Pajama Care + DIY Detergent
Caring for your Pajamas
The great thing about our 100% GOTS Organic Cotton is that it is made to last and it really does get softer with every wash. With proper care, you can keep your pjs looking like new for years to come.
Turn the pjs inside out to wash them – Launder with like colors on a gentle cycle in cool water.
Avoid detergent with bleach – Or make your own natural detergent with the DIY below!
Tumble dry on low heat – Tumble dry on low heat in the dryer to avoid damaging the fabric. Or even better, hang-dry outside to capture a wonderful breeze!
Remove from dryer, fold or hang up – To keep your pajamas wrinkle free, make sure to remove them promptly from the dryer and fold or hang up until you are ready to wear them again.
Give your collar a light press – If needed, keep your collar and seams looking fresh by lightly ironing.
DIY Laundry Detergent
One of the best ways to extend the life of your clothing is to use detergent that’s free of harmful chemicals. Ready to take a swing at making a DIY laundry detergent? Natural, low-lathering and long-lasting, this is founder Amy’s favorite at-home option.
2 cups baking soda
2 bars of Dr. Bronner's Bar Soap (Amy uses lavender)
2 cups washing soda
2 cups borax
30 drops lavender essential oil (or scent of your choice)
1. Powder the castile soap by cutting up pieces of the bar and mixing in the food processor or grating by hand.
2. Mix ingredients well in a glass container, add essential oils if desired, and stir again to break up any clumps.
3. Use 1 tablespoon for a regular load, and 2 tablespoons for a large load.
This recipe is adapted from the book "Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills" written and illustrated by Raleigh Briggs.
10 Tips to Make Your Clothes Last
Speaking of laundry habits, it’s a hot topic at the Printfresh office. It turns out, we all do things slightly differently and we all had questions about the best way to make our clothing last. Luckily, we have a resident clothing care expert on our team, so we asked Jac Dwyer to share her top 10 tips to keep our clothes looking fresh.