How to Care for Jersey
Henriette Steffensen Copenhagen and CARL by Steffensen creates functional and casual designs in sustainable jersey. A lot of care and love have been put into the creation of these garments, and with the right care, they can last season after season.
A lot of people throw their clothes in the washer more than they need to, simply out of habit. Keep in mind that over washing your clothes wears them down and impacts your utility bills as well as the environment.
Assess your clothes after wearing them and determine if they really need a wash or not. If they have a small stain, they can be spot treated with a damp cloth and a drop of laundry detergent. If your clothes are wrinkly or out of shape, try shaking them and hanging them outside in the fresh air.
You can machine wash your jersey item at your preferred wash cycle on max. 30°. We recommend using an eco-friendly laundry detergent and avoiding fabric softeners. Jersey can feel hard when it comes out of the washer but will return to its soft and drapey quality once it dries. Some fabric softeners have been linked with negative health and environmental impacts, so avoiding these is a benefit to you and our planet. If you do choose to use one, we recommend using eco-labeled and certified products. Read more here.
Tumble drying is harsh on your jersey garment and result in a shorter life cycle for your clothes. We recommend avoiding the dryer and hanging your clothes to dry instead. Hang shirts, sweaters, and dresses on a hanger instead of a laundry rack to avoid wrinkles. If needed, you can iron your jersey items on low temperature setting.
When you avoid the dryer you save unnecessary wear on your clothes, a high utility bill, and negative impact on the environment.
If you get a stain on your jersey item anyway, we recommend spot treating immediately, as waiting can make the stain harder to remove.
To treat a stain on jersey, use a damp cloth and a drop of laundry detergent. If the stain persist you can soak your jersey in water (max 30°) and a small amount of laundry detergent overnight and wash it on your normal wash cycle in the morning.
If you accidentally tear a whole in your garment, attempt to repair them instead of throwing them out. In many cases, tears can be sewn together seamlessly. The easiest way to repair a whole is to sew it from the inside of the garment with a thin needle and a regular sewing thread in a matching color – if you are going for a seamless look. Be careful not to tighten the thread too much, as this can cause the fabric to clump together. Try instead to sew multiple times in the same spot to ensure a solid finish.
If you, for other reasons, do not get to wear your jersey item, we encourage you to donate it to a friend, family, or charity of your choice.
Feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about care or repair of your jersey clothes – we are happy to help!