Washing temperatures – Should I wash Hot or Not?

Washing temperatures and the question should I wash Hot or Not? can seem a daunting muddle.  But on the whole, in the modern age, it’s mostly a no to hot washing I’m afraid… We all know washing hot is great for sterilising!  And on hardy fabrics, like 100% cotton, a hot wash will really do no harm.  But therein lies the problem, modern fabrics designed to need less ironing, skim the body and hang beautifully…