WOOL

  • Shrinks if washed at a high temperature and loses its shape if hung to dry
  • Effective for warmth
  • Tends to yellow and become matted with time

Cashmere

  • Dry clean for best results. If washed at home, use cold water and a little light detergent
  • Do not wring and dry flat
  • Do not machine dry. Iron on wrong side.

Cotton

  • Shrinks if washed at a high temperature, Irons well. Wash colours separately the first time
  • Cool, flexible and highly resistant
  • Creases easily.

Linen

  • Always hand wash. Do not spin or wash at high temperatures. Irons well
  • Cool and pleasant on the skin. Dirt resistant
  • Creases extremely easily

Silk

  • Does not tolerate high temperatures. Do not spin. Dry iron at a low temperature setting
  • Strong, light and pleasant on the skin. Excellent colour absorbency
  • Stubborn stains must be removed professionally from this delicate fabric.

Acetate, Rayon or Viscose

  • Do not spin in order to prevent garment from becoming misshapen
  • Smooth on the skin and excellent colour absorbency
  • Low resistance when damp, highly inflammable and considerable static electricity build up.

Polyester, Nylon and Lycra

  • Extremely sensitive to heat. Wash in lukewarm water and dry iron at a low temperature setting
  • Highly resistant and do not crease easily. Excellent colour absorbency
  • Highly inflammable and considerable static electricity build up
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CARING FOR THE COLOUR OF YOUR CLOTHES

  • When washing by hand, make sure the detergent is properly dissolved inserting the garment.Keep colours separate for the first few washes, as the dye may get into the water
  • Remember to empty pockets before machine washing
  • Use bleach with cold water only and for a maximum of one hour. Do not use iron, copper or brass bowls
  • When drying, do not expose garments to direct sunlight.

TIPS FOR A PERFECT WASH

  • There is no need to wash clothes at the maximum temperature settling indicated
  • Do not rub garments, simply rinse gently
  • Do not use fabric conditioners with 100% cotton items such as towels, as this reduces their absorbency.

WHEN DRYING CLOTHES

  • Wrap knitted items in a towel and allow them to dry flat. Do not hang or expose to direct sunlight or heat
  • Do not dry synthetic fabrics in direct sunlight.


TIPS TO PREVENT UNPLEASANT SURPRISES WHEN IRONING

  • Sort the garments according to the temperature settings indicated on the labels and start with the lowest settings
  • Ironing is easier when the garments are still slightly damp
  • Before the iron cools, use a damp cloth to remove any fibres that may have stuck to the plate.