Wash Less Often
Don’t wash clothes made of functional materials too often, since this causes them to wear out more quickly.
Wash with Similar Colors
Wash new clothes with similar colors to avoid discoloring of other garments
Zip It Up
Close any zips, buttons or velcro flaps before washing and use a mild, environmentally friendly detergent.
Say No to Fabric Softener
Avoid using fabric softener and never use it on shell garments or any other clothes treated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR), since this plugs the pores of the fabric and impairs its ability to ventilate.
Don’t Tumble Dry
Never tumble dry or iron your outdoor clothes, since functional materials are sensitive to heat and this may damage them and cause them to wear faster.