At MTS, we’d like to provide some advice on how to make your T-shirt stand the test of time.

Wash Gently: The safest way to wash your tee is to hand wash it in lukewarm water using a hand wash detergent.  While this might be excessive, washing your garment on the delicate cycle in your washing machine is another way to really care for your vintage or favorite t-shirt.

Avoid the dryer: For similar reasons to dry cleaning above, excessive heat can be damaging to tees. Hanging your shirt out to dry away from sunlight (indoors) is the best method of preserving your shirt. If you just can’t spare the time however, opt for putting shirts in the dryer at a light/gentle setting.

Store Properly: For long storage, use a plastic back or sleeve similar to the one shown in the picture above sealed if possible to keep mold, dust, and moths away from your sweet t-shirt.

Use the right Detergents/Soaps: It’s preferred to use gentle hand washing detergents and soaps. It probably goes without saying but do your best to avoid chlorine-based cleaners, or bleach. If you do find yourself with stains however, more sophisticated cleaners using oxygen-based technologies work best.  In all cases, be sure to read instructions.

We hope you enjoy our tips for proper t-shirt and vintage t-shirt care.