Pay attention to care symbols: The care symbols on the sewn-in care label provide information on how to clean the respective garment in the best possible way.
The right temperature: The care label in the garment usually indicates the maximum temperature. For longer durability and less energy consumption, wash at a lower temperature. Modern washing machines also clean thoroughly at lower temperatures.
Set a low spin speed: A high spin speed uses more energy and wears out the washer faster. A high spin is also not good for your clothes and can be a strain on the fibers.
Use eco-friendly detergent: Choose an eco-friendly detergent and make sure you use the right dosage. Overdosing won't make your clothes cleaner, but it will harm the environment. For an ecological cleaning you should avoid fabric softener and rather use powder instead of liquid detergent.
Fill washing machine correctly: To save energy and water, wait until several items of clothing come together for a wash cycle. As a rule of thumb, put in enough laundry to fit one hand on edge at the top of the drum.
Close zippers: In the washing machine, zippers act like little teeth. Close them to protect your clothes. Buttons, on the other hand, should remain open so that they are not torn out during the wash cycle