Cotton Jersey and
- Reduce the number of times you wash. This is the best way to maximize the longevity of your clothes and minimize energy use.
- Wash at the lowest temperature possible using the gentle cycle option, especially with more delicate items. A short cycle is usually enough to clean your garment while saving water.
- Choose a gentle, biodegradable laundry detergent made from plant-based, renewable ingredients and free from unnecessary chemicals. We prefer liquid rather than powder detergent as it can be used for both machine and hand washing.
- To remove stains, use an eco-friendly stain remover, spray and let it sit for a while before washing. Steer clear of any products containing bleach.
- Hanging your t-shirts and sweats to dry is ideal if space and weather allows. To reduce weight and speed up drying, lay your garment flat on a towel, roll it inside the towel and then squeeze out any excess water before hanging. Do not wring.
- You can also lay your damp garment flat on a towel and leave it to dry.
- If tumble drying, do so at a low heat. High heat is your garment’s worst enemy, as it will strain the fibers and can cause it to shrink.
- Most of our garments don’t require ironing.
- If you feel the need to, we recommend doing so on a low heat.
- Any garments that contain stretch fibers such as elastane are particularly sensitive to heat.
- Protect them by placing a damp cloth in-between when ironing and washing them inside out on a cold temperature.
- Our t-shirts and polos are equally happy hung on a rail or folded away in a drawer.
- Some heavier sweatshirts are better folded to hold their shape.
- All garments should be kept out of sunlight to maintain color integrity.
Natural Fibre Knits
- Most of us wash our knits more often than needed – try airing them out to freshen instead.
- We recommend that our knits are either dry cleaned using a green dry cleaner, or hand-washed.
- If you opt for handwashing, use cold water and a gentle, biodegradable laundry detergent.
- Avoid fabric softener as it can coat the fibers, reducing their natural moisture and temperature regulating properties.
- Lay your knit flat on a towel, roll the whole thing up and then squeeze out as much excess water as possible. Do not wring.
- Place your damp knit flat on a fresh dry towel, remove any folds or creases and leave it to dry.
- If you need to iron, use a low heat. Turn the garment inside out and spray with a little water first.
- You can also steam your knitwear to reduce wrinkles.
- Natural fibers can sometimes pill – use a fabric comb to remove any pilling.
- Fold your knits and stack them neatly in a wardrobe or drawer. Hanging will pull and stretch them out of shape.
- For long-term storage, avoid plastic bins as they can attract moisture and bugs.
- Keep your garments in cotton storage bags as bugs can’t eat through cotton, and the natural, breathable fabric helps the moisture escape.
- Use cedar block and sachets to keep your knitwear smelling fresh while naturally repelling moths and other insects.