Care Guide

How to love & last Armedangels clothes

Care Guide

How to love & last Armedangels clothes

With our Armedangels Care Guide, we want to show you how to best care for your favorite items so that they will last as long as possible and give you long-lasting pleasure. We design our products to be both durable and as sustainable as possible. 

Whether or not the product can ultimately fulfil these characteristics is also up to you! Because even an Armedangels product is not sustainable in the long run if, in the worst case, it is ruined in the first wash. That's why we would like to support you as much as possible during the use phase.

Golden Rules

Washing clothes less is not unhygenic; it relieves both the laundry basket and your wallet.

Unless it is an emergency, wait until you have enough to fill a full machine, but also do not overload the washing machine. 

To wash clothes correctly and in the best possible way, always follow the care symbols and instructions on the care label sewn into the side of the garment.

For most textiles a lower temperature of 30°C (cold) gets the job done. Underwear and bed linen are of course an exception.

Choose an environmentally friendly laundry detergent and don’t use too much of it. Overdosing won’t have any effect on making your clothes cleaner but instead pollutes the environment.

Choose a lower spinning rate. High spinning rates can be a strain on the fibers. Check the care label here to see whether gentle or even hand washing programs are indicated.

Skipping the dryer is the best choice for your clothes and our environment- Make sure to air-dry your laundry immediately and don’t leave wet clothes in the machine since they will wrinkle and may eventually cause mould and mildew.

We recommend steaming over ironing, as it's gentler to the fabric fibres than the pressure exerted with an iron.

Organic Cotton

Cotton is easy to care and wash, it is breathable and absorbs humidity well. Because of these properties it is one of the most used fibres by us and worldwide.

  • check the care label first
  • we suggest to machine wash at 30°C (cold)
  • use your favorite (ECO) detergent
  • when washing colored garments, we recommend turning them inside out before washing
  • Before drying, give garments a gentle stretch or shake when they come out of the wash to get them back into shape.
  • Air-dry, but out of the sun
  • For a clean look we recommend steaming.

DetoxDenim

Our DetoxDenim is a denim without toxic chemicals. To make it last for a long time and to continue to be gentle to the environment and our skin, consider the following tips.

  • check the care label first as we also offer denim with a TENCEL share
  • body width stretches with wear and shrinks back after wash - length shrinks up to 5% first wash
  • wash separately the first times
  • be aware of bleeding, denim color rubs off onto lighter surfaces when new
  • we suggest to wash „easy-care“ with a low spin speed
  • before wash, turn the denim inside out and fasten the buttons in the front
  • do not overload the machine
  • we recommend you to not use fabric softener but a (ECO) mild detergent
  • do not tumble dry nor bleach
  • remove promptly from the washing machine, turn the right side out and hang dry from the waistband

TENCEL™ Lyocell

Actually, TENCEL™ Lyocell is a very strong and tough fibre, but if it comes to washing you need to take care of a lot of things. No worries - here we go:

  • check the care label first
  • all our TENCEL™ Lyocell Styles are made for the washing machine
  • especially the “spin cycle” of the washing machine can make a huge different – some styles are made for the handwash program and some for the extra mild wash program
  • always use (ECO) mild detergent made for silk
  • do not overload the machine
  • give the garment a good shake after wash and a light pull into shape
  • air-dry and use the hangar for long dresses and blouses
  • Due to the characteristic of the fiber, especially the woven garments need ironing, or preferably steaming, quite often. You can easily iron the garment if it's still damp

LENZING™ ECOVERO™

With viscose you can create flowy feminine fabrics, shiny or dull, that drape around a wearer’s body – think dresses, blouses and skirts.

  • check the care label first
  • all our styles are made for the washing machine
  • go for the handwash program
  • always use (ECO) mild detergent made for silk
  • do not overload the machine
  • give the garment a good shake after wash and a light pull into shape
  • air-dry and use the hangar for long dresses and blouses
  • Due to the characteristic of the fiber, especially the woven garments need ironing, or preferably steaming, quite often. You can easily iron the garment if it's still damp

Organic Wool

When someone asks us how to wash their wool sweaters our best answer is simply that you shouldn't. It may sound strange and unhygienic, but wool has natural anti-bacterial and odor-resistant properties that makes washing largely redundant.

  • check the care label first
  • hand wash in cold water (about 30°C)
  • make sure to use a delicate detergent appropriate for wool
  • if you get a stain on your garment, treat it straight away with
  • if a dedicated wool program is indicated, make sure to wash separately and with similar colored wool garments.
  • After wash, it’s imperative that you dry your garments flat and on a towel to ensure that they keep their shape.
  • It is natural for a wool product to pill at first
  • Avoid using a dust roller. You can easily remove the pills with a pilling comb.

Alpaka

Wie Schafwolle ist Alpaka kraus und haarig. Die Faser ist ausgesprochen wärmend und kuschelig, sodass sie vorwiegend für unsere Winterstrickwaren verwendet wird. Grundsätzlich sollte das Waschen so weit wie möglich vermieden werden. Im Gegensatz zu Baumwoll- und Synthetikgeweben speichert Alpaka keine Gerüche und bleibt auch ohne Waschen frisch. Einfach gelegentlich auslüften. Wenn doch mal gewaschen werden muss, solltest Du Folgendes unbedingt beachten:

  • immer zuerst das Care Label überprüfen
  • Am besten wäschst du das Kleidungsstück mit einem speziellen Wollwaschmittel von Hand in kaltem Wasser (ca. 30°C)
  • Manche Alpaka-Teile sind aber auch in der Maschine bei kalter Temperatur (30°C) oder im speziellen Wollwaschprogramm waschbar
  • Kleidungsstücke aus Alpaka separat mit ähnlich gefärbten Kleidungsstücken aus Alpaka oder Wolle waschen
  • Keine Weichspüler verwenden, da diese die Alpakafasern umhüllen und die Fähigkeit der Fasern zur natürlichen Feuchtigkeitsregulation und zur Regulierung der Körpertemperatur verringern.
  • Nach dem Waschen ist es zu empfehlen das Kleidungsstück vorsichtig in die ursprüngliche Form zurückzuziehen, besonders in der Länge.
  • Dann unbedingt flach auf einem Handtuch trocknen, um sicherzustellen, dass die Form beibehalten wird.

Recycled Polyamide

The recycled polyamide we use comes mostly from post-industrial spinning mill waste or textile waste. The fabric, which is also used in our ACTIVEWEAR, is quick-drying, lightweight, breathable and durable. Here are a few care tips to give your clothes some extra love:

  • always study care instructions
  • Use a washing bag like the Guppy Friend bag to prevent microplastics from entering nature
  • Sort your clothes the right way, don't mix garments with a rough surface like Denim with items with a soft surface, to keep your garments for longer
  • Use eco-friendly detergent
  • Reduce the rotation speed
  • the fabric is fast-drying, so just air-dry it, to protect your clothes and the environment