Basic tips for the care of garments
Any item of clothing sold in the European Union must have a mandatory label indicating its composition, showing the type and percentage of the fibers used in its manufacture. However, the maintenance label is not mandatory, although it is true, a large part of clothing manufacturers usually include one showing the different recommendations using the relevant international standard symbols.
All the garments manufactured by Ti-Tin have sewn inside a label indicating both the composition of the garment, type and percentage of the fibers used, as well as the washing recommendations.
The wash recommendation labels that appear on the Ti-Tin garments, specify which is the most aggressive treatment that can withstand clothes without spoiling. So, on the labels that refer to washing by hand or with washing machine, dried form, and ironing temperature, it is mentioned, whether with figures, bars, points or letters, the maximum treatment tolerated.
Although they may seem confusing, the care instructions are fairly easy to understand. The labels specify the fabric of the garment and include a maximum of five symbols that indicate the care that must be taken.
In Ti-Tin we are very concerned about the care of the garments we manufacture and, although all the fibers we use are of the highest quality, preventing the premature deterioration of a garment requires respecting the indications that Ti-Tin makes using the washing labels sewn in its interior. Carefully read the label of the clothing and follow its instructions to try to keep the garments after washing, drying and ironing for as long as possible and in good condition. We also recommend you follow these basic tips for the care of the garments:
Washing recommendations for garments:
It is advisable to wash separately the white or light colors of the dark colors.
Garments containing cotton are recommended to wash at low temperature, because we must consider the possibility that the cotton shrinks or alters the color. The colored or patterned garments, you have to wash them alone the first time and rinse them well, since they tend to get a little bit off.
Use as long as you can short wash cycles and moderate spin
Properly dispense detergent and fabric softener. Add a lot of detergent and fabric softener in the laundry spoils clothes, damages the environment and can alter colors.
Filling the washing machine: Clothes need space to move freely. An excess of load prevents that the rinse is not optimal and therefore that the clothes do not remain clean.
Washing the garments backwards will improve the results. The colors will be protected more and the clothes will not wear out so quickly.
Preferably use cold water. If the dirt of the clothes requires it, it can be washed with warm water; the too hot spoils and alters the colors of the garments.
Do not experiment There are stains that can not be removed under normal washing conditions. Otherwise, the garment may suffer and deteriorate without remedy.
Garment care recommendations:
Before washing, empty the pockets, close the zippers and VELCRO® Brand Tape (open, spoil other garments), tie the buttons, ribbons, turn the cuffs upside down, lift the necks, and sew any broken, because no matter how small it will be made bigger in the wash.
If it is not necessary, it is recommended that it does not reach the temperature indicated as maximum.
Embossed logos and logos must be ironed upside down at a moderate temperature.
After washing, tend immediately. Do not leave clothes wet and caked.
In the dryer it is always preferable to lengthen the drying time than to increase the temperature above what is allowed by the garments.
Never increase the temperature to shorten the drying time.
Do not expose colored garments directly to the sun.
Check if you can use bleach. If you use bleach, know that:
Wears the inner and outer fibers of the garments, limiting their useful life.
Never use hypochlorinated (chlorine) bleach without diluting. It causes holes in clothes.
Do not use bleach on damaged or discolored fabrics, as it will not act uniformly. Do not apply it to woolen garments either.