The secret to long lasting clothes is – washing them right. In this busy life, we hardly have the time to wash our garments as they have to be rightfully washed. But if you actually do it right, your favourites clothes will stay with you for long with no damages or color fades at all. Every garment comes with washing instructions that are attached to the garment at the inside. Carefully paying attention to it and working accordingly will retain the beauty of our garments for years to come.
Here is an easy to understand chart of the symbols and their meaning used in laundry terminology. This is taken from General Electric. You can read more in detail here.