Keeping your clothes pristine for long time starts with taking proper care of them. But which treatment applies to your favourite one-of-a-kind? We love to share our washing and maintenance tips with you. Warning: information on this page is merely advice. Seeing how every washing machine is different and has their own washing programme, we can’t be held accountable for washing mistakes and/or damage that results from following the advice below. Importantly: never wash your beautiful clothes too many times.

Before your wash your item of clothing, it’s important to properly read the care label. You can find it on the inside of the item of clothing or your new bedding. There are so many care labels that you may not know exactly what each label means. This is why we will give you an overview at the end of this page.

When you know how to treat your item, you can get started. Here’s some important information before you start.

It’s essential to wash coloured clothes or bedding and white clothes separately. If you wash coloured products together with black ones, there’s a big chance that your coloured clothes will get a grey glow. So always make sure you have three separate groups: white laundry, coloured laundry and black laundry.

VINEGAR

Do you want to preserve the colour? Then wash your pants or dress with a dash of (laundry) vinegar, which helps preserving the colour of the product. It’s also advised to wash your items inside-out.

MATERIALS

Lastly, the method of washing clothes or bedding depends on the type of fabric that the item of clothing is made of. We hereby provide an explanation of the materials and corresponding laundry methods, from A to Z.

COMMON ISSUES

Lint

Lint develops during the wearing and washing of clothes due to the fabric rubbing together. This happens with clothing made of woolly, voluminous fabric. It has nothing to do with quality. How to treat it? You can maintain your clothes with a depiller or lint brush. How to prevent lint? Wash your clothing at wool was hand don’t put it together with sharp objects. Use water of up to 30 degrees and let the item dry on a flat surface and never put it in the dryer.

Discolouration

When your clothing emerges from the laundry discoloured, it sadly can’t be helped anymore. These items have been washed at too hot a temperature. How do you prevent discolouration? First make sure your laundry is properly divided. Colour with colour and white with white. Don’t use a washing programme that’s too hot and do wash your clothes inside-out. Additionally, we recommend using clothes vinegar and colour catcher clothes.

Shrunk

Everyone’s nightmare. Your clothing came out of the laundry and it shrank. Unfortunately, this cannot be reversed. The clothing has been washed at too hot a temperature. How do you prevent shrinking? It’s recommended never wash your cloths at too hot a temperature, too long or put them in a dryer that’s too hot. Always read the care labels and preferably never wash at a temperature higher than 30 degrees.

Lint

Lint develops during the wearing and washing of clothes due to the fabric rubbing together. This happens with clothing made of woolly, voluminous fabric. It has nothing to do with quality. How to treat it? You can maintain your clothes with a depiller or lint brush. How to prevent lint? Wash your clothing at wool was hand don’t put it together with sharp objects. Use water of up to 30 degrees and let the item dry on a flat surface and never put it in the dryer.

Discolouration

When your clothing emerges from the laundry discoloured, it sadly can’t be helped anymore. These items have been washed at too hot a temperature. How do you prevent discolouration? First make sure your laundry is properly divided. Colour with colour and white with white. Don’t use a washing programme that’s too hot and do wash your clothes inside-out. Additionally, we recommend using clothes vinegar and colour catcher clothes.

Lost shape/stretched

Did your clothing stretch after washing? This sadly can’t be repaired. The item of clothing has been washed at too hot a temperature or hung out to dry while still too wet. This damaged and stretched the fibres and they sadly can’t be returned to their original form. How do you prevent your clothes from losing their shape? Always properly read the care labels. They show how to dry the item. When drying wool sweaters, for example, it’s recommended to dry them flat on a towel. Hang them out to dry and the sweater will stretch due to the weight.