GENERAL CARE GUIDE
This is a general guide to help you care for the materials used in our collection. Care instructions tailored to each of our products can be found on every product page.
Our natural fibers and yarns have have excellent properties that will prolong the time you can wear our pieces without washing – wool and silk are both moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial, cotton is beautifully breathable and thermoregulating.
Prolonging the time between washing is the best way to maintain the beauty of a garment. Plus, it's better for the planet. You probably don't need to wash your clothes as much as you think you do. Why not give it a try?
Choose the right detergent.
To keep natural fibers looking and feeling beautiful, it's important to choose the right cleaning agent. When washing protein-based fibers like wool and silk, it's important to avoid cleaning enzymes. Enzymes are used in detergents to break down protein-based stains, such as dairy and eggs, but will equally break down the structure of your favorite silk and wool pieces over time.
We are currently testing out different detergents. Come back soon to see our recommendations.
Understand the care symbols
We recommend always consulting the care label of a garment or accessory. Our care labels are in accordance with the standardiced system of care symbols.
Should the care label be no longer clearly legible after a long time in use, get in touch.
Taking proper care of your silk garments and accessories is vital in preserving the lustre of the fabric and saturation of the colors.
When not treated with care, silk is sensitive to fading. Due to the inappropriate choice of detergent, the risk of this happening is highter when washed at home compared to dry cleaning. Your safest option is therefore dry cleaning.
Silk is a protein that's similar to our hair. As fo your hair, avoid harsh cleaning agents. When washing at home, we recommend hand washing in the sink using a specialist silk detergent.
Silk releases dirt quickly, so hand washing shouldn't take long. Simply place the garment in the detergent water, give it a stir, and let it sit for just a few minutes.
In reality, we know from experience silk items can sometimes end up in the machine. We don't recommend you do this, but if you trust your washing machine and usually wash your delicates in it, these are our tips: Choose a gentle 'hand wash' or designated 'silk' cycle and set the temperature as cold as possible – never over 30C. Avoid spot treating or using any stain removers.
Never put your silk items in the tumble dryer and never wring them out.
To remove excess water, place the wet silk piece a white cotton towel. Fold the towel over and gently blot. Then, hang to dry. Avoid hanging items in the sun as this will accelerate fading.
We recommend hanging silk for everyday storage as this will prevent unsightly wrinkles.
Ironing or steaming will restore the lustre and sheen of silk. Use your iron's delicate or lowest heat setting. Iron or steam from the reverse side.
For longer-term storage, always clean clothes before putting them away for the season. Moths love to feast on natural fibers like silk.
COTTON & WOOL
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