Silk is the lustrous natural protein fibre produced by the silkworms. It is known for its shine, strength and durability. When possible we source cruelty free silk, which is not a vegan fabric, however, it's animal-friendly and unlike traditional silk, silkworms are not killed in the process to make it.
Silk is best washed by hand using neutral, mild detergent in a clean, lukewarm water. Do not allow silk to become dirty as rubbing the stains off can damage the fabric. It is a delicate fibre and needs a delicate approach. Rinse well, squeeze the remaining water and hang to dry. Do not soak, boil, bleach or wring. Dry silk away from direct sun or heat.
Some silks are best pressed when dry and others while slightly damp. Do not press with steam or re-damp the silk locally as the water staining may occur. If water marks appear, we suggest you dip the garment in warm water for 2-3 minutes, dry and re- iron. Always press on the wrong side.
If the stains are severe the garments should be dry cleaned. Do not try to remove stains with domestic stain remover. Choose your dry cleaner carefully who specialises in silk cleaning. Tailored pieces, dresses and all printed garments should be dry cleaned.
Wool is a natural fibre grown year-round by sheep, consuming a simple blend of natural ingredients including sunshine, water, fresh air and grass. Every year these sheep produce new fleece, making wool a completely renewable fibre.
Our wool is mulesing free and sourced from trusted Italian Mill suppliers who only work in a sustainable, nature friendly manner.
To look after the wool is easy because it is naturally stain resistant, odour resistant and also crease resistant, it requires less washing. This means that caring for wool is both easy and gentle on the planet. We recommend to air your wool regularly if it has no stains. Otherwise, turn your garment inside out and hand wash it in clean, lukewarm water, approximately 30°C, using neutral, gentle detergent.
To prevent the garment from stretching - lay it flat and do not hang to dry. We recommend you lay the garment on the colour neutral surface or towel and let it rest, occasionally squeezing excess water. At this stage you can knead the knitwear back into shape and size and remove any creases or folds.
For wool that is dyed with natural dye - see the care instructions for natural dyes.
Mohair is a very durable and resilient fibre. It comes from Mohair goats. We have sourced our mohair yarns from the transparent suppliers that are MSA certified in respect of the animal’s health and well being.
Like most of the luxury fibres it needs that little attention and care to ensure it maintains its beauty over time. We recommend washing mohair like any other wool (see above). The special attention required when dry and can be briskly shaken or brushed (with a stiff hairbrush) to help restore the pile. Only gentle coaxing, rather than firm strokes is advised to prevent the knit structure from being agitated.
Do not wash in the washing machine or tumble dry.
One of the most luxurious natural fibres providing the ultimate comfort. After wearing your cashmere for the first few times, you will notice small balls of fibre on the surface - we call them ‘pills’. It forms naturally when fibres are tangling together where the areas of the garments rub during the wear. The pills are easily removable using special de-pilling combs.
For the best results, cashmere can be easily dry cleaned but we also recommend that you air the woven cashmere items and knitwear should be cared for like any other wool. Always dry flat to avoid losing the shape. Never tumble dry and store with the Cedar wood balls to prevent moth damage.