I just bought my dress and it’s a bit stiff. Will it soften over time?

Why are my African prints fabrics stiff?

I have gotten several questions from our clients (Taye) and non-clients regarding the stiffness of African prints fabrics and how to care for these beautiful, vibrant and colorful fabric? Below are quick answers these questions:


I just bought my dress and it’s a bit stiff.  Will it soften over time?

Yes! Our clothes are made of African wax print fabric. When we buy the fabric, it often has a waxy outer-coating. This wax makes the fabric stiff and takes a few washes to soften up. Majority of our clothes are pre-washed, but after a few wears and washes at home, your dress, skirts, shorts, jackets and trousers will feel much softer and hang more naturally.

How do I care for my African print fabric?

You can pre-wash before using. You can machine wash at 30°- 40° many times but do not soak, and use non-chlorine bleach, low tumble dry, and cool iron.

Watch out for our next blog! On details of how African print fabrics are made and how to care for them.

In case of any questions, drop us a mail at: info@tayelolu.com or a quick message at www.facebook.com/TAYEPL

In the meantime – BE PROUD. STAND OUT.

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