How to wash and care for cotton
- Cotton can be machine or hand washed. To prevent garments from shrinking and to keep them looking their best, wash at 30°.
- Place delicate items in a mesh bag to help prevent snagging or twisting during machine cycles.
- Pre‑treat stains before washing by dabbing a small amount of stain remover* (a good natural stain remover is to douse the stain with white vinegar, then apply a paste made of equal parts baking soda and vinegar) on the area. For darker pieces, patch test on an inside seam to check the color won’t be affected.
- Hang cotton out to dry, as heat from tumble dryers can cause it to shrink. This also saves energy.
How to wash and care for linen
- Like many fabrics, linen clothes need washing less than you’d expect. Hang them up to ventilate between wearing.
- Machine wash with a low spin at 30°C. High temperatures can weaken the fibers and affect dyes. When hand washing, rinse with lukewarm water.
- Hang linen pieces to air dry. Tumble drying can shrink or damage the fibers. It also uses lots of energy.
- Take care not to use thin wire hangers or clips that could leave impressions or pull the shoulders out of shape.
- Linen creases easily. Hang in the bathroom while taking a hot shower and use the steam to reduce creases.
How to wash and care for silk: We strongly recommend to dry clean in our labels, but there are also ways of taking care of this fabric at home.
- Silk shouldn’t’t be washed after every wear. Instead, hang silk garments to ventilate, away from direct sunlight which can damage the color.
- Silk is best hand-washed with a specialist detergent in lukewarm water, without soaking as this can release some dye. Rinse the silk garment without wringing.
- To machine wash silk, wash at 30°C or lower, on a low spin using a small amount of detergent. A mesh bag helps protect silk garments from snagging or twisting too much in the washer.
- To dry, lay the silk garment on a towel and roll up the towel to absorb excess moisture. Then lay flat on a drying rack or hang to air dry.
- To iron silk, use the lowest temperature on an iron.