Genreal Garment Care
Sustainability is a major consideration in all we do at Two Days Off. Around 80% of a garment's lifetime emissions are produced during the use phase of the item. That is when you, the consumer, are loving, wearing, and most importantly laundering your clothes. To help you care for your garments so they last longer and lessen their environmental impact we have put together this care guide.
10 Things You Can Do To Lighten Your Laundry’s Environmental Load:
Wash Less Frequently
Only Wash When Stained or Smelly
Buy Clothes Made Of Fabrics That Require Less Washing
Hand Wash Or Use Energy Saver Machines
Wash Using Cool Water
Use Natural Detergents
Separate Clothes Based On Care Labels
Air Dry Or Tumble Dry On Low Heat
Skip The Iron
Skip the Dry Cleaner
Linen is a strong natural fabric that softens with use. It is great for all seasons due to its thermoregulation properties.
Clothes made of linen need less washing than you’d expect. Hang them in between use to ventilate between wears and spot clean as needed, but take care not to hang on wire hangers as they can leave indentations.
When washing we recommend using cool water around 30°C. High temperatures can weaken the fibers and cause fading.
We recommend hanging your linen clothes to air dry when possible, it is much kinder to your clothing and the environment. Tumble drying can shrink or damage the linen fibers and it uses lots of energy.
Pilling may occur naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.
Linen is known to wrinkle and crease easily. We love the lived in look of linen but if you prefer a crisper look try hanging in the bathroom to steam during hot showers before turning on the iron!
Cotton is considered one of the most versatile textiles. It’s biodegradability, breathability, and growing availability of organic options makes it a popular choice.
Similar to linen above, cotton only needs to be washed when visibly stained or odorous. To prevent garments from shrinking and prolong their life, wash at 30°C.
Air drying cotton is a great way to prevent shrinkage, preserve color, and save energy. If hanging is not an option, tumble dry on cool.
Wool has natural properties that resist dirt and thus doesn’t need washing after every wear. Like linen, hang for short periods of time to ventilate and spot clean as needed.
Wash wool by hand or in the gentle cycle with a low spin setting on your washing machine. Wash in 30°C (cool) water with with a mild, natural detergent and to remove excess water before drying. Squeeze out excess water without wringing as this could distort the shape of your clothes.
Always lay wool clothing flat with a towel underneath to avoid stretching out the fibers. Hanging wool up to dry will stretch and distort it from its original shape.
Pilling occurs naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.
To prolong the life of your wool pieces it is best to fold and store with mothballs, as opposed to hanging them.