We recommend customers to check on the product's material and refer to our general guidelines in handling each of the products you bought from us.
Below are the general guidelines for most of our offerings:
But, consider pre-washing first.
Prewash any natural fibres that you will be washing in the future, as some shrinkage may occur. We recommend prewashing in the same way you will wash your fabric in the future - including drying. Wash all brights, darks and lights separately as some colours may run in their first few washes.
Cotton shrinks because of the tension that is applied to its yarn and fabrics during the construction of the clothing. This is why most cotton clothing will shrink during its first washing. The best way to avoid shrinkage is to wash them by hand or to use cold water and the delicate cycle of your washing machine.
- Hot water shrinks fabric
- Set it to use cold water
- Wash on the delicate cycle
- Line dry the clothes to prevent shrinking in the dryer
- Reshape cotton sweaters and other delicates and dry them flat on top of the dryer or on a drying rack
- If you want to dry your garments in the dryer, do so on a low or no-heat setting
- Hang them before they are completely dry to help prevent both shrinking and wrinkles
- Wash light colours separately
- Medium heat iron
- Hot water shrinks fabric
- Fill the sink with warm water and add some laundry soap made for hand washing
- Place the cotton garments in the wash water,
- Agitate them gently by hand
- Soak for the amount of time indicated on the detergent packaging
- To rinse the items, drain the tub and then refill it with cool water
- Agitating the garments by hand until soap bubbles no longer come out of them
- Repeat this process several times to remove all the soap
- Squeeze excess water out of the clothing but do not wring out the items, as this will cause wrinkling
- Remove the excess water, line dry the garments
- Lay them flat to dry or place them in the dryer on a low or no-heat setting to prevent shrinking
- Medium heat iron
- Room temperature water
- Normal strength detergent
- Machine wash / hand wash
- Non-chlorine / color-safe bleach
- Ironing / steam iron
- Hang to dry
- Do not chlorine bleaching
- Do not Dry clean
- Chiffon comes in many types but generally use a low temperature for all chiffon. Iron while damp.
SILK chiffon is the most delicate. Follow care instructions of silk (except ironing), but be extra gentle when handling it, i.e., handwashing, pressing dry, ironing.
- Machine wash cotton items in cold or warm water. Do not use hot water as it may shrink the cotton.
- Use regular wash cycles and gentle detergent.
- Avoid using any harsh chemicals like bleach and fabric softener.
- Tumble dry on a low setting, then promptly remove the item from the dryer to avoid wrinkles.
- Use an iron to remove wrinkles. Adding a spray starch will revive the crispness of cotton fabrics.
How to Unshrink cotton Clothes in 6 Steps :
- Use lukewarm water and gentle shampoo or soap. Fill a sink or tub with lukewarm water and add a capful of baby shampoo or hair conditioner. You may also try using the same amount of laundry detergent formulated for delicate cycles.
- Soak for up to 30 minutes. This is when the fibres will begin to loosen.
- Gently remove water from the clothing. When time is up, gently squeeze water from the clothing, but do not rinse the items.
- Lay the clothing on a flat towel. Roll the towel, with the clothing inside, squeezing gently to release more water until the clothing is damp rather than wet.
- Lay the clothing on another dry flat towel. As you position it on the towel, stretch it gently back to its preshrunk size.
- Let the clothing air dry.
- As a general rule of thumb, all denim should be turned inside-out and washed on the slowest spin cycle and lowest temperature to cut down on friction and reduce fade. You should also limit the number of denim pieces in the machine to three or four pairs for the same reason.
- Once out of the washer, turn the jeans the right side out and allow them to dry thoroughly either on a washing line or flat away from direct sunlight before storing. Never put them into a tumble dryer and remember that indigo may drip onto the floor, so don’t hang them over a new carpet.
- If there are creases, you want to set your iron to a high-temperature setting but use steam and preferably a cloth between the denim and the iron to prevent shine.
- Dry clean only. Please note some of these fabrics are delicate so please be careful against rough surfaces and snagging.
- Dry clean recommended guaranteeing colour integrity. Do not machine wash, hand wash at your own risk.
- Dry coloured linens in the shade (fading will occur in sunlight), hot/warm iron.
- Use moderate temperature when ironing. Iron while damp.
- The high temperature might cause silk to yellow and fade.
- Silk is sensitive to sunlight and might spoil under strong sunlight, so do not hang them outside to dry!
How to Care for Silk After Washing
Silk is a high maintenance fabric, but the steps you can take to keep it looking its best are simple and worth the effort. Apart from taking care of the garment when washing and drying, you can also do more to care for your silks, from handling wrinkles and creases to storing silk.
- Turn garment inside out and turn the iron to low heat or the silk setting.
- Only iron silk when dry.
- Put a cloth between the silk and the iron.
- Do not spray or wet silk when ironing.
- Hang silk garments in a cool, dry place.
- Store silk in a breathable plastic back if you’re planning to put it away for a long time.
- Keep silk out of the sun.
- Use moth repellant when storing silk.
- Most polyester fabrics may be machine-washed using warm water, but check care labels first.
- Tumble dry polyester garments on low heat. Remove them from the dryer while they're still slightly damp to prevent wrinkles and avoid a static buildup. If ironing is required, use a low heat: Polyester will melt beneath a hot iron.
- Dry cleanable, cool machine wash or hand wash. Do not twist/wring, iron on the reverse side.
- Iron under low temperature. Iron while damp. It's safest to put a piece of paper on top of the garment before running the iron across it.