The fabrics below are materials we work with a lot. On this page, we explain what they consist of and how to best take care of them.
Acrylic is a synthetic fabric often used as an alternative to wool. It does not crease or stretch. Acrylic can be machine-washed or hand-washed. Use fabric softener to decrease static electricity.
Cotton is a natural fabric and can be washed at high temperatures. After washing it, cotton can be dried in the tumble dryer. Cotton often needs ironing, as it creases easily.
Viscose is known as a semi-natural fiber. It is made of natural wood fibers, but the treatment process of this natural resource is a chemical one. Clothing items made from viscose can be washed inside-out with a detergent for delicate laundry. Carefully wash the clothing and do not wring it. Instead, press out the excess water. Viscose clothing can also be machine-washed inside-out. Use a setting for delicate laundry at a maximum temperature of 40°C and immediately remove the laundry from the machine when it finishes. Viscose cannot be tumble dried.
Woolen clothing can easily shrink and lose its shape. That is why it is important to wash wool extra carefully. As opposed to cotton and synthetic fabrics, wool does not need to be washed often. Letting it hang is often sufficient. Most woolen clothing can be machine-washed by using a special wool setting. However, we recommend washing by hand. Carefully press the clothing under water and squeeze the soap through the fabric. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. Remove the excess water by placing the woolen piece on a towel, rolling it up and carefully pressing it. After this, you can hang out the piece of clothing.
Polyester is a synthetic fiber that retains its shape and rarely creases. Polyester can be machine-washed and tumble dried at low temperatures. However, we recommend drying the clothing by letting it hang.
Lyocell is a relatively new fabric in the clothing industry. Lyocell has the luxurious appearance of silk, is as strong as polyester and absorbs more moisture than cotton. It is also one of the most environmentally-friendly fabrics. Lyocell can be machine-washed and tumble dried. When drying it for the first time, please take into account that the clothing can shrink up to 3 percent. When lyocell is combined with cotton or rayon, the clothing should be washed by hand.
Spandex is a synthetic, elastic fiber. These items can be washed by hand or machine with lukewarm water. Let it dry in the air or in the tumble drier at a low temperature.