How to Care for Your Clothes
Posted on February 07 2019
Ever wonder how to care for the ethically made + sustainable clothing you've proudly purchased?
Here are my tricks of the trade to keep crisp linen crisp + silky threads soft.
GENERAL CLOTHING CARE TIPS:
None of us believe in disposable clothing. If you choose to take care of your clothes, they'll last you a lifetime. First we'll start with at-home washing. We find that we generally care for our garments from the comfort of our homes. If your piece requires a delicate wash, try rinsing it out in your sink in cool water with a light detergent. Rinse twice, and lightly ring excess water. Use a drying rack or dry flat over a towel to avoid misshapen necklines.
Hand wash with light detergent to maintain raw crispness.
For stains, we spot treat w light stain remover (or white vinegar!)
If necessary, linen may be machine washed in cool water on the delicate cycle.
Hang dry or dry flat in well circulated area with low moisture to avoid mildew. Machine washing leads to a soft, naturally distressed feel. Crisp up with a warm iron if desired.
Dry clean or lightly hand wash depending on weight of silk.
Hang dry in well circulated area to avoid mildew.
Note that washing silk causes it to loose some of it's luster. To maintain the shine, dry clean.
Wash delicately on cold inside out,
tumble dry low/no heat until damp.
Also works for vintage denim!
To maintain raw denim feel, spot treat when possible. Place in freezer for <48 hrs to sanitize + remove odors.
If needed, soak in cold water in the bathtub, hang dry.
Please note this may lead to some shrinkage.
Keep that organic cotton feeling raw, rather than pilled.
Hand wash or machine wash cold on delicate.
Lightly ring and dry flat over towel.
Did you know? Organic cotton takes 71% less water to produce + 62% less energy.
Machine wash delicate, cold, or hand wash and dry flat over towel to avoid shrinkage.
Machine wash delicate cold, tumble dry. Dry clean for best results.
FYI: Tencel is made of sustainably farmed tree pulp, and has a lush silky feel.
Spot Treat when possible. Dry clean at an environmentally responsible dry cleaning business when necessary.