New Wave Textiles Craft News 2018 - Page 42

WASH INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS TO EXTEND THE FUNCTION, SHAPE AND LIFESPAN OF THE GARMENT. GENERAL ADVICE Taking good care of your garment results in better function and protection, allowing you to focus on your training. Don't wash your functional garment more often than necessary; it saves both the clothes and the environment. Follow the instructions on the product's care label and use an environment-friendly detergent (dose carefully). JACKETS WITH DOWN FILLING Don't wash down garments more than necessary. Often it's enough to clean the garment with a damp cloth. However, down garments can be washed as long as you do it the right way. Always follow the care instructions on the garment and use rather too little detergent than too much. To ensure that your garment maintains its shape and to avoid wear and tear, always close zippers, Velcro openings, buckles and buttons before washing. Down garments should be washed inside out and tumble- dried with tennis balls until they are completely dry. Don't use fabric softener when washing functional clothes. Softener encapsulates the fibers and thus ruins the fabric's ability to transport moisture. Turn the garment inside out and make sure there's plenty of room for the jacket in the drum. To reduce wear, always close zippers, Velcro openings and buttons before washing. Choose a delicate cycle, 30°C or 40°C. MATERIAL-SPECIFIC ADVICE Place the washed jacket in a dryer along with three tennis balls. The balls help to distribute the down evenly and to regain its fluffiness. Dry the jacket on low temperature for as long as possible. You can help the down to spread evenly by removing the jacket every now and then, shaking it and loosen up any clumps. POLYESTER Wash with similar colors. Clothes with prints should always be washed inside out. Remove the garments from the washing machine immediately after fini