Our van Laack care instructions

Proper care plays a major role in maintaining the quality of your garments. First look at the washing label before washing. The lower the washing temperature, the more energy can be saved.

A few tips for more environmentally friendly laundry:

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If possible, avoid using fabric softener, which usually contains harmful chemicals that end up in the waste water and further pollute the environment. Fabric softeners can damage the washing machine as the surfactants build up and provide a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. An alternative to fabric softener is white household vinegar for colored laundry (occasionally pour 30 ml into the fabric softener compartment). Essential oils (e.g. lavender or lemon) can contribute to a pleasant smell in the laundry; add a few drops to the fabric softener compartment.

Tumble dryers consume a lot of energy, so air dry your clothes if possible.

Garments, especially wool sweaters and jeans, can often be worn for longer. Try to avoid washing clothes after wearing them only once and, if possible, hang your clothes in the fresh air after wearing them.

For clothes made of synthetic fibers, you can use washing bags that filter microplastics out of the laundry.

Make sure that the washing machine is adequately filled. The fuller the machine, the less electricity is used in relation to the amount of laundry.