Comfier garments with the right care
Outerwear keeps us warm when it’s cold, shields us against the wind, and protects us from getting soaked when it’s pouring. That’s why we should show some care in return. Here are some ways to take care of their outerwear, without compromising its functionality. That way, they can wear it now and pass it on later.
The Lost Glove
We know the struggle. That left (or right) kids glove is lost again and all you can do is buying a new pair. Well, not anymore. We’re introducing The Lost Glove – a collection where it’s possible to buy just one glove to replace that lost one. Right or left. They are waterproof to protect small hands through rain and cold, and since you don’t have to purchase products unnecessarily they are also kinder to the planet and your wallet.
Skip the washing machine
To maintain the garments smart functions like being windproof and water repellant, wash them as little as possible. Spot clean and hang them out to air, and if you simply must wash them, use an ordinary detergent and no softeners. Read the care instructions, make sure all the buttons and zippers are closed and turn the garment inside and out. Voilà! Ready for a spin in the machine.
Scratches and rips
Scratches on your kids’ outerwear is a good sign, it means they’re being loved and used on repeat. But if it’s in need of repair, you can use one of our handy self-adhesive repair patches. They can be cut to size and pressed for a few seconds to fasten in place. Just make sure the area being repaired is clean and dry.
Removable foot straps
A lot of our functional trousers and overalls have removable elastic foot straps. If they get worn out, you can easily replace them with new ones. Simply cut off the old straps with a pair of scissors and attach the new ones to the buttons found on the inside of the leg cuffs.
Do I need to waterproof outerwear?
All our kids’ water repellent outerwear has a BIONIC-FINISH® ECO, a treatment that creates a surface ideal for functional outerwear, free from perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) and formaldehyde. This treatment is designed to withstand many uses before it’s time to give the outer fabric a bit of a boost to keep it going. And to do so, you can use a PFAS-free water repellant spray, the kind that you find in most sports store, formulated to protect against stains as well.
The more reflexes the merrier
Scratches, dirt, heat from drying cabinets and water are all things that affect the longevity of reflexes. That’s why we recommend our reflective stickers. They come in a lot of fun shapes, classic patches, and strips – be creative and go about it your way. You can never have too many.
Marker pen for smart labeling
Our marker pen helps you to stay organized and to avoid mixed up garments. You find a tag on the inside of the functional jacket or trousers with a few lines. A spot for your kid’s name, and a couple more for its future owners.
What’s the best way to dry outerwear?
You can either air dry or use a drying cabinet set on low.
A lesson in layers
Layer up from the inside and out. A smart way to keep them comfy and dry no matter the weather.
FIX outerwear - loaded with superpowers
For top quality functional outerwear, look no further than Swedish label, FIX. Made for big and small adventures, FIX has been offering high performance kids’ functional clothes since 1925.
Here is the ultimate preschool checklist that will help you prepare everything they need for their preschool wardrobe.
The Art of Repairing
Is the favourite jacket a bit worn and torn? No need to worry. We’ve got patches, textile pens, heming tape and you name it. Make it new again with us.