Quality is very important to us. We curate and carefully inspect every piece to last beyond the season. With the right care, we expect our pieces to remain a part of your wardrobe for years. How you should care for your products depends on the material they are made from. We have detailed guides for different wools and knits, cotton, silk, linen and leather here. How to wash & care for linen • Like many fabrics, linen clothes need washing less than you’d expect. Hang them up to ventilate between wears. • Machine wash with a low spin at 30°C. High temperatures can weaken the fibres and affect dyes. When hand washing, rinse with lukewarm water. • Hang linen pieces to air dry. Tumble drying can shrink or damage the fibres. It also uses lots of energy. • Take care not to use thin wire hangers or clips that could leave impressions or pull the shoulders out of shape. • Linen can crease easily. Hang in the bathroom while taking a hot shower and use the steam to reduce creases. How to wash and care for merino wool • Merino doesn’t need to be washed after every wear, as the wool is naturally antibacterial and odor-resistant. Hang garments to air between wears instead. • To wash merino wool, machine wash at 30ºC with a low spin. • Using a wool detergent will help merino last longer. Avoid using fabric softener, which coats the fibers and make them less breathable. • Hang merino wool to air dry and reshape while damp. The heat from tumble driers can cause fibers to shrink. • Pilling will occur naturally with wear. This can be easily remedied with use of a pilling comb or a fabric shaver. How to wash and care for cashmere • Cashmere doesn’t actually need to be washed every time you wear it – just a few times per season is ideal. Instead, air out your cashmere between wears. It’s better for clothes and the environment. • When you do wash cashmere, handwash or use a specialist detergent on a gentle machine cycle at 30°C or lower. • You should also use a low spin setting, as this will help prevent pilling and save energy. • Store knitwear folded in drawers, as hanging can alter the shape, and make sure you use mothballs. • Pilling occurs naturally and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver How to wash and care for wool • Wool doesn’t need washing every time you wear it. Its fibers have a natural protective coating, making it resistant to dirt and dust. Hang to ventilate instead. • To wash wool, use a specialist wool detergent at 30°C with a low spin setting. Squeeze out any excess water for heavier garments, without wringing. • Dry wool flat on a rack, placing a towel underneath to absorb any drips. Hanging wool up to dry will stretch pieces out of shape. • Fold knitwear and store in drawers with mothballs. The weight of the wool will pull the piece out of shape if it’s hung up. • Pilling occurs naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver How to wash and care for silk • Silk shouldn’t be washed after every wear. Instead, hang silk garments to ventilate, away from direct sunlight which can damage the colour. • Silk is best hand-washed with a specialist detergent in lukewarm water, without soaking as this can release some dye. Rinse the silk garment without wringing. • To machine wash silk, wash at 30°C or lower, on a low spin using a small amount of detergent. A mesh bag can help protect silk garments from snagging or twisting too much in the washer. • To dry, lay the silk garment on a towel and roll up the towel to absorb excess moisture. Then lay flat on a drying rack or hang to air dry. • To iron silk, use the lowest temperature on an iron, or for an energy-efficient method, simply hang in the bathroom while taking a hot shower. The steam will reduce creases. How to wash and care for cotton • Cotton can be machine or handwashed. To prevent garments from shrinking and to keep them looking their best, wash at 30°. • Place delicate items in a mesh bag to help prevent snagging or twisting during machine cycles. • Pre -treat stains before washing by dabbing a small amount of stain remover on the area. For darker pieces, patch test on an inside seam to check the colour won’t be affected. Hang cotton out to dry, as heat from tumble dryers can cause it to shrink. This also saves energy. How to wash and care for denim • Refrain from washing denim and jeans all the time. A few times per season should be more than enough. This makes denim last longer and helps the environment. • In-between washes, you can spot clean surface dirt with a damp cloth. • To wash denim, a gentle machine wash at 30°C or lower is ideal. There are also specialist detergents available. • Wash denim inside out to stop the color fading. • Hang out to dry, as heat from a tumble dryer could cause shrinkage. The weight of the denim will help to pull out any creases. Avoid using an iron as heat can weaken the fibers. How to clean and care for leather • Leather can be spot cleaned with a slightly damp cloth. • Keep leather supple and conditioned with a specialist leather balm. Apply a small amount with a cloth and buff gently. • Hang leather garments to ventilate between wears, avoiding direct sunlight. • When travelling and storing, roll leather garments to avoid fold creases. • Softer leathers can scratch. Be careful with sharp items like keys.