Lifestyle| 3 min read

How To Care For Your Outerwear

Enjoy your jacket season after season with these handy, must-have care tips.
WRITTEN BY Hannah Prince

While we went above and beyond to ensure that the jackets from our new outerwear collection were manufactured using the most sustainable practices and materials, (cc: compostable and 99% recycled material, vegan insulation, bluesign® certified,etc. etc.) a part of making these jackets the most sustainable falls on you.

As consumers, we’re notorious for ditching 60 percent of clothing within a year of purchase —  which we’re sure you don’t need to be told isn’t sustainable. To ensure you’re just as excited to pull on your jacket next winter, we’ve got all the info you need to keep it in the best condition.

From general care instructions to a piece-by-piece breakdown, here’s how we’d recommend caring for your jacket so it lasts you for years to come. And if you ever need a quick reference, you can always find the wash instructions on the white label inside your jacket.

 

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Featured: Cloud Shell Mid-Length Unisex Puffer and Women’s Cloud Shell Bomber Jacket

 

General Tips To Extend The Life of Your Jacket

Wash Less

This piece of advice is good for your outerwear and the planet. Try and wash your jacket only when absolutely necessary. This will help minimize wear and tear, and save water. For a messy jacket that has seen a good adventure, try to spot wash it with a wet rag or sponge rather than throwing it in the washing machine. 

When you do send your jacket for a spin, here are few tips to keep in mind:

  • Wash your jacket inside out.
  • Opt for a small amount of environmentally friendly biodegradable detergent that won’t cause any harm if it enters our waterways. (Bonus points if you skip the single-use plastic container.)
  • If it fits, put your jacket in a washing bag to protect it from abrasion.

Skip The Fabric Softeners and Dryer Sheets

We advise against fabric softeners and dryer sheets for a couple of reasons. While these can increase the softness of your garments, they do so by depositing waxy agents on the surface of the fabric. These single-use products produce a needless amount of waste and emit potentially harmful chemicals into the air. Plus, the waxy residue isn’t good for the longevity of your outerwear.

Put Away Dry

If your jacket gets wet while you’re wearing it (which is pretty much a given in your rain jacket), always make sure you let it dry in an open space before putting it away.

 

Now that you’ve got the general how-to’s down, we’ve provided specific care instructions for each jacket that you can reference whenever you give your outerwear the occasional spin.

 

The Treeline Canvas Jacket

Washing recommendations

  • Wash at a low temperature, Regular Cycle (Maximum temperature of 30°C)
  • Do not bleach
  • Tumble dry at a low temperature (Maximum exhaust temperature of 60°C)
  • To fluff the insulation, add tennis balls to the dryer cycle and run at a low temperature
  • Iron with low heat (Maximum sole temperature of 110°C)
  • Do not dry clean

 

The Nimbus Rain Jackets

Washing recommendations

  • Wash at a low temperature, Gentle Cycle (Maximum temperature of 30°C)
  • Do not bleach
  • Tumble dry at a low temperature (Maximum exhaust temperature of 60°C)
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

 

The Puffers, The Parkas, and The Men’s Shirt Jacket

Washing recommendations

  • Wash Cold
  • Do not bleach
  • Tumble dry at a low temperature (Maximum exhaust temperature 60°C)
  • To fluff the insulation, add tennis balls to the dryer cycle and run at a low temperature
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

 

Keep your jacket looking brand new, year after year with these quick tips, and always reach out to our Customer Care Team if you have any questions.

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