To a lot of people, beanies are the staple style during winter. You not only get warmth but also a chance to look trendy and stylish. Hand-knitted garments sometimes require special care, but they are meant to be used and loved!
Let us bring a closer view for a better understanding. Everything we wear can gather certain amount of dirt. Our bodies let out a lot of dirt and it all goes to what we are wearing. For instance, the body releases at least one liter of sweat each day. It is even more for those who exercise. There is also 40 grams of greasy sebum, 10 grams of salts, and not less than 2 billion of dead skin cells each day. A good portion of all these dirt is produced in the scalp and goes into your hair. It also finds a way into the hats. If you leave all the grime there, it will turn smelly and you sure do not want things escalating that far.
To help you keeping the wonderful stich definition and softness of the yarn we give you the information about how to wash your beanies. We want you to have them in your wardrobe as long as possible!
Apply only a hand washing. Fill up a bucket or sink with cold water. Use a small amount of mild detergent distributed in lukewarm water. Put your beanie into the mixture and keep swirling several minutes. Do not try to stretch the beanie because that could lead to a loss of shape. If your hat is stained, massage it with the detergent thoroughly. You can also soak your beanies longer to remove all the stubborn stains. Rinse your beanie with cold water. Stay away from wringing as it will destroy its elasticity and shape. Press your beanie gently and put it flat to dry.
Silk is an investment – a symbol of luxury, elegance and traditions. It’s a fabric that should be bought with a long-term relationship in mind. Our scarves are trans-seasonal and beyond quick trends. We believe in the slow fashion movement where items are made with care and sustainably. Proper care and storage will help keep your scarves in good shape beyond a season. And how you store, wear and wash your silk will also help the longevity of your silk’s life.
Place your silk scarf in lukewarm or cold water with a mild silk-friendly detergent. Mild soap is preferrable. Leave to soak (no more than 5 minutes). Swish the scarf slowly and gently. Rinse with cold water. Ball your scarf together to remove excess moisture (wringing your silk out will damage its fibers). Then lay it flat and roll it in a towel to absorb any lingering moisture. Lay flat to dry.
Most wrinkles in silk can simply be steamed out, but not everyone owns a steamer. A great steamer hack is to hang your scarf in the bathroom and let it steam while you take a hot shower. If you can’t steam the creases out then here are a few tips on how to safely iron your silk. Set the iron to low heat (or the silk setting). Iron silk only once it’s dry and be sure to put a cloth between the silk and the iron. Do not spray or wet silk while ironing, you may get water-stains.
To avoid ironing, the best solution for your silk is to store it by hanging it in a cool dry place. Silk creases so it’s best not to fold or leave it bunched up for long. If you’re storing your scarf for a long period of time then make sure it’s clean and stored in a breathable fabric bag (avoid plastic ones because they lock in moisture). Another tip for long-term storing is to keep your silk scarf away from the sun. Thus avoid fading the color and weakening the fiber. Silk is a protein, this means it can attract moths. So, if you add a natural moth repellent into the bag, your scarf will thank you.
Follow our concept of sustainability…
We think it’s important to look at all our fashion pieces from a holistic perspective.
Consider how you store, wear and wash your beanies, silk scarves as well as all your other clothes. By buying less, buying better and making our clothing last longer – we’re all helping to reduce unnecessary waste. It may seem like a simple concept but keep in mind that every step forward towards sustainability is a step in the right direction.