Clothing care

Maintaining clothes made of natural materials such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool is essential to keep them looking good for a long time. Here are some of the main rules to follow when washing natural fabrics:

  • Wash inside out: Turning your clothes inside out before washing can help to protect the outer surface of the fabric from abrasion and damage from other clothes and the washing machine drum.
  • Use a gentle cycle: Natural fabrics are delicate and can easily be damaged by harsh washing cycles. So, it’s recommended to wash them using a gentle cycle with a mild detergent.
  • Wash at a temperature of 30 degrees: High-temperature washing can cause natural fabrics to shrink, fade or lose their shape. Therefore, it’s best to wash natural fabrics at a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or below.
  • Avoid using fabric softeners: Fabric softeners can coat natural fabrics, making them less breathable and absorbent. It’s best to avoid using them altogether or use a natural alternative such as vinegar.
  • Don’t overfill the washing machine: Overfilling the washing machine can cause natural fabrics to rub against each other, causing friction and damage. So, it’s recommended to wash natural fabrics in smaller loads.
  • Spin at maximum 800 rpm: High-speed spinning can cause natural fabrics to wrinkle, lose their shape or even tear. Therefore, it’s best to spin natural fabrics at a maximum of 800 revolutions per minute.
  • Air dry: Natural fabrics should be air-dried rather than using a dryer. Tumble drying can cause natural fabrics to shrink, fade, or lose their shape. Hang or lay the garment flat to dry in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight.

Following these simple maintenance rules can help to keep your natural fabric clothing looking good for longer, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment in quality clothing.