How to Wash Carhartt

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Things You'll Need

  • Washing machine

  • Dryer

  • Detergent

Tip

If your Carhartt clothing has a label, follow the instructions located there. Iron on low heat if needed.

Warning

Do not use bleach on Carhartt clothing. Denim, twill, chambray and other unlined Carhartt clothing should not be washed in water warmer than 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Lined Carhartt clothing should not be washed in water warmer than 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Forget dry cleaning--Carhartt clothing can be washed at home.

Carhartt clothing is made with working men and women in mind. It is meant to get dirty and can be washed at home, using a standard washing machine and dryer.

Coveralls

Step 1

Wash your coveralls in a washing machine using cold water and detergent.

Step 2

Tumble-dry coveralls on a no heat setting. They can also be hung to dry.

Step 3

Remove your coveralls from the dryer immediately following the cycle to prevent wrinkling.

Caps

Step 1

Fill a sink, bathtub or bucket with cold water and a small amount of detergent.

Step 2

Immerse the cap in the water and gently scrub. Let soak if necessary.

Step 3

Rinse the cap with cold water until all of the soap is removed.

Step 4

Reshape the cap if needed and lay flat to dry.

Sweats, Jeans and Shorts

Step 1

Wash your sweats, jeans or shorts in a washing machine using cold water and detergent.

Step 2

Tumble-dry your sweats, jeans or shorts on a medium-heat setting.

Step 3

Remove sweats, jeans or shorts from the dryer immediately following the cycle to prevent wrinkling.

All Other Carhartt Clothing

Step 1

For bib overalls, woven shirts, duck shorts and pants, canvas shorts and pants, T-shirts, thermal underwear, jackets and coats, wash in a washing machine using warm water and detergent.

Step 2

Tumble-dry your Carhartt clothing on a medium-heat setting.

Step 3

Remove all Carhartt clothing from the dryer immediately following the cycle to prevent wrinkling.

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Whitney Coy

Whitney Coy has been a professional journalist since 2000, working first as a reporter then later as an editor for Columbus Messenger Newspapers in Columbus, Ohio. She received her bachelor's degree in mass communications from The Ohio State University.