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A quick and easy Guide to Caring for your #MadeRight Clothes


All our products are crafted by hand and made with the upmost love and dedication. Our artisans in Gesikharjo village even pray for a beautiful outcome every time they come together to dye. That’s why it’s important to take good care of them so they have a long life :)

Here is a quick and easy guide on how to do just that.



The good news is that taking care of your favorite #MadeRight pieces is actually quite easy! Of course dry-cleaning is always an option (yes, all our clothes can be dry-cleaned). But you can actually safe time and money (and also the environment) by washing your clothes by hand - at home! Here is how:

 

What detergent to use?


Most importantly, never use bleach or detergents that contain it! In our experience, mild washing powders, lerak as well as hyperallergenic baby shampoo work best :D



How do I wash by hand?


Handwashing your clothes is actually really quick and easy. All you need is a bucket, some mild detergent, a dry towel and of course water:


Step 1 | Mix Detergent with Cold Water

Place a clean bucket or bowl in your sink and fill it with cold or luke-warm water. Don’t use hot water to avoid fiber degeneration. Then pour about a table spoon of mild detergent and stir well (for liquid detergent, 5ml per liter is the rule of thumb). 

Step 2 | Soak the Clothes

Place your clothes in the bucket and swirl them around gently for about a minute. Then just let it soak for another 5-10 minutes. For best results, don’t mix different colors and never put more than 3-4 items in the bucket at the same time.

Step 3 |  Stains and Tricky Spots

If there are stains, apply additional detergent right on the spot and rub the fabric very gently against itself. Let it soak for another 5 minutes. The same applies to the area below the arm pit to remove unwanted odors and/or deodorant stains.

Step 4 | Rinse Off the Soap

Carefully remove the clothes from the water and place them on a clean towel next to your sink. Then pour out the soap water, quickly rinse the bucket and place the clothes back in it. Fill the bucket with clean water until the clothes are well covered. Then swirl them around gently for about one more minute.

Step 5 | Remove Excess Water

Carefully take the clothes out of the water and press them gently to get rid of excess water. Don’t twist or pull them in the process. If you’re washing a silk throw or dress, take a look at Tips for Pros number one.

Step 6 | Hang Dry

Don’t throw your clothes in the dryer! Not only can it damage your favorite piece. It wastes a lot of energy. It’s perfectly fine to line-dry your clothes Place them carefully on a hanger or a laundry rack and let the wind do its work. Make sure to avoid exposure to direct sunlight as this may damage the dye.

Step 7 | Iron

Iron your clothes at a low to medium setting. For cotton and linen, it is ok to use the highest heat setting – but please make sure to spray your clothes with a bit of water first and move the iron quickly.

 

That’s it! Well done! This is how you care for your favorite #MadeRight pieces in a safe way. Below I’ve added two additional tips for pros. And of course, always feel free to reach out to us in case you have any questions! 

 

Tips for Pros 

  • For some items, especially long silk dresses, it is best to NOT hang them to dry right away but to remove some of the water first. This reduces their weight and hence the risk of damage. How to do it: Place your dress or shirt on a big, clean towel and cover it with a second towel. Then gently apply pressure :)
  • Ironing made easy: What I personally like to do is to iron my shirts when they’re still a bit damp from washing. It will easily cut ironing time in half! If your clothes are completely dry, just spray them with some water, wait for about half a minute and the iron.