Knitwear Care Friendly Towards Both Clothes and Nature
Even though knitwear is usually associated with the colder part of the year, Mila.Vert offers an extended range of organic cotton knits that cover all four seasons. We’d like to share with you a simple guide to knitwear care, so the knitted pieces, including our bestselling summer knitted dresses, can keep you company for as long as possible – no matter the season.
If you’re anything like us, you know that if the clothing care guidelines seem too complicated at first glance, the item is simply not going to end up in our closet. Luckily enough, at Mila.Vert we like to keep things hassle-free. Sustainable materials and a responsible production go hand in hand with nature-friendly clothing care guidelines – and they're everything but inconvenient.
Here’s what you should bear in mind.
- Not every clothing item needs a wash after being worn once or twice. Natural organic fabrics like cotton and tencel can be aired between wears and still feel fresh on the skin the next time you put them on.
- When clothes do need a wash, make sure you use natural, organic laundry detergent. There is an increasing number of efficient and budget-friendly brands available on the market.
- Look for eco-friendly certificates. There’s a number of them, for example USDA Certified Bio-Based, EU EcoLabel, EcoCert (natural & organic ingredients), Leaping Bunny (no animal testing).
- When it comes to fabric softeners, there is actually little to no need for them, so you can simply skip them. Not only can they ruin clothing items in the long run, they may also be unsafe for you and the environment due to their ingredients.
- Use low-temperature, eco programmes to save energy and water.
- All our clothing can be washed with similar coloursat 30°C and 40°C. There’s no need to worry about damaging anything – our knitwear is washing machine safe.
- When it comes to drying, if you can, air-dry your clothing items using either a rack or hangers. Our knitted items prefer to be laid flat to dry to avoid stretching.
- Alternatively, you can use a clothes dryer if you have one – a dryer will also help if your knits stretch slightly due to normal wear. In fact, our knitwear comes out of the drying machine even fluffier and softer than it went in, so don’t hesitate to give this option a go if you can.
This is it – we told you it was simple. If you have any specific questions, we’re always happy to help over at firstname.lastname@example.org.