7. Wash only when necessary
Before starting the washer, always think of the environment and your impact on the planet. Jackets and fleeces, like many other winter garments, do not need to be washed frequently. If a garment is not very dirty, or you’ve worn it only briefly, choose a short program or hand wash. Similarly, when a garment is very dirty, do a manual prewash. Opt for base layers with Polygiene treatment to reduce the number of washes needed, even after vigorous activity. Polygiene is a permanent fabric treatment that prevents the proliferation of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi that can cause unpleasant odors. For the washing machine, opt for detergent capsules rather than liquid or powder detergent.