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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

    SILK

    Silk feels softer against the skin than other fibres because it has a smooth surface and is extremely fine. With an average diameter of 11 microns (0.011mm), the silk fibre is one of the softest you can wear. Everyone can appreciate this, but it’s particularly important for those with sensitive skins.
    Silk Care Instructions:
    We recommend that you dry clean your silk garments for best results.
    If you decide to wash them, you can follow the below instructions, allowing for 5% shrinkage:
    • Always wash your garment inside out.
    • Hand wash gently or use the 'delicates' program on your machine
    • Cool to lukewarm temperature is best. Never use hot water to wash.
    • Use a mild detergent, intended for delicates. Do not use harsh strong washing powders or bleach, as they can damage the fabric and colour.
    • Rinse well. Do not wring, remove excess water by squeezing or gentle spin. 

    Silk Drying Instructions:

    • Dry inside out, away from direct sunlight. 
    • Iron on silk setting
    • NOTE - Allow 5% shrinkage

    Silk Ironing Instructions:

    • Iron your silk items with iron set on "silk" - too much heat can pucker or burn the fabric
    • Do not wet select sections of the silk item as it may leave 'rings'
    • Alternatively, if you are trying to remove a few wrinkles, hang your silk garment in the bathroom during a shower and humidity will do the work for you.

    FINAL TIPS:

    • Soaking your garment in lukewarm water with a half-cup of white vinegar will neutralise the build up left by sweat and washing powders. Wash and dry as normal. 
    • For oily food stains use warm water and a little mild dish wash detergent. The sooner you wash it the better the result. 
    • Do not rub the stain - you will damage the fibre and cause the colour to fade.

    WOOL

    Merino wool is one of the most hard-wearing natural fabrics, with superb drape and crease recovery.  Wool is used for premium clothing in knitwear across a wide variety of products, it's breathable and fire resistant.

    Wool Washing Instructions:

    Hand wash or a gentle machine wash is by far the preferable washing method for wool. Before washing your garment, you should read carefully its care instructions label.
    When hand washing a wool garment, use Woolmark approved washing product. Soak for ten minutes in lukewarm water and then swish to rinse. Do not wring. To get rid of excess water, roll your woollen garment up in a towel and gently press to absorb.
    Lay your garment out flat to dry on surface which lets air through (on mesh or dry towel). Keep it away from sun and heat. 
    When machine washing a wool garment, select the delicates cycle on your washing machine.

    Wool Drying Instructions:

    After washing, gently shake and reshape and lay out flat to dry.

    Lay your garment out flat to dry on surface which lets air through (on mesh or dry towel). Keep it away from sun and heat. 


    When the sweater is dry, gently steam it to remove wrinkles or lightly press with an iron on the wool or steam setting. Place it on a flat surface (drawer or shelf). 

    Help cardigans keep their shape by buttoning them before washing.

    FINAL TIPS:

  • Never wash your woollen garment in hot water - heat will shrink it!
  • Never store your sweaters on a hanger, they will stretch and lose shape.
  • LEATHER

    Apply a leather conditioner and water repellent to every new leather item and after each cleaning.

    Pebble Leather Care Tips

    The name of the pebble leather refers to the grain or texture on the surface of the leather made by the process of 'tumbling' to create the pebble effect.  

    To clean your pebble leather bag, wipe with a damp cloth or use specialised leather cleaning products.

    If it requires more active cleaning, mix water and mild soap together until soap suds are produced. It’s important that the soap is mild.

    Take the suds from your mild soap mixture and spread them evenly on the surface of the leather. Make sure only to use the suds and not to saturate. Wipe over with a soap-free water to finish. Allow it to dry in a cool, clean area away from sunlight and heat. 

    Apply leather conditioner and water repellant after every cleaning.

    Saffiano Leather Care Tips

    Saffiano leather is made from high quality calf leather and the name comes from the cross hatch print that is pressed into the wax that coats the leather. It is smooth, water-resistant, durable and easy to clean.

    Cleaning Saffiano leather is easy - just wipe it with dry, soft cloth to remove dust and dirt. From time to time do a more thorough cleaning using moist (but not too wet) cotton cloth.
    Apply leather conditioner and water repellant after every cleaning.

     

    Smooth Calf Leather Care Tips

    This is an instant looker! 

    Luxury polished leather with smooth soft feel, it gives a high shine yet allows the beauty of the natural hide to show through. This leather starts with a matt, satiny finish and over time as the tanning oils evaporate from the surface, develops a patina of wonderful gentle sheen.

    To clean, wipe gently with a soft  slightly damp white cloth. Make sure not to get your leather too wet, as this could damage it and lead to staining. Use gentle strokes and never put too much pressure on your leather.

    Just like with the pebble grain leather, you can use suds from a mix of water and mild soap to clean the calf leather. Take the suds from your mild soap mixture and spread them evenly on the surface of your calfskin bag. Make sure only to use the suds and not to saturate. Wipe over with a soap-free water to finish. Allow it to dry in a cool, clean area away from sunlight and heat. 

    A spray conditioner or a leather conditioner with a lighter consistency may be best for this leather.

    FINAL TIPS

    • Keep your leather bags in a clean place with minimal exposure to dust. Dust jackets and cotton pillowcases work ideally. Never use plastic bags.
    • Make sure they are kept away from pets, long exposure to sunlight or places where they can be spilled on.
    • Let water spills dry naturally after you have blotted out the excess water. Keep away from a direct heat and never use a hairdryer - it will only cause the skin to shrink, harden and crinkle beyond salvage.
    • Use packets of silica gel so your bag doesn't get damp and mouldy.
    • Before using leather care products, first test a small patch on the bag to make sure it doesn’t cause discolouration.

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