THE GRP GUIDE TO CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR CLOTHES
Nothing lasts forever, but most things can last longer if you take care of them. Clothes are definitely no exception. Taking care of your clothes will make you look better, help them last longer and ultimately feel better.
When cleaning your clothes from GRP Africa, follow the following steps which will make your clothes last even longer:
Sort your Laundry
This is as easy as it sounds. Sort laundry based on type of fabric and color. Based on colors, separate your clothes into whites and dark or colored groups. Turn your clothes inside out to prevent the outside from wearing out and fading.
Get Ready to Wash
While washing, avoid using harsh bar soaps or bleach because this will weaken the fabric’s strength. If desired, a fabric softener can be added. Remember, whites will get the cleanest using hot water, making it ideal unless any whites are not pre-shrunk. Hot water can cause some color bleeding for dark or bright colors, so use warm or cold water.
Drying the Laundry
If you live in a temperate climate with low humidity and available outdoor space, you'll need to decide whether you want to hang your clothes outside or use an automatic dryer. If you live in a less ideal climate or don't have space, you'll need to opt for an automatic dryer.
However, remember that hanging items to dry prevents them from shrinking. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant, and drying outdoors is both eco-friendly and will save you money.
Ironing your Clothes
It is important to remember that the various designs on our products are heat sensitive. Prints such as vinyl, rubber, velvet and glitter are heat sensitive and it is important that you iron inside out in the print area so as to avoid destroying the print. Ironing is especially essential for the t-shirts and polo t-shirts.
After ironing, fold or hang your clothes for future use.
Well folded GRP pieces
To increase the longevity of your clothes, apply the following principles which will guarantee the maximum useful life of your clothes;
1. Address stains and spills immediately!
If you drop or spill an item on your clothes, dab (and not rub) ice water immediately so that the stain does not set. Don't clean stains with hot water, as this will set the stain. Try to get to the stain before it dries, while it is still wet.
2. Wear aprons or old clothes while cleaning, painting and cooking.
Hot sauces, grease, and food can splash and cause damage to clothes.
3. Snip loose strings and threads.
Rather than pulling on them and ruining more stitches, you should snip loose strings and thread as soon as possible.
GRP labels with care instructions at the back
Remember to always read our care instructions at the back of the GRP tag/care label on the clothes. Good clothing care can boost your confidence in us and also your own. Take care now, get that extra wear!
A clean GRP Jacket: Click on image to shop