REPAIR & CARE

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CLOTH & CO.

We believe in beautiful quality products that are designed to last! You can increase the longevity of your pieces by how you wash, dry, iron and repair your garments. Find out more below...


ORGANIC COTTON JERSEY

WASH

Switching to cold water can reduce your energy impact by up to 90%.

Hand wash or machine wash on a cool, gentle cycle with similar colours.


Use a gentle, eco-friendly detergent and avoid harsh chemicals or stain removers, which can affect the colour. Chemical laundry detergents not only coat your clothes which can cause skin irritations but also drain into the waterways increasing toxicity levels and depleting oxygen that is vital for aquatic life. To remove persistent stains, gently rub with soap and water before washing.


DRY

We recommend air drying your clothes as opposed to tumble-drying as it preserves the fibres and in turn, extends the life of your clothes. Avoid leaving your clothes on the line in direct sunlight as this may cause some fading over time.


IRON

Caroline (co-founder of Cloth & Co.) loves nothing more than a perfectly ironed tee!

To remove creases, gently steam iron the garment whilst still slightly damp.


REPAIR

It is possible and highly recommended to mend a hole in a tee or a pair of jersey pants by turning them inside out and using either a fusible webbing material or hand stitching the hole.


RECYCLE

If you are no longer getting use out of your garment you can also send it to our upcycling partners at Upparel® where they will either donate or recycle your garment.


COMPOST

If your tee has lived a long and well-loved life you can put it in your home compost, and in the right environment it will completely break down in 3-6 months.


HAND-LOOMED LINEN

WASH

We highly recommend that you don’t over-wash your garments and scarves as this impacts the longevity of the fibres.


When you are washing, we recommend a hand wash or machine wash on a cool, gentle cycle with similar colours. Use a gentle, eco-friendly detergent and avoid harsh chemicals or stain removers, which can affect the colour. To remove persistent stains, gently rub with soap and water before washing.


We don’t use any harsh chemicals in our dying process so colours may fade over time.


DRY

We recommend air drying your clothes and scarves as opposed to tumble-drying as it preserves the fibres and in turn, extends the life of your clothes. Avoid leaving your clothes on the line in direct sunlight as this may cause some fading over time.


IRON

To remove creases, gently steam iron the garment or scarf whilst still damp.


REPAIR

Our linen scarves are handwoven and sometimes it may appear as though there is a hole when actually the warp and weft have slipped apart. This is easily fixed by massaging the spot between your fingers to slide the yarn back into place.


If there are any little holes in your garments or scarves it is possible and highly recommended to mend them by hand stitching the hole in a linen thread of the same colour.


RECYCLE

If you are no longer getting use out of your garment or scarf you can send it to our upcycling partners at Upparel® where they will either donate or recycle your garment.


COMPOST

Linen is a very fine material and in the right composting conditions can break down in as little as two weeks. To speed up the process, we recommend cutting the fabric into really small pieces before putting it in your home compost.


DELICATE FIBRES

WASH

Hand wash in cool water. Use a gentle, eco-friendly detergent or wool detergent and avoid harsh chemicals or stain removers, which can affect the colour.


Soak for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cool water.


DRY

Roll in a clean towel and gently apply pressure to absorb excess water. Do not twist. Reshape and dry flat, to preserve the fit and shape. Avoid drying in direct sunlight as it may cause the colours to fade over time.


STEAM IRON

Gently steam to remove creases, we do not recommend using a hot iron on delicate fibres.


CARE

Store your delicates in the soft cotton bag that comes with your scarf or garment. Ensure they are securely stored away from pests, mould and mildew. Avoid hanging your knits and hand-loomed pieces as they may become misshapen over time.


REPAIR

Piling is a natural occurrence when wearing soft wool and cashmere fibres and can gently be removed by hand.


Our scarves and garments are handwoven and sometimes it may appear as though there is a hole when actually the warp and weft have slipped apart. This is easily fixed by massaging the spot between your fingers to slide the yarn back into place.


Snagging can easily be resolved by gently pulling the long, loose yarn back inside the garment and tying a knot.


Mending is a wonderful way to preserve the life of a hand-loomed scarf or knitted garment. We recommend darning; the process of sewing over the hole with new yarn thread, in vertical and horizontal strokes.


RECYCLE

If you are no longer getting use out of your garment or scarf you can send it to our upcycling partners at Upparel® where they will either donate or recycle your garment.


COMPOST

Wool and cashmere take a relatively long time to decompose in home compost, up to 2 years. However, this can be seen as a great advantage as the fibre is high in nitrogen so can provide a slow and steady release into the surrounding soil. Wool is also considered a great mulching material preventing water and nutrient runoff. Silk can take even longer than wool and cashmere with signs of degradation showing after 4 years, however, this can be sped up to just 12 - 24 months through hot composting and cutting up your fabric into really small pieces.


MADE FOR GOOD.

Our mission is to design high quality everyday lifestyle basics, made from sustainable and organic fabrics, whilst providing dignified employment and empowering our female artisans. Find out more about us below.

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