Our pieces go through stringent production checks and tests to ensure they meet our quality control.
With natural plant dyes there will always be some fading which is to be expected.
Natural Indigo Dye will fade as it does begin very dark and this is normal, again only wash when necessary or consider only spot cleaning or airing.
It is also normal for there to be some inconsistencies in the hand block print or hand embroidery. Our pieces have been made using hands not machines so will not appear perfect. We believe this adds to their unique quality, charm and story. xo
GARMENT CARE & LONGEVITY
We design every piece with the intention that they will become special heirloom pieces you can pass on to another. We have longevity in mind when creating all of our pieces, and want you to be able to wear your items every day, every season, every year! They are created to be lived in and loved, not saved for best. Seasonless, timeless and effortless is what we are all about!
As our pieces are naturally dyed or hand stitched there are steps you can take to ensure a longer life for your garments....
* Always hand wash your garment inside out in Cold Water, preferably with an eco detergent. Gently wring out and either dry flat, or dry on a hanger outside blowing in a gentle breeze. Dappled sunlight and fresh air are their best friends!
* Only wash your garments when you feel they absolutely need it! As our pieces are hand blockprinted with natural dyes, or hand embroidered, they need gentle care and minimal washing. We find that washing your garments in a washing machine will only age and fade them faster, and should not be done. Consider spot cleaning an area rather than fully washing a garment.
* We like to avoid a hot iron on hand made pieces, instead either steam, hang or lay flat in the shady breeze, or use only a cool/warm iron with your garment inside out.
* We find that sometimes after a wash linen/linen blend or pure linen pieces can constrict and crease up. This is due to the natural fibres. After a light steam or cool iron the fibres will loosen and drop back into their natural shape... this is completely normal with all pure natural fibres, and does not mean the garment has shrunk.
*If your garment turns out not for you one day, consider re-gifting to a friend, selling online or donating to a charity shop to avoid it ending up in landfill.
Tips for sustainability:
- Our cross stitch embroidery is woven with many layers. If loose threads appear simply get sharp scissors and snip of threads as close to the base as possible. This is completely normal and why extra depth of weave is created. It is unavoidable that delicate embroidery may catch on jewellery, and brush on things whilst moving.
- if you get a loop pull in your hand embroidered piece, you can turn inside out and gently coax the thread back and flatten using a safety pin.
- It is completely normal for a blockprint garment to release some dye in a hand wash.
- Never wash pieces together, always wash your garments by hand separately.Be mindful of the detergents you choose - many products contain sodium laurel sulphate and artificial fragrances which are not only skin irritants, but are usually derived from petrochemicals - which act as toxins when flushed into our waterways.
- DONT OVERWASH!! Fashionrevolution.org says "25% of the carbon footprint of a garment comes from the way we care for it. On top of that 90% is thrown away long before it needs to be, due to our culture of 'fast fashion' and our outdated laundry habits". Items other than underwear can genreally be washed every 5-10 wears, and outerwear that doesnt touch the skin such as jackets can be washed once or twice a season.
- The term 'wear in' embodies the idea that you continually wear a gatment, rather than to constantly wash it in order to give it that vintage well loved vibe.
- Most importantly wear with confidence - you are special, beautiful and one-of-a-kind. No negative self talk allowed! xoxox