How to Keep Socks from Shrinking

December 14, 2017 34 Comments

How to Keep Socks from Shrinking

Sock Washing Instructions

It’s one of those bad laundry days: you open up the dryer and your clothes look crinkled and shrunken. You feel betrayed by the ad you saw for your fancy detergent. A few white socks you accidentally tossed in have turned a strange brown. Worst of all, you can only find the left side of your favorite pair.

The experience of wearing shrunken socks isn’t too comfortable, bunched up in places and too loose in others, a far cry from the glorious first time you wore them. We’ve all encountered this situation, but lucky for you, we’ve got some handy tips to keep your Ozone Socks from shrinking.

ozone design sky signs sheer socks

Hand Wash Your Sheers

Nylon is one of the more damage-susceptible textiles when it comes to machine laundering, so handwashing our sheer socks (and even some of our more delicate men’s dress socks) can ensure maximum longevity. Use a delicate soap or detergent and treat them with care. Pressure is only really needed when removing stains or blemishes.

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Be Gentle With Your Wools

A wool sweater can shrink several sizes in one mistaken washing, and beware: socks can do the same! Use the gentlest setting on your washing machine, making sure to use only cold water and a detergent suitable for wool. Also take note that unless they are getting noticeably dirty or smelly, you can go through several times wearing your wool pairs before they need to be laundered.


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Not Too Hot For Cotton, Either

Our cotton socks can easily tolerate machines, but washing and drying them on a lower setting is preferable to prevent both shriveling and fading of colors. Use warm or cool water (a delicate detergent is great, though not necessary), a low tumble dry, and they’ll be good as new every time.


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Hang Dry If You Can!

The high heat of dryers will keep the socks from retaining their elasticity, those with a higher nylon content. Small drying racks are cheap and readily available online, even ones that slip over your door for easy storage!


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Keep Socks Neatly Folded

...and put away in their own drawer! Keeping your socks neatly folded allows the textiles to breathe, and gives a noticeably more smooth and comfortable feeling when you first slip them on, opposed to grabbing a pair from a pile. The Konmari technique of folding is worth adapting, which allows socks to easily stand up straight in the drawer. You’ll thank yourself later - how nice will to know exactly where the match for your favorite pairs are?


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~Ben LoPiccolo - Content Creator for Ozone Design




34 Responses

Lewis brandy
Lewis brandy

April 29, 2019

These are awesome I’d rock em

Monica Wyatt
Monica Wyatt

April 29, 2019

I love all your fun colors & designs! Thanks for the giveaway! 🧦 🧦 🧦

Samantha Bulman
Samantha Bulman

April 29, 2019

Great tips !! Thank you!!

Amy
Amy

April 29, 2019

I absolutely love these socks!! They are so comfortable and I love every design! It’s so hard to take a pick!

Pam Wheeler
Pam Wheeler

April 29, 2019

I do keep my socks neatly folded. I’ll start hang drying.

Kelli Krzyzanski- Boggio
Kelli Krzyzanski- Boggio

April 29, 2019

I always wash my wool socks on gentle and line dry.

Sarah Reeves
Sarah Reeves

April 29, 2019

I guess I’ve never noticed when my socks shrink in the wash/dryer. I absolutely love fun socks!

Rosanne Clark
Rosanne Clark

April 29, 2019

amazing designs

Kimberly
Kimberly

April 29, 2019

Hope I win!

Kris Mihalov
Kris Mihalov

April 29, 2019

Love the stylish looks

Donna Shaw
Donna Shaw

April 29, 2019

All your socks are so cute!! I’d love to win a pair! Thanks for the chance!

Richelle Leffler
Richelle Leffler

April 29, 2019

Great tips I definitely need to start hand washing some of my items and line drying.

samantha willette
samantha willette

April 29, 2019

Love the colors of your socks

Vanessa Proffitt
Vanessa Proffitt

April 29, 2019

Wonderful article

Nina DiFranco-Anstey
Nina DiFranco-Anstey

April 29, 2019

i loveee Ozone Socks!!

Marsha Phillips
Marsha Phillips

April 29, 2019

I would love to try these

aaron reck
aaron reck

April 29, 2019

Socks are so handy and fetch and I like when they got spunk and style and help me stand out.

Joann Bodnar
Joann Bodnar

April 29, 2019

these socks are the cutest! thanks for the chance!👍🎉😁❤

Kelly Hanley
Kelly Hanley

April 29, 2019

Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing.

stella methvin
stella methvin

April 29, 2019

I love all the colors and have managed to keep all my socks together and in good shape lately

Esther
Esther

April 29, 2019

I lust for those poppy socks. And I appreciate CA’s suggestion about using the lingerie bag to avoid losing a sock.

Jenny Mae Deaton
Jenny Mae Deaton

April 29, 2019

Very good information! Thank you for the awesome tips!!! Love my Ozone socks!!!

Tammy Lee
Tammy Lee

April 29, 2019

I appreciate my chance to WIN!!

Susan P.
Susan P.

April 29, 2019

Good advice on washing socks! I usually just throw them with the rest of the wash.

Clenna
Clenna

April 29, 2019

I never thought to hang my socks but now I will.

Anne Zaziski
Anne Zaziski

April 29, 2019

I line dry all my socks after washing in cool water

suzanne driscoll
suzanne driscoll

April 29, 2019

I love the sock designs

Mary Wr
Mary Wr

April 29, 2019

Good advice. I often wash my Ozone socks when I take a shower and then hang them to dry. I love them too much to allow shrinkage!

Sam
Sam

April 29, 2019

Good to know – maybe this will also keep my socks from wearing so fast.

Jennifer
Jennifer

April 29, 2019

Absolutely love your product. The socks are comfy and have many great designs to choose from

ae minx
ae minx

April 29, 2019

Informative article.. now if we could just find a way to keep one from disappearing…

Debbie White
Debbie White

April 29, 2019

Love these socks!

CA
CA

December 04, 2018

After so many of my fav socks lost their ‘sole’ mate, I learned to wash them in mesh laundry bags. Now they are together forever.

mike
mike

January 06, 2018

Amazing.. The designs of socks are really great. Thanks a lot.
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