LOOK AFTER YOUR JACKET AND YOUR JACKET WILL LOOK AFTER YOU..
There's one key rule for looking after your hemp jacket and that is to NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH - hemp fibres are held together by pectins that dissolve in chlorine..
Apart from the above rule, you can't really go wrong in taking care of your hemp chef jacket..
1) If there are stains on the jacket remove them before washing, to do this rinse the stain in warm water then spray with a spot stain remover or laundry detergent bar and leave for 5 minutes before putting in the wash.. I know that many of you love to pre-soak your soiled chef jackets too, that is perfectly fine just make sure you don't use chlorine bleach (oxygen bleaches are ok) and avoid soaking your clothes in products that contain sodium percarbonate as it's not good for the fittings of any garment.
2) Machine wash in cold or warm water - our recommendation for a great eco-friendly laundry detergent for whites is the 'Australian eucalyptus laundry powder' by 'simply clean'- another hack for brighter whites is to throw a cup of baking soda in the wash cycle too.
3) Air-drying is best but if you need to tumble-dry please do so on a low heat.
4) Medium heat iron
Bonus ironing hack - This jacket has some very good wrinkle-resistant qualities especially compared with other chef jackets - We've found that if you grab your jacket out of the washing machine as soon as the wash cycle finishes (don't leave it sitting in the machine after the cycle has ended) and hang it straight on a coat hanger to dry, you will only have to iron your jacket every 3 or so washes as it doesn't wrinkle easily.