How should you care for your favourite clothes?

When the temperature starts to rise, we immediately want to dress lighter. This makes sense, since nobody wants to walk along the beach in a down jacket. This doesn't mean that you should go overboard however. A little elegance, and bingo! The sun won’t be the only one that shines. It's thus time to get out our shirts and trousers made of linen, a high-quality material that’s airy and loose-fitting. It's also the strongest fibre that exists. It’s highly resistant and can last a very long time without losing its shape or pilling. Even wrinkly, linen is chic. But this is no reason for not ironing it.
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Scarves and tagelmusts are another must-have to make your summer evenings as wondrous as your journey to India or Africa, where they are created by local artisans. It's now or never if you're going to get them out. But how do you keep the colours from running and staining your clothes?

And finally, there's printed T-shirts, the true stars of summer. You know the ones, those that accompany you everywhere, some for forever it seems. But how do you iron them so that they make it through the holidays as wonderfully as you?
Tip No. 1

caring for linen

Did you know that washing linen leaves it more supple? Before wearing your linen clothing for the first time, you should ideally let it soak overnight in cold water, and then machine-wash it at 40°C. Linen air-dries quickly , so use the gentlest spin cycle. Then dry your clothing vertically using clothes pegs. When ironing, no need to worry. Just use the Laurastar Smart or Laurastar Lift's powerful steam. The latter can also purify your favourite clothing.
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Tip No. 2

Set the colours so that they last longer

Certain types of cotton clothes have very delicate dyes, especially ethnic clothing or clothing from Africa or Asia. These types of fabric can be of very good quality, but their dyes aren't always set. You’ll especially need to test them before washing. To do this, dampen a clean white cloth, and gently rub it on a spot on the back of the fabric or in an inconspicuous place. If the cloth comes away stained with colour, you’ll have to set the colour. Immerse the fabric in a bowl of water and white vinegar, and allow it to sit overnight. Rinse it thoroughly the next day, and check to see if the dye is set using the same technique with the white cloth. If the fabric’s colour still runs, repeat the process as many times as necessary.
Tip No. 3

printed T-shirts

In summer, you can certainly skip ironing your T-shirts. However, if you have nightmares even thinking about walking around in an unironed T-shirt, which is understandable, the ideal solution is to use a Laurastar ironing system. Just use the softpressing soleplate. Its special coating reduces the heat and protects dark fabrics and delicate, sensitive materials from developing shiny patches. That's all there is to it. No more need to iron around prints or turn T-shirts inside-out!
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