All our pieces are made from 100% natural materials. These materials, which are gentle on your skin and the environment, are, unfortunately, more difficult to maintain than synthetic materials.
However, if you give them all your love, they will give it back for years.
Before we start...
If you are not a laundry professional, refer to the care label.
When two or more fibres are mixed, the most delicate washing instructions will always take precedence.
Only wash if necessary. Not only will you save water and detergent, but your clothes will live much longer.
When doing laundry, set your washing machine to "cold" to save energy and extend the life of your clothes.
Use your dryer only very rarely: the open air is your best ally.
Choose soft and environmentally friendly products. Ecological detergents are just as effective as their conventional counterparts. Avoid bleach and fabric softeners.
A stain? Concentrate on this one as soon as possible using a suitable stain remover. Test it on a less visible part of your garment. Natural materials such as cotton, linen and wool are very absorbent. The longer you wait before treating a stain, the harder it will be to remove it.
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Cotton is a natural material, very pleasant on the skin. It is an ally of choice if you are looking for all-season comfort.
We only use GOTS-certified cotton or cotton from rolls of conventional cotton found in the dormant stocks of major French luxury houses.
Cotton is generally easy to maintain: it won't distort nor shrink.
100% cotton pieces can be machine washed with similar colours using the delicate cycle.
Check that the temperature is set to a maximum of 30°C on a low spin. Do not overload your machine.
Use a soft and ecological detergent and avoid adding softener or stain remover which can alter the colour.
To remove stubborn stains, rub gently with soap and water before washing.
To dry your cotton piece, hang it in the open air and out of direct sunlight.
Iron your cotton piece inside out while it's still damp and set your iron to a low setting.
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Silk is a natural fibre with low environmental impact. It is a delicate but solid, thermoregulating, fluid and soft material.
The silk we work with is produced in the Lake Como region in Italy or comes from the dormant stocks of major French luxury houses.
Silk is a delicate material, especially when damp. We recommend that you wash your silk pieces by hand (by real hand, not by "machine-hand").
Immerse your silk piece in your bath or a basin of lukewarm water. Use a mild detergent and do not scrub your silk piece. Do not let it soak too long and rinse it with cold water.
Dry your silk piece by hanging it in the open air and away from the sun.
Iron your silk piece inside out while it's still damp and set your iron to a low setting.
Avoid spraying perfume or deodorant on or around the garment, it could leave marks and stains.
When hanging your silk pieces, avoid wooden hangers. Instead, prefer velvet hangers to avoid damaging the fiber.
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Linen is a natural fibre, thermoregulating, biodegradable, breathable and, like wool, anti-bacterial.
It's a local fibre (it grows in Belgium and in the north of France, what else?) and eco-responsible, pleasant to wear all year round.
Linen gets softer with every wash: give it all your love, and it'll give it back for years to come.
100% linen pieces can be machine washed using the delicate cycle.
Check that the temperature is set to a maximum of 30°C and that the spin is low. Avoid adding fabric softener and do not overload your machine.
To dry your linen piece, hang it in the open air and out of direct sunlight.
Iron your linen piece inside out while it's still damp and set your iron to a low setting.
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Wool has thermoregulatory and self-cleaning properties. It is a naturally odour-resistant material, breathable and almost wrinkle-free. You won't always need to wash your wool piece after wearing it. The open-air will be your best ally.
PS: Wool crepe and our wool knits require special care, find out more below.
If your machine offers a "wool / delicate" program and if, and only if, you have already used this program on other 100% wool pieces, you can wash your wool piece in your machine with similar colours (temperature 20°C, spin 400-500 rpm).
Be sure to put your garment in a protective pouch and use a mild, eco-friendly detergent or wool detergent and avoid harsh chemicals or stain removers, which can alter the colour.
If this is not the case or if you have any doubts, wash your piece by hand in your bath or a basin filled with lukewarm water. Let it soak without rubbing it for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse it with cold water.
Dry your wool piece flat on a clean towel.
Do not iron your wool piece, rather smooth it out with a steamer. If you don't have one, hang your piece in a humid environment and let the magic happen.
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In addition to the advantages of wool, wool crepe is recognized for its elasticity due to the twisting of the fibres, giving it a very special touch.
Wool crepe is a material that is particularly pleasant to wear but delicate to wash. Its great advantage is that it resists odours and hardly wrinkles. You won't need to wash your wool crepe piece every time you wear it. The open air will be your greatest ally.
If you wash your wool crepe piece, we advise you to wash it by hand (by real hand, not by "machine hand"). Fill your bath or basin with a little lukewarm water. Let your wool crepe piece soak without rubbing it too much and rinse it in cold water.
As wool is sensitive to heat, we do not recommend ironing it. Hang it up and smooth it out with the steam from your iron or a steamer. If you don't have one, hang your piece in a humid environment and let the magic happen.
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Our knitwear is made from high-quality yarn from an Italian spinner. This yarn, a mixture of RWS-certified merino wool, baby alpaca wool (which is not the wool of a baby alpaca but the softest part of the alapage yarn) and GRS-certified recycled nylon, is resistant, soft, warm and durable.
Baby alpaca wool is soft like cashmere but super eco-responsible. During the first wear, it will lose a thin film that you can remove by hand. It's completely natural.
First of all, the secret to ensuring that your knits retain their shine over time is to wash them by hand. It takes a bit of time, but wool doesn't need to be washed as often as other fibres: it's naturally odor-resistant and almost wrinkle-free. This way, you won't always need to wash your wool piece after wearing it. The open air will be your best ally.
Wash your knitwear by hand in your bath or a basin filled with lukewarm water. Let it soak without rubbing it and rinse it with cold water.
If you don't have time to wash your knitwear by hand, you can wash it in your machine if it offers a "wool / delicate" program and if, and only if, you have already used this program on other 100% wool garments (temperature 20°C, spin speed 400-500 rpm). Be sure to put your knitwear in a protective pouch and use a mild wool detergent.
We strongly advise against hanging your knits to dry. Indeed, when it is soaked in water, the wool can be very heavy, stretching the fibers and deforming the sweater.
We suggest wrapping your piece in a clean towel and applying light pressure to absorb excess water. Pull the garment back into shape gently and dry it flat.
Do not iron your knits, rather smooth them out with a steamer. If you don't have one, use a very soft iron and a slightly damp cloth to avoid direct contact with the hot iron on the knitwear.
Give a facelift
By washing and wearing your knitwear, small pilling can appear with time. Usually on the sides, under the arms and at the bottom of the knitwear. This is completely normal when wearing natural fibres.
To remove this pilling, take a fabric shaver (if it's electric, with the safety grid), lay your knitwear on a flat surface, and slide the shaver in the direction of the knit to remove the fluff.
Don't press too hard and don't do it too often, you could risk damaging the knit and making holes!
Do not hang your knitwear on a hanger, this could deform the garment. Instead, store it in your closet, neatly folded.
Sometimes small threads stick out of your jumper. Do not panic. Gently bring the free thread inside the garment and tie a knot. Do not cut the thread.