Before washing, ensure that you turn the garment inside out. Place in cool water (30°C) and carefully wash by hand. Please note, whilst using rubber gloves may allow you to work with a temperature of 40°C and above, your garment will not be able to withstand this. You should ensure you always wash at 30°C.
The maximum temperature for machine washing is 40°C. Group garments together to avoid colours running.
You can take any garments suitable for dry cleaning to a professional dry cleaners. Group garments together for dry cleaning. Reshape while damp After washing, take your garment out of the machine and reshape it before drying. This allows the garment to maintain its original shape.
Cool iron on reverse side
Always iron on the reverse side of a garment and never iron embellishments or, where stated, detailing such as pleats. Cool iron on the minimum temperature setting. Some garments may state ‘do not steam’ which refers to steam ironing.
Following washing, the garment should be laid on a flat surface to dry. Dry away from direct heat.
Garments should be hung to dry on a line. Some garments will specify to dry away from sunlight, so you should line dry your garment in a shaded area.
Natural fibres, such as wool, are prone to shrinkage and care must be taken when washing and drying these garments to prevent fibres from matting together. Garments composed of wool and other natural fibres must be washed at a low temperature. Do not place a hot iron directly onto wool.
Pilling is a natural process that occurs with wool and it cannot be prevented. Fibres gather together over time to create small balls on the surface of the fabric. To remove pilling on your wool garments, you may do so gently using a comb or you can purchase a product designed to remove pilling.