Wash tips

Sort the clothes

It is important to sort your clothes before you start the washing process. This involves separating by:


White Marks of wear Cotton
Bright colours Sweat, stains Woll
Dark colours   Synthetics
    Silk, etc.
If you are in any doubt about whether a colour may fade or not, we recommend you do a separate test wash 

Prepare the clothes

Before putting the clothes in the washer, remember the following tips: - Empty all pockets - Roll down shirt sleeves and cuffs - Turn jeans inside out to help retain their colour - Close all zippers and hooks

Load the washing machine

An overloaded washing machine means that the clothes don’t move around in the drum and the product doesn’t dissolve properly, so the wash results are not as good.



Read the labels

Read labels carefully to avoid mistakes that could ruin your clothes.

Washing Symbols
Washing symbols

Choose the right programme and temperature

The wash water temperature directly affects how clean and creased the wash will be. The right choice of water temperature also minimizes colour running or bleeding. We recommend you carefully read the manufacturer’s label on the garment.

When you have a load of clothes that need to be washed at different temperatures, select the lowest recommended temperature for the entire load. 

Hot water provides a better and faster wash, and it is recommended for heavily soiled clothing and light colours. 
Warm water cleans and at the same time reduces colour loss and creases in the wash. 
Cold water helps to protect sensitive dyes, minimizes creasing and saves hot water. However, it does not clean as well as warmer temperatures. 


The chart below gives more accurate temperature recommendations according to fabrics and programmes.


90º White cotton fabrics Normal wash programme
Temp. máx: 90º normal spin
90º Embroidered and delicate white cotton fabrics Delicate programme
Temp. máx: 90º low spin
60º Solid colour clourfast fabrics Normal wash programme
Temp. máx: 60º normal spin
60º Solid colour cotton colourfast clothes Delicate programme
Temp. máx: 60º low spin
40º Cotton articles and mixtures of delicate colour blends, nylon and other fibres Normal wash programme
Temp. máx: 40º normal spin
40º Corduroy trousers, ski clothes, non-iron fabrics Delicate programme
Temp. máx: 40º no spin
30º Wool garments, hosiery, lingerie, swimwear, leggings, stretch fabrics Delicate programme
Temp. máx: 30º wash bag


Choose products

A good wash depends to a large extent on the cleaning products you use. The particular features of each product must therefore be considered: whether it is specifically for machine or hand wash, delicate garments, stain removers, etc.

It is also important to take into account other aspects such as: 


Naturally, the product should give high quality results. 

Fabric care

It is important that the product should not have an aggressive effect on the fabric so as to prolong the life of the garment.

Skin Care

Because clothes come into contact with our skin, it is very important to know what ingredients the product contains and its possible effects on sensitive skins (irritations, rashes etc.) 

Environment care

The waste the product produces should be biodegradable and cause as little damage to the environment as possible.


How much to use?

Adding more than the manufacturer’s recommended dose doesn’t make your wash any cleaner; in fact it has quite the opposite effect. Using too much of the washing product can damage clothing, is bad for the environment, and of course, it is more expensive. 

On the other hand, using less than the recommended amount does not wash the clothes properly and the process then needs to be repeated. So it is important to follow the manufacturer’s indications. 
The right amount depends on water hardness, as in hard water (high lime content) you usually need more of the product. The map below shows water hardness in different provinces of Spain.


Map of watehardness in Spain

Map of water hardness in Spain


Drying the laundry

The best option is to dry the laundry outdoors and avoid direct sunlight, because, like the spin cycle, it can make the fabric matted. 

Is it not advisable to leave the laundry in the washer for a long time, as it can make it smell musty or even spoil your clothes. 

Once the wash cycle is finished, it is also a good idea to wipe the inside of the washer after each use and leave the door open for a while to dry the interior. This will help to prevent odours and mildew in the washer. 

Drying symbols


Ironing clothes

Finally, before you iron your clothes it is very important to check the garment label again and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Ironing simbols

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