Care

Care instructions for the finest of fabrics

 
 
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WOOL

Empty pockets before storing or washing.

Airing

To remove cigarette or food odours, garments may be hung in fresh air on a shaped or padded hanger.

Resting

Rest wool garments for 24 hours before wearing again. This gives the natural resilience and spring in the wool fibre time to recover and return to its original shape.

Refreshing

Wool garments can be refreshed after unpacking or wearing by hanging them in a steamy bathroom. Moisture from the steam will remove wrinkles.

Drying

Dryaway from direct sunlight or heat
If wool gets wet, dry the garment at room temperature away from direct sunlight or heat.

Ironing

Many wool garments do not require ironing, but very smooth fabrics may look better if pressed. Always use steam when pressing wool. Set your iron on the wool setting and avoid ironing the fabric when it is totally dry.

Lightweight-fabric care

Lighter wool fabrics may take a little longer to shed their creases. Remove wrinkles by ironing with a damp cloth or steam iron on a warm iron.

Long-term storage

Since food stains and body oils attract moths, you should ensure your wool garment is clean before packing it away in airtight bags or containers. Ideally use a Woolmark-endorsed moth repellent but do not place directly on the garment.

 
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SILK

Silk is a natural protein fibre. Do not use chlorine bleach to clean silk; chlorine will damage the silk fabric

Avoid drying silk in direct sunlight as sunlight for a prolonged period will damage the silk fabric

Substances containing alcohol will damage silk fabric. So let your perfume and hairspray dry before dressing

Hand Washing Silk

Hand washing silk is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Almost all silk can be hand washed (and would not shrink if the silk fabric were pre-shrunk before sewing)

Use COLD water and mild, non-alkaline soap a delicates detergent. Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided

Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners. Do not wring or twist; roll in towel to extract water

Machine Washing Silk

We recommend hand washing silk, even those garments labeled safe for machine washing

If, however, you do wish to machine wash silk, please use Delicate Cycle in COLD water and mild detergent

Do not use detergents that contain enzymes and brighteners
Use the shortest spin cycle (400rmp or less)
We strongly recommend using a mesh bag for extra protection

Always separate your colours

Hang silk garments to dry. The silk garment will hold its shape better and avoid drying in direct sunlight