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Love your Clothes; Love the Environment

Vivian Westwood once said „Buy less, choose well, make it last!“.
One of the best things you could possibly do for the environment is wearing the clothes that you have as much as you can. This is one reason for our label to have such high standards for the quality of our products. We carefully hand-select all the materials and fabrics used and only work with highly skilled craftsmen in Germany. The high quality material is in need of attention in order to stay as alluring as it is when you first buy it. We therefore decided to pass on some knowledge to you on how to preferably treat the materials.

1. Chiffon and Washing Silk

Hand-washing is usually considered the best method for removing stains or smells from chiffon and washing silk. Fill a sink with cool water and add some laundry detergent. Please avoid using very chemical mixtures as they might harm the materials. Drown the piece and try to evenly distribute the soap-water with your hands. Soak for about to 20-30 minutes. Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water does not seem soapy anymore. To keep the material from yellowing we recommend adding 1⁄2 cup of vinegar to the rinse water. Please do not wring, as the material is very sensitive and this will cause damage. Instead, press the water out of the item for example with a towel. If you prefer washing with the machine we recommend the following tipps. Try turning the piece inside out and putting it into a mesh. Select the lowest spin speed (or if you have a delicate cycle) and temperature. For drying try hanging the piece on a rag and if wrinkles appeal try steaming.

2. Satin
Select the lowest spin on the washing machine (or again a delicate cycle). Start the machine on the lowest temperature. Washing Satin does not need much time and therefore try washing satin items with other ones. If the Satin is Silk based please follow our recommendations for Chiffon and Washing Silk. Check the label to determine whether the satin is derived from silk. Satin clothing is usually thin, which allows it to air dry quickly. Try hanging it on a rag or using a steamer. If the satin needs to go through the dryer, it's important to use either a tumble dry option or the low heat setting.

Cleaning the Environment
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The greatest environmental impact of a garment does not occur during the production, transport or disposal, but during the use by a consumer while washing, drying and ironing.
Here are five tipps for cleaning your clothes and meanwhile being environmentally sound:

  1. Wash your clothes as little as possible with the machine; the fewer you wash, the better for the

    environment.

  2. In case you wash with the machine, make sure it is alway full.

  3. Decreasing the temperature will reduce CO2 emissions and save energy.

  4. Use eco-friendly detergent and avoid using bleach.

  5. Air dry rather than tumble dry, it is better for your clothing and it saves energy.

  6. 6. Wash at 30 degrees.

     

    Cleaning recommendations

    When it comes to cleaning, washing and caring, it is important to have all kinds of textiles and materials treated for proper cleaning. 

    Here are our three recommendations in the Munich area.

    KLEIDERBÜGEL Textilpflege
    Augustenstraße 106
    80798 München

    Textilreinigung Stark
    Hohenzollernstraße 60
    80801 München

    Textil Reinigung Löffler GmbH
    Clemensstraße 64
    80796 München
    
    

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