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How to reduce climate impact, effort and money caring for fashion the clever way.

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Ironing

Recommendations and tips
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  • The maximum ironing temperature should be selected only on the basis of the care label and not according to the fibre content of a textile article.

Tips and tricks

  • However, some articles (e.g. with a bar below the washing tub) may not need to be ironed if they have been hung up immediately after spinning and reshaped whilst damp or if they are dried in the horizontal position.
  • Iron only if necessary, and iron at the appropriate temperature. You can avoid ceases, for example by using fabric conditioner, by removing items from the washing machine or dryer as soon as it stops, and/or drying it on a hanger.

Good to know...

  • Ironing needs up to one fifth of the whole energy used for an average laundry process.
  • Fabric conditioner can be helpful in softening fabrics and making ironing easier, as well as providing laundry with a pleasant fragrance.
  • Use fabric conditioner only when necessary. Its use can have an impact on the environment.
Hot iron: Iron at maximal sole plate temperature of 200 °C. Corresponding to the cotton / linen setting. Iron whilst damp. Treat and if necessary moisten. Shiny or pressure-sensitive pieces should be ironed with press cloth or ironed inside out. A steam iron may be used.
Iron at moderate temperature. Iron at maximal sole plate temperature of 150 °C. Corresponding to the wool / silk / polyester / viscose setting. A steam iron can be used. Avoid heavy pressure.
Iron at low temperature: Iron at maximal sole plate temperature of 110° C. Corresponding to the polyacryl, polyamide (nylon), acetate setting. If necessary, shiny - or pressure - sensitive pieces should be ironed inside out. Do not use steam.
Do not iron: Irreversible changes must be expected if an iron is used.