Garment Care

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Wear Care Repair

A few simple tips to extend the life of your garments. In a time of fast fashion, we are committed to producing garments that last a long time.

But how long they last also depends on you. Here are some tips to help you keep your clothes in tip-top shape for as long as possible.

How to get rid of pilling 

Small balls of fluff – known as pilling – may form on your tops as a result of wear.

Not to worry! Pilling is a common problem and getting rid of it is easier than you think.

You will need

A pilling remover and some patience.

  • Lay the garment flat on a horizontal surface.                                                 
  • Stretch the area to be treated                                                                          
  • Place the pilling remover onto the garment.                                                    
  • Using a circular motion, gently glide it over the areas affected by pilling.       
  • Repeat until all pilling has been removed.

How to mend knitwear

When a stitch grows loose or the material frays, you might get a hole in your knitted garment.

It’s important you do something about it straight away. Darning is a relatively simple operation that will give your knitwear a second life.

You will need 

Needle, thread, scissors

  • Insert the needle and thread two stitches to the side of the hole.
  • Bring the needle up through the opposite end of the stitch, recreating the garment’s original stitch.
  • Keep replacing the missing stitches.
  • Repeat the operation until the hole is completely mended.                            Complete the darning two stitches to the other side of the hole, bringing the thread under the last stitch.                                                                     
  • Trim off the ends of the thread, both on the inside and on the outside of the darn.
  • Your knitted garment is ready!

How to mend an unstitched seam

An unstitched seam is a minor problem, but you should fix it as soon as you can to avoid it getting bigger. Get out your needle and thread and get to work.

You will need

Needle, thread, scissors

  • Lay the garment flat onto a surface.                                                     
  • Insert the needle one stitch below the end of the unstitched seam.
  • Pull the thread taut and repeat the stitch again to secure it.
  • Using the needle and thread, stitch together one loop on the left edge of the unstitched seam with one loop on the right edge.                                   
  • Pull the ends together and move on to the next stitch.
  • Repeat the operation until the seam is completely mended.
  • Bring the needle under the last stitch and pull the thread towards the inside of the garment. Finish with a few extra stitches to secure and use the scissors to trim off any excess thread.
  • Your garment is ready!

Wool wash

 

 

  • Choose a delicate wool detergent.                                                         
  • Pour the detergent into a basin filled with warm water.                           
  • Turn the garment inside out and dip it repeatedly into the basin.         
  • Rinse the garment into clean water.                                                       
  • Wrap the wet garment in a towel                                                             
  • Lay it to dry on a flat surface, away from direct sunlight.

How to read the label

Take care of your clothing. To keep their original look for longer, carefully follow the washing instructions. 

  • In order to maintain the original appearance for longer, it is recommended that you wash and dry it inside out.                                                             
  • In the presence of clashing colors, it is recommended to wash the clothing separately, following the temperature indicated on the label.                   
  • Do not iron, rub, twist or wring the decor/prints.                               
  • Remove the detachable parts before washing and/or ironing.                 
  • For leather garments clean only with specialized cleaning products.         
  • In the presence of decor/prints it is recommended to iron the garment inside out. 
  • Do not try to remove a stain or rub a single part of the piece, but rather wash the entire garment.                                                                           
  • Be extra careful with the underwire of bras where potential leakage can damage the washing machine.
  • It is recommended to wash them by hand.