How to clean BIBS textiles

We want our textiles to stand the test of time, and to be used for many years without the need for replacement. Caring for your textiles the right way is a big part of how long they last.

Follow these laundry best practices on how to care for your BIBS textiles so they will last for many years in the future.

1. Choose a natural detergent

Use a mild organic detergent without colorings or perfumes. This is both to protect the baby’s health and skin, to protect the environment, and to spare the fabric to secure a long-lasting and soft feeling.

2. Lower temperatures

Wash at low temperatures to protect the textiles and the environment. Most detergents are specialized for cold-water washing, so you do not have to worry about stains or bacteria.

3. Wash similar colors together

Wash with similar colors to avoid color contamination between colors.

4. Air-drying

Air-dry your textiles on a drying rack or hang clothes outside. Not using a dryer will not only preserve the textiles’ fibers and color, but it will also save you money on your utility bill. Air drying is better for your wallet, your wardrobe, and your planet.

5. Do not use fabric softeners

Avoid fabric softeners, as they reduce the natural absorbency by coating the fibers in chemicals. If you wish for soft textiles, you can add a cup of white vinegar to the washer during the rinse cycle. The vinegar naturally balances the pH of soap, leaving your textiles soft and free of chemical residue.

6. Cut, never pull

If you experience a loose thread always cut it rather than pulling it. If you pull the thread, you do not know how long it will be pulled and how much damage it is doing to the larger structure.

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