Can you put rayon in the washing machine?
Only machine wash a rayon garment if it says to do so. It will need the short, delicates cycle in your washing machine on a medium to low temperature. Understand that rayon fabric may shrink or deteriorate in the machine, especially if it is not recommended for machine washing.
How do you wash rayon so it doesn’t shrink?
Wash it in cold water and on the gentle cycle. Rayon should also be placed in a mesh bag prior to washing to protect it. Let your rayon air-dry. It’s usually best to air dry rayon on a flat surface to avoid shrinking.
Can I wash rayon dry clean only?
Unless your viscose item is clearly labeled as washable, with viscose washing instructions you shouldn’t attempt machine or hand washing it. At The Laundress, we often get the question, “can I hand wash rayon that says dry clean only?” The answer is no. Dry clean only, in this case, means dry clean only.
How do you shrink rayon clothes?
To shrink rayon, gently hand wash the material and let it soak in the water for several minutes before laying it out flat to air dry. If you want to shrink the rayon more dramatically, wash the fabric in a washing machine on a warm or hot cycle.