Everyone’s clothes get smelly. While we’d love to say chuck ‘em in the washing machine, when it comes to cleaning clothes, we advise a less-is-more approach. BYT clothes need some TLC. Our advice? Try a clothing brush or clothing refresher. We’re fans of spot cleaning. Read about how to do it here. If you have to dry clean, choose the eco option, as it doesn’t use a cocktail of killer chemicals. In the meantime, we’re working hard with our future partners on machine washing solutions.
While our jackets are beautifully made, they are of course prone to wear and tear. For minor repairs, we advise resorting to a good old needle and thread. If professional help is needed - of indeed if you just aren’t the sewing kind - then let us mend if for you (see FAQ for more).
Clothes need space to breath (we recommend quality wooden or cloth hangers rather than the skinny wire ones). If you’re storing off-season, give your BYT a thorough clean before wrapping it in cotton garment bags (not stifling plastic ones that prevent air circulation and trap moisture - hello mould and mildew!). Avoid storing in extreme temperatures.
Apparently, we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. That means there’s tons of clothes sitting in your closet waiting to be reinvented with a bit of imaginative styling. ‘Shopping your closet’ is how some describe it. We call it an active way of caring and contributing to a reduction in clothing waste. See how our BYT Trailblazers do it.
When you no longer want a piece of clothing, don’t forget the aim is to keep it in the fashion loop and out of landfill. Swap it, resell it or donate to your local charity. Or return unwanted BYT items to us and we’ll send it on to our sister charity, Redress, which works to reduce waste in the fashion industry. See FAQ guide on Empowering Customers.