In order to extend the life-cycle of your garments , it is crucial you take good care of them. And because as a brand, we see ourselves accountable for the garments we produce, we have created a care guide for you to guide you towards a more gentle, sustainable and enjoyable garment care experience.
Wash Less, Wear More
Always keep in mind that it’s best to wash your clothes as little as possible. Washing your clothes too often can have a negative impact on their quality while putting pressure on both the environment and your wallet. Instead of washing your garments after each use, try airing and shaking them out properly, which will most often be enough for your clothes to be good for another wear. Try to also make it a habit to spot clean stains immediately instead of using the washing machine. Read more about how to treat stains in our Stain Removal Guide.
Choose Eco-Friendly Products
To protect both your garments and the environment, opt for eco-friendly laundry products and avoid bleach and softeners. Eco-friendly detergents are just as effective as their conventional counterparts but come with the benefit of being free from harmful chemicals and toxins. Bleach can be damaging to fabrics, while softeners cover your garments in a thin film that can impede positive attributes such as breathability and moisture absorbency.
Always pay attention to the individual care labels inside your garments but aim to wash your clothing at low temperatures (max. 30°C) or cold. Make sure to always fill your washing machine to avoid wasting water and energy but don’t overfill as heavy loads can cause friction and result in poorly washed or worn-out garments. Don’t forget to also sort your clothes according to their care requirements. Separate light from darker colors, while being mindful of different fabrics. To find out how to care for more delicate materials, have a look at our Organic Wool and TENCEL™ Care Guides.
Dry Garments Naturally
One of the most significant choices for both your garments and the environment is to skip the dryer and instead choose to air-dry your garments naturally. Always remove your damp clothes from the washing machine as soon as possible to avoid wrinkles, mold and mildew. Shake them out carefully, gently pull them into shape (especially jersey fabrics) and hang them on a drying rack or on a hanger. Drying knitwear is a little trickier. To find out more, have a look at our Knitwear Care Guide.