TIPS AND TRICKS
for a longer lasting and sustainable wardrobe
KEEP AN ORGANIZED CLOSET
To fold your clothes neatly and hang them up on hangers keeps them from getting tangled up in each other, from getting stuck in other items zippers and buttons and it keeps the fibers, that the fabrics are made of, intact and whole for longer.
Another tip is to button up all buttons, zip up the zippers and tie all bands. This also prevents tangling, ripping and it keeps the fit of your clothes right for longer.
WASH YOUR DELICATE ITEMS IN WASHING BAGS
When it comes to washing your sensitive materials, make sure to wash them on the gentle setting on your washing machine, and keep your items like silk, lace and chiffon in washing bag. This is so they won’t catch on to anything that can damage the material.
This might sound strange, but often we wash our clothes even though they don’t actually need to be washed. Sometimes a simple stain remover done by hand can do the trick and for many materials airing it out is enough. Materials like silk can often just be hung up just to be aired out for a day, and other materials such as denim you can hang up in the bathroom while showering, the steam from the shower refreshes and pulls the denim fibers back together for a tight fit once again. To wash your clothes less frequent will keep their quality better for longer.
5 QUICK TRICKS
1. If you need to iron a garment made out of polyester, to prevent it from melting, put a piece of cotton fabric (for example a clean white kitchen towel or a sheet) in between the garment and the iron.
2. To remove dirt from suede, use a nail file.
3. If an item of clothing is starting to burl (noppra in Swedish), you know when little fuzz is gathering all over the clothing, an easy way to get rid of them is to carefully use a razor. OBS! Do not use this on sheer material such as silk, chiffon, crepe de chine and thin polyesters etc. However, it is perfect to do on your winter wool coat to give it new life.
4. Baking soda and water can be a great pit stain remover, for when your white t-shirts and shirts gets those sweat stains.
5. When hand washing wool and silk, roll your item up in a towel carefully to remove access water, then roll it out and let it dry on the towel. It prevents stretching and misshaping of the material.