When you receive your new Chaos Cloth products, you’ll want to “prep” them. This is just washing them to get rid of the manufacturing and storage “funk” and in the case of natural fibers, remove oils and enhance absorbency. To prep your items, you may add them to any regular laundry load that does not use fabric softener or wash them in a load all their own. When multiple wash cycles are recommended, there is no need to dry between cycles. The fiber content of the products determines the number of times they need to be washed before use. Continue reading for detailed info.
Pocket Diapers, Microsuede and AWJ Lined
3 Layer Microfiber Inserts
4 Layer Bamboo Microfiber Inserts
4 Layer Charcoal Bamboo Inserts, and
5 Layer Charcoal Bamboo Inserts
Wash once, in any temperature, with detergent amounts recommended for lightly soiled items, tumble or hang dry.
Because these products are made with synthetic materials, one wash is all they need to be ready for use. These products can be machine or air/hang dried. While you can machine dry your pockets, we suggest using temps no warmer than medium to medium high. Please give your pockets time to cool before stretching and/or stuffing them.
4 Layer Bamboo Inserts:
Wash once, in any temperature, with detergent amounts recommended for lightly soiled items, machine or hang dry.
While the material used for these inserts begins as a natural source, it goes through such heavy processing that in the end, it becomes more like a synthetic material than a natural one. This means that one wash with detergent is sufficient to begin using them, however you may add another wash cycle if you’d like. This product can be machine or air/hang dried on any temp.
4 Layer Bamboo Cotton Inserts
4 Layer Hemp Cotton Inserts, and
5 Layer Bamboo Cotton Inserts:
Wash two or more times, in hot water when possible, with detergent amounts recommended for lightly soiled items, machine or hang dry after the last wash cycle. Natural fibers contain oils in addition to the “new funk” that need to be washed away. There are sources who may suggest up to 10 washes during prep, but we feel this in unnecessary. While it’s true natural fibers reach their max absorbency around 10 washes, a good detergent will remove the oils and “funk” in two to three washes and you will be able to use your items successfully with the absorbency improving with each wash until max absorbency is reached.