How do you take care of the most beautiful pieces of your wardrobe? This is a guide on how to wash, dry, iron, steam and store all your favourite garments.
Polyamid / Polyamide
Polyamide is a comfortable, stretching and breathable fabric for everyday use.
Polyamide fibers are often used in fabrics to give more elasticity and to help the garment stay in shape.
We choose to use this fabric in our collection for our timeless pieces for its strength and durability use after use. In our view this is a durable fabric as long as this fabric is used to design well thought garments for your wardrobe to use for years and years.
How to wash polyamid garments?
Polyamide garments can be washed on 40ºC
Do not tumble dry or bleach.
Hang polyamide garments to dry.
It is not necessary to iron this garment as the fabric dries quickly and is almost wrinkle free.
If you do want to iron; iron only on a very low temperature, inside out, with a piece of cloth in between the garment and the iron.
Katoen / cotton
Cotton is a breathable and comfortable fabric for everyday use.
Cotton is collected from the cotton plant that grows a boll of fluff. This fluff fiber is almost pure cellulose from which yarn can be spun. This cotton fiber is made into a wide variation of fabrics; poplin, cotton-linen blends and double cotton.
How to wash cotton garments?
Wash cotton at 30ºC.
If you have a stain on a cotton garment, treat it with washing lotion and a wet cloth before putting it in the washing machine.
Don’t tumble dry cotton garments, it can cause the garment to shrink.
Hang cotton to dry.
Iron inside out, preferably.
Viscose / Viscose
Viscose is a lightweight, soft and breathable fabric for everyday use.
Viscose is a natural fiber made from the pulp of coniferous wood, birch wood or remnants of cotton fluff (cellulose). Viscose was originally designed to be a substitute for silk and has the same lightweight feeling to it.
Viscose has a natural shrinkage of 5%, we keep this in mind when we are designing viscose pieces. When shrinkage occurs, it is easy to get a garment back into shape by ironing. Viscose is vulnerable when wet, when you are washing by hand, prevent wringing or brushing the garment. When washing in the machine; don’t put too much garments in the machine and try to avoid pulling them out.
How to wash viscose garments?
Wash viscose garments preferably on cold temperatures, a maximum of 20ºC.
Use a wool wash or hand washing program on your washing machine with a low spinning speed.
Don’t overload your machine when washing viscose garments.
Do not tumble dry or bleach.
Hang to dry.
Iron inside out on a low temperature.
Elastane / Elastane
Elastane is a synthetic technical fiber that gives stretch to fabric. Since its invention in the 1950’s it changed the fashion industry by enabling garments to return to their shape after stretching. Elastane is added to other fabrics to give comfort in wear and fit.
Wool / Wol
Wool comes in many different shapes and fabrics.
A fine weave of wool can be used for jackets or trousers, a coarse weave of soft fluffy wool for a warm knitted garment. Wool comes from the sheep's winter coat. In the spring the sheep are sheared, and the wool is made into yarn. Wool is naturally water-repellent. Wool is thermo-regulating and keeps you warm but not too warm in the cold times of the year. Wool does not need to be washed every wear; wool is naturally antibacterial. Air out garments as often as possible, outside or in a steamy bathroom.
Pilling occurs naturally in wool, unfortunately this process cannot be prevented. By carefully washing and wearing wool you can slow down this process, for example pay attention to Velcro or rough surfaces when wearing wool.
Store woolen garments flat in a drawer and don't forget to use mothballs.
How to wash wool garments?
Preferably wash wool at a low temperature, maximum 20ºC.
Use a wool wash or hand wash program on your washing machine at a low spin speed.
Use a wool detergent.
Dry wool flat on a rack or on a towel.
It is better not to hang wool garments to dry as they can get out of shape due to their own weight.
Leather / leer
Leather is not that difficult to include in your daily wardrobe. You just need to know the tricks to store, wash, refresh and take care of your leather garments and accessories.
Leather can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth when it has a small stain.
Hang leather garments to air between wears.
Avoid direct sunlight when storing leather garments, this might discolor the leather.
With time and wear, leather items will develop their unique pattern and color.
It is possible to recolor black leather garments, ask us, we are happy to help you out.
Why do we choose not to use 'vegan-leather'?
We consciously choose not to use so called ‘vegan-leather’.
Most leather alternatives are made using synthetic materials such as Polyurethane (PU) and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that mimic the textures of real leather. “Equally, these garments tend to have a short lifespan.”
The most sustainable thing you can do as a conscious consumer of fashion is buy less and buy better. Best practice leather that is long-lasting.
Vegan leather is an PU-plastic that tends to look like leather. We do not believe that more plastic will help us and will not provide the quality needed to be a timeless and long-lasting garment.