Here, we’ll like to share tips on how to take care of your new beloved pieces.
We always encourage everyone to handwash or dry clean their garments if they will like to maintain its quality, especially when it comes to natural fibres like cotton, linen and silk.
When handwashing natural fabrics, always use cold water. In natural fibres, warm water can cause dyes to bleed and fabric shrinkage whereas cold water will stay brighter and keep their size and shape for longer. When it comes to synthetic fibres, you can use lukewarm water.
For stretchy/knit items, always arrange it on the flat surface of a drying rack and allow it to air dry. Do not hang it up vertically on a clothes hanger when the item is wet as gravity will cause the wet and heavy garment to stretch. When the garment is around 80% dry and much lighter, you can hang it up vertically for the creases to naturally undo themselves. Do not put it in a dryer.
Cotton is a natural/ fibre. Because of that, it is highly breathable and the perfect fibre for summer. It is also lightweight and soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool. However, it creases more easily and needs to be ironed at a high temperature. Use steam and spray if necessary.
RAMIE and LINEN
Ramie and Linen are very strong natural fibres. They are absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Just like cotton, they are highly breathable and does not trap heat and are perfect for very warm weather. They also crease more easily and need to be ironed at a high temperature. Use steam and spray if necessary.
Silk is a natural fibre that has a smooth, soft texture that is not slippery, unlike many synthetic fibres. It is the most expensive, luxurious and comfortable fabric. It is best to dry clean silks. Iron it at a low temperature.
Viscose/Rayon is a semi-synthetic fibre made from wood cellulose that is breathable, absorbent and does not trap body heat so it is a very suitable material for the tropical climate. It is soft, comfortable and drapes well. Iron it at a medium temperature.
As a synthetic fibre, polyester is not as permeable as the natural fibres. Its advantage, however, is that it does not crease easily and requires minimal ironing. When ironing, make sure that your iron is set at low temperature as high heat will melt the fibres and create shiny marks on the surface.
Nylon is a strong but lightweight synthetic fibre. When ironing, make sure your iron is set at a very low temperature as it is not heat-resistant.