Cashmere thrives with love and care and can be
kept in good condition for years if cared for correctly. Cashmere is a fragile fibre but it can be revived and freshened by washing. Washing correctly will bring back some bounce and elasticity.
The following methods can be used to wash your cashmere:
Machine-wash at 30 degrees always using the wool cycle. Use woolite (recommended) or any comparable liquid detergent that is specifically designed for machine washing wool items. The wool cycle rocks the washing machine drum rather than turning too much. Wool will felt with friction not temperature. Use fabric softeners very sparingly (for example one third of the recommended measure) to add extra softness. Over-use of fabric softener can deaden the luxury feel of your cashmere. Dry flat, stretching out the fabric gently in all directions.
Cashmere can be dry-cleaned if that is your preference but dry cleaning will tend to flatten cashmere fibres. Cashmere fibres like water to keep them supple and flexible.
Hand wash in lukewarm water using wool soap. Plenty of bubbles will help revive your cashmere. Gently squeeze out water, never wring your cashmere dry. Machine spin to remove excess water. Carefully roll up the garment in a large towel to squeeze out more water. Dry flat, stretching out the fabric gently in all directions. Reposition several times during drying to prevent creases settling. Curled edges can be pressed flat using a gentle iron setting, with a thin damp cotton or muslin cloth as protection.
Bobbles are a normal occurrence for most cashmere items and occur wherever there is friction. Bobbles should decrease over time like excess fluff on a new carpet. The best time to remove bobbles is when the item is still damp after washing. Pick them off with your thumb laid flat against your forefinger. Alternatively use a cashmere comb when the item is dry.
Our habotai silk is sewn in England and naturally dyed in London.
The intense yellow colour comes from weld (Reseda Luteola), which has been used for centuries and considered one of the oldest documented sources of yellow. The raw dried plant is simmered at careful temperatures to release its colour.
The rich green comes from a mixture of chloraphylin which is extracted from dark green plants and treated to make it water soluble and stable with the addition of sodium and metal salts.
Hand wash in lukewarm water using a pH-neutral detergent. Do not dry in direct sunlight or iron and steam directly onto the cloth.
Specialist dry clean only.
Block print canvas / Coloured canvas
To retain canvas colour we suggest dry cleaning only. If you choose to machine wash, please turn inside out and use non-bio laundry liquid at 30 degrees. Some fading may occur with machine washing. Canvas will soften over time.
Silk / Linen / Cotton
Machine wash using non-biological laundry liquid no higher than 30 degrees on delicate wash cycle.
For other makers please refer to care guide on garment
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