Care | 5 minute read |
Everyone will probably have garments collecting dust at the back of their closet - old-looking, stained, stretched or faded. Many of these were new only a few months ago. Ninety percent of our garments are actually thrown away long before their intended lifespan. The culprit? Poor laundry habits.
Not only is this a waste of investment, it also contributes to fast fashion and environmental damage when you use too much water, energy and detergent. By adopting small habits every laundry day, you can help your clothes and the planet live longer. Here are some tips for proper garment care:
Different fabrics need different water temperatures to retain color, sanitize, remove stains and heavy soils. As a general rule, use hot for removing bacteria and cold to gently clean delicate and bright colored garments.
Take a minute to read the care labels on each piece of clothing. You'll find the information you need to choose both the best water temperature and the type of washing cycle. It’s extremely important to follow the recommendations on the label to ensure the lifespan of your garment.
After reading the label, it's time to sort the dirty clothes by color, fabric weight, and washing temperature. You'll have much better results in removing stains, preserving colors, and protecting delicate fabrics if you wash similar types of fabric together.
On a basic level, you can separate whites, dark colors, light colors, and dry clean only.
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First, check the wash care label on the garment to understand if the garment can be ironed, and then check the product manual of your garment steamers or irons for correct usage instructions. For your regular clothes, check the wash care label on your garment to see the appropriate ironing temperature. Also, set an ironing order to make the work efficient. You may go by the order of collar, cuffs and then the rest of the areas.
Clothes need breathing space too, especially those with natural fibers such as cotton, linen, silk and wool. It’s important that they’re stored in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area to prevent mildew. While hanging them retains their shape and keeps them wrinkle-free, make sure you’re using wooden or padded hangers. Heavy garments like sweaters may be folded instead so they don’t stretch out.
With Electrolux Ultimate Care 300 washing machines, your clothes will be cared thoroughly. Now you can avoid the guesswork with a wide range of Variable Temperatures that this product range offers for all types of fabric. Just choose among six pre-sets so the washer can adapt the cycle temperature to ensure your garments receive the right level of care.
Plus, adopting sustainable practices is the best way to make a fashion statement, because when you help your clothes live longer, the planet does too. Care for both with the UltimateCare 300 Washer. Discover Electrolux washing machines and washer dryers now!