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Care Instructions

How do I take care of my fabric?

  • Acrylic knit: Most acrylic knit garments can be machine-washed. Wash on a warm, gentle cycle, and if possible use a laundry bag to protect your garment from ripping, tearing or tangling during washing. If desired, you can also hand-wash your acrylic clothing with warm or cool water. Some knits retain their shapes best if reshaped and dried flat. We suggest immediately after the wash cycle is complete, lay your sweater on a clean, flat surface to dry.

  • Cashmere: Knits made from natural fibers can pill. Pilling occurs most frequently when cashmere is brand new; use a razor blade with care, or lint tape to keep your garment fuzz free. To wash your garment, we suggest handwashing using cool water and a mild detergent or shampoo. Gently squeeze the water through the garment, then rinse until the water runs clear. Do not wring or twist. Squeeze out excess water. To dry, lay flat on a towel, away from sunlight or heat.

  • Cotton: Cotton holds up well to home laundering. Remove the garment from the dryer promptly to reduce wrinkling. Press using spray starch for the crispness of a laundered shirt.

  • Cotton blend: Dry cotton-blend garments using your dryer's permanent-press or low-heat cycle and remove immediately to reduce wrinkling. Touch up with a steam iron; starch for a professionally laundered look.

  • Denim: Denim should not be washed frequently (we suggest washing once every 10 wears at most). Instead we recommend spot-cleaning any stains with a mild soap and a damp cloth, instead of washing. When washing your garment, please use cool water, inside out. This will protect your garment from shrinking or fading. To dry denim we recommend hanging your item on the line inside out.

  • Flannel: Flannel can be washed in cold or warm water.  However, if your flannel derives from wool, even if its washable wool, avoid the dryer completely since it can dry out its fibers.  For non-washable wool flannel avoid laundering it at home and take it to the dry cleaners.

  • Nylon: Machine-wash nylon garments in warm water. Use a low-temperature setting when tumble-drying and include a dryer sheet to reduce static electricity. Use a warm iron to press, if necessary.

  • Polyester: Polyester items can be machine-washed with cool water, and dried on a low setting or naturally. To avoid wrinkles and static build up, remove the garments from the dryer while slightly damp. If ironing is required, use a low heat: Polyester will melt beneath a hot iron.

  • Rayon: Wash your garment in cool water and a mild detergent. When machine-washing, use the gentle cycle and promptly remove garments after washing. When hand-washing, do not wring or twist the garment. Lay flat to dry - never put your rayon garments in the dryer, as heat can permanently damage the fibers. To dry, simply reshape and lay on a clean, flat surface. Rayon can be fragile when wet, so always handle it with care. Iron when still damp and with the garment inside out to prevent the fabric from becoming shiny. Use a pressing cloth when ironing the right side of the garment. Pressing cloths can be purchased or use something as simple as a piece of white cotton fabric.

  • Spandex: Use warm water when hand- or machine-washing items made with spandex. Line-dry or use a low temperature setting when machine-drying to preserve the elasticity of the garment.

  • Synthetic Leather: Most stains can be removed with a microfiber cloth dampened with warm water. Launder in cool or warm water and a mild detergent. If you choose to machine wash the garment, place it in a mesh laundry bag for extra protection and reduce the speed for the final cycle to reduce wrinkling. Hang leather to dry. 

  • Wool knit: Wool knits are best hand-washed with care to protect the garment. Turn your knit inside out before washing with lukewarm water. Allow the garment to soak for a couple of minutes before gently squeezing out any excess water - do not twist or wring the knit. Ease the knit back into it's original shape and lay flat on a towel to dry naturally away from direct sunlight.

  • Wool (lined): Lined garments generally look best when professionally dry-cleaned once a season. Between dry cleanings, remove surface soil with a brush or damp cloth. Refresh the item by hanging it from a padded hanger in a steamy bathroom; moisture will help garment shed wrinkles. When touching up with an iron, use steam in an up-and-down motion (rather than sliding the iron along the fabric).

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