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MATERIAL CARE

"We design clothes to last. It’s our mission
to make them worth caring for."

It’s more enjoyable to care for clothes that are easy to clean and made in quality fabrics that lasts over time. We aim to make it easy to care for Hajk garments through high quality materials, conscious designs, and simple care instructions.

If we can double the expected lifetime of a garment, we reduce the climate impact by half. When you care for your garments, repair them as needed, and recycle them when appropriate, you drive the shift towards sustainable consumption. Continue to read for our best tips on how to care for your clothes.

Wash your garments less frequently

In general, people over-wash clothes. If clothes are not dirty or soiled, it’s often enough to simply hang them up to ventilate. This saves water, energy and help garments last longer.

Follow care and washing instructions

Every fabric has unique characteristics, so look closely at the care labelling to wash and treat the clothes as intended. However, general advice is to wash the garments inside-out with similar colours, not to bleach and dry clean, and avoid using fabric softener. Fabric softener reduces breathability and takes time to degrade. Want to know more? You can get some smart tips on how to wash your clothes at www.clevercare.info

Store with care

A few things can be done to extend the lifetime of garments, even when they aren’t being worn. Knitted clothes such as shirts and t-shirts should ideally be stored flat or lying down. These garments risk losing shape if hung. Woven clothes on the other hand, like pants and trousers, are best stored on solid hangers. Additionally, remember to avoid exposing garments to direct sunlight for prolonged periods since the colours can fade, and fabrics can become fragile. Store clothing in a dark and dry environment.

Repair promptly

Repair your clothes promptly if they are torn or damaged. Don’t wait. It will save you more than a few stitches.

Protect your clothes using
Hajk Textile Waterproofing spray-on

To help protect your outdoor clothes and ensure they last longer, we recommend using an ECO fluorocarbon free waterproofing spray, usually referred to as a Durable Water Repellence (DWR). It will serve as a shield for your garments.

This treatment provides the fabric with a water and dirt repellent surface and consequently keeps colours from fading as well as helping the fabric to maintain shape.

A textile waterproofing spray-on also works well in reactivating a DWR that has been worn down after a few washes or adventures. You will know when it’s time to improve the protecting surface when the fabric absorbs an increased amount of moisture and/ or dirt.

Hajk Textile Waterproofing can be used on most common fabrics such as cotton, lyocell, wool, polyester, and is easily applied using the four steps below.

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Protect your clothes using
Hajk Textile Waterproofing spray-on

To help protect your outdoor clothes and ensure they last longer, we recommend using an ECO fluorocarbon free waterproofing spray, usually referred to as a Durable Water Repellence (DWR). It will serve as a shield for your garments.

This treatment provides the fabric with a water and dirt repellent surface and consequently keeps colours from fading as well as helping the fabric to maintain shape.

A textile waterproofing spray-on also works well in reactivating a DWR that has been worn down after a few washes or adventures. You will know when it’s time to improve the protecting surface when the fabric absorbs an increased amount of moisture and/ or dirt.

Hajk Textile Waterproofing can be used on most common fabrics such as cotton, lyocell, wool, polyester, and is easily applied using the four steps below.

Hajk Textile Waterproofing spray-on

Wash the garment and let it dry.

Spray the fabric.

Wipe of excess liquid.

Tumble dry for best performance, or
air dry at room temperature.

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