5 Tips for caring for your clothes

October 2, 2015

As the temperature begins to heat up, we are feeling super inspired by (and excited about!) the upcoming fashion trends for the warmer seasons. From seventies boho influences to nautical accents, white on white, double denim or even the rustic gingham pattern, we are set for a stylish fashion season.

All true fashionistas know the saying: “Fashion fades but style is eternal.” So if that’s true, how do we ensure that our absolute fave, timeless items stay looking good for seasons to come?

The way that you care for your clothes dramatically affects the look, shape and longevity of them. Spindel, a company that produces specialised, eco-friendly and efficient laundry dryers, has given us 5 fabric saving tips and tricks every girl should know so that your threads stay looking fresh.

1 Inside out

When washing your clothes turn them inside out, this will reduce friction on the outside surface and protect your garments from fading.

2 Zip up

It’s super important to take the time to zip and button up your clothes before you wash them. If you don’t your zippers are likely to snag other items of clothing and your buttons can become loose.

3 Be delicate

Opt for the delicate wash cycle to decrease the wear and tear harsh washing machines inflict on our precious threads. For your more durable fabrics, you can use the normal washing machine setting, as long as you follow the instructions on the labels.

4 Keep cool

Please, please, please use cold water when washing your clothes! This will not only extend the life of your clothing, but it’s also better the environment as heating the water uses more energy. Oh and by the way, this means it’s better on your purse too.

5 Don’t tumble

Try to avoid tumble drying your clothes. The heat can be pretty harsh on your threads, not to mention the tumbling and pulling and stretching (or shrinking) the poor things go through in there! If you can, rather leave your clothes to air dry. Even better, invest in a laundry spin dryer like the Spindel – no heat, no shrinkage, no damage. Dry, clean, soft clothes in 3 minutes!

Source: Glamour Magazine, SA

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