Globe Hope's garments are made from recycled yarn, which consists of 60% cotton waste from the textile industry and 40% recycled plastic bottles (recycled polyester). This innovative yarn is the result of careful development, with a cotton/polyester ratio chosen to make the yarn as durable as possible. However, recycled fibre is not quite the same as yarn made from virgin materials, which is why it is important to take extra care of the garment.
Air your garment frequently to extend the washing cycle. Only machine-wash your garment when stains or odours cannot be removed by airing or hand-washing. In this case, machine wash the garment at 40°C. Use a low spin cycle and wash the garment inside out. Avoid washing at the same time as garments with sharp metal parts such as zippers. Hard spinning and abrasive metal parts will wear the garment and contribute to linting.
Shape the washed garment while damp and dry it out of the sunlight. Do not tumble dry. Iron the dry garment on the wrong side of the fabric. Do not iron embossed patterns (3D-Terra logo).
The 3D relief pattern will regain its shape after washing if you lay the garment on a flat surface and gently pat the pattern back into shape by hand. You can also use the steam of an iron, but do not touch the pattern with a hot iron.
If the garment becomes fluffy, use a lint remover or a lint comb. Do not tear off the lint by hand.