Follow the care label
First and foremost, always follow the instructions on the Care Label of our garment – these provide details of exactly how the garment should be cleaned and anything else you need to know.
Wash less & at lower temperatures
Washing a garment less frequently can increase a garment’s life span - washing garments too often can damage the fibres.
If a garment is not dirty but just needs freshening up, try hanging it up and airing it first.
When the time does come to do a clothes wash, wash at lower temperatures (30° or less). This will not only help to protect them from fading, but also reduces the environmental impact of the wash.
There is a growing range of good quality, environmentally friendly wash products on the market now which are kinder to clothes and the planet - look out for detergents made from biodegradable, plant-derived ingredients, and which also have the bonus of being refillable.
When you are not wearing them, store clothes in a cool and dry space to protect them from damp, sunlight, and heat, which can all cause damage.
When hanging clothes, try using padded or wooden hangers to prevent them from becoming misshapen. More delicate garments like wool items are better kept folded, especially knitwear.