Ways to Care

Care for Your Clothes,
Care for the Environment
    • Read The Care Label

      The fabrics team test and re-test our clothes under varying washing conditions. Following the care instructions on the label is important as every garment is unique and caring for it the right way will ensure it lasts longer.

    • Mend

      Mending your clothes and shoes, rather than throwing them away is a simple way to help reduce clothing waste and your carbon footprint. If you're not confident mending yourself, we recommend using an alteration service. Worn out footwear can be taken to a cobbler for resoling, to repair a broken heel or replace hardware.

    • Buy Better

      An enduring wardrobe should be built on the principles of quality, versatility and timelessness. We design clothes and accessories in cohesive colour palettes that offer a multitude of styling options. Our philosophy is that a garment should be an investment; a considered addition rather than an impulse. By selecting premium cloths and yarns, we hope our items will be cared for, loved and worn for seasons to come.

    • Sustainable Care

      Our clothes are made with love, and we'd love you to take care of them with minimum impact on the environment. Wash clothes at 30°C or less – it's better for your garments and the environment. "Cold wash" applies to temperatures at or below 30°C and most of our garments can be cared for in this way. Keep dry cleaning to a minimum and hand wash instead. Tumble drying is unnecessary and energy-wasting – line drying is much gentler on clothes and at times air drying alone may be enough to refresh a garment and remove odours.

Caring for Your Favourite
Fabrics & Fibres
    • Linen

      We love the natural, organic feel of a rumpled linen shirt or suit that only gets better with time and wear. If you do prefer a crisper look, lightly press linen when it is slightly damp with a steam iron.

    • Viscose

      Don’t be alarmed if your viscose top or dress shrinks a little after it is washed. This is normal due to the fibres expanding when wet, causing the fabric to become stiffer. This can be remedied easily by steam ironing the garment on a medium setting to relax the yarns and restore it to its original shape.

    • Leather Apparel

      Always hang a leather jacket on a well-shaped or padded hanger as thin and poorly shaped hangers may stretch and warp the shoulder line. For leather pants, spot clean by wiping with a damp cloth and airing out away from direct sunlight. Never place leather near a fire or radiator and when storing away opt for a soft cloth garment bag over a plastic one to allow air to circulate and prevent the leather from drying out. Damp environments can also make leather susceptible to mildew. If the leather garment does require expert cleaning we recommend using a reputable leather cleaner or specialist dry cleaner. Do not spray perfume onto your leather as it can affect the colour and finish which can be difficult to remove, even when professionally cleaned.

    • Silk

      A silk dress or shirt requires delicate care, but can be hand washed. Avoid spot cleaning individual stains and never spray silk with perfume or deodorant. Silk should always be kept away from direct sunlight to avoid fading.

    • Denim

      To retain the look of your jeans, wash them sparingly and avoid using detergents with bleach. Denim is designed to last but will fade over time, adding to its authentic character. When your jeans do need to be cleaned, we recommend machine washing them inside out on a cold setting.

    • Wool & Cashmere

      Knits should always be neatly folded on a shelf, not hung. Resting knitwear for 24 hours before wearing again will help it to retain its shape. Before storing your knits and wool coats make sure they are clean – so moths aren't attracted to them – depilled or brushed and packed away ready for the next season. Mothballs are handy for deterring moths but most contain insecticides. Instead opt for lavender-filled sachets or cedarwood blocks, which are safer, natural alternatives.

    • Handbags & Shoes

      Try not to place your handbag on the floor and store cosmetics and pens in a separate pouch to avoid staining the lining. Store your handbag away in its care bag or a soft fabric pouch and try not to stack it on top of other bags. The same rule applies to your footwear.

      Keep your leather shoes looking new by cleaning dirt off with a gentle leather cleaner and hiding scuff marks with a matching coloured shoe polish when needed. Treat patent leather accessories with extra care. Try not to scuff or damage the patent, as any damage to this leather is irreversible. To remove marks use a clean damp cloth. Before wearing suede or nubuck shoes, use a protective spray to repel water and stains. It's also a good idea to invest in a suede brush to remove surface dirt.

    • Tailoring

      Try not to wear tailored jackets two days in a row. This allows the fibres in the fabric to rest, helping the jacket retain its shape. Fresh air and a good quality clothes brush is your best ally when it comes to keeping a suit clean. Dry cleaning is great, but best kept to a minimum.

    • Sunglasses

      When setting down frames, place them lens up to avoid scratching. Try not to wear your sunglasses on top of your head as this will stretch the hinges and avoid leaving them in the car, especially on hot days, to prevent warping. To clean and protect your frames, use a soft, microfibre cloth and when not being worn, store sunglasses inside their protective case.

Getting the Most Out of
Your Clothes
    • Pilling

      Pilling is not a sign of poor quality but is sometimes unavoidable, even in the most premium knitwear. We recommend using a wool comb on a regular basis to de-pill knitwear and keep it looking its best. If you prefer knitwear that doesn’t pill easily, opt for styles that have a smoother, less lofty surface, such as extrafine merino wool or pure linen, cotton and silk yarns.

    • T-Shirts

      When shopping for a t-shirt, look for high quality, longer fibres such as linen and pima cotton. Pima cotton is soft, yet strong, while linen is durable and long-lasting. To avoid getting tiny holes in your favourite t-shirt be mindful when tucking it into jeans and avoid washing with garments that have exposed hardware which could snag the material. Linen and cotton t-shirts may shrink slightly when washed. To avoid this always wash in cold water and steam iron to relax the natural fibres.