CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PYHÄVAATE GARMENTS

PYHÄVAATE GARMENTS are made to last. They are designed and produced with care in a way that respects the environment throughout their entire life cycle. We do our utmost to guarantee the quality and long life of our products. Once a product has been purchased, the customer assumes the responsibility for its care.

 

Did you know that the care and use of a garment plays a key role in the length of a garment's usage life and, on the other hand, its impact on the environmental load? The use of a garment is proven to be one of the garment life phases that places the highest load on the environment. That is why we want to provide information on how you can affect the usage life and quality retention of our products. We want you to enjoy the comfort of Pyhävaate garments for as long as possible!

 

We hope that the Pyhävaate garment you purchase will make your work more comfortable and bring you joy. Read our care instructions below to ensure that you get the most out of these products produced with care and love.


MATERIAL-SPECIFIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Each garment produced by Pyhävaate comes with its own specific washing instructions. We recommend that you read the instructions on the washing label and follow them meticulously – this will guarantee the proper care of the product and protect it from unnecessary treatments and handling.

Here are a few tips that will help you to care properly for your Pyhävaate product:

  • Follow the specified washing instructions.
  • Avoid overwashing the garment and simply air it out if it is not truly dirty.
  • Remove any stains as quickly as possible and only locally, if possible.
  • Care for your garments with love and recycle them after use. There is a specific group in Facebook for the recycling of collared garments.


CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COTTON GARMENTS

  • Always check the recommended washing instructions from the label in the product and follow them!
  • 40⁰C normal wash cycle
  • 100% cotton products can also withstand being washed in 60⁰C or even 95⁰C. In order to save energy, use the 40⁰C cycle for everyday washing of mildly dirty garments. Truly dirty garments may still require washing in 60⁰C. Even though the lower washing temperature consumes less energy, dirt itself also wears down textile fibres.
  • Avoid ironing the entire garment, if possible. Shape the product when damp. You can also hang a dry (but wrinkled) garment in your bathroom, whereby the steam from your shower will help to smooth out wrinkles in the product.
  • Do not tumble dry Pyhävaate garments, as the dryer requires a great amount of energy. If possible, dry the garments outdoors or allow them to dry naturally on their own at room temperature. When drying outdoors during the summer, remember that direct sunlight can cause the colours of the garments to fade and weaken the material fibres.


CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LINEN GARMENTS

  • Always check the recommended washing instructions from the label in the product and follow them!
  • Linen can withstand temperatures of up to 60⁰C, but a cycle of 40⁰C is sufficient for washing.
  • Wrinkling is natural for linen products. The linen we use is stonewashed, so it will not shrink in the wash and it appears already lightly wrinkled by nature. Do not iron linen Pyhavaate garments. Shape them while damp. You can hang linen products on a hanger to dry and straighten the seams, sleeves and hems while still damp. You can also hang a dry (but wrinkled) linen garment in your bathroom, whereby the steam from your shower will help to smooth out wrinkles in the product.
  • Do not tumble dry Pyhävaate garments, as the dryer requires a great amount of energy. If possible, dry the garments outdoors or allow them to dry naturally on their own in room temperature. When drying outdoors during the summer, remember that direct sunlight can cause the colours of the garments to fade and weaken the material fibres.


CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WOOL GARMENTS

  • Wool is a self-cleaning material. An unstained, but used wool garment is best cleaned by simply airing it out. Wool products should only be washed, if they are truly dirty. Individual stains can be cleaned locally without the need to wash the entire garment.
  • We recommend that all our wool products be washed by hand. Do not wash wool products in hot water and avoid excessive scrubbing. Tepid or cool water is sufficient for cleaning merino wool.
  • Use washing detergents that are gentle and intended for washing wool and silk.
  • We recommend that cassocks be dry cleaned.
  • Dry wool products horizontally on a drying rack, bathroom floor or sauna bench. You can place a towel under the garment to absorb the moisture from the wool. Remember to select the towel in accordance with the colour of the garment, since some textiles can bleed colour onto other textiles when wet. Once the garment is nearly dry, you can remove the moist towel from underneath.
  • Avoid ironing the entire garment, if possible, but if ironing is necessary, always iron the garment inside out. Shape wool garments while damp – thus you may avoid the need to iron altogether!
  • Wool products should never be placed in a tumble dryer.