We strive to only offer garments made with high quality materials. Below you will find a list of the materials we regularly use, as well as instructions on how to care for them.
With its natural shine and flowing fabric, silk is one of the most luxurious materials in the textile industry.
Unfortunately, the production of new silk involves practices that are problematic in terms of animal ethics: To extract the silk threads from the silkworm's cocoons, they are heated or chemically treated to stop the process of metamorphosis.
To gently clean silk by hand washing, we recommend using a small tub or hand basin with water at a maximum of 30 degrees. Then add a small amount of silk detergent and distribute it evenly.
Place the silk fabric in the lye for about four minutes, moving it back and forth a little while you do so. Then rinse the silk thoroughly. To prevent the color from fading, but also to smooth the fibers or remove residues of soap or lime, you can also add a teaspoon of light vinegar. Avoid using fabric softener.
There are also silk clothes that can be washed in the washing machine. Always pay attention to the washing instructions on the label and use water at a maximum of 30 °C and the wool or gentle cycle. We also recommend a laundry bag that protects the silk from direct contact with the washing machine drum.
After washing, gently squeeze your garment and roll it in a dry towel to absorb excess water. You can then hang up the item of clothing.
Since silk fibers are very sensitive, especially when wet, they must not be wrung out. In addition, it should not be hung up while it is dripping wet, otherwise the wet, heavy fabric can warp or hang out. It's best to dry silk knitwear lying down; if necessary, you can easily pull it into shape while it's damp. Strong sunlight should be avoided when drying, otherwise the fibers may lose their shine or become brittle. Instead, it is optimal to let silk dry outdoors when the sky is overcast.
Always iron silk garments inside out. To make it easier to smooth out creases after washing, the silk should still be damp. If the fabric is already too dry, you can place a damp cloth over the fabric, avoid spraying the silk as this can cause stains.
Silk stain removal
In this case, you can use a regular stain remover. This is dabbed purely onto the stain and after 15 minutes of exposure the silk can be washed.
By the way, silk should never be sprayed with perfume or deodorant. become. Because this creates stains that are difficult to remove. When you try to remove it with water, the fibers swell in spots, so that the dirt penetrates even deeper and water marks appear on dark fabrics. Rubbing can also cause the delicate fiber to splice. That's why it's best to just pat dry.
You can add a splash of mineral spirits to grease stains and gently dab them with a cloth.
A high-quality leather product goes with everything, is timeless, but has its price. Even though leather is considered robust and durable, we recommend following a few care tips so that you can enjoy your leather favorite for as long as possible. To properly care for leather, you first need to know whether it is smooth leather or suede.
Smooth leather can be divided into two categories: open-pore and covered leather. The open pores give the open-pore leather a natural look,
In contrast, covered leather is provided with pigments during the processing process to make it robust and water-repellent. You can find out whether the leather is open-pored or covered by applying a drop of water to an inconspicuous area. If the water penetrates immediately, it is open-pored leather.
Suede can be divided into nubuck and suede. The top of nubuck leather is sanded, while the inside of suede is sanded.
Suede is characterized by a rough, velvety surface, but is sensitive to external influences.
How you can clean leather gently depends on the type of leather. Always test cleaning or care products on a hidden area of your leather clothing. You can usually wipe smooth leather with a damp cloth.
To care for smooth leather, you can also apply leather care products in the form of creams or fats according to the manufacturer's care instructions.
You can carefully brush out dust and light dirt on suede with a special leather brush.
Avoid using water here. If it cannot be avoided, use a special cleaning agent for suede.
Fresh, still wet stains should be dabbed as quickly as possible with a cloth.
WOOL | CASHMERE
Wool is characterized by its temperature-regulating effect and breathability. Thanks to their self-cleaning properties, washing wool clothing is rarely necessary.
In most cases it is sufficient to shake out woolen clothing and hang it up to air overnight (for example in the fresh air). It is better not to hang up heavy knitted items made of wool, but to let them air out lying down to prevent the items of clothing from becoming distorted.
If additional cleaning is still necessary, always check the label for care instructions.
To clean wool by hand, you can use water at a maximum of 30 degrees and environmentally friendly wool detergent.
There is also wool that can be washed in the washing machine. Follow the care label on your item of clothing and set your washing machine to a maximum of 30 degrees and the wool or gentle cycle. Here, too, please only use wool detergent and no harsh cleaning agents or bleach. We recommend using an additional laundry bag.
Wet or damp wool should never be wrung out or hung to dry, as wool stretches easily, especially when damp. Instead, wrap your wool garment in a clean, dry towel and gently squeeze it. Once the towel has absorbed the excess water, you can carefully shape your garment and lay it flat on a dry towel or drying rack.
Avoid placing wool near or on a heater as too much heat can damage the delicate fibers and cause shrinkage.
Here, too, always pay attention to the care label on your garment. Most wool garments can be gently ironed at a medium temperature.
Wool garments can also experience pilling - small pilling that occurs particularly in areas that are frequently exposed to friction. Pilling is not a sign of poor quality, but rather an indication of the naturalness of the wool.
Cotton is particularly characterized by its durability and longevity and can absorb moisture well.
Conventional cotton cultivation involves the intensive use of pesticides and herbicides, which not only pollute the environment but can also have negative effects on the health of farmers. In addition, conventional cotton cultivation requires large amounts of water.
Cotton clothing is usually easy to care for and can be machine washed without compromising its quality. Here too, use detergent that is as environmentally friendly as possible and avoid conventional fabric softeners and bleach to protect your clothes.
After removing your cotton clothes from the washing machine, shake them out well and hang them up to dry. If possible, avoid drying in the tumble dryer to protect your clothes and the environment.
It is often enough to shake out the still damp clothing well and hang it up flat. You can usually iron cotton clothing at medium heat.
Removing stains from cotton
Always try to treat stains immediately by rinsing with cold water or blotting. Especially with wine or blood stains, you have a better chance of preventing long-term staining with cold water. If this does not remove the stain, gently blot the stain with a damp cloth and detergent. Avoid rubbing the stain vigorously. If the stain still cannot be removed, wash your item in your washing machine or take it to a dry cleaner.
Woven from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is a natural and renewable material known for its durability, strength and breathability. Flax is one of the most sustainable raw materials in the world because the plant does not receive additional irrigation while growing; Rainwater is enough.
Linen can be machine washed at 30-40 degrees on a wool or gentle cycle. Here too, use detergent that is as environmentally friendly as possible and avoid conventional fabric softeners and bleach to protect your clothes.
After removing your linen clothes from the washing machine, shake them out well and hang them up to dry. If possible, avoid drying in the tumble dryer to protect your clothes and the environment.
It's best to iron your linen clothing while it's still slightly damp and from the reverse side (inside out) to smooth out wrinkles without overheating the fibers.
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