The ultimate guide to keep your kigurumi as soft and colorful as the first day
A wise old man once said:
"The beautiful things you have to fight to have them and if you get them you have to fight again to keep them"
And there is nothing more true.
Anyone who knows us and knows the original Sazac kigurumi knows well that buying these splendid Japanese costumes before the arrival of our e-commerce was almost impossible. In fact, many kigurumi enthusiasts, before knowing the originality and quality of Sazac products , bought similar products saving some money, but at what price?
The following image is not for the faint of heart.
Well, now that you too will understand the reason why the SAZAC brand is synonymous with quality and originality, let's go and see together how to wash our soft kigurumi without damaging them.
Here are 4 tips to keep your kigurumi looking like it just came out of the box:
1. The first wash of your kigurumi
The first time is always special, for everything, but also for your kigu!
For the first wash of your kigurumi in the washing machine, we recommend using a cold wash, why?
For the simple fact that a first cold wash helps the very vivid colors of your pajamas to set, this means that the colors will remain increasingly bright over time even if, from the second wash onwards, you start using a standard cycle at 30 degrees .
So remember, the first wash always cold, from the second onwards, wash it however you want 😄
This highly confidential information is the result of years of knowledge of kigurumi and the secrets of the trade handed down from generation to generation, up to today. Use this knowledge very wisely and don't divulge it too much, we at Kigumania want to keep our secrets 🤭
2. Turn your kigurumi inside out before throwing it in the washing machine
The first thing to do every time you want to wash your kigurumi is to turn it upside down to ensure that all the raised parts remain inside (such as noses, horns, ears and buttons) which could compromise the functioning of your washing machine or prematurely ruin all those components that make your beloved kigu unique. Furthermore, turning the fabrics upside down will ensure that they are kept longer, leaving their characteristics unchanged over time.
This little trick will allow your fleece to remain soft and cuddly for much longer.
3. Detergents and fabric softeners to use for your kigurumi
You can use any type of detergent to wash it. This won't detract from the majestic features of your wearable plush in the slightest.
For the use of fabric softener, however, the story changes. Always remember to use only quality, concentrated fabric softeners. In this way, in addition to being even more fragrant, your pajamas will maintain their original softness without ever stiffening.
You can use any washing mode for your Kigurumi but, if a standard wash worries you, we recommend using the gentle cycle, for delicate items.
On the other hand, as we wrote at the beginning of the article, you have to fight to keep beautiful things, even if in a delicate way.
4. How to dry your kigurumi
And you, how would you dry your Kigurumi after washing?
Use a dryer or hang the kigu?
This is the dilemma.
In reality, both ways to dry it are fine, the only thing is that small tricks should be used to do a workmanlike job.
For example, if you use a dryer, we recommend a delicate cycle and, if the kigurumi is not completely dry on the first attempt, we suggest you repeat the programme. On the other hand, if it's not perfectly dry on the first attempt, on the second you'll have a 100% flawless result, it's mathematical 😉
On the other hand, if you decide to hang it out, the advice is to keep your head away from direct sunlight, not because kigurumi belong to the vampire family, but for the simple fact that in the long run the light could alter the original colors of your pajamas by activating a process of discoloration of fabrics.
Of course, the discoloration of fabrics only occurs when a garment is exposed to sunlight for very long periods, but in short, if it can be avoided, it can be avoided, right?
On the other hand, a kigu without colors is a bit like a sky without stars, that is, beautiful, for heaven's sake, but with the stars it's something else.
Easy isn't it?
These little tricks will be useful to give eternal life to your beloved kigurumi. Remember to apply these little precautions to each wash to keep the fabric and the fantastic colors of your beloved pajamas intact over time.
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Let's save kigurumi from a bad end! 🐼
Greetings from Kigumania