Our tags say hand wash, which is the best way to increase the lifespan of any garment. Nearly all of our clothing can be washed on a cold delicate cycle in your washing machine and hung or laid flat to dry. Keep reading to learn more about the care of specific items and materials!
Lay the garment on a clean towel and gently roll it up like a jelly roll to extract water. Unfurl and arrange on a dry towel or a mesh rack to finish drying.
Wash Before You Wear
Sometimes due to the artisanal process there is excess dye in our hand dyed and handmade textiles (especially with our rayon Indonesian batik and viscose Thai Mudmee tie dye clothing) so it is a good idea to wash your garments in cold water before you wear them, especially if you might get caught in a rain shower!
Hand washing is always preferred or machine wash cold on gentle cycle and lay flat to dry.
Occasionally we receive items where the dye is not set. As soon as a staff or customer alerts us to this we can make a note on the product. In this case we recommend washing separately by hand for first few washings. Add vinegar & salt to wash for best results.
Hand washing is always preferred or machine wash in cold water with like colors and lay flat to dry.
Silk-like fabric or yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat (not to be confused with the Angora rabbit which produces Angora wool). Hand wash in cold water with like colors and lay flat to dry.
Hand wash is always preferred or machine wash in cold water with like colors. Tumble dry on low or hang to dry.
Rayon and Viscose are one in the same! Viscose is the European word for what we call Rayon. Our tags may list either as the material. Hand was is always preferred or machine wash in cold water with like colors. Hang or lay flat to dry.
Hand wash in cold water with like colors. Hang or lay flat to dry.
What makes up Sterling Silver? 925 sterling is 92.5% silver, with the remaining 7.5% made up of other metals, typically copper. If you aren’t wearing your sterling silver regularly you may notice it will tarnish, turning brown and eventually black. If you haven’t been wearing a piece and it’s begun to look a bit dingy don’t despair! Sterling can easily be polished back to its original shine with one of our polishing cloths.
Wash in cold and hang dry. If dye is not set, we recommend washing separately by hand for first few washings. Add vinegar & salt to wash for best results.
Hand wash is always preferred or wash in cold water with like colors. Tumble dry if you don’t mind a little shrinkage (good for some items like leggings, which stretch out as you wear them!); otherwise, hang or dry flat.
Hand wash wool (including blends). Add 2 squirts of a delicates wash to a sinkful of tepid water. Submerge, swish, then soak for 10 minutes. Rinse twice, pressing out the water. Never wring or hang-dry since wet wool stretches easily.