Easy laundry tips
When children play, mud goes flying and clothes get dirty. And that is exactly how it should be. We have developed our products to make them even more practical, all while keeping the environment in mind.
Reima® clothes are easy to care for and they don’t contain harmful chemicals. They also repel dirt, saving you energy, water, and time. That means fewer hours in the laundry room and more time outside with the kids!
Here are some tried and true laundry tips to make every day a little easier. Remember to always check the garment’s care label before washing
- All Reima® products are easy-care and dirt-repellent, so they don’t need to be washed as often—just rinse off the dirt with water or wipe clean.
- If clothes get really dirty, wash them inside out in hot water (around 100 degrees) and don’t use fabric softener.
- Then, dry them inside out at room temperature.
- Products marked with the “tumble dry” symbol should be tumble dried on low heat.
- Mittens dry faster if you turn them inside out, but be careful not to tear the lining.
- Outerwear and shoes will repel water and dirt even better if you use a protective spray on them.
- To improve water and dirt repellence, tumble-dry the garment for about 15 minutes. This is OK for all garments, even if regular tumble-drying is not allowed (except rainwear, which is not surface-finished).
Outdoor clothes and shoes
Wash less, enjoy more
Outdoor clothes shouldn’t be machine-washed often because each wash degrades the product’s technical features. These items can be spot-cleaned when the stain is fresh or simply wiped down with a damp cloth.
When necessary, these clothes can be machine washed inside out in water no hotter than 100 degrees. Close all zippers, Velcro and fastenings to prevent damage to other garments.
Because lighter colors can be harder to clean, remember to spot treat any stains as soon as possible before they set. If stubborn stains do appear, you can use stain removers and wash the product without turning it inside out. Do not leave dirty clothes to soak.
No need for fabric softener
Don’t use fabric softeners as they can reduce the breathability of functional fabrics. Fabrics with UV protection shouldn’t be exposed to fabric softener as it compromises the efficacy of the UV filters
Dry clothes at room temperature
Remember to put clothes out to dry immediately after washing them
Dry outdoor clothes inside out to prevent the waterproof coating from slowing the drying process—the garment will dry quickly at room temperature. You can also use a drying rack or tumble dry on low heat for garments that can be tumble dried. Drying on too high a temperature can reduce the garment’s moisture protection.
Washing instructions for muddy shoes
Children’s shoes are put to the test, particularly in the sleet and slush of fall and winter. Our collection contains dirt-resistant, water-repellent and completely waterproof footwear that has been made as easy to care for as possible. Loose dirt can be brushed off or wiped with a damp cloth as soon as play time is over. Before using for the first time, treat the surface of the shoe with a protective spray. Some Reima shoes can also be machine-washed—refer to the care instructions on the shoe’s product tag.
Always wash with care
Wash clothes with UV filters frequently and carefully. Chlorine and salty seawater weaken textiles, so swimwear should be rinsed after every use. If sand gets inside the jersey, you can attempt to remove it by gently stretch the bathing suit after it has dried, working with a small area at a time.
No need for fabric softener
Machine-wash with mild, bleach-free detergent in warm water (no hotter than 100°). Skip the fabric softener as it can reduce the fabric’s flexibility.
Avoid washing swimwear with garments that have Velcro fastenings as these can cause bathing suits to pill.
Dry out of the sun
Swimwear should not be left out in the the sun to dry because ultraviolet rays can reduce its flexibility. High-quality swimwear will dry quickly in the shade.
Wool, delicates and baby clothes
Washing and caring for wool clothes
Always take care to read the washing instructions. If the instructions don’t state a recommended washing temperature, wash in warm water (no hotter than 85°). The newest wool and wool-blend clothes are usually machine-washable but if the washing instructions state that the garment should be hand-washed or washed on the delicates cycle, it’s a good idea to wash it by hand.
Wool is a fairly sensitive material, so avoid soaking and rubbing it unnecessarily. Top tip in freezing weather: Take wool clothes outside to air and give them a proper snow-wash! Freezing cold air will freshen up the garment and it won’t need to be washed as often.
Always dry wool clothes flat so that they don’t lose their shape. Choose a suitably warm and well-ventilated place to dry wool clothes and avoid leaving them in direct sunlight.
When you wash baby clothes, avoid strongly scented detergents and take care to rinse them thoroughly. This ensures your baby’s skin only comes into contact with clean clothes and nothing else
Stubborn stains can be treated with special wool detergent like gall soap before machine-washing—this will loosen dirt as easily and gently as possible. There’s no need for fabric softener either.
Pay attention to material choices
Young babies’ clothes often need to be washed daily. That’s why it’s a good idea to favor sustainable, natural materials that can be machine-washed when necessary. All of the clothes in our Newborn selection are machine-washable to ensure there’s more time to play with your little one.
Dry at room temperature
All Reima Newborn clothes can be easily dried at room temperature.