Easy laundry tips

When children play, mud goes flying and clothes get dirty, and that is exactly how it should be. We have developed our products to make them ever more practical without forgetting the environmental aspect. Reima® outfits are dirt-resistant and easy to care for, and they do not contain harmful chemicals. You will save energy, water, detergent and time – you will spend less time doing laundry and have more time to be outside! The following are a few proven washing tips to make everyday life that little bit easier. Be sure to always check the care instructions on the product's labels.

  • All Reima® products are easy-care and dirt-repellent, so they do not need to be washed as often – just spray off the dirt with a splash of water or simply wipe clean.
  • If clothes get really dirty, wash them inside out at 40°, don't use fabric softener.
  • Dry inside out at room temperature.
  • Products marked with the “tumble dry” symbol can be tumble-dried or cabin-dried at a low temperature.
  • Mittens dry quick if you turn them inside out, but be careful not to tear off the lining.
  • Outerwear and shoes will repel water and dirt even better if you use a protective spray on them.
  • To improve water and dirt repellence, tumble-dry the garment for ca. 15 minutes. This is OK for all garments, even if regular tumble-drying is not allowed (except rainwear, which is not surface-finished).
Outdoor clothes and shoes

Outdoor clothes and shoes

Wash less, enjoy more
Outdoor outfits should be machine-washed rarely because each wash degrades the product's technical features. Dirt can often be washed off when fresh or wiped off with a damp cloth. If necessary, machine-wash inside out at up to 40 °C. Do up the zips and velcro fasteners to prevent them from damaging other fabrics. As light colours are often difficult to get clean, dirt should not be allowed to become fixed. If stubborn stains appear on the products, you can use stain removers and wash the product without turning it inside out to ensure that dirt becomes detached. Do not leave dirty clothes to soak.

Do not use fabric softener
Do not use fabric softeners as they can reduce the breathability of functional fabrics. The jersey of elastic fabric such as UV-protection outfits cannot withstand fabric softeners.

Dry the clothes at room temperature
Remember to put the clothes out to dry immediately after washing them. Dry outdoor clothes inside out to prevent the waterproof coating from slowing down the drying process. The outfit will dry quickly at room temperature. You can also use a drying cupboard or tumble dryer at up to 40 °C if the care instructions permit this. Drying at too high a temperature can reduce the garment's moisture protection.

Washing instructions for mucky paws
Children's shoes are put to the test, particularly in the sleet and slush of autumn and winter. Our collection contains dirt-resistant, water-resistant and completely waterproof footwear that has been made as easy to care for as possible. Loose dirt can be wiped off with a brush or damp cloth as soon as the child comes indoors. Before use, the surface of the shoe can also be treated with a protective substance designed for the purpose. Some Reima shoes can also be machine-washed – refer to the care instructions on the shoe's product tag.


Always wash with care

Wash sun-protection outfits frequently and carefully. Chlorine and salty seawater weaken textiles, so swimwear should be rinsed after every use. If sand gets inside the jersey, you can gently stretch the swimming costume when it has dried, working with a small area at a time and attempting to get the sand out.

Do not use fabric softener

Machine-wash with mild, bleach-free detergent at up to 40 °C. Do not use fabric softeners as they can reduce flexibility. Do not wash swimwear in the same machine as clothes with velcro fasteners as the rough fastener may cause the jersey to pill.

Dry out of the sun

Swimwear should not be left out in the heat of the sun to dry because ultraviolet rays can reduce flexibility. High-quality swimwear will dry quickly in the shade!

Woolly and baby clothes

Woolly and baby clothes

Washing and caring for woolly clothes
Always take care to read the washing instructions. If the instructions do not state a recommended washing temperature, wash the garment at 30 °C. The newest woolly clothes are normally machine-washable but if the washing instructions state that the garment should be hand-washed or washed very delicately, it is a good idea to wash it by hand. Wool is a fairly sensitive material, so avoid soaking it and rubbing it unnecessarily. Top tip in freezing weather: take woolly clothes outside to air or give them a proper snow-wash! Freezing air will freshen up the garment and it will not need to be washed as often.

Dry flat
Always dry woolly clothes flat so that they do not lose their shape. Choose a suitably warm and well aired place in which to dry woolly clothes and avoid direct sunlight.

Wash gently
When you wash baby clothes, avoid strongly scented detergents and take care to rinse the products thoroughly. This ensures that your baby's skin only comes into contact with clean clothes and nothing else. There is no need to use fabric softener. Stubborn stains may be difficult but they can be treated with gall soap before machine-washing – this will detach dirt as easily and gently as possible.

Pay attention to material choices
The littlest one's clothes often need to be washed daily. That is why it is a good idea to favour sustainable, natural materials that can be machine-washed when necessary. All of the clothes in our Newborn selection are machine-washable to ensure that you have more time for playing with your little one.

Dry the clothes at room temperature
All Reima Newborn clothes can be easily dried at room temperature.