Buying a capsule item is also with the aim to wear it for years and use it as many times as possible and creating many outfits. To keep them is a perfects shape we have to treat them well, so we've put together a little summary for you on the most important things to do to best care for your clothes.
We suppose there will be many repetitions, but I hope we give you a couple of tips to help you enjoy your beloved clothes in the best possible way for a long time.
Each time we hand over a piece of cloth to you, we also give you a brief information on how to optimally handle your beautiful new clothes. Of course, every outfit has care instructions - you know the little label on the side, but they are often cut out so that by the time you get there to wash them out, you can no longer see what you should be doing.
Because we are committed to “Slow Fashion,” our goal is not only to make durable and high-quality garments, but also to help preserve the beauty of the garments so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible. Since everyone has already had their clothes damaged during the first wash or cleaning, or was unsure of what to do, we have gathered all the important information and tips below to help you manage your clothes.
There are usually 5 basic information on clothing labels:
The most important information is about washing, as it basically decides whether we can clean the clothes at home or whether we need to take them to the cleaner.
Sign of this:
If this sign is over X () it is unfortunately not washable.
The numbers in the tub () indicate the washing temperature, 30, 40, etc., but given the ingredients we use, no clothes can or should be washed at higher temperatures.
There are clothes that are so delicate that they are worth or need to be washed by hand, it's sign is:
Tip: If you don’t want to spend hours of ironing, we recommend washing at a lower temperature and using a lower speed to spin your clothes. This will less “break” the material and it will become less crumpled. Of course, it also helps a lot not to stuff the washing machine full.
USE OF BLEACH
Bleaching is often an issue with us, in case of white blouses and T-shirts, but we do not recommend the use of chlorine-containing bleaches.
It's sign is:
If it has an X (), it should not be used on textiles at all.
Tip: If necessary, we recommend chlorine-free bleach for stubborn stains such as lipstick, powder, deodorant, etc. removal.
Tumble dryers are popular these days because no one likes to see at home drying clothes. However, a small part of the clothes can be dried without damage in a machine, and the instructions must be followed.
It's sign is:
If you have an X (), the clothes cannot be loaded in a machine dryer.
Ironing is a very critical issue in handling clothes, as most of us want to avoid it , but there are materials that require it absolutely, e.g. natural materials - cotton, linen, etc. Most of the garments we make are made of mixed materials and also contain elastane, meaning the material is stretch, with the advantage that much less ironing is required.
However, if you still need ironing, the sign of it is:
The dot inside () it indicates the temperature of the ironing:
- 1 point 110 C - 2 points 150 C - 3 points at 200 C
Tip: It is definitely advisable to follow the instructions for ironing, because high temperatures not only cause visible damage to the material (eg.: it will polish), but the material may even shrink if it is made of stretch material. Therefore, we recommend that you turn the clothes inside out when ironing.
There are garments made from a material (wool, silk, etc.) or a combination of several materials that cannot be washed or cleaned with home appliances.These can only be cleaned in a dry cleaner.
It's sign is:
If the X is included, we do not recommend dry cleaning the garment in any way.
Tip: Dry cleaning is expensive and several chemicals are used therefore we only recommend to use it (eg.: wool coat) if the garment is not washable in any way.