Hotel & Restaurant: Our textiles can be washed professionally at up to 80°C to remove fat-stains etc. Specific care instructions will follow each order.
DETAILED CONSUMER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Wash at 30° C since it is usually not necessary to disinfect the fabric. You and the planet thus save about 30% energy compared to washing at 40° C. However, the fabric can withstand up to 60? (80% for professional wash), e.g. to remove stains. Or better: use a stain remover. As with all natural fabrics, wear and shrinkage increases at higher temperatures (however, hemp does shrink less than cotton).
Hard water? All natural fibers incl. hemp absorbs calcium and magnesium crystals, which are found in hard water. Also, research suggests hard washing water can cause eczema in children. To soften the water add salt to the drum or vinegar in the softener-drawer. Or try this organic water-softener, you can buy online.
Line-dry if possible, and save energy. Iron medium ·· This will give the right soft feel (as the ironing crushes the crystals from the water).
Tumble drying gives an immediate softness and fluffIness, but too much can cause linting, especially with towels. So tumble-dry towels, separately / with same colours, tillsemi-dry, then line dry. Limited tumbling also saves energy and resources!
HEMP CPH COVID MASK INFO AND CARE:
The main purpose of a face mask is to block particles from your sneezes, coughs, spit etc., so you protect others. When others wear a mask they protect you.
A hemp cloth mask, like ours can be washed and re-used indefinitely, and it will ensure particles do not move more than about 30 cm away from you instead of ca. 2 meters with no mask. Thus your risk of infecting others is reduced by around 80%. With a plain mask your “incoming risk” is reduced by around 40%, if bystanders are not wearing a mask. If they are the combined risk would be less than 5%.
In the Hemp CPH mask you can insert an extra filter to protect yourself more. E.g. a CE-14683-grade mask which blocks 95-98% of all incoming particles and germs.
If everybody wore a re-useable mask when called for, e.g. in shops, trains, buses, there would be little reason to employ disposable and “un-sustainable” masks and filters, unless you are in a high-risk group. Talk to your doctor about this.
Disposable filters should be replaced regurlarly (daily), while the Hemp CPH mask can be washed (60° C) indefinitely.