how to care for our fabrics
Washing cotton at 30 degrees is better for the fabric and environment. Our garments are pre-washed to avoid shrinkage but a small amount can happen in rare instances, especially if washing at higher temperatures.
Hanging or air drying is best. Avoid tumble dryers as they can damage the natural fibres. Cotton will benefit from a good iron with plenty of steam, especially woven cotton, but stick to a medium heat.
Lyocell is a delicate natural fibre made from eucalyptus wood pulp. It’s naturally antibacterial so doesn’t need to be over-washed, a delicate cycle at 30 degrees is fine. Hang or air dry.
Lyocell’s smooth finish is resistant to wrinkling so there’s no need to iron. High heat could actually damage the fibres.
Wool doesn’t need washing as often as you might think, as it’s naturally antibacterial and odour resistant. Hand washing using specialist wool detergent without enzymes is best, or on a cold wool cycle.
If hand washing, squeeze out excess water before leaving to dry (if you wrap the garment in a cotton towel before doing this it won’t stretch or damage the fibres).
It’s best to flat dry wool on a rack, as hanging a wet garment can distort its shape. Flat drying should also eliminate the need for an iron.
Linen is a tough, durable fabric that gets better with age. If looked after it'll become softer and even more of a joy to wear and will never pill.
Wash sparingly at 30 degrees with a mild detergent. Linen has a tendency to crumple, but washing on a low spin cycle can reduce creasing and don’t overfill the machine. Removing items from the machine as soon as they're done is also a good idea
Tumble dryers and linen are not friends. Steer well clear. Hang dry your linen item, ideally outside if you can.
Dry linen doesn't iron particularly well, so keep the fabric damp and use plenty of steam. Embrace the creases as the unique charm of the fabric.