Care and washing instructions
When we buy clothes today, it is important not only to think about the materials and how it is produced but also how a sweater or a pair of pants lasts over time and that the garment is versatile.
By choosing products that are made from recycled fibers or from so-called blue signed materials, you as a consumer have already made a good choice.
But it is also important how you take care of your product, and what you do with the produc when it is worn out.
We intend to create products that have as little impact on the environment as possible. We have to consider many different aspects, production, materials, freight, the technical functions of the product, qulity, care and the circular aspect, and not to forget and most important how versatile a product can be.
Many of our products today consist of 100% recycled fiber, others are made of materials that are certified with blue sign.
None of our products contain flourocarbons, our suppliers follow the REACH regulation. Our waterproof garments are waterproof through a membrane and the water-resistant treatments are biodegradable. (C0) If you feel that the surface of the jacket get wet, you can spray the garment with Organotex biological DWR.
Materials and processes that have less impact on the environment are significantly more expensive than other materials, which makes our products more expensive to buy.
As a consumer, you can do a lot to minimize the impact by taking good care of your garment and how you handle the garment after it is worn. Here are some general advise.
- Do not wash the garment too often! Air the garment, and remove stains when needed.
- Use eco friendly detergents.
- Do not overdose.
- Avoid fabric softeners.
- Empty filters on the washing machine now and then.
- Do not tumble dry garments that do not need it (down garments need to be tumble dry)
- When washing, use a laundry bag when possible, then microplastics are collected in the bag, which you can then empty. Make sure not to rinse out the bag. The laundry bag Guppyfriend is available to purchase here at vargklader.com
- Garments consisting of natural fibers such as wool fiber, or a wool blend material often pills. Make sure to take care of your garment by removing these fibres continuously by hand or with a wool comb and throw the fibres in the trash.
- If you get a hole in your jacket, or tear it, contact us and we can send you a repair kit.
- If for any reason you want to get rid of your garment, sell it via second hand, give it away or post it on Vargs second life page on facebook.
- If the garment is completely worn out, make sure that the garment is disposed in the correct recycling bin. If the garment consists of 100% synthetic, the garment can become a new product through the right sorting.
- We work for a solution where we can offer a process for bringing in garments and ensuring that the material will be taken care of and re-used in other ways.
Care instruction Wool
We make wool products in 100% wool but also garments in a wool blend. The synthetic fibers in these wool blend materials strengthen the material which extends the life time of the product.
Wool is one of the best functional material that we know of. It offers great warmth even in wet condition and fabric is highly breathable, making it very comfortable to wear. Wool is also natural dirt and odour resistant so garments in wool should not be washed so often.
- Air the garment instead of washing and remove spots by hand when necessary.
- Wash wool garments separately.
- Feel free to use a laundry bag, it protects the garment and prevents microfibers from entering the water. The small microfibers should be disposed in the garbage and not washed into the sink or similar.
- Take away wool fibers by hand or with a wool comb.
- Wash the garment in a wool program or similar, gentle program. Max 30 degrees.
- Use an enzyme-free detergent, preferably biodigradable.
- Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
- Do not tumble dry, flat dry the garment instead.
- Do not dry clean.