Following our product care instructions makes sure that your garment has a long and interesting life.
It also reduces the harmful impact of microplastics polluting oceans.We use high quality materials because they last longer which is better for the environment.
But in the end prolonged exposure to chlorine, sea and sun will inevitably breakdown the structure of the fabrics. Taking good care of your garments means you can drastically reduce the rate of damage and prevent plastics being released.
Wash, but wash less
In general, rinsing suits in cold or warm water is the best way to get rid of chlorine or salt to keep your swimwear clean and minimise damage.
Try to rinse your suit soon after swimming for best protection - maybe even post-swim in the shower to save on water, win win.Wash your clothing only when it’s absolutely necessary, you’ll conserve water, and minimise wear and tear of garments in the process.
Go green and wash at lower temperatures and use mild powder laundry soap (non-toxic, biodegradable types are preferred). This counts for all your clothes – not just our suits!
Preventing microfiber pollution
Although technically our fabrics can be washed in a machine up to 40° we don’t recommend this as hand-washing really is best.
That said, putting your synthetic clothing into a fibre filter, such as the awesome Guppyfriend Wash Bag before washing can significantly reduce the flow of microfibres into your drain.
Cora Ball is the new kid in town and is inspired by coral. Put it in your machine and it traps microfibres from the flowing water during the wash cycle - super cool.
No tumble dryers for your swimsuits!
We recommend line drying all your clothing whenever possible. Line drying saves energy and reduces environmental impact.
We print the care labels on the inside of our garments – less fabric, less waste.
For a guide to the product care symbols that you may see used on our clothing care labels, visit this handy guide from the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) on care labelling.