Did you know that how you care for your garments has a greater environmental effect than the actual production of them? Today, the average household washes clothes as often as 3.2 times per week and all too often at a higher temperature than needed.  

So ¼ of the carbon footprint of our clothes happens when you take care of them.

Wash Less

Consider other options aside from washing clothes. Sometimes it’s enough to air them out or better still, steam them. When you do wash, do full loads or use a machine with a modern laundry technology that can adjust the cycle with the weight of the load.

Lower Temperatures

The temperature label is only the highest safe level for that particular fabric. With modern washing machines you can easily get your laundry clean at 20-30 degrees.
By doing so you save both the textile fibres and energy. For example, as much as 60 percent of the energy can be saved by going down from 40 to 30 degrees.

Reduce Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning involves chemicals that have a negative effect on textile fibers, the environment and your skin. What people might not know is that many of these clothes could have been washed in a regular machine with modern techniques, causing less stress on both our clothes and our planet.

Iron Less

Some pieces of clothing that are labeled with the 'ironing' recommendation do not need to be gummed. Instead of ironing, use the steam program of your laundry dryer to reduce the need for ironing or even use a steamer, it’s really practical and doesn’t wear out your clothes.

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How to Take Care of your Clothes by Fiber:

Delicate wash on 40°, using a mild cleaning. Do not bleach, medium heat iron or steaming, do not tumble dry. 

Linen is washable, quick-drying, can be tumble dried, easily ironed, not wrinkle resistant. 
Linen can be boiled up to 40°C, with lower temperatures for colored items 30°C. 
Can be ironed on a high temperature, note that the garments should be damp. 

Cotton is washable,dries slowly, can be tumble dried, can be ironed, not wrinkle resistant. 
Cotton can be boiled up to 95°C, with lower temperatures for colored items 40°C. 
Can be ironed on a high temperature, note that the garments should be damp. 

Wool garments do not have to be washed between each wear, simply hang it out in fresh air or in a damp bathroom to remove any odors – wool is a natural fiber that clean itself to some extent. 
Dripping wet wool garments should be dried flat to avoid stretching. 
Wash with care; hand wash or machine wash in cold water or on a special wool program. We suggest you use a mild cleaning product.Do not bleach.
Iron on medium heat with damp or on a damp cloth on the garment. Can dry cleaned. 
Should not be dried in a tumble dryer, nor in direct sunlight, nor over direct heat. 

Lyocell garments are generally very easy to care for.

Wash on 40º, do not bleach, medium heat iron, can be dry cleaned, can be tumble dried on low heat. 

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