Appearance Care Guide – A friendship that lasts
We have taken great care in the development and creation of your Appearance products, in order to be able to offer you the best long-lasting products you want to use day after day, year after year. To keep them in their prime condition, we recommend you follow the washing and care instructions on the labels.
If you wash and care for your clothes correctly, they not only look nicer - they also last longer. We have therefore created this guide for maintaining your Appearance products, so that you can help extend the life of your wardrobe.
You will always find washing instructions on the inside of the clothing from Appearance, which we recommend that you follow with each wash. The washing instructions are our recommendation for how to maintain the fit and quality of the clothes as best as possible. On the washing instructions you will find information and recommendations about washing, drying, ironing and cleaning. Always read the washing instructions carefully before washing.
Avoid pre-washing your shirt unless the shirt is very dirty or has severe stains. It saves time, saves the environment and protects your shirt from unnecessary wear and tear.
Always wash on low spin, 400-600 revolutions, to protect the clothes as best as possible. The low revolutions also mean that the clothes become less wrinkled after they have been hung to dry.
We recommend the garment be washed inside out, with all buttons closed, at 30 degrees to maintain the best quality in the garment. Use colored detergent for your white and light shirts to preserve the white color and "black/black" detergent for dark colors to avoid bleaching. Avoid fabric softener on all products, as it may contain bleach, which will cause the color of the clothes to fade.
After washing, you must never put the clothes in the dryer if you want to keep their shape. Instead, hang the freshly washed clothes on a hanger that fits the shoulder seams. Be sure to smooth the cuffs, collar, placket and hems on shirts and jackets. Also smooth the backs and fronts of your shirts to make ironing easier. We recommend hanging on wide hangers, especially for softer textiles such as Polo Shirt etc., to avoid hanger marks in the shoulder. Never hang knitwear to dry on a hanger, but let them dry flat on a rack to avoid the knit stretching.
Washing clothes in Cotton / Organic Cotton
Always wash cotton clothes wrong side out and with the same/similar colors to avoid the clothes taking color or fading. White with white. Colored with colored and dark colors with dark colors. We recommend washing shirts and jersey/interlock items separately and always especially washing cotton shirts on low spins. Make sure to straighten the seams on the collar, post and cuff when you hang your washed shirts to dry on a hanger.
Washing clothes in Tencel / Lyocell
We recommend washing your Tencel clothes in the same way as your cotton clothes. You can easily wash your Tencel clothes together with your cotton clothes. Make sure to straighten the seams on the collar, post and cuff when you hang your washed shirts to dry on a hanger.
Washing clothes in Merino wool
Merino wool has a self-cleaning effect, where the wool itself secretes odors and bacteria if the clothes are hung for airing. We therefore recommend not washing your clothes in Merino wool unless the clothes have got severe stains. Instead, we recommend that your Merino wool clothing be hung for airing on a wide hanger or placed on a drying rack.
If you have small stains on your Merino clothing, we recommend that you remove them with a soft damp cloth (never paper) or apply water and gently dab/rub the same piece of clothing against the stain.
If you have severe stains on your Merino wool clothing and need to wash it, we recommend that you wash the product by hand. Try without detergent first and only use detergent suitable for wool if necessary to remove the stain. If you choose to wash in the washing machine instead, you must always use a cold and gentle wool program and only suitable detergent for wool, if necessary. Always wash your Merino wool clothes inside out and use a washing bag if you have one to avoid the clothes being damaged by the drum.
We recommend washing your socks in Merino wool on a wool program with detergent suitable for wool and preferably in a laundry bag if you have one, to avoid the socks being damaged by the drum.
How to iron your shirts
Here is our guide on how to achieve the best ironing of your shirts. We recommend ironing the day before or several days in advance. This means that ironing lasts longer and better, as the shirt is allowed to dry completely after ironing.
You will need the following three things:
You achieve the best results from your ironing when the shirt is slightly damp when it is ironed. You can either iron your shirts after washing and drying, where the shirts are not completely dry, or use a sprayer to moisten the shirt before ironing. Spray the shirts with clean water with the atomizer and let it work for a few minutes while you find the ironing board and set the iron according to the instructions on the shirt's washing instructions. We recommend that you use sufficient steam when ironing your Appearance shirt.
While ironing, remember that the tip of the iron must not be pressed hard against the garment, as this often causes creases in the fabric that cannot be removed. Use the back of the iron instead. Start by unbuttoning the cuffs and then ironing them.
1. The next step is the sleeves, which before ironing are stretched and smoothed so that there are no creases. Be sure to smooth the fabric completely on both front and back of the sleeve before ironing.
2. Unbutton the shirt so you can iron the yoke, which is what sits at the top of the back of the shirt. The support piece must lie completely flat before ironing - if necessary, pull the fabric lightly.
3. The collar is the next part to be ironed. It must be ironed on the inside from the tips inwards. If necessary, give it a little extra steam, then it will be easier to smooth it out, and the collar will be able to hold its shape more easily. Finish by buttoning the top button of the shirt.
4. Lay one of the front pieces of the shirt flat on the ironing board. Start by swiping between the buttons (not on top of them). If necessary, pull the fabric lightly. Continue with the rest of the front piece.
5. The turn has now come to the back of the shirt, which must also lie flat when you iron. Gently pull the fabric again if necessary.
6. Finish with the other front piece as before.
After finishing ironing, the shirt must be hung on a hanger so that it can cool down before use or before being hung in the closet. This will prevent the shirt from creasing immediately again.
When ironing darker colored shirts, we recommend ironing on the wrong side or under a clean tea towel.