How to take care of your Militar clothes
So you have purchased your Militar items…. or maybe you are just about to!
We want to make sure that you know how to take care of your clothes, so that they last as long as possible and retain their quality.
Not only will this work for your Militar clothes, but also clothes in general.
Helping take care of your clothes in a way that makes them last longer is not just good for yourself, but also good for the environment. Not taking care of your clothes correctly will cause them to deteriorate a lot faster than they should.
Here are some of the key points highlighted on our care labels (learn what each care label stands for here) which we will break down further for you:
- Wash clothes inside out
- Wash clothes at 30 degrees
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not dry clean
- Do not bleach
Don’t wash your clothes too much
Many of us tend to put our clothes into the wash quite frequently. This sounds great, but it isn’t the best of ideas as the more your clothes are washed, the more chance there is of the materials they are made from starting to wear and becoming damaged.
Instead, we should only really be washing our clothes when it is necessary, for instance when they are dirty! If your clothes need to be freshened up, you can hang them outside for a while or alternatively place them in a steamy bathroom.
Militar clothing should be washed at 30 degrees. This is considered a ‘cold temperature’ and is great for most clothes as it allows the material to be cleaned and remain soft. Hotter temperatures can affect the prints on the clothes over time.
Some people think that unless clothing is washed at 40 degrees or higher it isn’t clean, but this is no longer the case. Most detergents are now manufactured to wash just as well at lower temperatures.
Washing clothes inside out is also a great help in prolonging the lifespan of the clothes, as it reduces the chances of the fibres being damaged, especially if there are other clothes with zips and metal fastenings in the same load.
Washing inside out also protects the print and prevents any extra wear and tear.
If you want to be assured that your clothes will last as long as possible, hand washing is perhaps the best method as it puts as little stress as possible on the clothing being washed.
We know this is quite time consuming and may not be suitable for everyone. However, many modern washing machines come with a hand wash cycle so this may be worth considering if you want to retain your clothes at the highest possible quality.
DO NOT dry clean, bleach or tumble dry
On the care labels for Militar clothing, it tells you to NOT dry clean, bleach or tumble dry.
Dry cleaning is a highly chemical intensive process, with science showing the negative repercussions it has both on the environment and our skin too.
Dry cleaning can be expensive and it takes more effort to get your clothes to and from a dry cleaner. Dry cleaning is certainly not the most environmentally friendly option.
Bleach is a chemical that is often used for cleaning, a side effect of it is that it removes colour from just about everything it touches.
Bleach is definitely not usable on Militar clothing as it will take out the colour of them. Once bleach has taken the colour out of an item of clothing there is no easy way to restore the colour again.
A tumble dryer is an electrical appliance used to dry clothes as an alternative to hanging them outside.
Again, this isn’t suitable for Militar clothing as tumble drying can wear fabrics down significantly and the intense heat also causes clothing to shrink and can also impact the prints (just like washing at high temperatures).
Instead, you should allow your clothes to dry naturally by hanging them up outside on a washing line or alternatively laying them flat on a clothes airer in a warm room (with plenty of ventilation to avoid condensation).
So now you know all the basics when it comes to caring for your Militar products! You can learn more about caring for your clothes in general with this blog post.
To retain the quality of your Militar clothes you could also consider storing your clothes correctly and using eco-laundry powders and detergents.
If you have any questions on this post, the MILITAR MINDSET, the clothes or any other enquiries feel free to contact us.
Enjoy your Militar clothes and make sure to take good care of them so that they can last you a lifetime, but also help the environment out too!