Washing Organic Cotton
You may machine-wash your organic cotton garments at a normal wash cycle setting and at a low temperature (max. 30°C), or cold. Always make sure to use a gentle eco-friendly laundry detergent and avoid conventional softeners as well as bleach, as they can damage the fabric. To further protect your organic cotton garments, always wash them with similar colors and inside out.
Drying Organic Cotton
Avoid tumble-drying, as this can speed up the aging of your organic cotton garments, may cause shrinkage, and also uses a considerable amount of energy. Instead, hang-dry your organic cotton garments immediately after removing them from the washing machine, and gently shake and re-shape them while doing so.
In case of an emergency, you may tumble-dry your organic cotton garments using the air cycle (no heat). But please remember that hang drying your laundry is the most environmentally friendly and safest option.
Ironing Organic Cotton
Gently shaking out your organic cotton clothes while they are still damp is often enough to remove wrinkles naturally. You may also iron them at low to medium heat. Since organic cotton is not treated with harsh chemicals, it is often less resistant to heat than conventional cotton. Therefore, it’s a good idea to always start with the lowest heat setting and gradually adjust it as needed.