Still, we encourage you to explore our care checklist for valuable tips on making a difference in your routine.
Read and Follow Care Labels
Always read and follow the care instructions on the care labels.
The care label provides valuable information on how to properly care for your clothes, such as the recommended washing temperature, special care instructions or whether dry cleaning is required.
By leaving the label intact, you can ensure that you take the best care of your clothes and preserve their quality over time. We know it can be annoying sometimes, but we still want to convince you not to cut off the tag. See the DO NOT CUT notice.
Wash Only When Necessary
Avoid washing your clothes after every wear.
Many garments, such as jeans and sweaters, can be worn multiple times before requiring washing. It is sufficient to occasionally air them out. If that's not enough for you, you can treat it with hot steam. Steam reduces odors, surface dirt and bacteria. Our recommended CIRRUS NO 2 STEAMER is perfect for this.
If you have a stain, try to remove it before you turn on the washing machine. Steamery's STAIN REMOVER can be of great help (pay attention to the instructions).
Using the right detergent and less of it
With the right detergent, colors stay bright and fibers new-looking for longer.
For delicate fabrics such as wool and fine hair, we recommend using an enzyme-free detergent that does not dry them out. The Steamery DELICATE LAUNDRY DETERGENT is a great choice here.
When dealing with dark garments and denim, it is important to fix the color. We warmly recommend the DARK AND DENIM DETERGENT, which was specially developed for these textiles.
You should not use heavy-duty detergents for colored clothing, as they contain bleaching agents and can damage the color pigments. Use color detergents instead. It is also advisable to separate dark colored laundry from light colors.
When dosing the detergent, keep in mind that more detergent does not mean better washing results, but only leads to heavier pollution of the environment.
Use Cold Water
If possible, wash your clothes in cold water.
Cold water helps conserve energy and prevents color fading and shrinking. Long washing programs at low temperatures are energy-efficient and gentle on your clothing.
The average washing temperature ranges from 30 to 60 degrees. If you have fewer items to wash at 60 degrees, it is recommended to wash at this temperature at least once or twice a month using a heavy-duty detergent (powder). This practice is particularly suitable for white towels and will avoid germ formation in your washing machine.
Laundry Bag And Spin Cycles
For delicate materials, reduce the spin speed and use a laundry bag.
You should turn your clothes inside out and fasten all zippers, buttons or hooks to avoid snagging on other materials. To ensure that sensitive materials such as viscose, cupro or wool are optimally protected, we recommend using a laundry bag. This reduces the mechanical stress on your textiles and helps to reduce wear and tear. For example, it can help to reduce the likelihood of small holes in t-shirts.
Especially when washing synthetic materials, a special laundry bag like the Guppy Friend can even reduce the release of microplastics and thus reduce the pollution of water bodies.
Reducing the spin speed also significantly reduces the stress on the materials. Although the textile is not spun as dry, it has significantly fewer creases and needs to be ironed less.If wool can be machine washed, turn the spins down to 600-800. For delicate fabrics, reduce the speed to 800-1,200.
Air Dry Whenever Possible
Air dry your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Hang them on a clothesline or lay them on a drying rack to conserve energy and extend the lifespan of your garments. Hanging clothes in direct sunlight can cause color fading, so choose a shaded area if possible.
Steaming Or Ironing Or Nothing
If you'd rather do anything other than iron, then here are a few tips on how you can make it easier for yourself.
Wash with fewer spin cycles, remove your laundry from the drum immediately after the wash cycle and gently shape them before drying. Hanging your shirts on a hanger allows them to stretch naturally, smoothing out any wrinkles or creases as they dry. If necessary, steam instead of ironing.
Steaming is much more gentle for textiles than classic ironing. We recommend the CIRRUS NO 2 STEAMER.
Or just skip it and don't iron at all, it certainly saves the most energy.
Store your clothes in a clean and dry environment.
Don't press your clothes too tight, that will cause creases. Knitwear made of wool or fine hair should always be carefully folded and not stored on a hanger. Particularly sensitive materials such as viscose or cupro should always be stored hanging, otherwise they will cause unnecessary pressure points and creases. The use of proper shape-retaining hangers for coats and suits is essential to preserve the shape (especially shoulder) that could otherwise be damaged beyond repair.
Garments that you rarely wear can be stored in a garment bag to protect them from sunlight, dust and pests. Cedar wood or lavender not only give your textiles a pleasantly delicate smell, they also help to protect them from moth infestation.
Care symbols and instructions
The golden rule is: When washing, pay attention to the care label. Since the pictograms are not always self-explanatory, you will find an overview and explanation below and the top 5 most important care instructions:
30 °C normal wash
30 °C mild fine wash
40 °C normal wash
40 °C mild fine wash
40 °C very mild wash
Do not wash
If a product is marked as hand wash, it is up to you to use the hand wash program on your washing machine. However, we cannot guarantee that the garment will survive the wash cycle undamaged.
CONFUSING: The German term "pflegeleicht" does not mean that your textile is particularly robust and therefore easy to care for - it means, on the contrary, that it has to be treated gently. Gentle cycle, reduce laundry load, low spin speed.
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Normal drying process
Mild drying processes
Do not iron
Iron moderately hot
Do not iron hot
Professional dry-cleaning (perchloroethylene)
Mild professional dry-cleaning (perchloroethylene)
Mild professional wet-cleaning
Do not dry clean
TOP 5 care instructions
Only Hand Wash Allowed
Delicate products such as wool or cashmere often require special care. They need to be hand washed. But no worries. Hand washing is easy. You don't need much:
- gentle detergent
- lukewarm water
Hand Wash Cold:
The material is even more delicate than hand-washed garments. It should be hand washed at a maximum of 20 degrees cold water. Small hint: The average temperature of your tap water is usually around 15 - 20 degrees at the maximum cold level.
Choose a washing program that does not heat the water above 30 degrees and pay attention to whether a gentle cycle is recommended.
Your textile should be washed gently. It means using a low temperature, low spin speed, and reducing the drum's load capacity. Delicate and wool wash settings count as gentle washes.
Dry Cleaning Only:
Your product is only intended for dry cleaning. It means you need to be aware that your clothes may not hold up to home laundering. Either due to the number of spin cycles, because of the inner workmanship such as fixations and interlinings comes loose or the fibers swell and lose their shape.
Cleaning, also known as dry cleaning or chemical cleaning, does not clean textiles with water but with a solvent. This has the advantage that the fibers of the textiles do not swell and their shape is retained.
DO NOT CUT
We understand that care labels can be annoying, but remember that they are there to give you the best possible care instructions.
Our product experts provide you with care instructions and tips for each piece. The special material characteristics and workmanship are taken into account. You will always find these instructions on the care labels as care symbols and care instructions. We prioritize using soft materials and also pay attention to the color of the product so that it disturbs you as little as possible.
While we understand that we can't force you to keep the label on, we have a tip: The new QR code label will direct you to our care guide for special products and materials. We always have this information available as a basic care guide. We suggest keeping the QR code label attached to your garment. This way, you can easily access additional guidance whenever needed.
You need a refresher on how to care for wool or a suit, here we always have the basics for the correct care of special materials or products ready for you.
Denim is a durable and versatile fabric that can last for a long time with proper care.Washing Frequency
Denim doesn't need to be washed as frequently as other garments. Washing denim too often can cause it to fade and lose its shape. Instead, use spot cleaners whenever possible and opt for washing only when necessary. Extra note: When you wash your Denim for the first time, either wash them alone or with fabrics that are a similar color.STAIN REMOVER Cold Water Wash
When it's time to wash your denim, use cold water instead of hot water. Cold water helps preserve the color and prevents excessive shrinkage. Turn your denim garments inside out before washing to minimize friction and rubbing against other items. For best results we recommend the Steamery Dark and Denim Laundry Detergent.DARK AND DENIM LAUNDRY DETERGENT Skip the Dryer
Avoid using the dryer for your DRYKORN denim whenever possible. The heat from the dryer can cause shrinkage and fade the color. Instead, hang your denim garments to air dry. To prevent stretching, shape them back to their original form while damp. Avoid hanging denim in direct sunlight as it can also cause fading.Patching and Mending
Denim is a fabric that looks great with a bit of wear and tear, but if you encounter larger rips or holes, consider patching or mending them. This not only extends the life of your denim but also adds a unique, personal touch to your garment.
Hand washing is the most gentle cleaning method for wool knitwear.Spot Cleaning
For minor stains or spills, spot clean the affected area immediately. Blot the stain gently with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain or damage the fabric. If needed, use the Steamery Stain Remover to gently clean the spot.STAIN REMOVER Hand Washing
Use lukewarm water (approx. 30 °C, but you can also wash colder) in a bowl. First, dissolve a suitable detergent in the water. Place your garments in the water until completely soaked, then gently knead for 1-2 minutes. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then take it out. Replace the water with clean water and wash out the detergent residue.
If cold wash is instructed: It should be hand washed at a maximum of 20 degrees cold water. As a tip: The average temperature of your tap water is usually around 15 - 20 degrees at the maximum cold level.DARK AND DENIM LAUNDRY DETERGENT Drying
Do not use a tumble dryer for knitwear, as the heat and agitation can cause shrinkage and damage. Instead, lay your knitwear flat on a clean, absorbent towel and gently roll it up to remove excess water. Unroll the towel and lay the garment flat on a drying rack or a fresh towel away from direct heat or sunlight. Reshape the garment as necessary to retain its original silhouette.Storage
Fold the garment neatly to avoid stretching or distortion. Avoid hanging knitwear, as it can lose its shape over time. Cedar wood or lavender not only give your textiles a pleasantly delicate smell, they also help to protect them from moth infestation.Repairs and Maintenance
Many natural materials, especially wool and fine hair, tend to form pills (small nodules). These are natural material properties that we cannot prevent. But there is a simple solution. The surfaces can be treated very easily with pilling shaving. Afterwards they often look like new. We recommend the PILO NO 1 FABRIC SHAVER.
If you notice any loose threads, snags, or minor damage, address them promptly to prevent further deterioration. Consider learning basic mending techniques or take your knitwear to a professional tailor who specializes in knitwear repairs.
Caring for high-quality suits is essential to maintain their appearance and longevity.
Always check the care label attached to your suit. It provides specific instructions tailored to the fabric and construction of your garment. Follow these guidelines to ensure proper care. Here are some general tips for caring for your suit.
Suits typically require dry cleaning to remove stains and maintain their shape. However, traditional dry cleaning methods often involve the use of harsh chemicals. For minor stains or spills it is better to spot clean the affected area immediately. Blot the stain gently with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain or damage the fabric. If needed, use the Steamery Stain Remover to gently clean the spot (follow the instructions).STAIN REMOVER Steam Refreshing
Regularly steaming your suit can help remove wrinkles and refresh the fabric between cleanings. Use the handheld Steamery Cirus garment steamer and maintain a safe distance from the fabric to prevent any damage. Hang the suit on a sturdy hanger and steam it evenly, allowing the steam to penetrate the fibers and remove wrinkles.DARK AND DENIM LAUNDRY DETERGENT Gentle Ironing
If your suit requires ironing, always use a pressing cloth or a clean, damp cloth to protect the fabric from direct heat. Set the iron to the appropriate temperature for the fabric and use gentle, pressing motions. Avoid applying excessive pressure or ironing over embellishments, such as buttons or pockets.Proper Storage
When not in use, store your suit properly to maintain its shape and prevent creasing. Hang it on a wide, padded hanger to support the shoulders and prevent them from sagging. Make sure the hanger is sturdy and the suit is well-ventilated. Avoid plastic covers as they can trap moisture and lead to mildew growth. Instead, use the complementary garment bag that each DRYKORN suit from our online store comes in - it is made from a breathable fabric that allows moisture to escape, while keeping dust and dirt out. Cedar wood or lavender not only give your textiles a pleasantly delicate smell, they also help to protect them from moth infestation.Professional Alterations and Repairs
If your suit requires alterations or repairs, seek the assistance of a professional tailor who specializes in suits. A skilled tailor can make adjustments to ensure the suit fits you perfectly and can also repair any small damages, such as loose buttons or minor tears.
Remember that proper care and maintenance will help your suits last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
Linen needs some care to maintain its beauty and quality.
Hand washing or machine washing on a gentle spin cycle (600) with cold or lukewarm (max 30 degree) water is the best way to ensure your linen garments last and retain their natural beauty and texture. Use a mild detergent suitable for delicate fabrics. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals that can damage the fibers. Wash linen items separately or with similar colors to prevent color bleed.Drying
In general, you should not use the tumble dryer for linen. Linen is one of the most resilient natural fibers and is extremely tear-resistant and durable. However, with the dry heat in the tumble dryer, there is a risk that the laundry will shrink. Rently reshape the garment after washing and allow it to air dry.Gentle Ironing or Steaming
Linen tends to wrinkle easily. Please note that this is a natural feature of linen. It looks a bit stiff and old after washing, but it will be soft and beautiful again after steaming. Set your iron to Linen or Medium setting. Iron the fabric slightly damp or use a steam iron for better results. Steaming would be the best choice.CIRRUS NO 2 STEAMER Proper Storage
Fold your linen clothing neatly to avoid creasing and wrinkling. Avoid sharp folds or heavy stacking, as it can lead to permanent creasing. It's best to avoid hanging linen clothing for long periods, as it can cause fabric deformations. However, if you prefer hanging them, use padded hangers to minimize stress on the garment's shoulders. Protect your linen from direct sunlight, as it can cause fading over time. To protect your linen garments from moth infestation, consider using natural remedies such as cedar wood or lavender sachets. These can help deter moths and keep your clothing fresh-smelling.
Leather is a durable material that requires proper care to keep it looking good for years to come.
Leather is sensitive to moisture and direct sunlight. We therefore urgently recommend spraying leather thoroughly with a good impregnating agent before wearing it. If your leather gets wet, gently blot away the excess moisture with a clean, dry cloth and allow it to air dry. Avoid using a heat source or hair dryer to speed up the drying process as this may cause the leather to crack or shrink.
In addition, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause the color of your leather to fade. Therefore, when not in use, keep it out of direct sunlight.
Act quickly if your leather gets stained. Blot the stain gently with a clean, damp cloth, using minimal water. Avoid rubbing the stain, as it can spread and become harder to remove. To remove dust, dirt, and other surface debris you can also use a soft brush.
If it is needed, you can consult a professional leather cleaner and ask for support.
Smooth leather can dry out over time, leading to cracks and stiffness. Conditioning helps restore its natural oils and keeps it supple. Use a high-quality leather conditioner. Apply the conditioner with a soft cloth, massaging it into the leather in circular motions. Allow it to penetrate for a few minutes before wiping off any excess conditioner.Storage
When storing leather items, it's important to keep them in a cool, dry place with adequate ventilation. Avoid storing leather in plastic bags or airtight containers, as this can cause moisture buildup and mold growth.