Fabric Care

We recommend reading the each garment care instructions carefully before trying the below. We have prepared you some useful tips and tricks on maintaining our product’s cleanliness and longevity without damaging the fabric.

Tips – Sunlight is a natural antibacterial agent. Leaving your clothes in the sun for a short time can have them smelling as fresh as new. Avoid harsh detergents and bleach that can weaken delicate fibers. Use spot cleaner,If it’s only dirty in one teeny place, exercise that spot cleaner.

Damask

Damask is a reversible, jacquard-patterned fabric, meaning that the pattern is woven into the fabric, instead of printed on it. The fabric’s design is created through the weaving technique, which is a combination of two different weaving techniques—the design is woven using a satin weave, while the background is achieved through a plain, twill, or sateen weave. Damask is woven using only a single warp thread and a single weft thread. The patterns of damask can be either multi-colored or a single colored. Damasks can be made from a variety of different textiles, including silk, linen, cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers, like rayon.

How to Wash Damask Fabrics

Products made from this fabric should be hand washed or machine-washed using delicate cycle with cool water and mild detergent. For general cleaning, add detergent to a bucket of water, put in your product, swirl it around till it fully soaked and leave to sit. After a few minutes, empty out the detergent and rinse the item thoroughly in clean cold water a few times to remove the soap residue. To dry, lay the garment on a cloth lines and sun dry.

How to Iron Damask Fabrics

Always use a pressing cloth between the iron and the damask fabric to prevent the snagging of the looser, floating threads. Press on the wrong side to prevent flattening of the floating threads and only do a small touch up on the other side.

 

Linen

Linen is a strong, lightweight fabric made from the flax plant. One of the most appreciated linen’s feature is its durability. While linen is already soft and absorbent, with proper care, it becomes more so after each wash.

How to wash Linen Fabrics – Machine wash

Linen is machine-washable. If yours allows, choose the highest possible water level and the delicate cycle. Do not overload the washing machine. Overloading can result in intertwining of the products with each other, twisting, and changing their original shape.

How to wash Linen Fabrics – Hand wash

Hand-wash is best for thin linen fabrics, which could get damaged in the washing machine. It is advised to choose soft, neutral detergents for delicate fabrics. Use lots of water, as linen tends to absorb great amounts of it. Rinse the linen carefully. Do not twist, crumple, or rub the fabric hardly. it can result in damage. Avoid detergents with bleach (i.e. chlorine, peroxide). Do not put detergents directly on the fabric. Detergents must be fully rinsed after washing

How to dry Linen Fabrics 

Linen can be dried in a dryer at a low temperature, or allow linen pieces to dry out in the sun. It will help to maintain the fresh whiteness. Do not over-dry linen as it can weaken or shrink the fabric.

How to iron Linen Fabrics

Iron linen while it’s still slightly damp. Use medium or high temperatures and steam. If needed, you can also spray some water on the fabric. Iron on the reverse side.

 

Silk

The strongest natural protein fibre composed mainly of Fibroin, silk is a shimmering textile known for its satin texture and famous for being a luxurious fabric. Silk is known for its shine and softness as a material. Silk is a natural fibre known for its lustre, shine, strength, and durability. Silk has a beautiful drape and absorbent nature

How to Wash Silk Fabrics

Place your silk garment in cold water with a mild silk-friendly detergent. Leave to soak (no more than 5 minutes). Swirl the garment slowly and gently. Rinse with fresh cold water, and ball your silk together to remove excess moisture (wringing your silk out will damage its fibres). Then hang it on cloth lines to dry, avoid using pegs. Most wrinkles in silk can simply be steamed out.

If you can’t steam the creases out then here are a few tips on how to safely iron your silk: Flip your garments inside out and set the iron to low heat (or the silk setting). Iron silk only once it’s dry and be sure to put a cloth between the silk and the iron. Do not spray or wet silk while ironing, you may get water stains.

 

Taffeta

Taffeta is a crisp, plain-woven fabric made most often from silk, taffeta fabric typically has a lustrous, shiny appearance. Taffeta is a fine, crisp, noisy woven fabric with a lustrous sheen that rustles when you walk!  The word “taffeta” derives from the Persian word tafta, which means “glossy twist” and originally the fabric was woven with highly twisted silk fibre. It’s the highly twisted yarn that gives taffeta its characteristic crispness and these days taffeta can be found made from a variety of modern fibres such as nylon, viscose, polyester, acetate, or even a blend of these fibres.

How to care for Taffeta Fabrics

Taffeta can be dry cleaned, hand washed or machine-washed. Only use gentle detergent while washing. Use cold water since hot water can cause dye bleeding. Never twist or wring the fabric as this will damage its shape. Do not hang the taffeta in direct sunlight. Instead, dry it in a well-ventilated area. If you opt to press the fabric, keep the iron heat low. Do not use direct heat on the fabric.

 

Raw silk

Raw silk is a firm lustrous fabric also known as Silk Noil. This is a slightly nubby fabric with random flecks in a natural, off-white colour. It has a somewhat rough texture and a gentle drape.

How to wash Raw Silk 

Raw Silk responds better to hand washing than dry cleaning. Soak the silk garment in a basin filled with lukewarm water and several drops of mild liquid soap. Rinse the garment in cool, clear water until all the soap has been flushed out of the garment. Add water in the basin. Rinse the silk again in clear water. Hang on cloth lines to dry or lay flat.

 

Cotton

Cotton is primarily composed of cellulose, an insoluble organic compound crucial to plant structure, and is a soft and fluffy material. Cotton is a natural fibre derived from cotton plants. Cotton is very water-absorbent, but it also dries quickly, which makes it highly moisture-wicking. The cotton plant needs lots of sun, a long period without frost, and a good amount of rain. You can wash cotton garments by hand or by machine.

How to wash for Cotton Fabrics

Cotton is susceptible to shrinking if you expose it to too much heat. Use cold water to avoid shrinkage. If your garment needs particular spot cleaning attention, you can gently rub soap on marks, underarms or necklines. Before you toss your cotton pieces into the washing machine, you should treat them for stains, You don’t want to wash a stained item before treating it, or you risk setting the stain in more permanently. Most laundry detergents work well on cotton. If you have especially dirty items, you should consider a high-performance detergent. Hang to dry somewhere out of direct sunlight.

 

Mikado

Mikado is a heavy, lustrous fabric with a beautiful drape that has a long history in bridal fabric. As a twill weave (meaning threads are woven over and under two or more threads at once), Mikado has a slight, diagonal grain that lends itself to a particularly smooth drape. 

How to wash for Mikado Fabrics

Mikado fabrics can be spot-cleaned with mild liquid detergent, warm water, and a soft, clean cloth. Treat stains promptly. The longer a stain remains on the textile, the more difficult it will be to remove. Never use heat to clean textiles. Heat can set stains. Do not use agents containing bleach. These agents may cause discolouration over time.