Garment Care & Washing Instructions


Lyocell 
Lyocell represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles. Lyocell is a natural, man made fibre. Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, lyocell textiles are created through the use of nanotechnology in a closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions. It is 100% biodegradable.


Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources. Has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton. Due to its moisture management, lyocell is also anti-bacterial. Soft, lightweight ,breathable, and comfortable. Lyocell has an extremely smooth, soft surface that drapes beautifully. Great for sensitive skin.



Hempcel®
A unique blend of hemp and lyocell, made with sustainable, renewable grown plant resources. SBP* Sustainable Biodegradable Product

Hemp is one of the strongest and most durable organic fibers available today, has a tensile strength three times bigger than cotton.
Hemp has been farmed since the beginning of agriculture, and that added longevity makes it an excellent choice when looking for reliable garments. The cultivation of hemp for the purposes of creating fabric has a fairly low environmental impact. 

Lyocell represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles. Lyocell is a natural, man made fibre. Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, lyocell textiles are created through the use of nanotechnology in a closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions. It is 100% biodegradable. In this unique blend of Hempcel® we can find the durability and strength of the hemp, with the soft hand of the lyocell. Feels like a heavy linen.



Silk 
Silk is a natural fiber produced by the silk moth Bombyx mori as a material for their nests and cocoons. This month eats mulberry leaves. Silkworms make cocoons out of one long strand of fiber, which means that a fully unraveled cocoon results in a single string of silk.


Made primarily of a protein called fibroin, silk is known for its shine and softness as a material. Silk is the strongest fabric made through natural processes.
Silk produces a shimmering optical effects due to the triangular prism-like structure of silk fibers. These prisms reflect light at various angles, which results in the subtle rainbow hue that silk has.

Our silk was handwoven by the Craft Resource Center, based in Kolkata, India. 
The CRC is a guaranteed Fair Trade Organization. Is a service provider generating income for vulnerable crafts people and securing them with sustainable development and improving their quality of life.


 


 


 



How to care for your garments



Care for your garments & the environment at the same time.
Our laundry habits play a significant contribution to climate change, energy consumption and environmental pollution. By shifting a few simple habits, we can minimize our impact on the earth, get the most life out of our garments.
Wash your clothes only when necessary. Clothes can be sanitized and air freshened for more uses.
When is time to wash, use PH neutral, free of toxins laundry detergent. Choose low impact packaging solutions for detergents to avoid plastic waste.



Water temperature
Wash your clothes using cold water. 
90% of the energy used by washing machines goes towards heating the water. Washing your laundry in cold water will save energy and help preserve your clothes. The detergent you use is what makes the difference in wash results, not the temperature of the water.


 


Drying
Air dry in the shade or tumble dry with no heat. 


 


Ironing
Hempcel® -  Iron at medium temperature or steam.
Lyocel - Iron at medium temperature or steam.
Silk - do not iron, steam only.

The use of acidic products ( vinegar, lemon… ) in your naturally dyed garment can alter the color of the garment.
Do not use bleach. 
Do not use chemical products into your garment. 
Do not expose your dyed garments to sunlight for long periods of time.
Our garments have been pre-washed, so when washed in cold water & air dried or tumble dried with no heat as we recommend, shrinkage won’t happen.



Mend your garment if it breaks. 
Re-dye your garment if color fades. 
Compost it when its life cycle has come to an end.

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