Garment Care Guide
HandWash WITH COOL WATER
Fill up a sink or basin with cool/cold water.
As it's filling up, add a tablespoon or so of fabric detergent (you don't need much). We recommend you choose a detergent that works on delicates and that is free of optical brighteners, chlorine, phosphates and fragrance.
Once the sink is filled, add your garment and thoroughly swish it around. Depending on how dirty it is, you can leave it in the sink for up to 30 minutes, swishing it occasionally.
Drain the sink, and refill it with cool/cold water. If you're washing a delicate knit, make sure you aren't shooting water directly on the garment as you're filling up.
Swish the garment around, and drain the sink again. You can do another rinse if your item is extra dirty or if you added too much soap, but it shouldn't be necessary.
REMOVE EXCESS WATER
Gently squeeze your garment. You want to remove as much water as you can without wringing or twisting. The item should still be dripping wet, but not waterlogged.
Lay your garment flat on a towel. Roll the towel and the garment up into a roll, gently squeezing as you go, like a burrito.
Unroll the towel and proceed to drying your garment.
LAY FLAT TO Dry
Unlike wovens, knitwear can stretch out under its own weight, especially when wet. This is why most of our labels say "Lay Flat to Dry," for which we recommend using a foldable clothes-drying rack. Lay your knits across the foldable clothes-drying rack.
Block the garment into shape so that it’s not stretched out or misshaped.
The air will do the rest of the work. Note: clothes will dry a lot faster if they're in a sunny or otherwise well-lit spot.
Once the top is dry, turn the garment over to give the bottom side some air.
For more delicate knits, place your garment on top of a towel on the drying rack for extra support and blocking it into shape.
For garments labeled “Line Dry,” these can either be laid flat or hung up on a hanger to air dry. This includes our dresses, pleated pants, skirts and scarves.
Note: no matter how much time you’re trying to save, do not put wool, silk or mohair garments in the dryer. This will felt and shrink your garment, and it’ll be a very sad day.
Ironing and Steaming
If using an iron, make sure your iron has adjustable heat for different types of fibers, as well as a good steam function. If you are unsure which heat setting to use, we recommend ironing on medium heat to be safe (high heat will burn wool) or steaming the garment on the hanger.
For all of our pleated pieces, just hang them up and let gravity do the work to set your pleats.
To keep you pieces in the best shape possible, we recommend either rolling or folding your knits to prevent them from stretching out on the hanger.
For wool, mohair and silk garments, store with cedar to protect from moths.