care and washing instructions
All Kerrits riding apparel garments are designed to go into the washer and dryer with no need for ironing. Here are a few tips we would like to share to preserve the environment and prolong the life of your favorite Kerrits clothes.
All laundry products drain to a waterway, eventually. Municipal wastewater treatment systems are good at removing toxins, but substances that are slow to biodegrade in high concentrations can cause trouble. The use of low phosphate, non-petroleum based soap can help.
Just as important is washing your garment, so is drying. Please review the follow key steps to drying our products.
Most waterproof/breathable shells on the market are originally treated with a Durable Water-Repellant finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. This coating needs to be replenished once per season, or more often if the piece gets a lot of use or washing. If water is no longer beading up on your shell, itís time to put on another finish. Our favorites are Nikwax® products, though there are many good products on the market. Whatever you choose, be sure to use a spray-on for two-layer garments (with a hanging mesh liner) or a wash-in for three-layer garments (with an interior fabric protecting the barrier).
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