Our tech-savvy minds enjoy combining futuristic technology and menswear, but you - our customer - and our service are just as important. In our quest of fighting overconsumption, we focus on longevity and allowing you to live a conscious, sustainable life. We’re not fond of temporary trends, but make simple wardrobe staples that last a long time. Impeccable service starts with expectations. So we’re pretty open about it. Here’s what you can expect.
Washing & Ironing
Do you hate laundry and ironing? So do we.
Washing is the main reason clothing wears out. That’s why we do it as little as possible. LABFRESH garments - on average - are worn 3.6 days before they’re washed. To add to the convenience, we have two levels of wrinkle resistant performance within our collection. Non-iron, and Easy Care:
Non iron Completely crease resistant and does not need any ironing. To keep the stain repellency at maximum performance, we recommend to iron or steam after washing.
Easy Care The Easy Care products have a "Durable Press rating" between 3.0 and 3.5, which is the commonly accepted definition of "wrinkle-free" fabrics in the industry. We recommend ironing below items after washing to extend the stain repelling technology.
Sweat smells are caused by bacteria in your sweat. Our entire collection is antibacterial. When sweat is absorbed, the technology kills the bacteria and your garments remain fresh for days.
Everyone has different levels of perspiration, so we can’t guarantee a specific amount of days you can wear our garments. The average from our yearly customer surveys (the most recent one dates December 2022, conducted with 1000+ respondents) tells us that on average, our customers wear our products for 3.6 days before washing.
Disclaimer: the tech does not repel odour from e.g. smoke or cooking.
You want to look fresh and confident. Visible sweat stains don’t help. But we do. Our technology makes sweat stains less visible. We do it in two different ways:
Sweat blocking Only our t-shirts and undershirts have specified technology to actively block sweat stains as much as possible. They do so by absorbing sweat into the fabric, spreading it over a larger surface area, speeding up natural evaporation. You can sweat quite a before it's visible on the outside.
• T-shirts • Undershirts Sweat resistance Below items's technological fabric absorbs sweat less and makes sweat stains less visible, although due to factors like breathability. There is no specified sweat blocking technology on these.
Disclaimer: Comfort is key, therefore none of our products are 100% hydrophobic. They block moderate amounts of sweat. 100% hydrophobic fabrics would feel like wearing a raincoat, rather than a comfortable top.
We promise that our garments block perspiration better than a non-technical garment, and allows your sweat to dry faster. White fabrics are more transparent, hence less good at hiding sweat stains. Is hiding them your main goal? Go for a different colour.
We’ve already established that washing is barely needed when you upgrade your wardrobe to LABFRESH, but there’s more:
Our products also repel stains. Our technology is fun, but not easy - we keep developing it. We offer two levels of stain repellency:
Stain repellency These items repel water-based liquids and stains attach a lot less.
Caution: Steer clear of oil-based liquids for either repellency level.
Washing at a certain point is of course a-ok. When you go for it, keep in mind that we commit to a maximum shrinkage level of 2-5% for our products. These are industry standards for knitted and woven garments.
The elastic properties of our gaments can shorten in the wash. Though, they can be easily elongated again by gently pulling and/or ironing the item back into shape.
Everything we do revolves around longevity. Inevitably the technology will gradually become less effective with each wash, but it will remain at better performance than any ‘normal’ garment.
Since you wash LABFRESH garments significantly less (remember when we told you the average days of wearing before washing is a whopping 3.6 days?) - you will benefit from the technology for a very long time.
Washing & Care instructions
Treat your apparel well and it will treat you better. Avoid tumble drying, no fabric softener, low RPM’s, wash on low temperatures / by hand, and we solemnly swear you will enjoy your lifeproof apparel for a long-long time. Read detailed instructions here.
Questions or concerns?
Are you in any way unhappy with our product? Please tell us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our live chat. We’ll do everything in our power to make you happy again. Promise.