How to care for your cashmere & wool clothing and lingerie.
Contrary to popular belief cashmere and merino wool clothing and lingerie can be washed.
Follow these simple instruction on how to care for your cashmere and wool garments, so that your favourite pieces last longer and look fabulous.
Your unique Econica wool garment was created with love and should be cared for with love, too. Washing your wool and cashmere properly actually helps to preserve the fibres and natural lanolin.
To hand-wash, add two capfuls or a squirt of your favourite Wool & Cashmere detergent (we recommend Eucalan) to a wash basin or sink filled with cool water. Submerge your items and gently agitate them with your hands to evenly distribute soap and water. Soak for up to 30 minutes. Run cool water through items until rinse water is no longer soapy. Do not wring, which causes distortion. Instead, gently press the water out of your items between your hands or against the sink.
If you must wash in the machine, we strongly recommend using mesh washing bags.To machine wash, turn items inside out and place them in a Mesh Washing Bag to protect them from agitation and friction that can cause matting, shrinking, and pilling. Select the wools or delicate cycle on your washing machine and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low. Add Wool Detergent according to the machine type and load size. Removing knits promptly from the washer once the cycle is complete to reduce creasing.
Lay the items flat in their natural shape on a drying rack or clean towel. When drying, avoid direct sunlight and heat sources, such as the radiator, because they can shrink or damage wool. Never hang wet wool as it will cause stretching and distortion.
Bamboo, Hemp & Organic cotton Clothing Care.
Natural Fibre Clothing, such as Organic Cotton, Linen or Hemp will maintain their special qualities when washed in cold to warm water (up to 40 degrees Celsius) with a gentle detergent, free of bleach. Natural fabrics such as organic cotton and bamboo blends can be dried in a clothes dryer on the cool/warm setting, never hot.
Silk Garment Care.
Silk is a delicate fabric and should be handled with care.
However, it is fairly easy to clean. It has a natural tendency to release dirt quickly and it can be gently hand-washed to keep its’ quality and lustre.
CARE STEPS:Hand wash separately in cool water with mild soap.
Do not soak, twist or wring.
Blot dry with a towel and drip dry in shade.
If you need additional help on how to care for your Econica Garment - contact us! Our knowledgeable staff is here to help!