Properly caring for your garments helps them to last a long time, conserve natural resources and keep textile waste out of landfills. There are some easy steps you can take to extend the life of your TAUKO pieces.
All the designs are made to be used in everyday life, and all can be washed in washing machine. However, the most delicate fibres should be washed with very little or no tumbling and all kinds of mechanical stress on the fabrics should be avoided.
WASH LESS: Only wash the garment when it is actually needed. Most of the times hanging the clothes in fresh air is enough
USE COLD WATER: Washing in cold water is better for the environment and better for your garments. Using cold water helps reduce color fading while using less energy. Most of the TAUKO items can we washed in up to 60 degrees in washing machine, but 30-40 degrees is enough for normal continuous washing
REMOVE STAINS: Use local stain removal and organic / natural mixes
AIR DRY: Hang dry when possible. This saves electricity and avoids fiber degradation, maintaining the integrity of your garments. It also decreases the need for ironing saving your time and the natural resources of the planet.
PILLING is a feature of many high quality natural fibre garments. You can remove pilling easily yourself. Garments made from extra fine organic merino wool and cupro may cause pilling. To gently remove the pilling follow the instruction and read more information here. We are also happy help you and offer personal instructions. Write us to tauko@taukodesig,fi
USE TAILOR: Every body is different and getting things to fit just right can be a challenge. Don’t hesitate to use a local tailor to pinch in, let out, or adjust your garment. We are also happy to advise and even do the tailoring for you. Don't hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
REPAIR if possible. Minor damages can easily be repaired at home. If you have any questions about repairing your loved TAUKO item, please do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
END OF LIFE
SWAP Organise a clothing swap with your friends to trade clothing and help keep garments out of the landfill.
TAUKO organises Pre-loved TAUKO clothes swapping parties twice a year at the flagship store in Helsinki. This is the best part to make the good circle and bring in your old TAUKO garments to be loved by someone else.
DONATE OR RECYCLE SELECTIVELY Garment donations and recycling are a big challenge for the apparel industry. Donation centers are inundated with used garments, so much so that only about 10 – 20% of the items make it into the hands of a new owner (Council for Textile Recycling, 2018). Donation centers typically hand off 80-90% of donated items to textile recyclers, who down-cycle them by turning them into insulation or rags. Alternatively, the donated items are diverted from the recycler to other countries who often don’t need them, so the items are sent directly to landfills overseas.**
**reference to Mara Hoffman