Fabric washing guide


Acetate

Wash at 30°

Most often used for linings because it does not pilling or charge with static electricity, acetate is also used in dresses, suits and sportswear.

Most acetates can only be dry cleaned, some can be hand washed in hot water with a mild detergent (do not soak colored items).

Do not twist acetate clothes and dry them flat.

Iron the reverse side of clothes at low temperature when they are still damp.

To finish on the right side, use a pattemouille.

When removing a stain from acetate, never use acetone or a remover that contains acetone because acetone dissolves the fibers.

 Acrylic

Wash at 40°

Acrylic helps wick away moisture. In the machine, choose a wash with lukewarm water then add a fabric softener during the last rinse.

Acrylic is heat sensitive, tumble dry on low heat.

To avoid wrinkles, remove acrylic items from the dryer as soon as they are dry.

If they need to be washed by hand - delicate laundry, for example - do it in lukewarm water with detergent for delicate items.

Rinse and wring lightly. Shake the garment to smooth it out and hang it on a hanger.

Knitwear and other woollens should dry flat.

Iron at medium temperature.

Cotton

Wash at 40°

Wash the cotton. Opt for machine washing at 40 ° (underwear, shirts, sweaters ...) Use powder or liquid detergent. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Put the fabric softener in a small amount. Select an energetic spin.

Before spreading them out, straighten your cotton clothes by giving them their initial shapes. Do not place your clothes in direct sunlight or near a heat source, especially for white cottons in order to maintain their whiteness. Machine drying is strongly discouraged (due to significant shrinkage and premature wear of the garment).

Use the "cotton" program associated with the "steam" program. Iron preferably on the reverse side. For knitted items, do not insist on the ribbing to prevent them from warping. For cotton items, measurements are provided for a 5% shrinkage.

Cupro

Wash at 30°

Very easy to maintain!

Normally, cupro clothes don't really wrinkle, but if you want a crisp result, you can absolutely iron it.

We advise you to avoid tumble drying, and instead let your cupro parts air dry on a hanger, to avoid unsightly folds.

Lace

Wash at 30°

It is advisable to wash the lace by hand to keep it as well as possible over time. If you want to machine wash it, don't forget to choose the program suitable for delicate laundry, or simply wash it by hand.

Linen

Wash at 40°

Linen is generally a fairly durable fabric. Linen is not very prone to shrinkage, it can be washed in warm or hot water. Still, “washing in cold water for optimum life” is still recommended. Line / hang dry to keep a linen garment in top condition over time. If you choose to put your linen garment in the dryer, use a medium heat. Laundry requires the highest iron setting, with steam. Iron when the cloth is damp.

Polyamide / Nylon

Cold washing

Polyamide is often used to make work and outdoor clothing. To the touch, it looks like cotton. However, unlike the latter, it is waterproof and breathable, which helps your body maintain a comfortable temperature and wick away any moisture. Polyamide fabrics can be machine washed, but only in cold water. Wash the polyamide fabric using a normal cycle, in cold water, and with a non-bleach detergent. If you don't have a washing machine, the polyamide fabric can be hand washed perfectly in cold water. 

Allow the fabric to air dry. Do not put it near a heat source, it may shrink.

Polyester

Wash at 30°

Polyester is a strong synthetic fiber that does not wrinkle and keeps its shape.

Polyester fabrics can be machine washed or dried.

They can also be machine dried at low temperatures, but the best way to dry them is to hang them on a wire.

Silk

Cold washing

 Silk is a delicate fabric and should be handled with care. However, it is quite easy to wash it off. It naturally rejects dirt and does not necessarily need to be dry washed to maintain its quality.

Wrap it in a towel and squeeze to get the water out. The garment should never be wrung or twisted, as this will damage the fabric. Hang the wet garment in the air to dry it completely. Do not hang silk clothing in the sun.

Important Notes:

Iron only in case of extreme necessity. The temperature of the iron should be low, and use a wet cloth that you place between the iron and the fabric. Unless your garment label recommends it, dry washing should be avoided as it shrinks some types of silk.

Use lemon juice or vinegar to remove isolated stains. However, we recommend that you carry out a first test on an invisible area in order to observe whether the color of the garment is resistant to liquids or not.

Wash gently: the agitation of the wash is the cause of the shrinkage. Even the machine's gentle cycle is too strong for this delicate fabric.

- Silk being a very delicate natural fiber, do not use bleach as it may damage the fibers.

- Be careful not to spray perfume or hairspray on the silk, alcohol will damage the fabric.

Cold washing

 Silk is a delicate fabric and should be handled with care. However, it is quite easy to wash it off. It naturally rejects dirt and does not necessarily need to be dry washed to maintain its quality.

 Wrap it in a towel and squeeze to get the water out. The garment should never be wrung or twisted, as this will damage the fabric. Hang the wet garment in the air to dry it completely. Do not hang silk clothing in the sun.

Important Notes:

Iron only when absolutely necessary. The temperature of the iron should be low, and use a wet cloth that you place between the iron and the fabric.

Use lemon juice or vinegar to remove isolated stains. However, we recommend that you carry out a first test on an invisible area in order to observe whether the color of the garment is resistant to liquids or not.

Wash gently: the agitation of the wash is the cause of the shrinkage. Even the machine's gentle cycle is too strong for this delicate fabric.

- Silk being a very delicate natural fiber, do not use bleach as it may damage the fibers.

- Be careful not to spray perfume or hairspray on the silk, alcohol will damage the fabric.

Viscose

Wash at 30°

Viscose is a semi-synthetic fabric made from chemically treated natural fibers.

Viscose clothing can be hand washed with a mild detergent. Immerse your viscose clothes in water, stir them gently and let them soak for a few minutes. Remove your clothes from the soapy water and rinse them gently with hot water. Do not twist them, but gently squeeze out excess water. Hand wash is best, but you can also machine wash viscose clothes. Then use a gentle cycle, at a maximum temperature of 30 ° C, and remove them as soon as the cycle is finished.

Restore shape to your creation while it's still wet. Hang it on a rust-free hanger or lay it out flat. Never put viscose clothes in the dryer.

Important Notes:

- Always wash viscose clothes inside out. This will protect their soft fibers and prevent them from deteriorating.

- Only fill your machine halfway. If you fill it completely with viscose clothes, they may wrinkle.

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Cold washing

Wool can easily warp if it is not washed carefully. Worse yet, it can shrink several sizes. Therefore, always handle your woolen materials very carefully and make sure that they really need to be washed. Unlike cotton and synthetic materials, wool does not need to be washed frequently. Just air your clothes after wearing them.

Most woolen garments can be machine washed with the special wool program. However, hand washing is preferable because it is gentler. Use a detergent specifically designed for wool (like Woolite) to keep your garment soft. Mix the detergent in water first to avoid stirring up the wet wool. Heat, movement and detergent are the enemies of wool, so let it soak and rinse well. Immerse the garment and squeeze it gently so that the foam comes out. Rinse thoroughly with cool or cold water.

Spread the garment on a towel, roll it up like a roll cake, gently squeeze to remove water. Unroll and air dry. Do not hang your woolen garment to dry, it will stretch out and lose its original shape. Instead, dry it horizontally on a towel, keeping the garment's natural shape.

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