We know you want to keep your new clothes as nice as possible for as long as possible. And some fabrics are easier than others to care for. And we’ve all had the frustration of washing something and accidentally destroying it. So we wanted to give some tips to help you on your way. Please see the care label on your item for exact instructions as some fabrics vary. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Silk is a natural fibre known for its lustre, durability, and smooth texture. Considered a luxury material, it is a popular choice for luxury couture and fashion houses. We love to use this material in our collections for its elegant appearance. However, it takes extra care to keep this fabric looking so good. So as our label says we’d always recommend taking your silk garments to your local dry cleaners to keep your silk garments as lustrous and soft as possible.
However we know that may not always be available. So we made this step by step process to make cleaning your clothes that much easier.
- Check the label and make sure that the detergent you are using is suitable for silk or delicates. As harmful chemicals in some detergents can damage the silk fibres.
- Place the garment in cold water with the detergent and leave to soak (for no more than 5 minutes).
- Mix gently in the water before rinsing with fresh water.
- To hydrate the silk, use a small amount of fabric conditioner (or even hair conditioner) to keep its soft handfeel.
- Rinse again in cold water.
- Remove the excess water by placing your garment on a clean towel and gently roll the towel with the garment inbetween. Never wring silk garments as it can damage the fibres.
- Lay flat to dry away from the sun and heat.
Linen is the perfect material for those hot summer days. It’s naturally a very breathable fibre with great durability. Regarded by the Ancient Egyptians as a valuable material that represented wealth and purity.
Cool hand wash or gentle machine wash, wash colours separately, do not wring. Tumble dry on a cool setting or dry in shade. Use a warm/hot iron.