WEAR MORE, WASH LESS
Washing your clothes after each use is often more about habit than hygiene, and quite frankly mostly it isn’t necessary. In fact, washing less slows down color fading and ageing of your garment in general. Many garments just need to be aired and shaken out properly to be good for another wear. And many stains can be spot treated. It’s not unhygienic, it’s responsible as it takes the load off both the laundry basket and your wallet.
FILL YOUR WASHING MACHINE
Needless to say putting a single t-shirt through a full program of multiple cycles is a waste of both water and energy. So unless it is an emergency, wait until you have enough to fill a full machine. But don’t wait too long, as you don’t want to overfill your machine. Heavy loads cause friction which wears clothes out faster and may also result in the garments being poorly washed.
USE LESS DETERGENT
Pick detergents that are not harsh on your garments. Do not over use & pour directly on the garment as it may leave spots. Avoid any kind of bleaching as it may affect the color.
Do not stretch the garment while ironing. Avoid hard pressing of the hot iron as it can leave patchy stains (appearing like burns) on the seams, collars & necks. We recommend you use steam iron.
SORT AND OPTIMIZE
Each garment is different from the other and your laundry should be sorted accordingly. At least, you need to sort by color but we recommend you also sort them by type (workwear vs activewear vs more delicate garments) or temperature (warm vs cold). A good tip is to make sure that the garments doesn’t hurt each other in the machine, empty pockets, close zippers and make sure to not wash colored new garments for the first time together with lighter colours.
FOLD STRETCHY FABRICS
Fabrics that easily stretch should not be hanging but rather be folded and stacked in your wardrobe (this is one of the biggest mistakes that retailers make too), but avoid overstacking as the garments will wrinkle. This goes for t-shirts, sweatshirts and especially knitted sweaters.
HANG STURDY FABRICS
You can hang rigid fabrics, like shirts and pants, on hangers as it will help them stay wrinkle free. Go for nice and thick hangers, we recommend wooden and stay away from wire hangers as they can leave permanent pucker marks on the shoulders. The same goes for wall hangers or door hooks - avoid them and never hang your garments at the neckline or collar as it may leave marks.
12 RULES FOR BETTER CARE
Avoid mixing heavy & light garments in the machine
Machine wash in cold water only
Use only a mild detergent in moderation
Do not use bleach or garment softners
No twisting of garment or smashing it on a stone
Do not tumble dry
Dry in shade, no direct sunlight
Use a steam iron
Iron on low temperature with minimal pressure
Fold stretchy fabrics
Hang sturdy fabrics