Here are our pieces of advice on how you can care for your clothes and make them last longer. Because when you like your clothes, you want to wear them all the time and proper care can definitely help you do so.
How do I wash woolen clothes?
Wool is a beautiful natural fabric. They are highly breathable, ecological and keep you warm. But like all natural materials, they require attention and special care.
FLANNEL DRESSES, PANTS AND SKIRTS
The wool flannel we use contains a little polyester. Therefore, it’s very unlikely that the clothes shrink. However, when washing them, always prefer a gentle wash, at 30 degrees at most.
Avoid using bleaching products as it might cause the color of your clothes to fade.
Hand washing is, by far, preferable. However, if you wash your garment in a machine, we advise you to protect it in a pillowcase or net to extend its lifetime.
Finally, we recommend choosing a liquid detergent and preferably, one that is suitable for wool. Avoid powder detergents that would help felting or pilling wool.
THE 100% WOOL COAT
Our Passion coat is a coat made of 100% French wool. The wool comes from sheeps that were born and raised in France and is completely natural. We do not use chemical dye. The color of this wool is thus obtained through weaving.
We advise you to give your coat to a dry cleaning services at the beginning or the end of the cold season.
Be careful when choosing your dry cleaner: some companies use solvents that can damage your clothes. Prefer dry cleaners that claim to be ecological or those who do the cleaning with water only.
How to wash my polyester clothes?
How can I protect my clothes in my washing machine?
The washing machine is a real time saver, and when you have busy schedules, you can hardly do without.
However, it is essential to know that the washing machine can actually damage your clothes if you select the wrong mode, wash at too high a temperature, or spin too hard.
Also, here are some tips to preserve and make your wardrobe last if you do a machine wash.
Wash clothes of the same colors together
Use washing protective nets
Follow the care instructions written on the labels
Finally, our best tip is to follow the care instructions written on the labels. Brands and manufacturers know better than anyone how their products are going to react after a wash.
If you need help deciphering the labels, do not hesitate to read our guide on the acronyms for clothing.
And if you’d like more tips on how to preserve your clothes when washing in the machine, visit our dedicated article on machine wash.
Dry on hangers
Use Laundry drying racks
Use a clothesline
If you live in a house and have a beautiful garden and there is little pollution around you, you can also use a clothesline or an outdoor clothes rack.
Our grandmothers used it, and it still works today.
Here are some options you can explore:
How to make your clothes last longer?
Ironing clothes can remove any bad wrinkles obtained during any washing or drying cycle. Your clothes would like more beautiful, and you will have a more professional and elegant look.
In addition to that, ironing will soften or tighten fibers which will extend the lifetime of your room.
Finally, the heat of the iron helps to eliminate bacteria, parasites, and fungi that may have clung to your clothes.
Use the right clothes hangers
Hangers that are too large can damage and warp your clothes.
The clothes hangers that you can usually find in the market measure on average 40 to 46 cm. But if you are Petite and have narrow shoulders, it is likely that the classic hangers are too big for your sleeve pieces (shirts, blouses, jackets, sweaters or coats).
As a result, your clothes will wear out faster.
If you are Petite, we recommend investing in hangers suitable for Petite clothing, between 35 and 40cm, which will preserve the shape of your clothes.