At ASKET we believe that you should invest in your garments. Opting for fewer but better items is half the job, the other is taking care of them the right way. We do our very best to create beautiful products that last, and to minimize their environmental impact, but to get the most out of them they need to be loved and cared for. Maximizing the life of our garments through proper care and repair radically reduces the need to buy more over time and is the single most effective way to minimize consumption.
Don’t be alarmed, proper garment care doesn’t actually take more time or effort. It will actually save you time. All it requires is a little know-how and we’re here to help you master it. In this section we’ll show you how, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can make the most out of your investment and keep both your garments and our planet clean and lasting.
Stains happen to the best of us, no matter how careful we are. Unfortunately there’s no universal treatment and you’ll have to tackle whatever life throws at you on a case-by-case basis, from pasta sauce to red wine. Most often we simply put our stained garments in the washer and eventually toss it out if that doesn’t help, but there’s really no need to give up on it so easily. That’s why we’re sharing some tried and tested recommendations for some of the most common and tricky stains you may encounter.
Always consider repairing your garment before replacing it. What we might consider broken is often surprisingly easily repaired. While throwing things out may seem like the most convenient option, giving your torn piece a second chance is really worth an extra effort. More complex operations may still be best left to a tailor but many issues can be fixed quickly and easily at home. Some say it’s a lost art, but all you need is a basic sewing kit and some repair instructions, which we just so happen to provide you with here.
While care labels are great support, and you can find all of ours here, they rarely tell the full story of how to best treat your garments. Therefore we decided to complement our instructions with some more detailed pro-tips on how to wash and store your garments or treat your woollen knits with extra care. Unlike your regular professional instructions we do however strongly encourage you to try this at home.