CLEANING & CARE OF GARMENT ITEMS
Thank you very much for your support of the Askari Wild concept and our efforts to raise vital funding for wildlife conservation projects around the globe.
You have taken the time to select your items, waited patiently for the delivery to arrive, ripped open the packaging, worn your merchandise and shown your support!
But now what? Well, we want your items to look their best for years to come so please take a few moments to review the below information and suggestions provided to us by the manufacturers for cleaning and caring for your merchandise so they continue to look great!
PRINTED APPAREL ITEMS (DTG - Direct to Garment)
Printed apparel can be machine washed cold, inside-out on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent and like colours.
Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary. You should not use any fabric softeners or dry clean the items.
DTG printed apparel can be tumble dried on a low cycle, but hang dry works best. When it comes to ironing, use cool iron
inside-out. Do not iron on the print.
Follow these instructions carefully to avoid fading and cracking of the print, and shrinking the garment that can occur if you wash or dry it on a high setting.
EMBROIDED APPAREL ITEMS
Embroidered apparel can be machine washed cold, inside-out on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent and like colours.
You can use a small amount of chlorine bleach, but non-chlorine is the safer option.
If you notice any colour residue in the water, rinse the garment in lukewarm water and then in cold several times, but try not to rub any stained embroidery. Embroidered clothing can also be dry cleaned.
After washing, do not leave the clothing to soak or lay in a pile while wet. Do not wring out the embroidered items, but if you want to tumble dry them, use a cool air setting.
If the garment needs ironing, do it inside-out, preferably between two pieces of cloth. You should not wet embroidery before ironing or use a steam iron.
EMBROIDED HAT & BACKPACK ITEMS
Embroidered hats and backpacks can be wiped clean with a damp cloth in the spots where it is needed. If necessary, hats can be hand washed cold. Do not use brushes.
Both hats and backpacks can not be machine washed, bleached, tumble dried, ironed, or dry-cleaned. Read the manufacturer label carefully for any other instructions.
ALL OVER PRINTED APPAREL ITEMS
All over printed apparel can be machine washed cold with like colours, without bleach. You can tumble dry the apparel on low heat. It can not be ironed or dry cleaned.
SUBLIMATION SOCKS, BLANKETS & TOWEL ITEMS
Sublimation socks, blankets and towels can be machine washed cold with like colours at no more than 86ºF (30ºC). Do not use bleach and do not dry clean. It is best to hang dry, but tumble drying can be used on a low cycle if necessary.
SUBLIMATION FLIP FLOP ITEMS
Sublimation flip flops can be hand washed in warm water with a mild neutral detergent.
PRINTED BAG & TOTE BAG ITEMS
All-over print backpacks need to be hand washed, and they can be tumble dried on low heat. The backpacks can not be bleached, ironed, or dry cleaned.
Printed Beach, Tote, and Drawstring Bags can be machine washed without bleach on a cold cycle. After washing, they can be tumble dried on low heat. They can not be ironed, or dry cleaned.
MUGS & COFFEE CUPS
White glossy and white ceramic mugs with colour Inside, are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Matte black and glossy black magic mugs, however, should only be hand washed, and you can not put them in a microwave. Note that they are also prone to scratches, so be extra careful.
Enamel mugs should only be hand washed. You can not heat liquids or food directly in the enamel mugs, as it can damage their coating.