The golden rules of sustainable laundry

The laundry should not only be sustainable in the sense of protecting resources and the product, but also hygienic. Dirt, lime and detergent residues form a breeding ground for microorganisms and deposits. On the one hand, this damage our health and, on the other hand, promote the wear of our washing machine and textile.

With the following tips you can not only wash sustainably, but also hygienically:

If possible, avoid washing and reducing washes

  • Longer wear & use of the textiles
  • Refresh e.g. by ventilation instead of washing
  • Wool, for example, has "self -cleaning" properties and only has to be ventilated
  • Wash the textiles on the left and close all buttons and zippers to prevent damage

Note the care instructions in the textiles and sort them by care information

  • Summarize textiles and wash at lower temperatures. Part loading must be avoided
  • Set and load the washing machine according to the care core drawing

Proper care receives the value of the textile and extends the lifespan

  • Sort laundry by white, colorful, fine and wool/silk
  • Wash and maintain the textile according to the care instructions
  • Depending on the type of laundry, choose the appropriate detergent

Note the dosage recommendation of the detergent

  • Correct dosing according to water hardness and degree of pollution to minimize the load on the wastewater
  • Excess detergents can be deposited in the washing machine. This can lead to increased wear and forms a breeding ground for microorganisms
  • Provide individual stains, reduce pollution level and thus reduce the dosage of the detergent
  • To protect textiles on detergents with bleach complexes and enzymes. Please note the contents here, often detergents contain pale without it being recognizable at first glance. 

Wash at the lowest possible temperature

  • Energy consumption depends above all on the washing temperature/energy that is needed to heat water
  • Due to the mechanics when washing and the detergent, textiles are clean even at low temperatures

Dry the laundry as hanging or lying down as possible

  • Avoid using dryers to save energy
  • Hang the laundry wet/ moist and pull in shape to achieve self -smoothing, reduces the use of an iron and saves additional energy and time and protects the textiles

Get value of the washing machine through cleanliness & hygiene

  • Dose detergent as low as possible
  • Washing machine regularly clean with home remedies, such as diluted table vinegar, detergent compartments and seals, avoid deposits in order to reduce the resulting wear
  • Cleaning the washing machine receives the value and functionality of the device and improves the lifespan. The laundry can only be clean in a clean/hygienic washing machine.
     
    Environmentally friendly textile care - everyone can contribute to this

  

To wash

Do not wash

Hand washing

Normal car rang 30 ° C

Schnellgang 30 ° C

Special scrap through 30 ° C

Normal wash 40 ° C

Protected rash 40 ° C

Special scrap 40 ° C

bleaching

Chlorine or oxygen bleaching allowed

Do not bleach

dry

Do not dry in the dryer

Gently dry in the dryer at low temperature possible

Iron

Do not iron

Keep ironing at low temperature

Ironing with medium temperature

Ironing with high temperature

Professional textile care

Not chemically clean

Clean with perchlorethylene

Gentle clean with perchlorethylene