If in any doubt how to care for your garment, please read the following advice. However, always follow the care advice indicated on your clothing label.
Linen is a natural fabric, very easy to wear and in some cases, it can be washed in higher temperatures, which may be useful when it is heavily stained.Before the first wear, you need to wash your garment in 30 degrees to make it soft. It’s best to use a washing liquid for delicate fabrics. You can increase the temperature to 45 degrees in the subsequent washes. We do not recommend a fabric bleach, particularly that based on chlorine – chlorine compounds may easily destroy linen fibres. It crumples easily, but is quite difficult to iron. To avoid creases, set the washing machine to a gentle spin. Take your washing out of the washing machine as soon as the cycle has finished. Shake it out and hang on the washing line.
Do not dry linen in a tumble dryer. The best place for it would be an airy place without direct sunlight as it may cause discolour.
Iron your linen garment at 200 degrees. Turn it inside out or iron through a damp cloth to prevent shining. Some creases are natural for linen. Once washed, shake it out, put it on a hanger; when it dries, stretch it out and you may not need to have to iron. However, it's best not to let the linen dry completely. The easiest way to iron out creases is when it is still a little wet.
VISCOSE / VISCOSE WITH LINEN
Vscose is very fragile under traction, especially when wet. This is why we recommend hand washing rather than machine washing. - Be careful when washing and do not twist the fabric. Use cold to lukewarm water (30 °C max.). - It isn't necessary to leave your clothes soaking for too long, this might damage the colors and the materials. Soak the clothes in cold water with laundry detergent and rub softly for 3 minutes, then rince with clear and cold water for another 3 minutes. - If you opt for a machine wash, use a “hand wash in cold water” program and take care of your garment by adding other garments in the wash so that the machine doesn’t damage it. We recommend that you wash your clothes on the reverse side in order to preserve the brightness of the colours. The way the fabric reacts to water can change the suppleness of your favourite top, but don’t worry! Once dry, it will recover its original feel.
Drying on a hanger is the most appropriate method for a viscose garment.
Viscose should be ironed when it is still a bit wet Iron at 1 dot (110 °C) with a damp cloth for even greater precaution. It is during this step that a viscose garment recovers its original size.
SILK / SILK WITH LINEN
Silk is a precious and delicate material, that becomes even more fragile once wet. That why in some cases we recommend dry washing rather than hand washing.
** We recommend handwash for a mix of silk and linen. You shouldn’t wash silk in a regular washing powder, which can be toxic, as it destroys the fabric’s sheen and colour. We strongly recommend washing your dress in a washing liquid for silk only or alternatively for delicate fabrics, but please take extra care. **
If you opt for a hand wash, use cold rather than luke warm water. Be careful not to press or wrinkle it and don’t let it soak for too long (3 to 5 minutes max). Do not wash the silk in ordinary washing powders, because they will destroy the fabric, its gloss and color. In addition, they can be toxic. We recommend using special silk care products. You can also use liquids to wash delicate fabrics, but be careful with them.
After a hand wash cycle, gently rinse your garment without twisting it as you may cause the fibres to slip. - It is recommended to carefully wrap your garment in a towel and press really gently to remove excess water before drying. - We advise you to hang your article on a hanger in the open air and without direct exposure to sunlight. Sunlight damages silk fibre and causes its colours to fade.
We advise you to iron your garment while still a little bit wet. If this is not the case, you can use a damp cloth with an iron at low temperature 1 dot (110 °C) and without steam.
COTTONwashingCotton is a very delicate, skin-friendly fabric; with easy care instructions. You need to remember all 100% cotton clothes shrink in a wash.
Our cotton dresses are very delicate; hence we strongly recommend a hand wash or alternatively, a 30-degree cycle in a washing machine. You should only use a good quality washing powder or liquid. Add a fabric softener, which will make your clothes softer and pleasant to touch. Wash your garments inside out. Set your washing machine to a gentle spin to minimise the risk of damaging the fibres or shrinking the piece.
Cotton shrinks when wet. Once out of wash, stretch and shake out your clothes. Items made of cotton only would benefit from being put on hangers. Make sure they are inside out and away from a direct sunlight – this prevents from discolouring. We discourage putting them in a tumble dryer as it makes them shrink. However, if you decide to tumble dry your cotton clothes, please make sure you set it to the lowest temperature.
The maximum recommended temperature is between 150 and 180 degrees. Dark colours should be ironed through a damp linen cloth, only inside out.