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
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.
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.