To ensure optimal care for your garments, we advise adhering to the care instructions stated on the label. Additionally, we offer some general tips that are applicable to most clothing items. These tips will not only preserve the appearance of your clothes, but also help to conserve water and energy. It's a win-win situation.

Wash with cold water

By washing your clothes with cold water, you can prevent them from shrinking and fading, while also reducing your washer's energy usage by up to 90%.

Lay flat or line dry

By laying clothes flat or hanging them on a line to dry, not only can you save energy, but you can also double the lifespan of your clothing by reducing heat and friction.

Steam instead of iron

Using steam instead of an iron can be gentler on clothes as it applies less pressure and stress on the fibers, preserving the original texture and finish of the garment.

Skip fabric softener

It's best to avoid using fabric softener as it can leave a non-biodegradable, water-resistant film on clothes, making it harder to remove stains and odors.

For garments with delicate fabrics, embellishments and buttons

Step 1:

Fill a tub with water.   Fill a small tub or sink with water at the temperature recommended on the care label. If no care label exists, choose cool to lukewarm water. Add about a teaspoon of detergent. You might need more detergent if you are hand-washing a large item or multiple items.   

Step 2:

Submerge and soak the item.   Submerge the garment in soapy water and soak. Use gentle movements to swish the item through the sudsy water. Avoid scrubbing or twisting actions that can stretch or damage the fabric. Gently swish the garment through the sudsy water until the item is clean. You can also purchase hand-washing clothes tools, but unless you're hand-washing clothes regularly, these are not necessary. 

Step 3:

Rinse and repeat.   Drain the sink or tub, and refill it with cool rinse water. Push the garment up and down in the water until all soap is removed. If you're unsure, sniff the garment to make sure it is no longer scented. Repeat the process with clean water if necessary.  

Pre-treat stains to avoid multiple rewashes

To avoid multiple rewashes and conserve water, pre-treating stains is an effective way to remove them on the first attempt.

Reduce fiber waste

To prevent fibers from going down the drain and into the water system, it's worth considering using a microfiber catcher.

Eco-friendly provider for dry-clean only garments

To minimize the use of harmful chemicals, we recommend choosing an eco-friendly provider for dry cleaning, as most dry-cleaning solvents are non-biodegradable.