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Fabric Care Guide

Our styles are made to last and to help you make sure that they do, we’ve created this useful fabric care guide to give you tips on how to look after the different fabrics we feature in our collections.

HOW TO CARE FOR LINEN

A key part of our collections, linen is the natural,
eco-friendly fabric that is a true investment buy

A key part of our collections, linen is the natural, eco-friendly fabric that is a true investment buy.

A naturally lower impact fibre, linen is made from flax plant fibres that are grown with almost entirely rainwater and boasts a waste-free process. It brilliantly keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter as well as being comfortable, lightweight and breathable.

Due to its ability to manage moisture, it pulls humidity and sweat to the outer surface of the fabric, where it can evaporate away, keeping you feeling fresh.

Linen is very resilient, made to last for years and only gets better with each wear and wash - becoming softer and more malleable to your body. When it does reach the end of its life-cycle, it naturally bio-degrades, so has a very low environmental impact.

Made from flaxfibres, linen is 100% natural

Made from flax
fibres, linen is
100% natural

Tips for Washing & Drying Linen

  • Follow advice on the care labels, dry cleaning or hand washing your linen when necessary;
  • Linen is highly dye absorbent, so protect it by washing it with similar colours;
  • Linen dries fast so hang up your item immediately after washing to reduce creases;
  • If you need to iron your linen, do it while the item is still damp for the best results.

HOW TO CARE FOR DENIM

Nothing in your wardrobe works harder than your favourite
denim style - whether that’s jeans, a dress or a jacket

Nothing in your wardrobe works harder
than your favourite denim style - whether
that’s jeans, a dress or a jacket.

All About Denim

All our denim is made from responsibly sourced cotton. Cotton is a strong fibre that softens with time. When cared for correctly, this means your denim pieces will be both long lasting and become more comfortable through the years.

With denim, less is more

“With denim, less
is more.”

Liv, Denim Buyer

Tips for Washing & Drying Denim

  • Wash your denim pieces as little as possible; cotton is a strong fibre so it doesn’t need to be washed after every wear.
  • Spot wash with a damp cloth or toothbrush in between washes to prolong your denim.
  • When you do wash your denim, turn it inside out, and put it on a cold wash. You can trust that our denim won’t run or fade.
  • Then air dry your pieces and make sure to re-shape whilst it’s damp to help preserve its colour, shape and fit.
  • Fall in love with your well-worn pair of jeans, this is when they’re at their most comfortable!

How to Care for Sequins

Handy tips to make your sequined and beaded items last longer.

Handy tips to make your sequined and
beaded items last longer.

Handy tips to make your sequined and beaded items last longer.

Freshening:

Air the garment for a few days then use a fabric freshener spray on the inside (do a patch test in an inconspicuous area first). The adorned areas should not be sprayed as this may dull the adornments.

For garments that can tolerate water, areas that are not adorned can be cleaned with a lint free damp cloth and mild detergent solution. Finish by wiping with a clean lint free cloth dipped in water and air dry.

Spot cleaning:

Spot cleaning is only suitable for fabrics that can tolerate water. Carefully remove any solid residues with the edge of a dull knife or a spoon. Use a cotton wool bud dipped in a mixture of mild stain removal product and water to remove the stain. Then rinse this with another cotton bud dipped in water. Blot with a clean lint free towel, then air dry.

Handy tips to make your sequined and beaded items last longer.

Washing:

Check the care label advice and if dry cleaning, use a reputable dry cleaner that specialises in caring for evening gowns and wedding dresses. If the garment can be washed:

  • Hand washing
    • Do up all zips, buttons etc and turn it inside out.
    • Fill a clean bowl/sink with hand-warm (maximum of 30°C) water and gentle washing detergent designed for delicate fabrics.
    • Place the garment in and wash using a gentle plunging/swishing action. Avoid rubbing as too much agitation can bend or break the sequins / beads.
    • Rinse the garment several times in cool water, until the water is clear then gently squeeze the water out (do not wring).
  • Machine washing
    • Do up all zips, buttons etc and turn the garment inside out.
    • Put the garment in a mesh laundry bag or pillow case before putting it in the machine.
    • Set the spin cycle on the lowest speed to prevent damage and wash the garment on its own (in case the dye runs) on a very gentle wash cycle at a maximum of 30°C using a detergent that is suitable for delicate fabrics.
    • Check the machine for embellishments that may have fallen off during washing.
  • Drying
    • Lay the inside out garment onto a clean, dry and lint free towel, then roll it up and gently squeeze to remove excess water. Repeat this using another dry towel if necessary.
    • Gently turn the garment right side out and air dry it on a flat surface.
    • Never put beaded/sequined garments in a tumble dryer as the sequins could melt and the action of the drum can cause damage.
  • Removing creases

    Never iron; to remove creases either turn the garment inside out and use a clothes steamer (only for fabrics that can be washed). Keep the steam wand 30cm away from the fabric or hang the garment in a steamy bathroom.

  • Repair

    If you see a loose bead/sequin or thread, do a few securing stitches to hold them in place as soon as you can. If a lot of beads or sequins have come off, it is best to have the garment repaired by a specialist.

  • Storage
    • Make sure the garment is clean and aired before you put it away.
    • Hang embellished garments on strong, padded, non-slip hangers, ensuring that you use the garment hanging loops to help support the weight. Ensure the garments are not crushed in the wardrobe and use a garment cover to help keep the garment clean.
    • Alternatively, if the garment is very heavy, wrap it in acid free tissue paper, carefully fold and store flat.