Stud Earrings

Garment Care Instructions

By caring for your garments well you can extend their lives, and reduce each garments carbon footprint by around 20–30%. Here are a few simple tips to help you maximise the life of your garments —keeping both your favourite pieces, and the planet, in better shape..

Wash Less.

Throwing your clothes in the washing basket is often more of a night-time ritual than anything else. Most of the time, a bit of time hanging outside in the sun is enough to freshen up most garments, as ultraviolet light from the sun has disinfectant properties that can help kill bacteria. Not only is this excellent for the environment, saving a whole lot of water and energy, washing your clothes less prolongs the lifetime of your garment as the heat and abrasion involved in laundering are reduced. 

If you need to treat a stain, instead of throwing a whole garment in the wash, try spot-treating it instead. Remember, the faster you treat a stain, the more likely it is to be eliminated — so work fast! Spot treating is far kinder to the planet, your garment, and your wallet too. Plus, a more targeted clean stands
a much better chance against that stain on your favourite tee.

Fill Your Washing Machine.

Wait until you have enough to comfortably fill your machine. Also, make sure you avoid overfilling your machine as heavy loads cause friction which wears clothes out faster and may also result in the garments being poorly washed.

Read The Care Label.

Care labels are there for a reason, so make sure you read them carefully. All Tiger + Lilly care labels can be found on the underside of the main label.

Choose a Cool Wash Setting.

Modern washing machines and washing powder are able to do some pretty impressive cleaning using low temperatures. This is not only better for the environment, but it also puts less stress on your garments, prolonging their lives.

Avoid The Dryer.

Choosing to line dry your garments instead of bundling them all into the dryer is one of the most significant decisions you can make to reduce your impact and keep your garments in tip-top condition. Remember to pop them on the line as soon as you can, to keep them as fresh as possible, and to avoid unnecessary creasing.