T-Shirts/sweatshirts/tops: For best results turn clothes inside out and use front load washer + gentle cycle + cool water + mild detergent for colored clothes. (no optical brighteners) ALWAYS AVOID the dryer, ideally flat dry but if not possible hang dry and never Iron the print.
Sweats/Track pants/Joggers: Put the bottoms in and wash with a gentle cycle with cool water. Avoid hot water if you can—the heat will deteriorate the fibers and elastic. Do not use fabric softener as that will ruin the fabric’s sweat-wicking finish. If necessary, you can soften your pants by adding a bit of white vinegar with the detergent. Wash Separately From Towels, Denims and Things With Zippers. For best results hang dry; warm iron, dry clean, and wash with like colors.
Jackets: To keep jackets in pristine condition avoid over washing, have steam pressed or dry cleaned. If needed, only hand wash at home with warm water in a large basin with mild detergent , swishing clothing back and forth. Let the jacket lay on a flat surface to dry (hang drying will stretch fibers) if room: or hang dry. Never use the dryer!
Jeans: Wash them inside out in the washing machine on the lightest possible cycle (usually called gentle, delicate, handwash) in warm water with one cap full of gentle soap. Lay flat to dry but don’t wait for them to fully dry; rather put them on when they’re almost completely dry which will allow them to stretch back out since jeans get a little tighter when you wash them.
Step 1: First, read the care label for any specific hand-washing details.
Step 2: Fill a tub or sink with water (recommended temperature on label) and add 1 teaspoon of detergent (use more if washing multiple items). We recommend our Tide Original Scent Liquid
Step 3: Submerge fabrics in soapy water. Gently stir until the fabrics are clean.
Step 4: Empty tub or sink and refill it with cool rinsing water. Add clean fabrics to water.
Step 5: Dissolve 1 tablespoon of Downy Fabric Conditioner (or enough to cover the bottom of the cap) in 1 cup of water.
Step 6: Move fabrics to the side of the tub and pour the fabric conditioner solution directly into the rinse water.
Step 7: Stir the fabrics in the rinse water several times, then soak for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the fabrics several more times.Step 8: Gently wring, and dry as desired; Hang dry or lay flat
Materials: Terry cloth rags, Mild sudsing cleanser or saddle soap, Small horsehair brush with handle, Polishing cream, Large horsehair brush, Protective cream or wax matching the color of shoe.
1.Brush off any dust so you don’t rub it into the shoe. Apply a small amount of cleanser to your rag and wipe the entire surface of the shoe. Limit the amount of time the cleanser is on the shoe so it doesn’t start to soak in
2. Moisturizing your leather keeps it supple and prevents cracking so be sure to use a brush to apply a small amount of polishing cream all over the shoe; rub for about 30 seconds and let dry for a few minutes. Brush off any excess cream with your large brush. *Note: Polishing creams come in different colors to match leather shades. Be sure to test a small area before applying; otherwise, you could change the color of your shoe. If your shoes have lighter stitching, use a neutral polish.
3. Leather is very porous, so it’s important to protect your newly cleaned and polished shoes from the elements. Use a small brush to apply a protective cream or wax; use a circular motion; buff to shine with your brush. Use wax for a shinier finish on calfskin or patent leather. For softer Napa and tumbled leathers, use cream.
Materials: Suede brush, suede eraser, terry cloth rags and for impossible to remove stains have white vinegar or Isopropyl alcohol ready.
Suede shoes: DO NOT USE WATER! Using Suede brush lightly brush stained areas in one direction in constant motion (doing so helps break up surface layer of dirt) When brushing, remember to brush with the grain (same direction the suede naturally sits). After gently breaking up dirt from the top layer; use a bit more force to brush in a back and forth motion to break up dirt particles below the surface and to help raise flattened suede fibres. For set in stains and harder stains use a Suede eraser and scrub desired area for 2-3 minutes and wipe away broken up particles. *For Special cases and intense cleaning: Dip the corner of your flannel/face washer into a small bowl of white vinegar or rubbing alcohol (do not drench the entire cloth) before applying to the stain and massing it into the suede in a back and forth motion. The Goal is to dampen the suede, not soak it. Keep working at the mark and reapplying vinegar/alcohol where necessary to effectively remove the stain. Let suede dry to return to natural color and repeat steps if necessary. While both liquids have their own smells, this will fade over time.