Mint Ceylon

Wear & Care Post Purchase

Extending the longevity of your Mint Ceylon piece


We are passionate about inspiring a better culture for clothing care. From sustainable laundry to restyling inspirations, we want to help you to keep your clothes ‘walking the walk’ in the fashion system – radically reducing their climate impact.

Many people are unknowingly damaging their clothes and increasing clothing’s environmental impacts through improper cleaning methods. We use the “wash-less, wash cool and line dry or flat mantra” which will lighten your laundry load, literally. We strive to rescue mainly easy-care fabrics, which can be machine washed instead of dry-cleaned.

Wash Less

Wearing jeans 10 times before washing reduces washing’s energy usage by 61%-77% on a typical lifecycle.

Wash Cold

Simply washing cold instead of warm reduces climate impact by 69% on a typical lifecycle.

Line Dry

Lay flat to dry or hang to dry - instead of using a dryer which reduces climate impact by 65% on a typical lifecycle.

To dry clean or not,
that is the question.

The good news is there are alternatives to dry cleaning, which is a chemical-heavy process that’s hard on your garments and the environment.

The misconception is that whilst ‘Dry Clean Only’ is often put on our delicate fabrics (wools, cashmeres, silks) and garments with multiple components (jackets, coats, or clothes with sequins or beads), often a quality washing machine, on a gentle cycle using low temperature, gentle detergents and a garment bag, could to the cleaning work at home.

Oftentimes, so could a hand wash or spot clean. If you have to visit the dry cleaner, make sure to pick one that uses more environmentally friendly processes.

How to spot clean your clothes

  1. Create a stain busting paste by mixing 1 part bicarbonate of soda (aka. baking powder) with 3 parts water to form a toothpaste-like consistency.

  2. Using a brush (a soft toothbrush will do), apply the paste onto the stain and gently scrub the area. Then leave for 20-30 minutes for the magic to happen.

  3. Place the garment into an empty bucket and, from a height, pour hot water over it (but not hotter than your fibers can handle).

  4. Leave the garment – or just the stained area if it’s an isolated stain – to soak for around 30 minutes in an appropriate temperature water, like 30 degrees.

  5. Hand wash and rinse the garment or just the stained area as normal. Or for nondelicates, use the appropriate machine setting.

Restyling & Repairing

Our wish is for you to fall in love with clothes. We want you to keep your clothes in the fashion loop for as long as possible, to help reverse throwaway fashion trends- we’re unashamedly fans of SLOW fashion.

Let your inner stylist out, it could just save the planet!

Change up your look without leaving the house. Everything you need is already sat in your wardrobe, just waiting to be reinvented with a bit of imaginative styling. ‘Shopping your closet’ is how we like to describe it. Restyling your clothes to create multiple outfit combinations is an active way of caring and contributing to a reduction in clothing waste.

Prolong your garment’s life and reduce your climate impact.

We work hard in designing durable clothing that will wear gracefully. If your clothing gets damaged or worn, we encourage you to support your local tailor who can help you to fix buttons or zips, dropped hems or take things in or let them out. Or attend a local workshop to learn a few simple tricks of the trade to do-it-yourself – patch working never looked so good!

Second Life

When you no longer want a piece of clothing for your own use, remember that the aim of a more sustainable closet is to keep all clothes in the fashion loop and in active fashion service for as long as possible – and certainly out of landfill.

Swap it. Resell it. Gift it to a friend. Donate it.

If you are really, really, really done with your piece, you can donate to your local charity or let us take care of everything.

Send us your unwanted Mint Ceylon item back to us – and we’ll sort and process with our local charity to keep your products in use again. Keeping your clothes in use saves resources. For example, every item of clothing sent to charity for re-use, instead of ending up in landfill, saves 33.4 kg of CO2e simply by eliminating the need to consume virgin resources for the next wearer.