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Less unnecessary washing, more steaming!

Less washing and more steaming!

Worn underwear, socks and smelly clothes? Get in the wash. Worn a shirt, dress, blouse for a day without perspiring? Just put the steamer over it, and hop back on the boy into the cupboard! Why should we make it difficult for ourselves when it can be easier and more sustainable!

It is recommended to wash as little as possible

Sustainable fashion designer Stella McCartney told 'the Observer ' that she never washes or takes her suits to the dry cleaner, even adding that you should wash as little as possible. It happens so often that we throw our clothes in the laundry basket at the end of the day, when they are actually not dirty at all. Unfortunately not really a sustainable habit... And also very time consuming to have to get rid of several washes and the full ironing basket afterwards.

Research shows that frequent washing shortens the lifespan of your textile products. That has everything to do with soap, heat, lying around in the drum and contact with other clothes. The fibers of fabrics are affected, and fabrics become thinner and pilling, colors fade and clothes lose their shape.

But why do we all think this is necessary? The answer is simple: Smart marketing from detergent manufacturers. Mac Bishop, the founder of a clothing brand whose clothes you hardly need to wash, experienced it when he worked for Unilever's marketing team: “ The only way to grow a detergent brand is to make people think that they have to do a lot. wash .

Frequent ironing is also very bad for your textile products. Fibers are, as it were, crushed and in combination with the hot ironing plate, this causes faster wear. You give your most loved fabrics the long life they deserve by taking good care of them. Washing and ironing as little as possible prevents wear and color fading. Enjoy your most beautiful garments, bedding, tablecloths, decorative pillows, etc. for an extra long time.

Use a handheld steamer

We have long since learned not to do unnecessary laundry and to waste unnecessary time on ironing tasks. The STEAM'R is the ultimate invention for us. The specially designed pattern on the metal plate of the STEAM'R, in combination with the hot steam, ensures that the fibers of the textile are 'lifted' and are not affected. This process is comparable to the natural drying process in the (outdoor) air. As you can imagine, this is much less harsh (than, say, using a hot crushing iron) on the fibers of delicate fabrics. Using a handheld steamer is also super fast! Believe us, it is really a godsend for your busy life to always look well-groomed, fresh and without creased clothes in a very short time!

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Last but not least: take better care of the clothes you already have!

Use the right care products to care for your clothes. Do not unnecessarily put your clothes in the washing machine, but for example run a clothes steamer over them to freshen up the fabric, or hang the fabric outside to air out. Does a substance pill? Or is there lint on it? Use a fabric brush or lint remover to breathe new life into the fabric. It certainly doesn't have to be thrown away. Use gentle detergent, without chemicals and harmful substances for your garment. This way the fabric lasts much longer!