If the waschies are dirty, simply put them in the washing machine. They can be washed as often as you like at up to 95° C. Our recommendation: simply put the waschies in a wash bag and wash them at 60° C in the light-coloured laundry. Please do not use fabric softener as this destroys the fibres. You can then put the waschies in your tumble dryer so the fibres will set up completely and the waschies will clean perfectly again.
waschies are made of 88% microfibre (polyester) and 12% viscose (cellulose).
Microfibre and microplastic are (understandably) associated by many people with one another because these two words are etymologically very close.
In fact, microplastic is unfortunately always created when plastic decomposes, so the important thing with all products made of plastic (clothes made of polyester or microfibre, cosmetics, plastic bottles, packaging, etc.) is to reduce the amount. This is what waschies can offer: you can use 7 waschies for at least 3 years without needing any additional cleansing product. Any other comparable cosmetic product is very often additionally packed in plastic, has a way shorter life cycle and therefore causes also more waste.
With waschies, we have made sure that the packaging is recyclable. Further, we controlled that during the weaving process of the fabric the thread gets twisted so effectively that a later washing out of fibres gets prevented.
By the way: After the waschie has done its job as a make-up removal pad, it can still be ideally used for cleaning surfaces.
waschies therefore contribute to the reduction of plastic waste – as a sustainable alternative to conventional make-up removal products.
Each child needs about 8,000 wet wipes per year. And for daily make-up removal about 700 cotton pads and make-up removal wipes are needed per person per year. These are all disposable products. Using waschies you only need about 3-7 pads per year per person and no other additional lotions.
waschies meet the highest ecological quality requirements – this is confirmed by the OEKO-TEX certification in product class I for baby products, which also includes testing for harmful substances. Because waschies not only sustainably protect the baby, but also the environment.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a globally standardised, independent testing and certification system for textile raw, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing, as well as accessory materials. Examples of certifiable articles: raw and dyed/finished yarns, fabrics, sewing threads or labels and knitted fabrics.
Since its introduction in 1992 the central claim of STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has been the development of test criteria, limit values and test methods on a scientific basis. Based on its extensive and strict catalogue of measures with several hundred regulated individual substances, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® takes into account
Important legal regulations
Numerous chemicals that pose a health risk
Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the European Chemicals Regulation REACH
Requirements of the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on lead
Numerous substance classes also relevant for the environment.