Before replacing your items, try to repair them, as best as you can.
When you love a piece of clothing, independently if it was cheap or a luxury item, you want it to last as long as possible, hanging in your closet. Take good care of all your garments, you’ll be saving money and, above all, saving the planet.
Always read the care instructions on the composition tag of each garment. Whenever possible, maintain this tag on your garment, so you can check this information anytime. Also be aware that, for a garment to be able for recycling, the composition tag must be in it, so that the composition might be confirmed.
HOW TO REPLACE A BUTTON
What you’ll need: scissors + thread + measuring tape + button
If the item you buy from OH, MONDAY! if there are buttons, one extra comes along with it (check your composition tag), just in case you loose one of them.
HOW TO REMOVE STAINS
Work quickly when you find a stain, as these age clothes quickly. As long as the stain remains in the garment, it will be more difficult to come out, specially when the stain dries, it can be set into the fabric. Blotting the stain with water and then rubbing with detergent is a good start.
If you’re using a specific stain remover, test it first on a less visible part of your garment. Some products may burn the fibre and damaging your clothing. Some fabrics are quite sensitive and you don’t want your garment to be damaged. Viscose, Modal or Cupro are quite sensitive fabrics, so you have to be very careful.
Try mixing your regular soap with a bit of bicarbonate of soda to make an effective natural strain remover, this is kind to most fabrics.
If you are not sure of what made the stain in your garment, check with your dry cleaner, in order to remove it, the best way.
HOW TO DO YOUR IRONING THE RIGHT WAY
- Before setting the right temperature, check the composition label to make sure your garment can be ironed.
- Always iron your garments inside out, to make sure your items last longer.
- Some fabrics require the minimum (or delicate) temperature, like viscose or silk. Fabrics like cotton or linen can be ironed at high temperatures.
- Always use the dampness function when ironing, it works better on most of the fabrics, like viscose, silk or cotton for example.
HOW TO STORAGE YOUR GARMENTS
Your items should always be stored clean and free of odors.
Always store your items in a way you can easily find them and that make them last longer. Hangers are great for dresses, tops and skirts.
Leave some space between each piece, so they can breathe. Be careful with covering your garments in plastic, as this is a prime environment for bugs and it also encourages yellowing the pieces of clothing.