Responsibility

CARE & REPAIR

Over half the clothes we discard end up being incinerated or sent to a landfill. By making small changes to your day-to-day laundry routine, you can help reduce this harmful practice. We hope this guide helps you make better decisions for your clothes and for the planet.

THINK BEFORE YOU WASH

- It may sound obvious, but we should only wash our clothes when they really need it

- Instead of automatically putting everything in the machine, try spot cleaning and/or airing things first

- Wool is actually self-cleaning so you don’t have to wash it, just spot clean minor stains and use a sweater stone to remove pilling

- Denim only needs washing a few times a year, spot cleaning and airing will usually make it fresh again

HOW TO WASH CLOTHES RESPONSIBLY

- Turn your clothes inside out before putting in the machine and only wash full loads

- Choose easy-care programs, low temperatures, and low spin cycles

- Use eco-labelled washing detergents

- Use a laundry bag when washing delicate or synthetic materials, this protects the clothes and prevents them from releasing harmful microfibres into our water systems

- Hang your clothes to dry - only tumble-dry when absolutely necessary, and only full loads

- Only iron or steam when necessary

- Fold knitted pieces instead of hanging them to help keep their shape

DRY CLEANING

- Only dry-clean when absolutely necessary and choose places that use sustainable methods - this is the more responsible choice and it’s also better for your clothes

REPAIR VS REPLACE

- Always try to repair your clothes first before replacing them

- Remember you can bring in any Baum und Pferdgarten items to our Copenhagen Flagship Store and we will do our best to mend and make new

SHARE THE LOVE

- Pass unwanted clothes on, don’t just throw them away

- If your clothing is still wearable give it to family or friends, take it to a secondhand store, or donate it to charity

- If not, then drop it off at a textile collection point or bring it in to our store and we will ensure it is recycled



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