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How to Wash Dockers

Updated February 21, 2017

Dockers is best known for its khaki trousers. The trousers, available for men and women in a variety of styles and colours, are machine washable. They can be washed in cold or warm water, but hot water can cause the trousers to shrink and the colour to fade.

Set your washing machine to a regular wash cycle on either cold to warm water for light-coloured Dockers khakis or cold water for dark-coloured khakis. Add washing powder that does not contain chlorine or bleach.

Add the Dockers to the washing machine. Begin the cleaning cycle.

Remove the Dockers from the washing machine when the washing cycle is completed. Shake the trousers to remove wrinkles.

Place the trousers in the dryer on a warm, permanent press cycle. Alternatively, you can air dry them. Do not place dark-coloured khakis in the sun to dry, as the sun can fade or discolour the trousers. If needed, the trousers can be ironed on a medium-heat setting.

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