i. WASHING INSTRUCTIONS AND CARE

All of our items are HAND WASH ONLY. Our fabrics consist of natural fibers:

COTTON
LINEN / RAYON BLEND
RAYON

Our rayon is a natural fiber made of wood pulp and helps the linen not wrinkle as much; it is the coolest fabric to wear in the summer or in hot climates.

Colourfasting
Suggested for bright colours. Before first wash, dissolve 1 cup of table salt in a basin of cold water. Soak garment for approximately 2 hours. Rinse and handwash as follows:

Hand Washing
Gently wash garment by hand in cold, sudsy water with like colours, using a bleach-free detergent. Rinse well. To remove excess water, gently squeeze or roll garment in an old towel and hang to dry. Smooth out any creases while the garment is still damp -– this will make ironing easy.

Softening Fabric -- The More You Wear It, The Better It Gets!
All garments with a linen content will be a little scratchy at first. After a bit of wear and a couple of washes, you will see a huge difference in the softness of the fabric.

WARNING -- NO WASHING MACHINES!
Washing machines, even machines with delicate and/or hand wash cycles, and dryers of any kind must not be used. Damaged seams, frayed edges or extreme shrinkage are obvious signs of machine use. Use washing machines at your own risk -- we will not assume responsibility for any garments in such condition.

Ironing
Iron garment inside out, using the steam setting on your iron. Crinkle fabrics must be ironed to retain original size.

Dry Cleaning
Dry cleaning is an alternative to hand washing. Advise dry cleaners to use a gentle process, as is used for silk. The majority of our garments have shell buttons, which may be damaged by the regular dry cleaning processs.

Sierra Knits
A lightweight, delicate knit. Dry clean only. Store flat -- do not hang!

 

 

ii. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FABRIC SWATCHES

Please note that all of the items on this clearance website are sold AS IS. In some cases, garment colours may vary, even within collections. As all of our garments are made using natural fibres and are hand dyed, dye lots can vary. If you have any questions about the fabrics, please feel free to Contact Us.

 

 

PAPYRUS

Light/medium weight.

Lightly textured dressy fabric, with nice drape.

Great for layering.

55% linen, 45% rayon.

Summer / four season.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

ROMA

Medium weight.

Rustic textured linen blend fabric that becomes incredibly soft and comfortable the more you wear it. It just takes a couple of days of this; washing and ironing also helps to soften this fabric quickly!

55% linen, 45% rayon.

Four season.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

CRINKLE

Light weight.

Fluid drape, cool, comfortable and great for layering.

100% rayon.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

Needs to be steamed or steam ironed to retain original size.

WOVEN

Bulky, textured woven fabric.

100% cotton.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

MI-NU

A lightweight, stretchy knit.

No wool content -- no itch!

77% viscose, 23% polyamide (Lycra).

Dry clean only.

ASPEN

A lightweight, but substantial knit.

Heathered natural and synthetic fibers.

55% acrylic, 25% cotton, 12% wool, 7% silk.

Dry clean only.

CARNABY

Lighweight, classic cotton weave.

100% cotton.

Can be "crüshed" for a textured look.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

COTTON VOILE

Light, diaphanous cotton crepe.

100% cotton.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

L.A.

Light/medium weight.

95% cotton, 5% elastane.

Four season.

Slight stretch for extra comfort.

Can be "crüshed" for a textured look.

Hand wash /dry clean only.

TOKYO

Medium weight.

98% cotton, 2% elastane jersey.

Four season.

Soft with a bit of stretch -- the ultimate in comfort!

Hand wash / dry clean only.

DELPHI (RAYON)

Light, diaphanous rayon crepe.

100% rayon.

Hand wash / dry clean only.

SIERRA

Lightweight, delicate knit with great texture.

55% linen, 45% rayon

Four season.

Great for layering.

Dry clean only.

Store flat -- do not hang!

 

 

iii. ABOUT "CRÜSHING"

Garments made of lightweight cotton, like Carnaby or L.A., can be steamed or ironed for a fresh, crisp look, but can also be worn "crüshed", which is the look we prefer. "Crüshing" is a simple method that creates a crinkled texture and sculpted form -- perfect for travel and for those of you who don’t like to iron! A pamphlet will be provided with complete instructions.