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TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME WHILE I'M YOURS

Our products are designed to last.

However, we need your help while the garment is yours.

Here you'll find care instructions and tips & tricks on how to take care of your garment so that it can last as long as possible.

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WASHING AND DRYING

Stains: stains should be removed before washing the garment. Use a mild stain remover soap mixed with a drop of water directly on the stain. Mix to get foam and use a gentle laundry brush to work on the stain until it fades. Wool: Work carefully so it doesn't felt. Leave for a little while before rinsing with water.

Wash: wash according to the recommendation on the care label.

Washing wool: when washing wool by hand, use max. 30 degrees C warm water and a mild washing detergent with a neutral PH level (7). Do not use softener. In order to avoid discolouration be sure the washing detergent is properly dissolved in the water before adding the garment, and squeeze gently so it doesn't felt. Wool should never be left for a long time in water. Don't leave for longer than 10-15 minutes in the soapy water, before changing the water. Change the water several times until there's no more soap left.

The wool program on a modern washing machine might actually be more gentle to your woollen garment than traditional hand wash. Use a mild washing detergent and don't use softener. 

Drying: avoid direct sunlight as this will affect the colour, specially on cotton fabrics.

 

Drying wool: leave wool, and especially heavy garments, to dry flat to avoid stretch and wear on the fibres. While wet, the garment may be stretched and shaped gently to adjust the shape.

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MAINTAINING

Pilling: pilling happens when short fibers separate from the yarn. This will decrease over time. Carefully use a new safety razor or a fabric shaver/lint remover to shave the garment when laying on a flat surface. Avoid pulling hard on the fibers with your fingers or a brush, as this may cause damage on the yarn. However, don't shave wool containing mohair, as it will damage the natural fluffiness of the yarn.

 

Avoid friction between a wool garment and e.g. bags, bracelets or watches which may cause pilling. 

Afterwards, use a clothing brush to gently smooth out the surface.

Repairs: we offer free repairs on all our garments because we know that repairs extend the lifespan of a garment a lot. 

 

Many small repairs can also easily be done at home. Feel free to reach out if you would like help or spare parts from us.  

Protecting the garment: treating your garment with care, will also mean that you can enjoy it for much longer. Wash, maintain and store as recommended, avoid rough treatment in general and please be gentle when pulling up the zipper...

pile of wool sweaters

STORING

Storing: a knitted garment should be stored laying as it will lose its shape after a while if hanging on a hanger, simply due to gravity. Fold and stack nicely.

Garments made of woven cotton fabric are best kept hanging in a closet. This will keep the fabric fresh and wrinkle-free.

Storing over time: make sure your woollen garments are clean before packing them away for a longer period. Dirt, like food, skin particles and hair will wear on the fibres over time and also attract moths. Moths prefer dirty textiles!

 

Fold and stack nicely and store the garments in sealed plastic or paper bags or boxes. Textiles should be stored in a place that is neither humid nor too warm.

 

Use cedar tree or lavender together with your woollen garments to avoid moths.

Leather products, like shoes or handbags,  should not be stored in plastic. Use e.g. a cotton canvas bag instead. 

Tips & tricks for your zipper: if you struggle to close your zipper, use the wax of a candle to make it go smoother. You can also try to slightly close the slider with a pair of pliers so it gets a better grip.

Tips & tricks when traveling: if you don't have a washing detergent with you, you may use a mild hair shampoo to wash your clothes, but only when washing by hand. 

Tips & tricks for cotton: put your cotton garment, as for instance your jeans, in the freezer instead of washing it. That will remove smell and bacterias, without wearing the fabric out as washing it does.

Tips & tricks to avoid smell: if your cotton garment smells, try to pour baking soda on the smelly area. Leave it for a while before brushing it off and washing the garment. Note: be careful with dark garments, as the baking soda might leave a light stain!

Tips & tricks to save energy: remember that the temperature stated in the care label is the maximum recommended washing temperature and that your clothing will, in most cases, get as clean when washed at a lower temperature. By washing on a lower temperature you will save energy. ​

Tips & tricks to save water: wool doesn't need to be washed often. Leave the garment in a humid room, like the bathroom while you're having a shower, or hang outside on a cold winter day. 

GIVE ME A NEW LIFE WHEN YOU LET ME GO

Even if your garment is completely worn. out when you choose to let it go, it might be useful as something else.

 

A simple way of upcycling a wool garment is to felt it by washing it on a warmer temperature. A regular machine wash on 60 degrees C will be enough to felt wool that is not Superwash. Wash with regular detergent and together with at least one more garment (any material) to get a good effect. Stretch and shape the garment while wet after washing. When dry, you can freely cut in the garment as it will not unravel, and make it into something new. You can find ideas on what to make in our Second Chance section.

Cotton fabric can be used e.g. for gift wrapping or sewed into something else. Use the opportunity to think creatively and environmentally friendly!

If the garment can still be worn, consider options like selling second hand, give away to someone you know or someone who needs it, or donate it to a local charity or a thrift shop.