Why is garment care essential?
The best option to prevent unnecessary consumption is to invest in staples you can wear for many years. For a garment to last for a long time, it is essential to properly take care of it.
We usually wash our garments more than needed, which reduces the garment's lifespan and negatively affects our environment since we indirectly waste both water and energy. In some instances, washing damages the self-cleaning attributes some materials have, for example, 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 right away 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 efficiently remove stains.
A wool comb will help remove pilling, 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.
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 going into the ocean, but you also avoid your delicate clothes from getting stuck and ripped in the machine.
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.
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.
Tencel is made from cellulose fibers from fast-growing trees. Its natural breathability, durability, soft feel, and great drapes make up a perfect shirt for all occasions. In addition, the production of Tencel is designed to operate with low levels of emissions and energy.
Undo all buttons and wash at 30°C. Stretch the collar gently and dry flat on a towel. Tencel should never be tumble-dried. If you need to iron it, use a cool iron. The texture will get rather stiff after washing due to the drying of the natural oils. However, the material will soften up again when being used.
Pro tip: Use a steamer to speed up the softness process after wash.
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 should not be tumble-dried. You may gentle 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 being 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 a 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 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 wool and lambswool are excellent insulators that keep you warm while simultaneously 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 has the natural ability to recover and regenerate, all it needs is a few days of rest before it can be used again. If you want to wash it in water, turn the sweater inside out 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 its 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 for a while or steam the garment to freshen it up. It's best for silk to be kept away from 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 for 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: The best investment you can make for your suede shoes is a suede brush. 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 two times with a 24-hour delay between each session to protect the shoes best way possible.