The durability of products is a question of honour for us. It fills us with pride when mountaineers use Salewa products for as long as possible, ideally their entire lives.
CARE AND REPAIR WORKSHOP
We want to prolong the lifespan of each Salewa product for as long as possible, while ensuring the highest safety standards in mountain sports activities. If you have any questions about repairs, feel free to contact our Customer Care Team.
RESOLING OLD SHOES
The wear and tear of the soles in trekking and ski touring shoes is vast in mountain sports. It is therefore even more important that expert resoling is carried out efficiently and professionally, so that the products are ready to be used again without unnecessary delays. We have established a local specialist with its own branch in each market since 2014, that trains partners and provides them with the necessary spare soles and parts. The fixing of new soles can therefore be carried out flexibly and quickly thanks to short transport routes.
KEY FACTS AND FIGURES
TAKE CARE – ACT SUSTAINABLY
Our garments are part of our adventures and experiences. Taking care of them will help them perform better and last longer. Salewa wants to support this. We design our all products for them to be used for as long as possible. This then reduces their impact and contributes to a more sustainable approach.
An important aspect of how to best take care of your clothes/products also includes your choice of detergents , washing machine maintenance and how you wash and dry your gear.
Laundry has an important impact on the environment in terms of energy consumption and the chemicals used in detergents, which are ultimately released into waste water.
General advice for all types of products:
- Always read the care instructions on the label.
- Fill your washing machine to capacity to use less energy. Moreover, this means the fabrics protect each other during the spin cycle.
- Empty all pockets, close all zippers and Velcro straps, loosen any drawcords.
- Treat stains and heavy dirt first (use neutral laundry soap, there’s no need to use bleach or chemicals).
- Wash similar colours/products together. There is no need to use colour catchers.
- Use only the required amount of detergent. Avoid using more than you need to.
- Wash at lower temperatures whenever possible – it’s better both for your clothes and energy consumption.
- Make sure all detergent is rinsed out and that there is no residue left on your garments.
- Air drying is best. Tumble dryers are generally not great for the majority of fabrics.
- Dry your clothes inside out to prevent the colour fading if exposed to direct sunlight. In general, it’s better for fabrics to dry in the shade.
- How clean is your washing machine? Clean it to remove detergent residues and clean the filters etc.
- Use guppy bags for synthetic or high synthetic content garments to trap microplastics and avoid release into waste water.
- And remember, it’s best not to dry things over a fire or heater. Fabrics can melt or burn even at a considerable distance.