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Sustainability / Cloth Care

CLOTHING CARE - take care of the clothes in the right way.

Take care of the clothes so they last longer.

When you have invested in a premium product, we think you should take care of it a little extra. Below we tell you about how our outerwear should be washed, dried and impregnated so that they maintain the quality and technical function that all our outerwear has.

Did you know, for example, that our outerwear is advantageously tumble dried? Below we hope you get answers to all your laundry questions!

How do I wash children's outerwear?

We know that it can be difficult to keep children's clothes clean for more than a few days. Muddy schoolyards or sleet can be a challenge to say the least. If you have also invested in premium garments, you want it to last a long time, but washing the garments too often is neither good for the material nor our environment. So how should you think?

In order for the garments to retain their fantastic properties, we first and foremost recommend that you use a wet cloth and dry the garment as much as possible. Many times it is enough to keep it reasonably clean for a few more days before a wash is needed.

When it's time to wash the garment, we recommend gentle washing at 40 degrees. Be careful not to turn the garment inside out. Feel free to use liquid detergent, which is adapted to our calcareous waters. Avoid perfumed detergents as well as fabric softeners and bleach. Isbjörn of Swedens outerwear is designed with a membrane on the inside and the outer fabric is treated with a water-repellent organic impregnation called Eco Bionic Finish. These technical properties are fantastic, but be sure not to wash at higher degrees than recommended.

However, it is very good to give the garments heat, after washing - read more about it below. Last but not least - close all zippers and snap buttons and velcro at the cuffs.

Wash Instruction – We recommend all clothes from ISBJÖRN to be washed in 40 degrees gentle cycle, except wool garments where we recommend 30 degrees gentle cycle. Wash the garments with similar colors / Outerwear separately (Not inside out). Use liquid detergent, which washes more efficiently in calcareous water. Avoid perfumed detergents and do not use fabric softeners or bleach. Close all zippers, buttons and velcro fasteners before wash.

Drying - All garments except those in wool blend can be tumble dried and dried in a drying cabinet. Remember to always use low temperature Polyester (<40 degrees) when tumble drying and when drying in a drying cabinet. If the temperature is too high> 60 degrees, the taped seams inside the garments can come off, and the garments might risk not being 100% waterproof. The outer wear must be dried in heat to reactivate the water-repellent properties.

Impregnation - Our shell garments and lined outer garments contain a waterproof membrane on the inside of the durable outer fabric. It is the membrane that makes the material waterproof and ventilates excess heat. In order to maintain the water-repellent properties of the outer fabric itself, i.e. the fabric's own ability to repel moisture, the garments sometimes need to be re-impregnated, especially since we´re using Eco Bionic Finish which need a little bit more love and care. We recommend NIKVAX products which you can also find here in our shop. Pls re-impregnate on a regular basis, a few times each season.

This bubbly surface is caused by the hydrophilic properties of the PU membrane.

If the surface of the material becomes “bubbly” it means that the functionality is as it should be. The bubbles will appear when material has a great moisture permeability function. When the child gets warm, “pressure” becomes greater than outside. PU membrane then absorbs this sweat, then transfer it from high pressure to low pressure and finally transfer the sweat outwards and keep the child dry and comfortable.

Another factor is when the outside of the material is also exposed to water. Then this PU membrane also absorbs the water because the PU membrane is hydrophilic. This makes the material´s surface bubbly. This membrane also has a strong WP function (water column), so the water doesn´t enter through the material. When the material is dry again, the water is being removed from the PU membrane and material returns to normal again.  Bubbles can´t be avoided on this soft yet durable material when using this fantastic membrane

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