95% of all TAUKO collections are made from old industrial textiles, bedsheets from Finnish and German hotels and healthcare. Most of the textiles contain mixed fibres: cotton and polyester, some are pure cotton and some pure polyester. In addition we apply new innovative fibres such as refibra, and recycled polyester and organic merino wool in our product range. By caring for your clothes properly, you will help us to extend the textile lifecycles.
Check the material chart below for all the primary textiles which are used for making TAUKO collections:
The textile fibre mix of cotton-polyester has been optimized for heavy maintenance and comfort: low washing temperatures, fast drying, longevity, breathable and smooth feeling on the skin. These qualities make the textiles also wonderful for continuous life cycles as the main materials of TAUKO collections.
...But isn't polyester evil? Yes, it is. There are very few good reasons to produce more polyester driven items into the planet. But as the textiles have been already produced and their lifespan is estimated to last as long as there are any living creatures on the planet, we should cherish these materials and use them as long as we can. There are no harmful chemicals or plastic particles getting out of the textiles which are used in our production.
Reusing and extending the life cycle of fabrics which contain mixed fibres is the only reasonable method at the moment to recycle them. Monofibre fabrics are much easier to process in the textile recycling process, leaving the mixed fabrics with the destiny of being burned.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTERATIONS: Every body is different and getting things to fit just right can be a challenge. Don’t hesitate to ask for pinch in, let out, or adjusting your garment. Learn more about getting the perfect fit for you.
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
TAUKO Kinship-collection is based on repair and redesign of pre-loved TAUKO pieces. Send us your garment and we will reward you with a voucher for TAUKO store or with donation. Learn how your pre-loved clothes can become part of the Kinship-collection.
SWAP Organise a clothing swap with your friends to trade clothing and help keep garments out of the landfill.
If you have questions about the textiles and care of your TAUKO garment, please don't hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org