There are a number of things to consider when preserving the life of your garments.
Remember that man-made fibres are vulnerable to high heat. Turn down the iron, iron inside out or cover with a damp towel before ironing. Always follow guideline instructions.
Grooming & Trimming
Through no fault of quality, pilling and bobbling can occur when fibres work loose if there is excessive friction on certain fabrics. A gentle brush usually resolves this issue.
Chemicals are bad news
Protect garments against direct contact with chemicals such as bleaching agents and softeners in the wash, or perfume, hairsprays etc.
Shrinkage is commonly caused by overheating in the washing machine or tumble drier particularly on 100% cotton garments. Always follow the washing guideline instructions on the label. Where possible, garments should be washed inside out.
Ironing at temperatures that are too high can cause unsightly shine marks on matt fabrics.