We are proud to say all of our garments are waterproof tested, and machine washable! Here is a little bit of information to show how we make them and the best way to care for your Therm garment.
We waterproof our fabric in 2 ways:
1. DWR (That means Durable Water Repellant) Teflon finish is applied to the face side of the fabric which will cause the water to bead and not soak into the fabric.
This finish is machine washable and LOVES the dryer! In fact your garment will be best if you pop it in the dryer for 10 minutes even after line drying - it will reset the DWR finish to help the water bead. Don't ask us how, but it works!
2. A thicker, less permeable waterproof coating is applied to the back of the fabric. (You can see this white coating on the back). This provides a barrier to stop the water getting through the fabric, even after it has penetrated the outer coating.
We recommend spot cleaning where possible to remove stains. When the garment needs a wash, throw it in the machine (ok to wash with other garments of similar colour) and wash on delicate cycle, then line dry. Once it is dry, pop it in the dryer for 10-20 mins (hot is ok!) to reset the DWR finish.
With correct care, your garment should last many washes! This shows our magic print jacket after 8 (and counting!) washes.
We know 'fragile' stickers do not apply to children. We build our garments to last!
Our seams are reinforced with added top stitching, cover stitching, and bartacks at the pockets and thumbholes to prevent tears. We use heavy duty thread to ensure no seam popping. We also use trusted top quality YCC zippers to prevent against breaking, plus they are smooth and easy to use for little hands.
If you do encounter any issues with your Therm garment, please let us know. We take all feedback very seriously, and love to hear from you - good or bad!