Take care of your clothes

We do what we can to ensure that our production affects the environment as little as possible. Throughout its lifetime, a textile affects the environment, but there is a lot you can do to reduce the burden.

Less laundry
Only wash the clothes that are dirty. Put your clothes out to air, brush them off and remove stains with a damp cloth rather than washing them in the washing machine. This way you will minimise the use of resources.

Wash full loads
Always wash full loads, but not too full. Leaving enough space to put your fist in the machine, without squashing your laundry, will ensure the perfect load.

Heavy knit
Flat dry your heavy knit garments. That will help them keep their shape.

Low temperatures
Always use the lowest temperature possible when washing. Our garments are marked with the highest recommended temperature but when the clothes aren’t so dirty they will not need so much heat. Try 30° or 40°.

Use the correct laundry detergent and dosage
Use a green laundry detergent free from phosphates and optical brighteners. Always follow the dosage indicated on the package. Too much detergent will lead to poor results and cause the machine to not rinse properly.

Avoid tumble drying your clothes. Your dryer consumes a lot of energy and wears your clothes.

Avoid dry cleaning
The solvents traditionally used in dry cleaning have a negative impact on the environment. Today there are green dry cleaners who use plain water or liquid carbon dioxide, reducing hazardous emissions. Consult your local dry cleaner.

Remove pilling
Pills appear on some natural fabrics like wool but also cotton. Carefully use a Sweater Stone to remove pills from your garments. An efficient and environmentally friendly alternative. www.sweaterstone.com. Take caution when removing pills from mixed fabrics as removing the long fibres can damage the garment.

Retain your stretch fabrics
The fibres of elastane and lycra are sensitive to heat and should not be washed in higher temperatures than 40°. Turn the garment inside-out when washing and place a damp cloth under the iron when ironing.