Washing Hard-shell Clothing
Did you know that you can brush off the worst dirt from your children’s’ hard-shell pants? Use a clothing brush, like our Vegan Clothing Brush, on dried mud and dust. When it’s actually time to wash, you should opt for an easy care-program, maximum 40ºC. If the clothes are splashed with saltwater, or if they’ve become very sweaty, it’s also time to wash. Salt, fats and sweat make the garment lose its abilities.
- Use a liquid detergent, preferably our Odor Control Detergent, specially made to remove bad odors from fabrics (it is, of course, easily biodegradable)
- Place them in a Guppy Bag that catches all micro plastics
- Don not use fabric softener
- Dry them in a drying cabinet, if you have access to one – it will reactivate the waterproofing
But what about airing gym clothes or synthetics?
We often preach about how you should air instead of washing clothes that only smell a little funky. But this holds true for material that breathes; like cotton, viscose, linen and wool – natural fabrics. Most outdoor gear or gym clothes are made from synthetics that technically cannot breathe (synthetic fabrics are a form of plastic). For that reason, it’s quite fruitless to hang them outdoors to air.
If you want to minimize your washing, we recommend our Clothing Mist, a lightly scented bacteria culture that will instantly neutralize bad odors. The Mist is effective on all kinds of fabrics and can be used to refresh both your hard-shell and workout clothes.