Garment Care Guide
The way we wash and care for our garments can be just as important as selecting the right quality materials, especially if you are looking for a product that is going to stand the test of time and be used for many years to come.
Wool is a 100% natural fibre that has been used for centuries due to its warm, durable and renewable nature. Made from the coats of sheep who product a winter fleece, the fibres are strong and naturally insulating. Wool is also breathable, naturally stain resistant and is completely recyclable and biodegradable.
Our wool jumpers do not need washing often. Instead, airing is the most effective method for refreshing your knits and removing odours. It is advisable not to use a washing machine to wash your wool knits as this can distort the shape and risk shrinkage of the garment. When washing by hand, use cool water and a mild or wool detergent or spot clean if possible.
When it comes to drying, the best option is to dry the garment flat and avoid stretching or pulling as this may compromise the shape. Once dry, store your knitwear folded rather than hung to avoid stretching.
Pilling is a natural side effect of wear with wool, but can easily be removed gently by hand, with a comb or by using a “de-piller” device restoring your garment to its original condition.
Cotton as a fibre is extremely versatile and can be woven in a variety of ways to produce different textures, from heavy corduroy and denim to lighter weight crepe and voile. It is best known for its breathability and natural soft hand feel.
Cotton is easily washed on a cool setting in the washing machine with similar colours. It is advised to reshape whilst damp, hanging to dry or drying flat. We make small batches of all our garments to make sure we are not over producing, so this means sometimes there might be slight colour shade variation due to different dye lots. Dyes can take differently to different batches making very slight colour variations.
Airing your denim out between wears is advised to refresh the fabric, but when you are ready to wash your L.F.Markey jeans, close the zipper and turn them inside out.
Wash them on a cold and gentle cycle with mild detergent. Using cold water prevents shrinkage and colour fading. However, it is common for new indigo denim to bleed some excess dye so we recommend washing them alone the first time you wash them. Once washed avoid wringing and tumble drying which can compromise fibre strength and contribute to creasing, then air dry naturally, laid flat or hung.