How to wash hemp?

Take care of your natural textiles

When washing hemp, linen, wool and silk, it is best to hand wash cold or use a mild wash cycle.

  • Set your washing machine at 30 degree or 40 degree with a maximum of 700-900 rpm.
  • Preferably use non-toxic soap (without parabens for sensitive skin) such as soap nuts and add baking soda.
  • Put your garments in a lingerie bag to prevent lint from zippers and velcro.
  • Drying flat on a drying rack to avoid wrinkles is best! You will notice that hemp dries very quickly.

Drying in the dryer is not recommended because it will burn the textile thread and shrink. If you do want to put it in the dryer, do so on a low setting until your textile is slightly dry and still steaming.

How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?

Wash your clothes with non-toxic laundry soap to keep them looking perfect for seasons to come

  • 4 x soap nuts (soapberries)
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda(bicorbonate)

Regular detergents contain phosphates that are not good for your skin, your clothes and our aquatic ecosystems. These pollutants mix with the rinse water and drain water. Phosphates cause algal blooms that adversely affect ecosystems and marine life. Soap nuts are an environmentally friendly alternative.

Soap nuts are 100% natural and are made from tree seeds. Tree seeds produce a soapy substance when they come into contact with water. Soap nuts are 100% plant-based and therefore also compostable after they have been used up. You can reuse the soap nuts up to 4 times after each wash. There is also an environmentally friendly alternative for fabric softeners, namely baking soda.

Baking soda helps regulate the pH in the washing machine’s rinse water. This will prevent it from becoming too acidic or alkaline. Adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to each rinse cycle acts as a balance to suspend detergents or mineral deposits in the water. This way you prevent the dirt from sticking to your clothes again and becoming stiff.

Nice extra: As a natural mineral, baking soda is less harmful to the environment than synthetic fabric softeners with perfumes.

It is a natural detergent for people with sensitive skin and allergies.

How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?
How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?

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Hemptees are unisex cut. For an extra large look, go up one size.