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Linen dress

With its light, airy texture a linen dress keeps you cool and makes you look and feel great through the summer months. And best of all: with just a little bit of care, linen will get softer and more beautiful over time. That’s what we call a real wardrobe treasure!


WASH & DRY

As with many natural materials, linen doesn’t need to be washed after every wear, so airing is often the best choice. It is possible to wash linen clothes both by hand and in the machine. Even though linen fibres are very durable and can be washed at high temperatures, choose a lower temperature whenever possible to save energy. Spin at a low cycle and use a specific detergent for delicate garments.

Air drying is best for your linen dress as it is most gentle to the fibres and dyes. Linen creases easily – which is part of its charm. However, if you want the fabric to look smooth, iron at a low temperature when it is still wet.

STORE

Your linen dress will be happiest when stored in a dry and well-ventilated place, away from direct sunlight. Always make sure that it is completely dry before storing to avoid mildew.

Wool Sweater

Your best friend for the colder days of the year and really low-maintenance – a woollen sweater indeed is a real wardrobe treasure. As wool has natural self-cleaning properties, you don’t have to wash it often. Most of the time, airing is the best way to take care of wool knitwear. And if there is a stain, try to spot clean carefully with a damp cloth before washing.


WASH & DRY

If your wool sweater needs a wash, the best option is to choose the wool or delicate cycle at a low temperature. You can also hand wash in lukewarm water. Always remember: avoid rubbing and wringing as it damages the structure of the fibres. The key to fluffy wool is a special detergent like our Delicate Detergent, which is based on an innovative oat formula. Also remember that wool doesn’t like to be tumble dried. Instead, air dry flat on a large towel and carefully pull into shape.

STORE & MAINTAIN

Pilling is a natural process and occurs with all untreated wool fibres. So it’s not a sign of bad quality, the tiny fibre balls are simply caused by friction. You can easily remove them with a special comb or a fabric razor. The good news: over time, pilling will decrease.

Always fold your knitwear and store lying flat as it might lose its shape when stored on a hanger. Make sure to clean your woollen garments before packing them away for a longer time and add some cedar balls or dried lavender sachets to keep moths away.

Silk Shirt

Thanks to its temperature regulating properties, a silk shirt will make you feel comfortable both in cold and warm weather. Don’t be scared when it comes to handling silk garments – despite their luxurious feel and delicate nature, they are pretty easy to take care of.

Air your silk shirt after every wear and treat it to a spritz of our fabric spray with its wind-dried laundry inspired scent.


WASH & DRY

Always check the care label if the silk garment you own is washable. Almost all our silk shirts can be put in a washing machine. If you get a stain on your silk shirt, avoid rubbing it as this might damage the material. Instead, wash in the gentle cycle of your washing machine at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees, preferably use a wash bag. Make sure to use an enzyme-free detergent like our Delicate Detergent, which strengthens fabric fibres during laundering. If you choose to hand wash your silk shirt, you can use a small amount of your own hair shampoo as an alternative. Air-dry on a hanger, while avoiding direct heat or sun. The gentlest way to get rid of wrinkles is to steam your silk garments, but you can iron them at a low temperature.

STORE

Store your favourite silk blouses on a hanger in a dark place to protect the colours. If you pack them away for a longer period, fold the garment.

Woollen winter coat

Just like knitwear made of wool, woollen coats are also naturally stain resistant and have a self-cleaning effect so they don’t need a lot of maintenance. However, there are a few things you can do to make your most loved winter companion happy: Brush the fabric from time to time with a clothes brush to get rid of dirt and dust. To keep this valuable piece in shape, take the time to properly hang it on a sturdy hanger when you come home and – if you want to be extra good – empty the pockets of unnecessary things. This way the coat will keep its shape much longer.

When winter season ends and your coat gets to rest for a few months, send it to the dry cleaner before storing it in a garment bag with some cedar rings to protect it from moisture, odour and moths.

Down jacket

Don’t we all love to cuddle up in our cosy down jacket when it is freezing out there? Apart from being great looking and warm, down garments are also easy to take care of.


WASH & DRY

Check your jackets care label and wash at the recommended temperature, not more than 40 degrees. Close all zippers and buttons and add a dash of liquid detergent. Preferably use a special wash bag to filter microplastics.

Even though air drying is usually best for fabrics and the environment, in this specific case tumble drying will lead to the best result. Make sure to gently squeeze out as much moisture as possible, set the tumble dryer to the lowest temperature and add some dryer or tennis balls. The balls bounce around the dryer and separate the feathers that cling together after laundering. Check and shake the jacket every now and then, and continue the procedure until fully dry.

No worries if you don’t have a tumble dryer: Simply hang the jacket on a sturdy hanger in a dry place, shake and gently massage and fluff the fibres. Repeat until fully dried.

STORE

Make sure not to wash your down jacket more often than really necessary, once per season before storing it for summer. Store in a garment bag and it will be like new when the chills of the next autumn or winter approaches.

Leather bag

A luxurious leather bag is an investment piece that is meant to stay with us for a long time. Therefore, it is important to take care of your valuable companion to extend its lifespan and make it look good for seasons to come.

Wipe your leather bag regularly with a damp cloth to get rid of dirt and dust. From time to time, nurture the leather with leather wax. An easy alternative that also works perfectly: a small amount of your hand cream. If you are on the go, just treat heavily used areas such as the handles.

When you give your bag a break and store it for a longer time, keep it in a dust bag and in a dry and dark place. Bags that come in a specific shape can be filled with tissue paper or, even better, scarves you’re currently not wearing. This way, they will stay in shape.

Leather shoes

Our shoes are doing a great job every day so they deserve loads of love and care.

Best to not wear the same pair of shoes every day, otherwise the leather gets worn much quicker. Depending on type of shoe, a pair of shoe trees will help them dry between wears and keep their shape.

Clean away dirt and dust regularly with a damp cloth. And from time to time, allow your shoes to spa a bit – rub them with some shoe cream or wax and polish them.

Wet shoes: Dry at room temperature and avoid direct heat so the leather doesn’t dry out and crack. To keep them in shape, stuff with shoe trees or unprinted paper (the widely-known newspaper trick also works, but ink can possibly transfer). Smelly shoes: Put some dry tea bags into your shoes and leave overnight. Another powerful treatment is a little cotton bag filled with baking soda and some drops of an essential oil such as eucalyptus or tea tree. Also, let your shoes rest and breathe regularly.

Cotton t-shirt

Unlike wool, cotton doesn’t possess self-cleaning properties and therefore needs a wash regularly. But it’s worth keeping in mind that if you’ve only worn your favourite t-shirt just for a few hours and didn’t sweat, perhaps you can skip one round of laundering. Hang to air instead and freshen it up with a spritz of our fabric spray.


WASH AND DRY

Many cotton garments can be washed at 40 or even 60 degrees. But if your t-shirt is not very dirty, 30 degrees will easily do. Washing at colder temperatures saves energy and protects the fibres. Also, you keep shrinkage to a minimum (all cotton that is not pre-washed will naturally shrink). Air dry after carefully pulling the shirt into shape and you are good to go.

MAINTAIN AND STORE

To lower the environmental impact of your cotton garments and enjoy them for longer, a few tricks will help make them stay nice: rotate your selection of t-shirts, a bit of rest is good for the fabric, and always wash with similar colours.

A stained collar or armpit don’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of your favourite tee. Some classic household tricks like using vinegar against odours or lemon acid against yellow stains often work wonders. And if a long-time t-shirt friend really can’t be worn any longer, do not throw it out, but bring to textile recycling – for example, in any of our stores.

Lace lingerie

The secret stars in your wardrobe may be undercover most of the time, but a beautiful set of lace lingerie can make all the difference when it comes to feeling fabulous. Since they need to be washed often, we have to respect their delicate nature so we can enjoy them for longer.


WASH AND DRY

The gentlest option for your lace bras is to wash them by hand in cool water. Sort by colour and soak them a few minutes. Tip: if you start with lighter colours, you can use the same water for the next round. Always fasten all hooks so they don’t harm the fabric. Gently squeeze out excess moisture and air dry. If you prefer to wash your lingerie in the washing machine, choose a delicate cycle and place the garments in a washbag. This way, they can share the machine with other delicate wardrobe heroes, and you save water and energy.

Denim care


MAINTAIN

Instead of washing your jeans after every wear, try airing them a few hours. Look to our gentle yet efficient Fabric Spray to ensure a crisp scent between washes.


WASH

Turn the jeans inside-out, zip them up and choose a cold or gentle wash cycle. This will preserve the colour and the fit.

DRY

Fresh from the washing machine, remember to shake them out before leaving them to air dry. Avoid tumble drying, your jeans will thank you in the long run.

FIX

Even the sturdiest of jeans may end up with rips and tears. To breathe new life into your favourite go-to pair, try mending them at home or take a trip to your local tailor.

Sneaker saviours

Start by raiding your kitchen for some baking soda and mix with a little water to create a paste. Use a small brush (a toothbrush works great) to scrub the paste onto stains or discoloured parts on your sneakers. Wipe off with cloth or towel. Repeat for really stubborn stains.

Our home remedies don’t stop there. Baking soda can also help to neutralise odour. As a refresher, sprinkle a little inside your sneakers at night and empty them in the morning.

Wardrobe cleanse

It’s time to edit and organise. Rediscover forgotten treasures and give your wardrobe a fresh start by going through it. Give the things you never wear a new life by swapping with friends, resell, donate or pass along to a recycling initiative.

Seasonal storing is a great way to get some wardrobe rotation. Just make sure everything is clean without stains before packing it away. Lavender and cedarwood are classic storage companions for a reason, use them to keep unwanted guests away.

Scarves make excellent Furoshiki style dust bags to tuck away your shoes or handbags safely. Also, a nice detail is to spray a cotton pad with your favourite scent and leave in your bag between uses.

Beauty cabinet

Give your top shelf a cleanse. Not sure when to retire a beauty product? Check the open jar symbol on the label (it tells you how long after opening the product is good for) and write down the date you opened it somewhere on the packaging.

Clean your make-up brushes regularly to avoid bacteria but also to extend the life of the bristles. Go for a mild soap or shampoo, keep the brush facing down to avoid getting soap and water into the shaft and let them air dry laying down.

Sometimes we change our minds about a fragrance or product, but don’t let it go to waste. Swap with a friend and discover new favourites along the way.

With care

‘With Care’ is the first chapter in our product care story. We aimed to combine our in-house knowledge within beauty, fashion and sustainability – with nature and science. The goal was to create a range that is easy to use and friendly both to the environment and your wallet.

After testing and evaluating, our experiments boiled down to a two-piece assortment that has been carefully tested for quality, effectiveness and environmental impact.

Throughout the whole journey, we have stayed mindful of the water ecosystem and tested the formulations with our own fabrics. This has resulted in two products that we are very proud of.


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