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Washing tips and garment care

TREAT THEM WELL AND THEY WILL LAST LONGER
Practical tips to make your clothes last longer

We've put together a collection of quick and easy video tutorials to explain how to best care for your garments to make them last. Click on the buttons below based on the topic that interests you most, or find the complete playlist here.

Take care of your clothes with our set of natural products

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To take care of every material

Recycled Cashmere and Wool

We recommend to wash our recycled and wool cashmere accessories and garments by hand, to avoid surprises due to drying or washing errors. Alternatively you can also choose a washing machine program for delicates, up to 30 degrees.

Dry the garment in a natural way, always laying it out on a horizontal plane. Draining the water is very important to prevent the lower part of the garment from deforming. You can do a light spin cycle or choose our grandmother's method:

  • Take a towel and lay the damp sweater on it
  • Fold the towel over it and press with your hands so as to drain excess water
  • Do it without squeezing because you could twist and break the fibers

We suggest you to iron recycled cashmere garments, when necessary, with steam. You can use a steamer, or the steam from the iron. When you do this, always pay attention: don't stay too close to the garment, you could wet it nd therefore make it felted.

Recycled wool cloth

To wash our recycled wool coats and accessories we recommend a dry cleaning, possibly in a professional laundry.

Let recycled wool cloth dry naturally and avoid using the dryer, which could damage the fabric surface.

You can iron the recycled wool cloth using a steamer or an iron. In this case, place a contrasting fabric or sheet to avoid direct heat sources that could act on the recycled polyamide part of the composition.

Recycled denim cotton

The denim yarn of our garments behaves similarly to the classic jeans pants. After a few times you wear it, it may widen and lose grip. At that point, a washing in the washing machine is what can get your garment back in shape: choose 30° wash. If you decide to wash it by hand, do a light spin to drain the water.

Draining the water before hanging your recycled jeans knitwear is important to avoid the excessive stretching of the fibers. Then lay out on a horizontal surface to dry, preferably outside on a beautiful sunny day!

We advise you to iron recycled jeans garments, when necessary, with steam. You can use a steamer, or the steam from an iron.

Recycled and virgin cotton

To ensure that our recycled cotton towels and blankets keep their shape, we recommend you to wash them at a maximum of 30° with a delicate program. Also in this case you can choose to wash them by hand to extend even more their life.

Prefer a natural drying for our beach towels and plush cotton garments. Especially in this case, avoid the dryer which could ruin the soft hand of the fleece.

You can iron recycled cotton garments. In the case of plush clothes, try to use steam instead of ironing directly. Always avoid direct iron contact with the label, which is made from recycled polyester.

Recycled and organic cotton

For our 50% recycled cotton and 50% organic cotton t-shirts we recommend a delicate wash at 30°. Squeeze well before laying to speed up the drying process.

You can choose to dry garments made with this fabric either by hanging them outside or in the dryer.

Unlike a t-shirt that contains synthetic fibers, a 100% cotton one will most likely need to be ironed. To try to avoid the iron, shake well once washed and spread on a horizontal surface, we do not promise you, but the result could be acceptable! Otherwise you should surrender to ironing.

Recycled silk

We recommend washing recycled silk garments by hand to best maintain their quality. Alternatively, you can choose to machine wash them at a maximum of 30°C on a delicate cycle.

Dry the garment in a natural way, always laying it out on a horizontal plane. Draining the water is very important to prevent the lower part of the garment from deforming. You can do a light spin cycle or choose our grandmother's method:

Take a towel and lay the damp sweater on it Fold the towel over it and press with your hands so as to drain excess water Do it without squeezing because you could twist and break the fibers

We advise you to iron recycled silk garments, when necessary, with steam. You can use a steamer, or the steam from an iron.

If you need any info, drop us an email at: ciao@rifo-lab.com

Love Lasts Warranty within 2 years

All Rifò clothes are handmade, with high quality standards. If you find any packaging defects within 2 years we will repair them and return them to you as new.

Visit this page for further information.


For all your garments…

Use a mild detergent

Our Fiori di Olivo Detergent, for example. Formulated to cleanse and respect the most delicate fibers, with a gentle fragrance based on essential olive oils. A true indulgence for your garments that will promote their longevity over time.
- Biodegradable, it won't pollute the seas and waters after use.
- Vegan-certified, none of its components have been tested on animals.
- Zero waste, a few drops are enough.

You can find it in our 'Garment Care' section

How to prevent pilling

Pilling depends on the length of the fibers and affects both virgin and recycled yarns. The softer the wool or cashmere garment is, the more it will be subject to the formation of lints on the surface. So, what can you do?

- Remove the pilling with a special comb, like our Johnny, delicate but effective
- Reduce washing and avoid stressing the garment
- Use a detergent with a basic PH

How to store knitwear

Whatever material it is made of, it is better not to put a knitwear garment on a hanger. Because it could lead to an elongation of the fibers and deformation of the garment.

You should instead fold it and store it in drawers or shelves to preserve its shape.

Flared sleeves?

If it comes to knitwear, you can get them back into shape using only the steam from the iron:

- Give a vigorous vapor on the affected part
- Press the fibers against each other with your hands, taking advantage of the heat and humidity

Small habits count too

Some cares seems to be obvious, but will help your garment to last over time.

These for example are the most common mistakes.