HOW DO YOU CARE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS?
For a long product life and optimal functionality, our clothing should be washed in the wash from time to time. So that the function of your favorite products suffers, there are a few basic rules for care to be observed.
Sometimes less is more, that applies in many cases and also when washing. Before you put your favorite item in the washing machine, ask yourself whether it is really necessary, as the function suffers minimally with every wash cycle.
Small stains? Not a big problem, minor dirt can often be removed by hand with a little soap and water. Slight smell from wearing? Not so bad, try airing your garment outside overnight or just put the things in the freezer overnight. The fresh air, cold and nocturnal humidity help the textile to refresh itself and it can be worn again without any problems before you finally have to wash it.
Always remember that washing less is not unhygienic, but relieves the environment, you save time and money and, incidentally, you also improve your CO2 balance. Pretty nice, right?
NOTE CARE SYMBOLS
If you then have to put the clothes in the washing machine, take a quick look at the "Care Label" sewn into the side - it's not there for nothing. The care symbols tell you exactly how to wash and dry the product properly. You know the symbols, but have no clue what it all means? Then have a look on the internet or ask your parents, they usually know ;)
Machine washing at 30°C (cold wash) not only protects the environment, but also your clothes. This temperature is completely sufficient for most of our textiles and the laundry will also be clean - we promise you that. Another point is filling the washing machine correctly - always wait until there are enough items of clothing for a full washing machine. But also make sure that you don't overload the washing machine. Basically, if possible, you should wash items of clothing with similar colors together (whites, light colored laundry, dark colored laundry, black laundry).
We try to avoid the use of harmful chemicals during the production process of your textiles - so you too should choose an environmentally friendly detergent when washing and avoid using fabric softeners, especially for functional clothing. In general, the environmental balance of solid detergents is better than that of its liquid counterpart. It is also important that you pay attention to the correct dosage. Too much detergent does not make your clothes cleaner, but causes higher costs and pollutes the environment and the function of your clothes.
The same applies here: less is more - a low spin speed protects the fibers of your clothes. With each wash, the individual items of clothing rub against each other and always give off some color and material - you notice this especially on the seams and edges. In addition, we recommend that you turn your textiles inside out before washing, so the outside of your clothes stays beautiful for longer and supports the longest possible service life of the function.
Leaving wet laundry in the washing machine for a long time is an absolute no-go. It not only increases wrinkling, but also quickly leads to unpleasant odors and is also bad for your washing machine. In most cases, you can also save yourself the dryer - give your laundry some fresh air on the clothesline, preferably with a good draft, because wind is known to be the best substitute for fabric softener. But before you hang your laundry on the line, you should definitely shake it out vigorously to reduce creases. You just have to make sure that you don't hang your clothes directly in the sun when drying them - direct sunlight can cause your clothes to fade.
Many of our products do not require you to reach for an iron. For this, however, correct handling in advance is important - so get out of the washing machine quickly, shake well and then hang up nicely. However, despite perfect preparatory work, you will not get some fabrics completely wrinkle-free. Then we recommend that you treat your clothes with a steamer. The treatment with steam is gentler and protects the fibers of the textile. If you have a conventional iron, you just have to make sure that you don't iron too hot. An absolute pro tip from us: spray the garment with distilled water before ironing, then it's much easier!