10 tips: How to take care of your clothes

By Natalia Escaño on

Today we want to give you a few tips on how to make your clothes more durable. We have received many requests from you guys, asking us how to take care of your clothes in a more sustainable way.
We heard your call, so here are our 10 top tips.

1. Buy fabrics that are durable.
If you have a choice, buy fabrics that are naturally durable and require very little care.
2. Wash less frequently.
Try to wash your clothes as less frequently as possible, not that you should wear dirty clothes, but the more you wash them, the more they lose their quality.
3. Fold clothes along the seams,
to avoid unwanted creases and to maintain the shape of the item.
4. Let everything air out.
The elastic needs to relax. In general, no matter what you do, elastic has a shelf life, but the better you take care of them the longer they will last.
5. Learn basic repairs.
Learning to complete basic repairs on your clothing — such as replacing a loose thread or a missing button — can make them last longer and save you a tonne of money. 

6. Avoid Ironing.
If you don’t have time to iron, steam your clothes by hanging them in the bathroom while you take a hot shower.
7. Empty your pockets.
Empty out pockets of tissues or other odds and ends which can make a mess of your laundry.

8. Close zippers and other fasteners to prevent snagging.
Also, loosely tie strings and sashes to prevent tangling.
9. Denim
To get rid of odors: hang jeans in the bathroom before a shower (the damp steam will keep them fresh between washes), or freeze them in a plastic bag for two days.

10. Avoid the dryer when you can.
Researchers found that repeatedly drying cotton garments led to cracks in the clothing, which reduced fabric strength by 25 percent or more and also caused pilling.