Buying clothes for your family
Expensive does not mean good and price does not reflect quality. Even though it can be extremely difficult, we recommend that you check the care label and the clothing’s quality. What should you look for? And what should you be aware of? Find answers to these questions below.
How to keep your family’s finest from getting wrinkled: Squeeze
Try this easy in-store test: Give the fabric a good squeeze and see how much it wrinkles before you put it in the shopping basket.
How to make sure that you actually use your newly purchased outfit: Check if it has to be dry cleaned
Trends, image and appearance are much more important than the care label. And the result is? The family comes home with clothes that demand very difficult cleaning. And what should we learn from this? Check the care label before buying clothes for you or the whole family.
If you want to avoid shrinkage, buy clothing that is larger.
Cotton clothing often shrinks in the wash just like linen, silk, viscose, wool and other natural fabrics. So if you want to avoid shrinkage, you should buy clothes that are larger than actual size so there is some room for shrinking. For example, clothes made from cotton have an average shrink percentage of 2%.
How to make sure you don’t drop a toxic romper in your basket: Know your PVC
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to see the difference between textiles printed with or without PVC. As a rule of thumb, you can choose clothing with embroidery or printed with dyes that are not reminiscent of paint. You can also ask the store to find out if the clothes are decorated with PVC-prints before you buy them.
How to make sure kid’s football jersey doesn’t loose its shape in the wash: Check the cut
If you want t-shirt to have a long life (look here son – this is the t-shirt your dear old dad bought the year we won the championship — now it is all yours), then it is a good idea to check how the material was cut. Long pants, t-shirts and similar articles of clothing should be cut on the straight grain. Otherwise, the shirt will loose its shape after it’s been washed.
How to avoid buying clothes that are full of toxins: Follow your nose
Does the item smell of chemicals? Does it smell of perfume that can be added to disguise the chemicals? Then there is a risk that there are traces of chemicals (pesticides, heavy metals, dyes, softeners, preservatives – sorry but it is true) in the clothes.
A washer with a gentle heart: Gorenje SensoCare generation of washing machines
SensoCare technology makes sure every type of fabric is washed in the best possible way. It always delivers the optimum combination of temperature and amount of water, time, and spinning speed. If, however, your clothes need a very special care, the cotton and synthetic fibre programmes can be tweaked with extra modes and functions.
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