Garment Care

Because we use special fabrics to give you a luxurious and quality look and feel, it is important that you give these garments the special treatment they deserve when washing or storing, in order to expand it’s lifespan. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind for fabrics we often use:

Wool Blend

  • Lukewarm water wash
  • Do not wring or twist the fabric
  • Hand wash preferably

General

  • Overdyed or brights should be washed separately for the first 2 – 3 washes to prevent colour transference.
  • It is a good thing to keep in mind that Fabric Softener does exactly that. To ensure the longevity of your cottons, linens and delicate fabrics, please refrain from using softener as it breaks down the fibre of the thread, making it wear rapidly.
  • Denim: Top denim experts will tell you that they never wash their denims. Does that idea make you itch? If so and you’d prefer to wash them, make sure you do it the correct way and your denim garments could go a few years longer. The best way to treat denim is to soak it in salt water and lay it on a flat surface to dry. It keeps the colour and shape, making it feel like the first time you’re wearing them!

Cotton

  • Hand-wash preferably.
  • Cold water wash ONLY.
  • Inside out if being washed in a washing machine to preserve the appearance.
  • Tumble-drying and warm water will cause shrinkage.

Polyester

  • Warm water wash
  • This fabric tends to be slightly harder so some softener can be used.
  • Turn polyester knits inside out when washing to avoid snags.
  • This is generally an easy fabric to wash and hardly requires ironing.

Linen

  • Breathable fabric and stronger than cotton.
  • Always wash in machine’s gentle cycle.
  • Wash with same colours as linen absorbs colour quickly.
  • Do not stuff into a full load as this can cause the fabric to warp out of shape.
  • Cool water wash. Not hot or cold.
  • Always lay on a flat surface to dry as hanging your linen garments can leave marks on the fabric and deform.

Silk

  • Avoid drying in direct sunlight as it will cause damage to the fabric
  • Substances like alcohol and fragrance will damage the fabric; do not spray directly
    on clothes
  • Soak in lukewarm water for a few minutes with a mild detergent
  • Do not wring or twist the fabric
  • Do not tumble dry

Wool

  • Be careful for sharp items or zips that could snag the fabric when washing
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight as colour may run
  • Iron with light steam
  • Hang it outside to air for a few minutes on a hanger for a refreshed look
  •  Cold water wash ONLY

 

 


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