Our T-shirts are made with a great deal of love and attention, built by natural products. To enjoy it as long as possible, it's important you take care of it well. In this article you will read what you can do to get the best out of the fabrics as well as the prints, to make it look as new for as long as possible.
Taking care of your clothing is not only good for yourself, but also good for the planet. For the production of clothing, toxic chemicals are used very often, without you even knowing. If your clothing stays nice, you'd have to replace them less often as well, which is also better for the planet.
Monkey Promise: We do everything possible to have an as small as possible impact to the environment. Read below how we do that.
The ideal temperature to wash your clothing is 30 degrees. Because our T-shirts are made of biological cotton, it's important that you do not wash them too hot. This can damage the fabric or possibly shrink it.
You don't have to be afraid it does not get clean at 30 degrees. Most detergents are working perfectly at this temperature. Also washing at 30 degrees saves a lot of energy. This is how you keep the planet and your wallet in good condition.
Act against animal abuse, but also dont abuse your clothing. Your clothing stays in great shape if you wash it at a low RPW (max 800 rpm). Choose a less intensive washing program, like for wool.
The best detergent you can use is a ecological detergent. They produce less water pollution en result in less waste than normal detergents. You can recognize them from the EKO-quality brand or the European Ecolabel.
Tip: Wash your T-shirts inside out. It keeps the print best!
Drying is the main cause from damage to your clothes. To keep your T-shirts in great shape as long as possible we recommend drying them on a washing line. In addition this will save a lot of energy. If you choose to use a dryer, try to choose the lowest temperature and add a soft towel.
The "most fun" household chore you can skip as far as we are concerned. Ironing doesn't do a lot of good to your clothing, because the heat from the iron can burn the fabric very easily - especially when it's thin. Our ladies shirts contain elastane and Tencel, which prevents the fabric from wrinkles anyway, making ironing unnecessary already in most cases.
Iron your shirt only if you think it's really necessary. Iron always inside-out and not directly on the print. Don't use steam and turn the temperature of the iron to "synthetic".
In a nutshell
- Wash at 30 degrees
- Wash at maximum 800 rpm
- Wash your shirt inside-out
- Use a ecological detergent
- Dry your shirt on a washing line
- Just leave the iron (or iron inside-out)
Follow these tips and keep your T-shirts as new.
Wear what you care for - Care for what you wear