Several studies indicate that clothes are washed a little more often than is necessary. Here are some advises that can help you reduce the environmental impact and at the same time give the clothes or home textile an opportunity for a longer life.
- Just wash your clothes and other textiles when they are dirty
- You can often remove a stain with a little soap and water
- Sort the laundry into light and dark fabrics
- Fill the washing machine but avoid packing it full
- Lower the temperature, laundry detergents are effective already at 30 degrees
- Use ecolabelled detergent
- Avoid detergents with bleach to dark or colored wash so that the colors do not dull
- Use a tight amount of detergent. Avoid overdosage, it will take extra energy to clean emissions in the treatment plants and the laundry will not be cleaner
- Avoid softener as much as you can because this will cause unnecessary substances that are harmfull to the environment
- Wash delicate clothes in a laundry bag, especially viscose that is weak in the wet state and polyester to minimize microfibers to release
- Dry your clothes outside as much as possible
- Knitwear and other heavy clothes are to be dried laying down
Indiska's assortment is largely made of natural material, includeing forest fibers such as viscose, modal and loycell. The fabrics are washed and crimped, but they can still shrink by 3-5%.
* We test at least one sample of each model and fabric quality before delivery. We adhere to industry standards when it comes to shrinkage, max 3% for wet productions and max 5% for knitwear and jersey.
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