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General garment care

Buy less, buy better and wear more often. This would make our world a better place. The fashion industry is one of the most environmentally demanding on the planet. We do our best to minimize the environmental impact on our end, but you can make a difference too. Up to two-thirds of the carbon footprint created by your garment occurs after it has been delivered to your door. That’s why it is important that you take proper care of your garments.
By following our care instructions below you can ensure that they last longer, which is a win-win for both you and the environment.

Wear more, wash less is better for the planet.

Washing and drying accounts for two thirds of the impact of your garment to the environment.

Washing your clothes after each use is often more about habit than hygiene, and quite frankly not always necessary. Many garments just need to be aired out properly to be good for another wear. By washing less, you will save water, energy, time and money as well as it improves the lifespan of your clothes.

Wash properly

Follow the care label symbols and instructions carefully, they’ve been designed to keep your clothes in great shape while not pressuring the environment too heavily. Here below you can find some tips and tricks on washing your clothes.

  • Go for lower temperatures when possible - a lower temperature still gets the job done, while putting less stress on your clothing.

  • Fill your washing machine, but not too much. Heavy loads cause friction which wears clothes out faster and may also result in the garments being poorly washed.

  • Choose an environmentally friendly laundry detergent. Don’t use too much laundry detergent, since overdosing won’t have any effect on making your clothes cleaner.

  • Skip the dryer - Line drying or air drying is always the better option for the environment and keeping your garments in good shape.

Store correctly

It may sound strange but a lot of the wear and tear of garments can actually occur while you’re not even wearing them. Fabrics that easily stretch should not be hanging but rather folded and stacked in your wardrobe. Avoid over stacking as the garments will wrinkle.

 

Specific garment care

Below you’ll find all necessary garment specific care instructions for all pieces of our permanent collection.
Missing any information or need further help?
Send us an email at hello@wolk-antwerp.com

 

Alex shirt

Material: 100% merino wool

General care instructions

We use total easy care merino wool

  • Wash cold at 30° C delicate program
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  • Lay flat or hang to dry, donot tumble dry
  • Iron at low temperature
Detailed wash instructions
  • Wash inside out to preserve colour
  • To avoid creases, wash on low cycle and give the garment a careful shake after wash
  • Hang dry to remove wrinkles and reduce the need for ironing
Pro care tips
  • Since wool has an antibacterial function, it is not needed to wash your shirts after every wear. Just hang it out to aerate and you will notice that it is fresh again.
  • To avoid stains in the armpit, go easy on the deodorant and make sure that you use aluminum-free or low-aluminum deodorant or antiperspirant.

Jasper shirt

Material: 100% linen

General care instructions
  • Wash cold at 30° C delicate program
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  • Lay flat or hang to dry, donot tumble dry
  • Iron at low temperature
Detailed wash instructions
  • Wash inside out to preserve colour
  • To avoid creases, wash on low cycle and give the garment a careful shake after wash
  • Hang dry to remove wrinkles and reduce the need for ironing
  • Wash linen articles separately from other materials, especially during the first wash, as natural fibres tend to lose lint, which you don’t want to end up on your other items.

Pro care tips
  • To reduce creasing, load your washing machine half-way. This will also ensure your linen gets plenty of water while rinsing.
  • To avoid stains in the armpit, go easy on the deodorant and make sure that you use aluminum-free or low-aluminum deodorant or antiperspirant.

Ben shirt

Material: 100% Tencel

General care instructions
  • Wash cold at 30° C delicate program
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  • Lay flat or hang to dry, donot tumble dry
  • Iron at low temperature
Detailed wash instructions
  • Wash inside out to preserve colour
  • To avoid creases, wash on low cycle and give the garment a careful shake after wash
  • Hang dry to remove wrinkles and reduce the need for ironing
Pro care tips
  • No need to wash this shirt after every wear. Compared with cotton Tencel remains odor free due to its good moisture management.
  • To avoid stains in the armpit, go easy on the deodorant and make sure that you use aluminum-free or low-aluminum deodorant or antiperspirant.

 

Oscar & Victor T-shirt

Material: Climaforce merino wool

General care instructions

We use total easy care merino wool

  • Wash cold at 30° C delicate program
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  • Lay flat or hang to dry, donot tumble dry
  • Iron at low temperature
Detailed wash instructions
  • Wash inside out to preserve colour
  • To avoid creases, wash on low cycle and give the garment a careful shake after wash
  • Hang dry to remove wrinkles and reduce the need for ironing
Pro care tips
  • Since wool has an antibacterial function, it is not needed to wash your shirts after every wear. Just hang it out to aerate and you will notice that it is fresh again.
  • To avoid stains in the armpit, go easy on the deodorant and make sure that you use aluminum-free or low-aluminum deodorant or antiperspirant.