Caring well for your wardrobe is important for the garments to last. A little more attention on how to wash and in general care for your clothing will help to support our environment and the garment will look beautiful for a longer time. And it’s time-saving, too.
Before washing a garment, always empty all the pockets, close all buttons and zippers so that the item will stay in its form while washing. Even when doing laundry for many years, always read the care label mindfully to give the garment the best care possible.
The first step to maintain the best fabric quality is to only wash when you need to. A worn piece that doesn’t feel fresh anymore is ideally hung in the fresh air on a balcony or garden. Smells and crinkles disappear when being steamed, too.
WASH AS COLD AS POSSIBLE
Modern detergents are working already at low temperatures, so make sure to use the lowest temperature possible.
USE LITTLE LAUNDRY DETERGENT
Many stains disappear with spot cleaning, which saves your time, laundry detergent, and increases the lifetime of a garment. Use as little detergent as possible, rather use an ecological pre-wash stain remover on spots.
If possible, skip the dryer to avoid extra heat and stress for the fabric fibers. Think of letting your hair dry on air compared to blow dry. Line dry or dry flat, depending on the fabric.