All Ecodownunder products are made from natural fibres, so it is important that you follow the Care Instructions provided on each product.
We have provided some tips to help prolong the life of your eco products.
Proper sorting of your washing is essential, washing like colours and fabrics together is key.
- Wash your towels separately.
- Never overload your washing machine.
- Never leave washing powder or detergent sitting on top of the washing as this may cause spotting on the fabric (caused from the powder).
- Always use a gentle eco friendly washing power/detergent
- For the pre treatment of stains we recommend you use “Tuff Stuff” which is a vegan, natural cleaning soap. Tuff Stuff includes Lemon Eucalyptus an essential oil that helps lift stubborn stains from most textiles. You can spot clean small or large areas. This is a ready to use netted soap and feedback from customers is that it has lifted dirt, grease, oil, grass stains, red wine, blood and even ink.
Fabric Softener not recommended
We do not recommend the use of Fabric Softeners as this puts a film on the products and make them less absorbent.
So rather than use fabric softeners you can add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the final rinse cycle. This acts as a natural fabric softener and no residue. However, natural fibres do become softer with every wash.
Bleach not recommended
We do not recommend the use of bleach on any Ecodownunder products. Bleaches or whitening agents weaken the natural fibres and cause them to break-down over time.
Instead you can use ½ cup of baking soda in your wash, this will brighten your bed linen.
Keep your Washing Machine Clean
Keep your washing machine free of built up residue and grease by cleaning it monthly.
- Add two cups of white vinegar to powder/detergent dispenser.
- Run through a cycle
- Then add ½ cup of baking soda to the machine drum and run through the hottest temperature and highest water level cycle.
- Wipe the inside of the drum once finished.
Tips for Drying
We recommend line drying in the shade for all products (where possible). The Australian sun will bleach anything left on the line for too long, this can start occurring after a few hours.
- If you are unable to dry in the shade, then take your bed and bath linen off the line as soon as dry.
- Do not over-dry as this will cause the fabric to become scratchy.
- Towels can be “finished” for 5 minutes in a dryer on warm if needed. The dryer will make towels in particular fluffy.