List of laundry topics

This is a list of laundry topics. Laundry is the washing of clothing and linens (e.g. sheets and towels).[1] Laundry processes are often done in a business, room or area in a home or apartment building, reserved for that purpose; this is referred to as a laundry room. The material that is being washed, or has been laundered, is also generally referred to as laundry.

Maytag commercial clothes dryers

Laundry topicsEdit

ChemicalsEdit

WashingEdit

 
A modern dry cleaning machine with touchscreen and SPS control, manufacturer EazyClean, type EC124, photo taken prior to installation

DryingEdit

 
Modern hanging clothes horse with pulley system

FinishingEdit

IndustrialEdit

ConceptsEdit

 
Engraving of Scotswomen singing a waulking song while waulking or fulling cloth, c. 1770.

Some of these relate more to textile manufacturing than laundry, but there is overlap in how wet cloth is processed.

  • Color fastness, the degree to which a textile retains its color without fading or bleeding
  • Fulling – a step in making woollen cloth - cleaning the fleece to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker.
  • Posting, trampling or treading wet clothing
  • Shrinkage
  • Stain

OrganizationsEdit

CompaniesEdit

  • 5àsec - a French franchise network

CultureEdit

AccessoriesEdit

 
A collection of irons

LawEdit

PlacesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Laundry". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ www.spolem.co.uk: Industrial uses of enzymes Archived 2012-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part One edited by A Hasan & J C Das
  4. ^ "Mumbai boasts the world's largest open air laundry". The Globe and Mail. November 8, 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2014.