Welcome to Rare Birds clothing! We believe in creating clothes that not only make you look good but also provide calming comfort and support. To ensure your favourite Rare Birds pieces stay in great condition, it's important to know how to care for them properly. In this blog post, we'll guide you through some essential clothing care tips, tailored to our range.

  1. Machine Wash on a Gentle Cycle at a Maximum of 30/40 Degrees

One of the most critical steps in caring for your Rare Birds clothing is to wash it at the right temperature. Machine wash your garments on a gentle cycle, using water no hotter than 30/40 degrees Celsius (86/104 degrees Fahrenheit). This mild temperature helps prevent shrinkage, colour fading, and damage to the fabric. Always check the fabric care instructions printed in your garments for the specific temperature for each garment.

  1. Choose a Cooler Wash for Eco-friendliness

Opting for a cooler wash not only preserves your clothing but also contributes to a more eco-friendly laundry routine. Cooler water temperatures reduce energy consumption, making it a sustainable choice while still effectively cleaning your clothes.

  1. Use a Gentle Laundry Detergent

When selecting a laundry detergent, we recommend choosing a gentle, hypoallergenic option. Neurodivergent individuals may have sensitivities to certain chemicals, so a mild detergent is less likely to trigger any adverse reactions. Look for products that are free of dyes and fragrances.

  1. Fabric Softener is Optional

Fabric softener can add a touch of softness to your clothes but is not essential. If you enjoy the extra comfort, feel free to use it. However, some people prefer to skip fabric softener to reduce the risk of skin irritation, and our clothing is designed to be soft and comfortable without it. Again always double check the fabric care information for the specific clothing item before adding fabric softener.

  1. Avoid Bleaching Agents

Never use bleach or any bleach-containing products on your Rare Birds clothing. Bleaching agents can damage the fabric and affect the colours, potentially causing discomfort or irritation.

  1. Wash with Similar Colors

To prevent colour bleeding and maintain the vibrancy of your clothing, always wash like colours together. This helps ensure that your garments stay as vibrant as the day you bought them.

  1. Air Dry Whenever Possible

Whenever possible, lay your Rare Birds clothing flat to dry or hang it on a line. Avoid using a tumble dryer, as the heat and motion can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the fabric and elastic components of the clothing (example on our Everyday Leggings). Air drying also helps preserve the shape and fit of your garments.

  1. Iron on Low Heat, Inside Out

If your clothing needs a touch-up, iron it on low heat but always turn the garment inside out before ironing. This extra precaution helps protect any printed designs or sensitive materials. Use a pressing cloth if necessary to further shield the fabric.

Caring for your Rare Birds clothing is not only about maintaining its quality but also ensuring that it continues to provide you with the comfort and support you deserve. By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy your clothing for longer, all while minimising potential sensitivities and reducing your environmental footprint.

We hope these tips help you keep your clothing in excellent condition, allowing you to express yourself comfortably and confidently. If you have any specific questions or concerns about caring for your garments, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities!