Top quality clothes are what we strive for here at Frugi, and to help you keep your Frugi goodies in tip top condition there are a couple of things to bear in mind when when you're popping a wash on:
Please wash gently
Delicate cycles are shorter and gentler, causing a lot less friction. We know you’re in a rush… but if you can, please separate lights and dark coloured clothing before washing. 30°C is best!
Use a non-biological eco detergent
Frugi clothes prefer liquids, gels and pods over washing powders, this will help to keep your clothing bright and colourful. If you choose to use a fabric conditioner make sure it’s good quality and don’t use in every wash. Fabric conditioner isn’t great for natural fibres like cotton as it coats the fabric making it less absorbent. Avoid using bleach or any harsh chemicals.
Turn your clothes inside out
Doing this alongside removing them from the machine as soon as it’s finished will help garments keep their shape. Don’t mix garments with zips with thinner delicate items in the wash as these could make holes or pulls. Top Tip: Pre-washing your Frugi tights inside out will increase their longevity, and make sure to iron any printed clothing on the reverse side.
Bobbling (also known as pilling) isn’t a sign of a bad quality product, it’s actually a characteristic of natural yarns and the garment just needs a little TLC to prevent the bobbles returning. If you want to, you can remove them by using a de-piller. Super satisfying!
Rough and Tumble
When you tumble dry your clothes they rub together creating pilling. Whenever possible, hang your Frugi clothes up to dry rather than using the tumble dryer. This will keep the Frugi fibres stronger for longer. It’s also much better for the environment… so get that whirligig out!
Check the label
While this guide will come in really useful, it's important to check the label on your Frugi garment as the instruction will vary between products and designs.
Check out this great guide in the Planet Frugi section of our website that details how to care for your clothing, wellies, outerwear and nappies.