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Care & Wash Instructions

TIPS FOR WASHING

Follow the care instructions to extend the function, shape and lifespan of the garment. 

A printed care label can be found on most items which will include full details of how to care for it.

GENERAL ADVICE

Taking good care of your RTS Merch results in better function and protection. Don't wash your garment more often than necessary; it saves both the clothes and the environment.

Follow the instructions on the product's care label and use an environment-friendly detergent (dose carefully).

To ensure that your garment maintains its shape and to avoid wear and tear, always close zippers, Velcro openings, buckles and buttons before washing.

Don't use fabric softener when washing functional clothes. Softener encapsulates the fibers and thus ruins the fabric's ability to transport moisture.

All garments can stretch when hung. To retain the shape of your garments, fold the garments and lay them flat to dry.

MATERIAL-SPECIFIC ADVICE

Cotton Tee’s (All of our T-Shirts)

Don't use fabric softener when washing functional clothes. Softener encapsulates the fibers and thus ruins the fabric's ability to transport moisture. If you choose to machine wash turn the garment inside out.

We recommend the following:

  • Machine Cold Wash
  • Or Hand Cold Wash
  • Do not Bleach
  • Lay Flat to Dry

Polyester

Wash with similar colors. Clothes with prints should always be washed inside out. Remove the garments from the washing machine immediately after finishing washing. Line dry the garments, preferably in a drying cabinet. Do not tumble dry; it's bad for the environment and wears out the clothes.

Wool

Some of our knitted products contain wool. Wool has the amazing capacity to self clean outdoors in fresh air, most effectively in damp weather under the cover of a roof. The preferred washing temperature for wool garments is 30 degrees (also called cold wash). Spin carefully. Don't tumble dry. Shape and line dry the garment after washing.

 

Jackets with down filling

Please review the care label. Don't wash down garments more than necessary. Often it's enough to clean the garment with a damp cloth. However, down garments can be washed as long as you do it the right way. Always follow the care instructions on the garment and use rather too little detergent than too much.

Down garments should be washed inside out and tumble-dried with tennis balls until they are completely dry.

Turn the garment inside out and make sure there's plenty of room for the jacket in the drum. To reduce wear, always close zippers, Velcro openings and buttons before washing. Choose a delicate cycle, 30°C or 40°C.

Lined synthetics

Air the garment after use. If it's dirty and/or sweaty – wash. Not washing a dirty garment can reduce its breathability. Always follow the care instructions. Line drying works okay but adding heat will reactivate the water-repellent surface of the outer fabric. Use a drying cabinet or iron on low heat.