It’s important for R/H to create clothing that is not only easy to wear but also easy to take care of. We strive to find the best materials with the environment in our mind - one of our missions was to produce all our classics in GOTS certified organic cotton by end of the year 2020. But, the whole alpha and omega in clothing maintenance is to follow the care instructions – this way your clothes will last as long as possible.
General care tips
We always recommend our customers to think about the environment and wash clothes as little as possible. For the most part, airing the clothing outside is enough to keep it fresh and this method doesn’t wear out the fabric. It will also reduce your carbon footprint!
We highly recommend steaming your clothes – just hang your clothes and place them in the bathroom while you shower. You can also use a garment steamer if you have one. Steam reduces dirt and unwanted smells and also will give a nice newish fresh look to your garments.
Correct washing temperature
You should also drop the washing temperature. Modern detergents and washing machines clean your laundry just as well at lower temperatures, which also saves energy. Always remember to check the care label to get the correct temperature. The garment may be damaged if washed at a lower or higher temperature.
We recommend removing stains immediately with, for example, environmentally friendly bile soap. Our jersey garments can also be washed alone for the first time, not with other black clothing so that no excess dye comes from elsewhere. For delicate materials, like wool or silk, we recommend hand-washing with detergent, which is recommended to use with such fragile materials.
We do not recommend soaking our clothing or using a detergent for white laundry, because it may gray out the white color. Please lift the clothes immediately from the washing machine to a rope or hanger.
If at some point you are done with the garment, give others a chance to buy it second hand or donate it. We are aware that R/H garments are in high demand among many flea markets, which makes it easy for our customers to recycle the wearable clothes they don’t use anymore.