Gentle readily biodegradable wash for water repellent functional fabrics in shells, padded ski/outdoor garments, rain garments and urban outdoor coats/jackets. When using this gentle wash, the initial DWR (durable water repellent) finish will last longer. Also, when washing your garment, the impregnation (DWR) will be reactivated, because also dirt will affect the water droplets to pearl off. When the fabric has been worn or washed out, we recommend to re-impregnate with OrganoTex® Wash-In or Spray-On Textile Waterproofing.
Why use a special detergent for functional garments?
In “regular” detergents there are strong chemicals that will wash out the initial impregnation faster. A regular detergent also leaves chemical residue in the fabrics that will block the pores and you losing the fabrics functions, especially the breathability.
PFC free DWRs (impregnations) is more sensitive to normal washing detergent than historically when textile water repellency finish was based on the harmful chemical Fluorocarbons (PFCs).
DWR= Durable Water Repellency, a finish on the outer layer that will keep the water drop lets pearl off. It´s necessary for the fabric’s functionality, to keep the outer layer dry so it maintains the air permeability.
VOLYME: 500 ml Sufficient for 10-12 washes
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE: 1) Shake the bottle and make sure the detergents compartments are clean 2) Add 40 ml (soft water) and 60 ml (hard water) into detergent compartment for up to 3 garments or 4-5 kg. Do not use rinse aid! 3) Wash at temperature according to washing instructions 4) Dry according to washing instructions, if possible, preferably tumble dry or drying cabinet to reactivate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent finish).
(Do not use on wool- or down because of enzymes, look instead for OrganoTex Wool&Down Wash).