Guy Cotten chooses the most suitable materials and fabrics for the best performance for each activity. To maintain the quality of these fabrics, it is essential to follow the recommendations on how to look after each item of clothing. Salt and UVs, in particular, are highly corrosive. To counter these, your all-weather gear should be frequently rinsed in fresh water. Prolonged periods in a damp environment should be avoided.
Recommended Care of your clothing
Breathable fabrics: Dremtech+
Salt is the number one enemy of breathable and water repellent fabrics, so they require special care!
We Recommed Wikwax Treatments For All Our Dremtech+ Garments
Coated fabrics: Cap Coz, Nylpeche, etc.
PVC textiles can be machine-washed at a maximum of 30°, on a wool cycle, with no fabric conditioner and no spin, and should be left to drip dry on your washing line or a hanger. PVC fabrics can also be washed by hand in warm water using soap and rubbing lightly.
The following substances are virtually indelible, particularly on fabrics coated with PVC
- Some forms of grease.
- Various inks.
- Unfixed colours (in certain conditions – heat, humidity – colours from other clothing or accessories can “migrate” onto your clothing). In such cases, these articles or faulty colours are the responsibility of the manufacturer!
Only immediate action can remove or reduce the stains: using a greasy substance (oil, fat) lightly applied with a sponge or a cloth.
- A quick trick for freeing a zip slider jammed with salt: soak it in warm water (which dissolves the amalgams) then gently slide the slider the full length of the zip to remove it and reposition it. This will prevent the zip’s teeth from breaking.
- We advise you to rinse your clothing in fresh water as soon as you get back from the sea. This will also reduce the feeling of weight and humidity when next used.