Size & Care
How to measure?
All around, measure where your chest is the biggest
All around, measure where your waist is the smallest
All around, measure where your hip is the biggest
Measure the inner part of your leg from crotch to floor.
Did you know that at least a third of the carbon footprint of our clothing comes from the way we take care of them? Time to take matters into our own hands and change the way we use our clothing. The longer you’re able to enjoy a piece of clothing, the more sustainable it becomes.
Wash only when needed
Instead of washing your clothing after one wear, check in to see if it’s really that dirty. Generally, big knits can last a couple of wears, and so do pants and skirts. If there’s just one dirty spot, practice spot cleaning!
Wash cold and careful
Washing your clothing on a colder temperature (max. 30 degrees Celsius) keeps them from shrinking or withering. To keep the colors of your items intact was your clothing inside out. If you’re unsure if you can wash an item in the washing machine at all, wash it by hand or use a laundry bag. For items with beads, embroidery, delicate details or details that can damage other clothing, we recommend always using a laundry bag.
Don’t overdo it with the detergent
Although it might smell nice, if your clothing smells very soapy after you’ve washed it, you’ve probably used too much. Often, the measuring cups that come with your detergent can hold up to ten times more detergent than you actually need!
Switch to air drying
Using a tumble dryer can shorten the life of your garments immensely. By (partially) switching to airdrying, you’re preventing your clothes from being damaged or shrinking. And if you hang your shirts to dry on a hanger, there’s big chance you don’t even have to iron them afterwards – win-win! On top of that, tumble dryers are probably one of the most energy-thirsty appliances in a standard household, so next to emitting less carbon dioxide, you’ll also save some money.
Most irons have different temperature settings, so before ironing, make sure you know on what temperature to set your iron.
If you’re using a steam iron, remember that the steam will always be 100 degrees Celsius. To make sure you’re not staining or damaging your clothing, put a (tea-)towel on top of your item and iron that.