We create clothing that’s meant to triumph trends and time; caring for it properly ensures it’s up to the task.
Our first rule of thumb: Wash only when necessary! Use non-toxic detergents to protect your fabrics—chemicals break down natural fibers over time and contribute to visible wear on your garments. For bonus points, add a Cora ball (AKA a microfiber-collecting laundry ball) to the washing machine to catch plastic particles before they escape into our waterways. Avoid fabric softeners as they also contribute to fabric deterioration and are comprised of chemicals that do some pretty nasty things to the environment.
While you can toss most of our designs in the dryer, we encourage you to line dry or to tumble dry at a very low temperature. This saves energy and protects the fibers in your garments (particularly important for preserving rich, deep colors). Add a wool dryer ball, or even a tennis ball, to speed up the drying process and use less energy. If you want to add essential oils at this stage, it’s a quick way to infuse a scent you love.
Our designs can be cared for at home as we know nobody likes to dry clean—we don’t want our customers to have to! Many times “Dry Clean Only” on a label reflects construction that can’t hold up to a wash. If you decide to dry clean your clothes, we recommend a place that does not use the toxic chemical PERC (it’s been linked to all sorts of not-so-great side effects). Many dry cleaners have eradicated this toxin from their process but it is still used so make sure to ask.
We select fabrics, finishings and construction methods so our garments will last a long time. Snags, tears and any specific issues should simply be repaired! We encourage you to work with a tailor in your area that can handle these—and please contact us directly if you have any specific questions as they pertain to repair.