We want your clothes to look as good as new wash after wash, so we’ve put together our top tips on how to wash and care for garments in a responsible way. Not only will you look great in them, but you’ll feel great knowing you’ve done your part for the environment…
# 1: Always check the care label
Not sure what the symbols mean? Take a look at our handy guide below.
# 2: Make your wash more fluid
When it comes to detergent – liquid is good, eco-friendly detergent is better! Powder detergents contain mineral abrasives which increase friction, causing fibres to break and shred, not only damaging your clothes but also polluting the environment.
# 3: Wash at 30⁰!
You may think hotter = cleaner but actually a 30⁰ wash will leave your clothes just as clean, help them last longer AND use 40% LESS energy. It’s a win for your wardrobe, a win for your wallet and a win for the environment.
# 4: Wash less
Stop and think: does the item you’re about to put in the laundry basket need to be washed? Tops and trousers often only need to be aired before being worn again.Once you’ve got a full load it’s easy to go into auto-pilot and use the same wash cycle as always. But take a step back and think about what you’re washing.
# 5: Drip dry the natural way
It’s so tempting to dry your clothes in a drier, but did you know that tumble driers are a big cause of shredding plastic microfibers from your clothes? These fibres end up in our water ways, in our oceans and ultimately in our food chain. Whenever possible we prefer the natural way – it’s better for your clothes, you’ll use less energy and reduce the amount of microfibers entering the environment.
- Always read the care label and washing instructions before washing your clothes.
- Arrange your laundry into groups with similar wash care instructions and organise into whites, darks and colours.
- The care label washing temperature is the highest permitted temperature. But if you are unsure, always wash at a lower temperature rather than higher.
- Turn garment inside out before washing.
- Avoid using too much detergent.
- Do not use fabric detergents which contain bleach.
- Do not tumble dry garment unless indicated on the care label.
- Do not iron prints, trims or embellishments.
- Garments with metal trims should not be left to soak.
- Leather is a natural material and ages beautifully, however, please avoid using your product in extreme conditions like heavy rains. Clean the leather surface with a soft, dry, or slightly damp cloth, and allow it to dry naturally
- Exposure to direct sunlight can cause the color of your product to fade.
- The handcrafted process behind every creation of each product makes it original and unique. Any scratches or marks are a characteristic of the leather, thus should be considered a sign of quality.
- Canvas products can normally be cleaned using a soft cloth or a brush with a little amount of soap and water. Please avoid any chemical application or dry cleaning.
- Please store your bags stuffed and upright, in a dust bag to retain its shape.