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General Care Instructions & Buyer's Guide


General Care Labeling

Do Not Iron

Maximum temperature 110 C or 230 F

Maximum temperature 150 C or 300 F

Maximum temperature 200 C or 390 F

Do Not Bleach


Non Chlorine Bleach if needed

Bleach if needed


Do Not Tumble Dry

Tumble Dry


Dry normal low heat


Dry normal medium heat


Dry Clean Safe


Do Not Dry Clean

Machine wash

Do not wash

Hand wash only

Maximum water temperature 30 C or 80 F

Maximum water temperature 40 C 100 F

Maximum water temperature 50 C or 120 F

Maximum water temperature 60 C or 140 F

Maximum water temperature 70 C or 160 F

Maximum water temperature 95 C or 180 F

Machine wash, permanent press, Maximum temperature 30 C or 80 F

Machine wash, permanent press, Maximum temperature 40 C or 100 F

Machine wash, permanent press, Maximum temperature 50 C or 120 F

Machine wash, permanent press, Maximum temperature 60 C or 140 F

Machine wash, gentle or delicate, Maximum temperature 30 C or 80 F

Machine wash, permanent press, Maximum temperature 40 C or 100 F


Frequently Asked Questions About Care Labels

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Additional Information & User's Guide

Here is some additional advice for each type of fabric used:

Due to its hygroscopicity and morphology, items made from this fibre provide natural comfort and a pleasant feel, making it the ideal choice for garments that come into direct contact with the skin. It can be washed by conventional methods, provided that the colour and finish permit it, according to the symbols and instructions on the label.

This is an artificial cellulose fibre. It offers an exceptional combination: smooth, strong, cool, absorbent, and barely any tendency to pill. It doesn't tend to crease or shrink, and can be easily ironed.

As this is a natural fibre, it has a high degree of moisture absorption, it is flexible and has good insulating properties for protection against the cold. Woollen items do not crease easily, they are soft to the touch, warm, and suitable for autumn and winter garments. If pilling develops, the bobbles can be easily removed. Bear in mind that it shrinks by felting and should be washed by hand, at low temperatures, or dry cleaned, always following the washing instructions on our label.

This is a very hard-wearing, versatile synthetic fibre, with low moisture absorption, that can accumulate static electricity. Easy care, it does not shrink or crease when washed, and it dries rapidly, although it can develop pilling. If this happens, pills can be removed by cutting the fibres.

This natural fibre provides a comfortable fresh feeling. It is strong, with little elasticity, and very absorbent, which is why it is common to see it in our summer garments. We usually recommend washing it by hand, as it has a strong tendency to shrink and crease.

Natural fibre with a very characteristic feel and sheen. Good moisture absorption. Cannot be washed at high temperatures, or spun, therefore it is not advisable to dry it in a tumble drier. We usually recommend dry cleaning, and when ironing, always place a cloth over it.

Down and padded jackets
Garments with both natural fibres and synthetic fibres can be washed by machine. We recommend turning the item inside out and closing zips and hook and look straps. Drying is very important, to avoid the feathers clumping. You can use a tumble dryer.

Leather and suede
If the cleaning is superficial, we recommend using a damp cloth. If you need to do a deep clean, we recommend using a specialist in these materials.

Avoid colours fading
Due to the dying processes used, some of our garments can fade more than others. To advise you in advance of this, we mark the labels of these garments with a WARNING.

Garments with decorative detailing
We recommend removing any detachable detailing from the garment before washing it, whenever possible.

Footwear and bags
As basic advice for good maintenance of your footwear and bags, we recommend that you clean them before storing in a ventilated space and if possible, with something that helps them maintain their shape. If the item is leather, do not submerge it in water to clean, and if it has stubborn stains, use a specialist.

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