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Washing your G-1000 garment

Garments made entirely from G-1000 can be machine washed at 40°C. Those padded with down or synthetic insulation, or made from a combination of G-1000 and other materials, should be washed according to the washing instructions that can be found in each garment. The fact that G-1000 garments have been impregnated with Greenland Wax does not affect other clothing in the same wash, so you can wash your waxed garments together with other items of clothing. As always, however, you should wash similar colours together.

Impregnation vs. reactivating of wax

Not until after two-three washes will the original Greenland Wax impregnation be completely washed out of your G-1000 garment, so you do not need to re-wax your garment after every wash. If you have washed a garment once and it feels like the wax has soaked into the fabric you can reactivate it by hanging it in a warm drying cabinet or ironing it on a low heat setting. The heat will draw the wax out of the fibres and you will be able to feel the difference when you take the garment out of the drying cabinet.

Washing tips before an adventure

Without wax, G-1000 fabric is airier and has maximum ventilation. For this reason, it is often a good idea to wash the wax out of a garment before you use it in a warm climate, for example in the summer or before a trip to the tropics.