Taking care of your clothes is the easiest way to make sure they can be worn for a long time, and this also translates into caring for our planet.
Read our suggestions on how to treat each item.
- Knitwear: lay your sweaters flat to dry and store them in your wardrobe by folding and stacking them neatly on a shelf or drawer. This helps to avoid stretches and marks on the sleeves and to keep the shape and quality intact.
- Scarves: ss with sweaters, lay your scarves flat to dry and store them folded and stacked neatly on a shelf or in a drawer.
- Jewelry: keep your jewelry away from direct sunlight and possibly inside a jewelry box or a box to prevent the metal from oxidizing.
2. WASHING AND DRYING
Alpaca fiber is a naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, and odor resistant fiber, so your alpaca items probably need less cleaning than you think. Try to wash products responsibly and don't wash them more often than necessary. Always read the care label, as each garment has different needs, to ensure it remains in its best condition. Here are some simple general guidelines to keep in mind:
- Wash at a low temperature: making sure to wash your clothing at the lowest possible temperature helps to avoid damaging delicate items in particular.
- Wash with a short cycle: The shortest wash cycle is usually long enough to clean your garment and saves water.
- Choose a natural detergent: nowadays there are many natural liquid detergents on the market that dissolve better than powders and do not irritate the skin as they are chemical-free.
- Use a garment bag: using a laundry bag specially designed for fine materials such as wool helps prevent abrasion during washing, which can in turn lead to pilling.
3. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
The clothes you own are a long-term investment. Continued maintenance of the parts will help ensure they do not get damaged. If they ever should be damaged, always evaluate the repair first, before replacing. Our Customer Service team is trained to provide advice and suggestions for any repairs you may need for a Pianetha garment.
- Removing pilling: the phenomenon of pilling, that is the formation of a surface layer of tangled down in the typical conformation of “pellets”, is common to many knitted garments or made of natural fibres. This is an absolutely normal process and the simplest, gentle and effective method to remove this imperfection is to use a knitted razor and a wool brush to keep the surface of the garment smooth.
END OF USE
Despite being one of the most polluting factors, the disposal of unsold or end-of-use clothing is one of the problems least faced by traditional fashion.What happens when I stop using a Pianetha garment?
Three things can happen:
- Each Pianetha garment lasts a long time, so it can have a second life in the used market or you can give it as a gift.
- it enters the circular economy, where it can be easily recycled, because it is composed only of natural biodegradable fibres, without polluting residues.
- It is wrongly disposed of in the environment, where, however, it does not constitute an environmental risk because it consists only of natural biodegradable fibres, without polluting residues-