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Washing and care instructions

So that your garments will work well for a long time, it is important to take care of them properly.

Here we have prepared information about washing and care instructions applicable to each material. Many garments have a mixture of different materials, so it is always best to follow the washing and care instructions found on the inside of the garments.

We recommend that you never use fabric softener when washing clothes – it’s better for both the function of these garments and also for the environment.

 

Garments reinforced with membrane

(NEONORDIC®, COVERTEX® etc.)

1. Wash your garments regularly

If sweat and dirt collect on your garment, the pores in the membrane will become clogged, reducing the garment’s breathability. For this reason, garments should be washed frequently to keep the membrane functioning optimally. Use fragrance-free washing detergent specially designed for breathable clothing and avoid using fabric conditioner, which clogs the garment’s pores. Fasten zips and velcro and undo elastic cords before washing. If possible, do not spin after washing.

2. Tumble dry to restore function

After washing, tumble dry the garments on a gentle programme. This restores the material's waterproof function. If you haven’t got a tumble dryer, you can heat the garment with a hairdryer after the material has dried.

3. Waterproofing

A garment’s outer fabric must be dry in order for the clothing to be breathable. For this reason, garments containing membrane are often treated on the outside with a waterproof coating that degrades with use. If the garment’s outer fabric absorbs water, an airtight seal forms around the body and the fabric cannot breathe. This is why it is crucial to waterproof your clothing. Use a waterproofing product designed for breathable garments.

Wash and waterproof your technical garments regularly to maximise their performance over time.

Fleece
When washing fleece, the recommendation is to wash your garment inside out to keep it in excellent condition for as long as possible. Follow the washing instructions.

Bamboo
Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and odourinhibiting and therefore it does not need to be washed after each use. It can easily be used 2 or 3 times before washing. However, we recommend that you air the garment after each use. The garment cannot be dried in the tumble dryer. Follow the washing instructions.

Wool
To extend the life of your woollen garment special detergent should be used when washing. Follow the washing instructions and hand wash garments which are not labelled with superwash or washing machine. Wool fibre repels dirt. It can be used 3 or 4 times before washing, but it is important that you Vent the garment following use.

Cotton
Cotton garments are wash-resistant and durable. You can iron them while they are still damp to get the best result.

Polyester
Polyester is the material used mostly in functional garments. A durable material used in most of the outer fabric and the lining in our garments. Wash at 40 °c and waterproof as needed.

Elastane
It can also be called as spandex or lycra. With elastane, it is important to follow the washing instructions carefully. If garments with elastane are exposed to higher temperatures than specified the elastane fibres begin to breakdown and the garment can lose its elasticity. Even fabric softener can damage the threads and make them relax so that the garment will lose its elasticity.

Polyamid/nylon
Polyamide often occurs under the name nylon which is the trade name for polyamide. It is an elastic, durable and quick-drying material that does not crease. It cannot be tumble dried and should not be dried in direct sunlight. Wash at 40 °c and waterproof as needed.

Leather
Leather is a durable and pliable material that with correct management becomes more beautiful with time. It is recommended that you clean your leather products at least once a year. This can be done with a damp cloth and a mild soap. Then wipe with a clean damp cloth. After cleaning, it is important to hydrate the leather with oil, which is applied with a lint-free cloth on a clean surface. Let the oil sink in for a couple of hours and then wipe away the excess fat. Avoid keeping your leather products in direct sunlight, as this both bleaches and dries them out.

Machine wash
May be machine-washed at the given temperature. Washing machine to be half-full. Spin for no more than one minute. Spin for no more than 30 seconds in a separate spin drier. A line under the tub means wash with extra care.

Hand wash
Hand wash only at max 40º C. Ensure that washing agent is dissolved before immersing garment. Do not soak or allow to lie in water; coloured garments may run. Do not rub or wring garment. This symbol mean that the garment is not suitable for washing with water.

Ironing
The iron symbol means that the garment may be ironed. The dots inside the iron indicate ironing temperatures: one dot no higher than 110º C; two dots no higher than 150º C.

The crossed symbol means do not iron.

Bleaching
Means that the garment cannot be bleached.

Dry cleaning
The symbol means that the garment must be dry cleaned. The different letters denote the type of dry-cleaning.

The crossed symbol means do not dry clean.

Drying
Most garments tolerate one minute’s spin drying. Some garments may also be tumble dried, as indicated by this symbol. Garments made of, or containing, wool must never be tumble dried.

The crossed symbol means do not tumble dry.

These drying symbols may also occur. From left to right: hang dry, drip dry and dry flat.

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