Sustainable

Mindfully Made  

                          ~using~

                      Natural Fibers

                      Natural Dyes

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR TEXTILES

There is beauty & wonder in the production and care of Natural Fibers.

 

Natural Fibers are durable and long-lasting.

They are comfortable and age with a gorgeous patina of time.

And, they regulate the body's ever-changing temperature by

moisture-wicking and allowing our largest organ, our skin, to breathe.

And as if that weren't enough,

Natural Fibers are good to our planet Earth.

Renewable. Biodegradable. Easy to care for.

GENERAL CARE

 

All Wearables & Accessories need to be washed occasionally.

If your Textile is made of a variety of wool, bamboo, or hemp, it will benefit from its naturally-antibacterial nature and will require washing less often.

 

For other fiber types and items, read on for specific care practices. 

Please look at the fiber contents of your piece and proceed.

  

TAPESTRIES

Tapestry and Wall Hangings benefit from a gentle,

yearly dose of fresh air, either outdoors or near an open window.

 

To air, hang in a well-ventilated area for a few hours

before returning the hanging to your preferred location.

 

HANDWOVEN

TEXTILES

 

To best care for your Handwoven, an occasional gentle hand washing

with a delicate soap & cold water is best.

 

1. Gently hand wash in cold water. Use delicate soap, or if Wool, wool-safe soap.

 

2. Gently squeeze out excess water, lay flat and roll up in a large towel.

 

3. Remove from towel. Lay flat to dry.

 

4. When nearly dry, optionally, follow Pressing Care (below) for a crisp look. 

HAND-DYED

TEXTILES

 

To best care for your Hand-Dyed Textile, always wash separately.

Color bleed can continue after the dye process is complete,

though generally minimal.

Dyes are handwash-safe and fade-resistant, though all dyes fade with extended durations in direct sunlight &/or washing with harsh cleansers.

An occasional gentle hand washing with a delicate soap and cold water is perfect. Lay flat to dry. Follow Pressing Care (below) if a crisp look is preferred.

 

 

PRESSING CARE

 

For those Textiles that are enhanced with Pressing,

follow the care instructions below.

 

First, determine what fiber your textile includes.

 

-- If your piece contains --

SILK (e.g. Charmeuse, Chiffon, Habotai, etc.) or

WOOL (e.g. Merino, Cashmere, Mohair, Alpaca, etc.):

Use low to medium heat, with NO steam.

* Additionally, for Silk, iron on the backside of the natural, shiny finish.

-- If your piece contains --

LINEN, RAYON, COTTON, BAMBOO or VISCOSE:

Use medium to high heat, with medium to full steam.

Always use a Pressing Cloth to protect your textile while using a hot iron.

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* NOTE: All pieces are ready to hang and/or wear upon arrival.

Wearables have been hand washed and pressed before shipping.

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