To make sure your favourite pieces last as long as they can, here’s a helping hand on how to look after them well. As some of our pieces are one of a kind, for specific instructions always refer to the garment's sewn-in care label.

Cotton

·      To minimise wear or shrinkage, wash at 30°C or below.

·      Air dry flat and out of the sun if possible.

·      Try to avoid excessive ironing and refer to the garment care label to know what iron temperature setting is best to use.

Cashmere

·      Most cashmere is hand wash only. Fill a clean basin with lukewarm water, add wool or cashmere shampoo, baby shampoo or any non-biological detergent and soak inside out for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Once removed, lay on a flat surface and gently squeeze any excess water out with a clean towel. 

·      Avoid wringing or hang drying to keep the garments shape. 

·      To avoid stretching and bleaching, it’s best to keep cashmere folded in a cool dry place away from excess sunlight. 

·      If pilling occurs over time, remove with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.

Wool

·      Wool fibres have a natural protective coating, which means they don’t need washing after every wear. Instead, hang wool items to ventilate and freshen.

·      To wash wool, use a specialist or non-biological detergent and wash at 30°C with a low spin setting. Squeeze out any excess water for heavier garments, without wringing.

·      Dry wool garments flat to avoid misshaping.

·      If pilling occurs over time, remove with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.

Linen

·      Wash inside out with a mild or non-biological detergent at 30°. 

·      Air-dry on a hanger or flat in the garment’s desired shape. 

·      Iron at a high temperature avoiding the buttons, steam will increase the softness.

·      It’s not recommended to bleach or tumble dry linen.

Silk

·      Silk should be washed minimally, instead, hang silk garments to ventilate & freshen

·      Hand-washed with a specialist detergent in lukewarm water, without soaking as this can release some dye. Rinse the silk garment without wringing.

·      Dry or hang silk away from direct sunlight to avoid bleaching or colour damage.

·      Most silk should be hand washed. Fill a clean basin with lukewarm water, add specialised silk or delicate detergent and soak inside out for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Once removed, gently squeeze any excess water out with a clean towel, lay on a flat surface or hang on a padded hanger to dry.

·      To machine wash silk, place in a mesh bag to protect the garment. Wash at 30°C or lower, on a low spin using a small amount of specialised detergent. 

·      To iron silk, use the lowest temperature on an iron.

·      You can also apply light steam to silk to reduce creases, either with a steamer or hung nearby during a hot shower. 

·      Do not tumble drying silk. 

Formal wear

·       For small touch-ups, use a lint roller or spot clean with water and a soft towel on small stains.

·      Avoid excessive dry-cleaning, which can wear away natural fibres.

·      Use a steamer instead of ironing for a longer life span.

·      Always hang formal wear, using wood or plastic hangers with rounded edges. These offer amore natural shape that fills out the shoulder.