A garment in natural yarn is a precious asset and, like a second skin, it acts beneficially by stimulating our body’s breathing. We do not recommend industrial detergents for washing as the excessive presence of chemical enzymes, responsible for destroying organic stains, attack the fibres, which are also organic, leaving holes and/or stains. Washing clothes in lukewarm water with delicate detergents or Marseille soap flakes, leaving them to soak to let the detergents penetrate well and rinsing carefully using cold water with a few drops of white vinegar is the best way to lengthen the life of natural clothes. Using ancient and effective remedies such as white vinegar or citric acid diluted in plenty of water is a good habit to avoid industrial fabric softeners, as damage to the fibres,
GARMENTS MADE OF LIBERIAN AND BLENDED FIBERS
Wash the garments at medium-low temperatures, depending on the level of dirt, leave them to soak, even if for a few minutes, rinse carefully with water that is always at the same temperature. With the washing machine, use light spin programs so as not to cause unnecessary creases. Always lay out away from direct light and the hottest sun. Knitted garments such as pullovers or similar must be laid flat to avoid losing their shape. The use of neutral soaps such as Marseilles, lye, bicarbonate, white vinegar or citric acid instead of the fabric softener will best preserve your garments, skin and ecosystem.
It is good to know that garments made of natural fibres, after just one use, if exposed to the air for one night, regenerate themselves by losing bad smells and regain tone and freshness.
WOOL AND WOOL BLENDS
It is good to know that the main causes of wool felting are friction and rubbing and that wool garments do not need frequent washing, it will be enough to expose them to the open air to keep them clean. Wash wool in warm water with mild detergents. Press gently with your hands without ever rubbing or twisting. Leave to soak for a few minutes and rinse carefully with water at the same temperature, adding a spoonful of white vinegar to make the wool soft and brighten up the colours. Eliminate the excess water without ever wringing the garment, to protect its shape and initial quality, wrap it in a terry towel and press it with your hands so that the water is absorbed. Spread flat, to avoid distorting it,
THE MOST COMMON WASHING SYMBOLS
The washing symbols indicate how to wash and treat the fabrics for both drying and ironing.
The symbols shown on the washing and care label for the different types of fabric are essential for preserving the quality of your garments and guaranteeing them a long life. These instructions explain how to wash, dry and iron your clothes correctly, avoiding unpleasant surprises. Paying attention to these simple rules will allow you to wear your favorite items for a long time.