How to wash your fabric, so it lasts longer

Various fabrics to be washed, each in their own way and some fabrics must be treated. Are you the least bit in doubt about how to treat certain fabrics, you should always follow vaskeanvisningen. Do not forvaske the clothes in the machine, unless it is very dirty. You save time, garments are a bit less worn, and you look after the environment. Wash you clothes at low rpm curl your clothes less, and if you vrange out of it, sparing you your clothes to wear under the sink. If you insist on using fabric softener, you must be aware that many types of softener contains bleach.

G&M gives you an insight into the different materials and what you should take into account when it is vasketid.

You will in this blog be able to find in the same order - cotton, wool, silk, plush, linen, velour, canvas, chiffon, polyester and viscose.




Cotton is an extremely soft and durable material and it is therefore a big part of everyday life. It is also, therefore, that the material is the perfect fabric for T-shirts, knickers and stockings, which is close to the skin. Cotton has goodabsorbency and is therefore perfect for various colourings.

Tips for the washing of cotton

Cotton open at high temperatures and have, therefore, best to be washed on 95 degrees, so sæbevandet can flush through the fiber and remove the dirt in the cotton. However, it is important to read vaskeanvisningen! It is different, what the individual bomuldsvare tolerate of the box. temperature. We have made easy for you, by you on all of our fabrics can see the care instructions.

Cotton can hold to both the pressing, rolling, liquid cleaners and ironing at high temperature, but not higher than 200 degrees.

You will find a great selection of cotton and jersey fabrics right here.

Cotton   |   Jersey,   |   Muslin   |   Poplin   |   , Twill   



Wool is a thin, flexible and curled material which is spun to yarn, thread, or used for the manufacture of felt. One of the reasons that wool is suitable for clothing, is that the material can absorb more than 35% of its own weight in liquid, without seeming damp, or change the form.

The wool has an absorbing and breathable ability, which means that it has very good adaptive properties. This comes to expression in the winter, since it allows us to be able to klimatisere ourselves in relation to the many changes of temperature, as we have in Denmark.

These characteristics make the fabric ideal in winter, for example, inuldfrakker and sweaters. Wool is alsoa favorite with people who stand on the ski, since the wool clothing and the fabrics can absorb the sweat, but still keep you warm.

Tips for washing wool

Wool need in the princippet not to be washed very often, as the material has some natural self-cleaning properties.One can alternatively make use of the airing of the clothes instead. If there are stains on your wool, don't put it in the soft. Treat instead the stain with a bit of concentrated liquid finvaskemiddel and let it work for 10 minutes before vaskebehandlingen of the clothes are made.

You will find here a great selection of wool.

Wool   |   Solid color wool   |   , Wool with motives

When you string your fleece clothing

...depends on the correct temperature if the garment is knitted or woven. If it is knittedwool, turn the garment on the wrong side and iron it dry with a hot iron or steam iron. If it is woven wool, you iron the clothes on the right side, but with an ironing cloth in between to avoid branding.


Tips for washing silk

Silk can either be sent for dry cleaning or washed by hand. In some cases, machine washing is also possible.

For hand washing, use a very mild soap and some cold water. Wash your clothes with gentle hand gestures. Roll the clothes into a towel to take in the worst moisture. Then allow the silk to air dry without exposing it to direct sun.

For machine washing, you should clean silk for themselves or with other fragile materials of max. 30 degrees. The added detergent should be very mild. Always remember to read the washing instructions on the clothes, and also put the silk cloth in a laundry net, to further protect the material in the machine.

Find a great selection of silk in different designs here -Silk



The plush material is generally very comfortable and soft. Fur and plush are also good for keeping warm, making it ideal for the cold winter season.

Plush Washing Tips (Fur)

The safe choice to get your fur clean, whether real or imitated, is to take a stroll past a dry cleaning - preferably one specialized in fur cleaning.

However, there are other ways to treat or clean the coat - for example, a gentle handwashing of the material. Use cold water and add a small amount of mild detergent for optimal results.

Find plush corpses in many colors and patterns right here:

Pooh   |   Soft plush   |   Curly plush   |   Plush with structure   |   Long-haired plush   



Clothes made of linen are ideal for the warmer weather due to the light and breathable nature of the fabric. This is due, among other things, to the greater distance in the fabrics of the fabric compared to other materials that allow more air to pass through the fabric. Linen is also stronger than cottonand less dependent on pesticides.

Tips for washing linen

Linen can be cumbersome as a material if not properly cared for. It is easy to curl and can easily shrink by 4-5%.

Linen should be mildly washed at normal to low temperatures of either 40 or 90 degrees. It should also be washed by itself or possibly with other materials that have the same instructions. After washing it should be hung and possibly ironed while still moist.

Find 100% natural linen right here - Linen



Velor is known for its soft and comfortable feel. It is therefore perfect to wear good times as well as festive occasions if you choose one, for examplevelvet dress.

Velor wash tips

Velor is made from other fabrics, so they have to confer with the washing instructions when washing your velor textile. Depending on the materials contained in your velor product, you should follow the proper washing instructions for the material.

The washing instructions can be seen under all product pages.

Find a wide selection of velor right here:

Velour   |   Velor floral print   |   Velor floral print   |   Velor woven viscose     Velor stretch




Canvas is a strong and rustic material that can hold some knobs, which is why it is used, for example, as sail for boats,shoes, bags and jackets.

Tips for washing canvas

When it comes to keeping your canvas shoes clean, the easiest method is to use a good time garlic grease with the help of a little detergent. It's a good idea to find a brush and just get started. For example. is an old toothbrush very good for getting completely into the small crevices. For jackets and bags a good old fashioned dishcloth is recommended as a tool.

Mix half a teaspoon of mild detergent or add a little detergent or hand soap in a tub of water. Then dip the brush into the water and start scrubbing. When you think it looks fine (or when you simply just have given up), rinse the soap under the faucet and then be air-dried.

Find wide selection of canvas here:

Canvas   |   Solid color canvas   |   Canvas print



the Material is incredibly nice and breathable and are thus ideal for weddings held in the summer heat.

Tips to wash chiffon

How, exactly you should clean chiffon, depends on which material it is based on. Generally, it is a very delicate fabric, so you should only wash it when it really is necessary. Vaskeinstrukserne depends on the material source, so be sure to check the instructions on the vaskeanmærkninger.

Machine wash silk-chiffon requires koldtvandsvask at around the 4 degrees and should be washed for themselves. Use the mildest wash cycle and add a little mild detergent and wash it on the shortest program in order to avoid fading in the fabric.

Find wide selection of canvas right here:

Chiffon   |   Solid color chiffon   |   Chiffon with print



One of the advantages of polyester is that it can strengthen the natural fibres in textile mixtures in order to make them extra durable. In addition, the fabric is incredibly durable, holds well on the color, dries quickly and creeps not in the wash. Clothes in polyester is ideal for sport and training, as it is well to divert sweat and keep you dry and comfortable.

Tips to wash polyester

Blandingsmateriale of polyester and cotton is recommended to be washed in the machine at 40 degrees or delicates by hand. The clothes should be treated with care, why you should avoid hard spinning and also choose to dry the clothes hanging.

Find wide range of polyester right here:




Viscose provides a soft, silkelignende sense. The substance is very good to absorb and evaporate sweat, and other liquids – even more than materials like cotton and linen. This makes it a great choice for the summer weather.

Tips for washing viscose (rayon)

Much clothes with viscose requires either hand wash in cold/lukewarm water containing a mild detergent, or that you send it for cleaning. If it is included as a combination with other more robust materials such as cotton, however, it may well tolerate to get in the washing machine. Check out vaskeanmærkningerne to see if it can handle it. In that case you should wash the rayon on a map the leniency program at the medium to low temperature.

When cotton gets wet, it has tildens to shrink, but it quickly gets its original shape back if you dampstryger it. After dampstrygning dries viscose best to hang on a hanger.

Find wide selection of canvas right here:

Viscose   |   Plainviscose   |   Viscosewith print 

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