General care tips
Airing the garment
We usually wash our garments more than needed, reducing the garment's lifespan and negatively affecting our environment since we indirectly waste water and energy. In some instances, washing damages some materials' self-cleaning attributes, such as cashmere, merino wool, and lambswool. By hanging the garment out for some fresh air, unpleasant ordure will be removed, and the quality and shape of the product will not be affected.
Remove stains before wash
We recommend treating the stain immediately instead of tossing it in the washing machine. Spot stain treatment has a better effect on the stain since it will be challenging to remove it the longer you wait. Spot treatment further positively impacts the environment since less energy and water will be used. We recommend using "gall soap" or similar products to remove stains efficiently.
Use a wool comb
A wool comb will help remove pilling and dirt and reawaken the natural oils that help the self-cleaning of a wool garment. We recommend our cashmere comb for garments in merino wool and cashmere, which you can find here.
General washing tips
A washing bag is an excellent investment for the environment and longevity of your garments. When using a washing bag, you both prevent microplastic from entering the ocean and your delicate clothes from getting stuck and ripped in the machine.
Use low temperatures
Low temperature is good for the environment when using the washing machine since it reduces energy consumption. A temperature of 30°c is often enough for most garments. Therefore, we recommend using a lower temperature for a regular wash.
The water should not be too hot when handwashing your garment - somewhere between 20-30°C.
Avoid the tumble dry
Tumble drying is highly energy-consuming and should be used as little as possible from an environmental standpoint. Moreover, no materials (except for down garments) favor being tumble-dried. High temperatures in the tumble dry can cause shrinkage. Therefore, drying on a hanger or towel is preferred.
Materials need different love
Proper care for your clothing is important not only for its longevity but also for maintaining its appearance and ensuring that it stays comfortable to wear. Each type of material has its own unique characteristics and therefore requires a specific approach to care. This guide provides our expert recommendations for caring for garments made from different materials.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources. They are naturally gentle on the skin and contribute to breathability. In addition, they are made using closed-loop production process, which recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. TENCEL™ is a trademark of Lenzing AG.
Undo all buttons and wash at 30°C. Stretch the collar gently and dry it flat on a towel. Tencel should never be tumble-dried. If you need to iron it, use a cool iron. The texture will get stiff after washing due to the natural oils drying. However, the material will soften up again when used.
Pro tip: Use a steamer to speed up the softness process after washing.
Linen is a breathable and durable material with solid and delicate fibres.
Our linen products should be washed at no more than 30°C and not tumble-dried. You may gently stretch and reshape the linen garment when it is damp. To avoid wrinkles, linen garments should be hung. Use a cool iron in case of wrinkles. The texture will get rather stiff after washing. However, the material will soften up again when used.
Cashmere is arguably one of the finest and softest materials with great insulating attributes, making the material great for colder days. Cashmere wool is a fiber obtained from the most delicate parts of cashmere goats' wool.
We recommend washing cashmere as little as possible. Airing it out after use is often enough to reduce the retainment of odors. If you want to wash it in water, turn the sweater inside out, wash it by hand in cold water with a delicate detergent made for wool, and dry it flat on a towel. Don't use fabric softener. We can't guarantee that cashmere won't pill a little, being valid for all cashmere yarns. Pilling usually occurs on a new product but will reduce after wear. The pilling can easily be removed with a cashmere comb that rejuvenates the natural oils of the fiber.
Pro tip: Letting the garment rest for a day or two after usage can help avoid wear and holes.
Merino and lambswool
Merino wool and lambswool are excellent insulators that keep you warm while having great breathability and a natural cooling mechanism. In addition, the material is exceptionally soft since merino wool fibers are more delicate than sheep fibers.
We recommend that you wash merino wool as little as possible. Since merino wool can recover and regenerate naturally, it needs a few days of rest before it can be used again. If you want to wash it in water, turn the sweater inside in cold water. Use wool-specific mild detergent. Dry flat on a towel; do not tumble dry. Treat a stain immediately since natural fibers absorb stains very readily.
Pro tip: Hang it up in the bathroom while showering, as moist air helps restore the wool.
Silk is known for its drapey quality with a flattering sheen and ability to absorb moisture. In addition, due to its sturdiness, it's a great material to use when creating long-lasting products.
Silk can naturally break away mites, dust, and other particles; it doesn't need to be washed as frequently as other materials. It is often enough to hang the garment in fresh air or steam it to freshen it up. It's best for silk to avoid alcohol-based products such as perfume and hairspray. Avoid hanging silk in the sunlight, as it can change to yellow colors. Do not rub stains away with water; only dry clean items.
Shoes in leather: We solely recommend handwashing our leather shoes. Suppose the shoes have been worn extensively over a short time; you should clean them by preparing hot water with some detergent and gently using a sponge to wipe away dirt. To avoid rupture, use shoe blocks between wears. And remember, shoes also need a rest from time to time.
Shoes in suede: A suede brush is the best investment you can make for your suede shoes. The brush is easy to use and will clean off any dust and minor stains - keeping your shoes in an excellent finish without them looking too worn out. When buying a pair of suede footwear, you should spray some protection twice with a 24-hour delay between sessions to protect the shoes the best way possible.
A waxed jacket is a timeless piece meant to last a lifetime and help you through unpredictable weather. However, some care is needed to keep its water-repelling attributes for years.
The jacket should never be washed in a washing machine, be dry cleaned, tumble dried, or ironed since it will permanently damage the wax coating. Moreover, hot water, soap, direct sunlight, and heat should be avoided.
Usegently We recommend cleaning the jacket by gently brushing off any visible dirt or excess wax. When the first step is done, spot-clean the coat using a cold-damped towel. If necessary, use cold water and a sponge to wipe down the outside of the jacket. Once this step is finished, hang the coat to dry. It is always a good idea to reproof the jacket by re-waxing it. We recommend annual reproofing to maintain the jacket's water repelling.
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