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When in doubt, wash on a cold, gentle cycle for the planet.
Merino wool is nature's super-fibre. It is naturally moisture-wicking and keeps you cool or warm depending on the conditions in your surrounding environment. Merino also has natural anti-odour properties meaning it simply needs to be aired out between wears until you feel the need to wash it. Washing instructions: Spot clean with warm water as needed, otherwise put it on a cold, gentle cycle with some wool detergent. Dry in the shade. Please DO NOT put your merino in the dryer or bleach it.
It is important to take care of waterproof-breathable products in order for them to retain their properties. Dirt, oils and sweat build up in the fabric membrane inhibiting the breathabity. Your outerwear will have a label on the inside of the garment with the appropriate care instructions. If your garment only has a few dirty patches simply spot clean with some cold water and a cloth, and hang in somewhere shady to dry. If you outerwear is in dire need of a wash, launder outerwear on a cold or lukewarm, gentle cycle, ensuring all zippers are done up before washing. Drip dry in shade or tumble dry on a LOW heat to replenish durable water repellant (DWR) coating. If you feel that your product needs rewaterproofing or a deep clean, use a waterproof-breathable specific product. Please DO NOT bleach, use fabric softener or dry clean your garment.
Spot clean with warm water and soap as needed, otherwise put it on a cold, gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Drip dry in the shade. Please DO NOT use fabric softener, tumble dry or bleach your product. If you feel that your garment needs to be ironed, use a high heat setting.
Spot clean your Dyneema with water and a soft cloth where possible. If your garment is filthy and its breathability is being affected gently hand wash your dyneema garment in a bucket of cold water with a gentle detergent. Line dry in the shade. Please DO NOT put your Dyneema garment in the dryer as the material will shrink or melt making it unusable. Avoid keeping or wearing your jacket near heat sources as the fabric may warp or melt.
If your garment has a small tag on it to say that it is compostable at the end of its life (any recent garments made from natural fibres should have this tag), this means the fabric, tags and stitching are made from natural sources that will break down over time. The only parts of the garment which will not break down are the main outer logos (merino) and any zips, shock cord, toggles or buckles which may be on the garment (these are plastic and metal). The logo and any of the other things mentioned will need to be cut out and disposed of in your normal landfill bin or returned to Schusser Threads for repurposing if they are in good condition. To successfully compost your garment, simply cut it in half so that there is one layer of fabric at any one time. Lay this fabric in your compost bin and bury under a small amount of existing compost. Wait three or more months and your item should have decomposed back into lovely compost for your garden! Thicker items will take longer to decompose, so be patient!