The laundry smells mouldy: what to do?

Mould consists of spores (the reproductive cells of fungi), which can be found anywhere but, to proliferate, they need a substrate—cloth, as well as leather, wallpaper, rubber, wood—and water especially: if the air in a room is very humid over many days, mould spores have excellent living conditions.

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How to exercise your product guarantee

Italy has fully adopted European consumer protection legislation (1999/44/EC and 2011/83/EU) through its Consumer Code,implemented by (Italian) Legislative Decree no. 206 of 06/09/2005, recently updated, above all with reference to distance sale agreements such as online purchases, with (Italian) Legislative Decree no. 21 dated 21/02/2014.

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How to read laundry care labels.

Labels are a valid guide as to how to correctly look after the garments they are attached to.. Nowadays it's compulsory to label both the outer material and the lining, always referring to the more restrictive conditions. Below is a list of the most commonly used symbols along with the relative instructions for WASHING, BLEACHING, DRYING, IRONING AND PROFESSIONAL HANDLING (i.e. at the dry cleaners)

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