Fabric & Care
Please follow the care instructions as stated on the label. For items marked Dry Clean Only, we encourage you to seek out green dry cleaners who avoid using the toxic chemical perchloroethylene (or “perc”). Two great options to look for that may be offered by your local green dry cleaners are CO2 cleaning and wet cleaning.
Luxurious and delicate, silk is known as the queen of fabrics. It is an extremely precious material, due to its soft touch and light structure.
Needs special care to stay fluid and soft. Dry cleaning is generally preferred since laundering detergent and dyes in other clothes may adversely affect silk fabric. If you prefer to wash by hand, do not rub on stains and do not twist the garment to remove excess water. Hang the garment on a hanger to dry. For long-time storage, silk should be sealed against light, air and insects. It is an incredibly durable and strong material with a beautiful drape and sheen and can last for years if treated correctly.
⚠ Chlorine bleach should never be used on silk. We recommend to steam the garment or ironing with high heat and steam, but always have a cotton towel between the silk and the iron. If you iron directly on the silk, use low heat and iron on the back.
Viscose is an artificial fiber made from celluloses extracted from wood pulp. It is breathable and provides comfort to the wearer. Viscose is soft to the touch and drapes nicely. Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. If you choose to machine wash a viscose garment, use a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent. Line/hang dry. Do not wring or twist the article. Tumbler drying is not recommended. Rayon does not like to be ironed; we recommend that you steam the garment. If you must iron it, the lowest temperature setting, without steam, is best.
Cotton is a natural woven fabric, probably the trendiest of the natural fibers due to its great properties; it is highly flexible and resistant, providing great comfort due to its qualities such as breathability, resistance, absorption and softness.
The usual recommendation to wash a cotton garment is to wash it in cold water on a gentle cycle to prevent shrinking and fading. Avoid fabric softeners, as it can dull the finish. Clothesline or hanger drying is recommended. If ironing cotton, and the iron does not have a designated cotton setting, use steam and high heat.
Special note for corduroy: we recommend washing corduroy inside out. You should avoid ironing as not to crush the ribbed nap. Instead, you can choose to steam your garment.
Special note for denim: always wash denim inside out, otherwise it will bleed out. Jeans should be washed as little as possible and never tumble dried as they can shrink. Rather dry line to preserve the fit and helps avoid possible shrinkage or fabric warping. Powder detergent can cause stains on dark denim.
Linen is an extremely strong, lightweight fabric made from the flax plant. It is a common material used for towels, tablecloths, napkins, and bedsheets, and the term “linens,” i.e. bed linens, still refers to these household items, though they are not always made out of linen fabric. The material is also used for the inner layer of jackets, hence the name “lining.” It’s an incredibly absorbent and breathable fabric, which makes it ideal for summer clothing, as the lightweight qualities allow air to pass through and moderate the body temperature. Linen is not very prone to shrinking, it can be washed in warm or hot water. Yet the usual "wash in cold water for optimal life" is still recommended. Line/hang dry to keep a linen garment in the best condition over time If you choose to put your linen garment in the dryer, use medium heat. Linen requires the highest iron setting, with steam. Iron when the cloth is damp.
Ramie fabric is a natural fabric woven from the bast fiber of the ramie plant. It is similar to linen, but the fiber is stronger. To best care for your ramie garment, it should be hand washed in cold water or machine washed on a low spin cycle.
It dries quickly and becomes smoother and more lustrous with repeated washings.
Ramie is resistant to mildew and other types of microorganism attack. Fabric made from ramie fiber is easily laundered, increasing in strength when wet, and does not shrink or lose its shape.
Cashmere wool is one of the most luxurious fibers, known for its high quality and durability. Wash your cashmere in cold water and use a mild detergent. Shave regularly by using a razor blade: knits made from natural fibers can pill (form fuzz balls) in areas where friction occurs, such as under the arms, along the inside of the thighs, or where you carry your handbag.
⚠ Do not follow these steps if your garments are cashmere or wool blends with synthetic components (acrylic, nylon, polyester, etc.), or for lined items like wool jackets and suits (rather choose an eco friendly dry cleaning).
Lace fabrics' intricate patterns make them beautiful and delicate. Most lace items should be washed using the “handwash” cycle of your machine. Use a detergent that is suitable for delicate fabrics. Avoid tumble-drying. Avoid ironing. If you have to iron, make sure to do so while the fabric is still slightly damp and be careful as the synthetic fibers can melt. To avoid squashing the pattern, place it inside out and use pressing cloth. Gently press using a warm temperature.
Wool as a fiber keeps itself clean naturally, expelling odors through moisture control, and is naturally stain and wrinkle resistant. This means you shouldn’t have to wash your woollies as often. If you do need to wash, choose a gentle cycle - handwash or wool cycle. To avoid shrinking, only wash wool in cold temperatures. Use a detergent designed for woolens. Avoid tumble driers as they tend to shrink wool, rather air, flat dry. Avoid traditional dry cleaning, which is a highly chemical intensive process that can have negative impact on the environment, textile fibers and your skin. If dry-cleaning is required, look for an eco-friendly service. Ironing can crush or flatten the natural pile of the yarns. Instead, steam clean your coat to remove wrinkles, odors, and help kill mites and bacteria. Brush between wears to remove lint, fuzz, and hair. It will also help releasing natural oils that rejuvenate yarns.
As a general rule when washing fabric blends, refer to the most delicate fabric in the blend. For instance, for a wool and cashmere blend garment, treat it as if it were cashmere only. If a fiber is present in a very small quantity (≤5%), although it may be delicate, it will generally not affect the garment’s performance. The item can be washed as is recommended for a fiber that is included in a larger percentage.