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 synthetic 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.
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 avoid damage to the fabrics. Try to rinse it soon after swimming to protect your garment.
Wash your clothing only when it’s absolutely necessary, you’ll conserve water, and minimise wear and tear of your garments in the process. 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!
Do not tumble dry your swimsuits, they won’t survive! We recommend line drying all your clothing whenever possible. Line drying saves energy and reduces environmental impact.
Microfiber Pollution Prevention: Fiber Filters
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 fiber filter, such as the awesome Guppyfriend Wash Bag before washing can significantly reduce the flow of microfibers into your drain. We love it!
We are also excited to see the launch of the Cora Ball which is inspired by coral. Put it in your machine and it traps microfibers from the flowing water during the wash cycle.
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.