Detergent & stain remover, Laundry Society.
When I was around thirteen years old I had this silk T-shirt with silk detailing – it was my favorite garment at that moment – and one day I noticed a tiny little stain on the collar. This was around the time when I was experimenting with bleaching my jeans, and since the T-shirt was white, I thought that in ordet to get rid of the stain I would should use chlorine. I poured a little on to the collar and after two seconds the fabric literary started melting in my hand. Now I know: Never mix silk with chlorine.
Since that day I’ve learned a lot about caring for my clothes, and so I thought I’d share my weekly garment care routine with you.
Washing garments wear them out, so try not to do that too often. A rule of thumb is to wear them at least five times between each wash.
To avoid unnecessary washing, you can also freshen up your garments by airing them after you’ve worn them. Just be sure to avoid direct sunlight, and don’t let wool pieces hang for too long as they’ll stretch and loose their shape, even when dry.
I love this linen spray from Washology and spray it generously on jackets and sweaters that smell of perspiration. Or I use a diluted vinegar essence (one part vinegar essence with a concentration of 12%, one part water). After a few days, both the smell of vinegar and sweat will have disappeared.
With each wash, countless plastic fibers from synthetic textiles are making their way from washing machines into rivers and oceans. The Guppyfriend Washing Bag is a patented solution that filters out the tiniest microfibers released from textiles during machine washing, and the self-cleaning fabric bag is made of a specially designed micro-filter material. Simply collect the fibers after wash and dispose of them properly (as plastic).
Hanging your laundry to air dry has many positive advantages. It preserves the garment and gives it a longer life, whereas tumble drying wear it out and wastes a lot of energy.
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