Denim is a fabric defined by its twill structure which is exceptionally durable. Predominantly made from cotton, denims can range from 100% cotton to blends which allow them to stretch.
How to care for Denim:
• There’s no need to wash denim items after every use. • When it does come to washing your denim, hand or gentle machine wash pieces at a cool temperature with a gentle detergent to prevent the dye from running.• Surface dirt can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth or gently brushed.• To preserve the color, it’s best to wash denim inside-out.• Hang to air dry, as a tumble dryer could cause shrinkage.
Linen is a natural fabric, spun from the fibres of the flax plant. These long fibres make it resilient, able hold its shape for longer and non-pilling. The strands are thicker than cotton, giving linen its distinctive texture. Characterized by an airy feel and light, breathable weave. quick to dry and comfortable to wear.
How to care for linen:
• Linen pieces can be hung to ventilate between wears, instead of being washed each time.• Opt to machine wash with a gentle detergent and a low spin at 30°C – high temperatures can weaken the fibres and affect dyes. Alternatively, hand wash and rinse with lukewarm water.• Tumble drying can shrink or damage linen pieces so it’s best to hang or lie flat and air dry.
Silk’s lustrous quality comes from the prism-like structure of its protein fiber, which reflects light. These low density fibers are spun into a natural, lightweight, breathable yarn.
How to care for Silk:
• Rather than washing after every wear, silk garments can be hung to ventilate, away from direct sunlight, which can damage the color.• It’s best to hand wash with a gentle shampoo or detergent in lukewarm water without soaking, which can release some dye. Rinse without wringing, then blot with a towel.• If you opt to use a machine, use the gentle cycle, a low spin and a small amount of detergent.
Cotton is a natural fiber and it can be spun into a variety of textiles from soft jersey to crisp poplin. Cotton conducts heat and allows it to release, which can help you maintain a comfortable, breathable temperature.
How to care for Cotton:
• Cotton can be hand or machine washed. It can often be washed at higher temperatures but to prevent garments from shrinking and to keep them looking their best for longer, 30°C is usually the best option.• Any stains can be pre-treated before washing by dabbing a small amount of stain remover on the area.• As heat can damage the fibers and cause shrinkage, it’s best to hang cotton pieces out to dry rather than tumble dry them.
Wool is made by spinning fibers of animal fleece, most commonly from sheep, when their thick winter coats are shorn in warmer months. The dense, fuzzy yarn creates a natural barrier to wind and even offers some water resistance. The crimped structure of the fibres creates tiny pockets of air, making wool breathable so you don’t get too hot or too cold.
How to care for Wool
• The natural protective coating of wool fibers makes it resistant to dirt and dust, so there’s no need to wash wool garments after each wear – hang to ventilate them instead.• Pills occur naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.• The alkaline solutions in detergents can affect the dye in wool and also weaken the fibers so use a gentle detergent to hand wash or use a gentle machine cycle at 30°C or less.•Squeeze out the water, without wringing. • It’s best to store knitted wool pieces folded and flat, once they have been aired.