CARING

CARING

According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future (2017):

  • 35% of primary microplastics entering the ocean are released through the washing of textiles.
  • Washing and drying clothing alone are estimated to account for 120 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
  •  Washing clothing using washing machines is estimated to require an additional 20 billion cubic meters of water per year globally.
  • As garments are washed, chemicals that remain on them from production can be released into wastewater or transported on microfibres which are shed and end up in the environment.
  • Product use is the second activity with higher GHG emissions accounting for 20% of the total value chain impact.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SWIMWEAR

Wash your swimwear inside out, don’t use laundry detergents, only pH-neutral soap.

  • Do not wash it in the laundry machine, always handwash it.
  • Do not leave the swimwear damp. 
  • If you must carry it wet, do not put it in a plastic bag, use a towel instead.
  • Hand it or lay it flat until it´s dry. Squeeze it but do not twist it.
  • Avoid rough surfaces or accessories.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR RESORT WEAR

  • Our resort wear pieces love to be hand-washed in cold water. 
  • Dry in the shade.
  • Do not tumble dry, Do not bleach. 
  • Do not dry clean.
  • Avoid rough surfaces or accessories

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR KNITWEAR

  • Do not wash it every time you use it.
  • Do not wash it in the laundry machine, always hand-wash it with a ph-neutral soap and cold water.
  • Dry on a flat surface, because the weight of water causes the structure to be modified.
  • Do not dry clean.
  • Avoid rough surfaces or accessories that can detach the threads.
  • If a thread emerges do not cut it, pull it to the inner part of the piece with a needle.
  • Elongation can be reduced with steam.

 

MATERIALS

Beachwear and Resortweare: Different blends with rayon, elastane, polyester, and spandex.

Knitwear: Nylon or blend with Lurex.

 

FINAL DISPOSITION

CLOTHES:

When you no longer need your BAOBAB piece, ¡Swap it! find someone who wants it & will keep it in use.

We encourage you also to use your creativity to upcycle it.

In Colombia, you can take it to the Minuto de Dios’ Clothing Bank

If you are outside Colombia, please check for Clothing Banks near you.

 

SILICA BAGS:

We must use silica bags for international transportation, but this plastic material is normally discarded in the first use.

If you are in Colombia you can help us avoid purchasing more silica bags, by bringing to our stores the silica bags that you have at home, instead of throwing them to the trash can, to be recycled by us.

 

PACKAGING:

Please recycle the plastic bag that is mandatory for shipping.

The COCO BAG, Use it and reuse it. Take it to the beach or to a party. When you don´t want it anymore, you can compost it, along with the wrapping paper that comes inside. Tags are compostable or recyclable.