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