn your care labels, to avoid laundry mishaps and keep your clothes – in easy-care and all other fabrics – in top condition. Take a look at our care and repair videos and guides for some great laundry tips and clothing care advice.

For more tips on buying clothes and how to spot quality, check out our series of best-buy guides.

Best buy guides

Tips from our clothes-buying gurus.

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