To help us make your Circle garments last as long as possible, we also need your help.
We can offer durable, quality materials and commit to repairing, upcycling and recycling at the end of life, but without good care it all loses its value. Above all, we want you to keep your garment for a long time.

For sportswear, care is different because it needs to be washed more often. If you haven't sweated in it and it's not stained, but it has picked up odors, don't hesitate to simply air it out. 

Temperature matters a lot: washing a garment at 30° or 40° won't make much difference in terms of odor/bacteria, so wash at 30° to extend the garment's life and avoid shrinkage and damage to the fiber/filament.
Wash your garments in similar colors, avoiding the use of anti-discoloration wipes, which are highly polluting, and without using fabric softeners or any other similar products that alter the quality of the fiber.

Above all, never put your Circle garments in the dryer, as this will break the filaments.
We also recommend that you avoid ironing, especially on Stretch synthetics, which don't really need it and can have an impact on the fabric's longevity.
For Tencel™ drying on a belt will also save you from having to iron it. 

Use a Guppy friend bag to reduce microplastics, and not just for our recycled synthetic garments but also for our Tencel T-shirts. Naturally sourced fibers also release plastic microparticles through the dyes, even if it's much more minimal and mainly because there's elastane in the composition otherwise Tencel™ pills faster.  

Even so, we know that these bags are not a long-term solution, which is why we are currently working on solutions for the release of microplastics during washing. 

Here are a few other brands of detergent we recommend:
Spring and the brand with the least

By following these golden rules, you'll extend the life of your product. 

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