Material Care

Cotton

Cotton is the wise choice of everyday wear. It is made in natural fibre extract from cotton plants, which helps reduce irritation caused and allergy reaction. Besides comfort, cotton is versatile, and it can create different garment functions such as workwear, smart casual, semi-formal wear, etc. Also, it is breathable during a sunny day, and it keeps warm in cold weather.
As fast fashion created mass pollution in recent years, more and more fashion companies started to re-evaluate material offering, and yes, we are part of it. A good quality cotton fabric has high tensile strength that created durable garments which can be worn multiple times or upcycled. Besides that, cotton fabric is biodegradable, and it can be dissolved naturally into the soil and revitalized into a new form to minimize landfill waste.
To ensure the lasting usage of cotton fabric, maintaining proper care methods is important. The washing guidance may vary as there are many types of cotton fabric. Please always refer to the care label before washing.
Below is the tip of washing and drying cotton fabric:
-       Preferably hand wash; Machine washable in a gentle cycle (30C) in laundry bag.
-       Wash separately with light colour.
-       Do not soak for more than 15 minutes.
-       Stretch tenderly after washing to reduce wrinkle.
-       Air dry and dry flat for cotton knit to prevent it stretches longer.
-       Do not tumble dry as high heat will shrink the cotton fabric.
-       Steam iron in med-high heat inside out while the fabric is still damp. If the fabric is dry, pre-moisten it with a spray bottle or use the spray button on your iron to dampen the fabric. Use steam and spray when necessary.
 
TENCEL
 
Wear comfortably and environmentally safe is the current trend for everyone. So TENCEL™ is the best choice that we can start investing in.
TENCEL™ is a biodegradable fibre made from regenerated cellulose that originates from the wood pulp. The wood pulp dissolves in water and organic solvent to form fibre, reducing 99% of wastewater and harmful gases. Indeed, you don’t have to worry about deforestation because the wood is from reliable and certified sources. 
TENCEL™ combines the strength of different fabrics, i.e., the comfort and breathability of cotton, the softness and texture of silk, the durability of polyester, and the aesthetic looks of wool. Not only that, TENCEL™ fabric will help to reduce the growth of odorous bacteria and prevent skin allergies. In addition, TENCEL™ drapes beautifully, and it doesn’t go to wrinkle quickly than other natural fabrics. However, maintaining an appropriate care procedure is essential to prevent unnecessary damage.
Below is the guide for washing and drying TENCEL™ fabric:
-       Preferably hand wash; machine wash with cold water in a gentle cycle in a laundry bag.
-       Wash separately with light colour and other materials, especially those with zipper and button to avoid scratch or rub against the fabric.
-       Pre-soak 15-30 minutes before washing to remove dirt.
-       Do not bleach.
-       Do not tumble dry.
-       Air dry and avoid direct exposure to sunlight which may destroy the fibres.
-       Iron in low temperature if necessary.
-       Professional dry clean if necessary.
 
Linen
 
Linen is the most historical fibre used in making garments using natural plant flax, which can grow efficiently with minimum requirements. It is biodegradable and sustainable because its natural growing process needs very little water.  It also has very few natural enemies, making the use of pesticides obsolete. Instead, the farmer relies on Mother Nature’s morning dew for the necessary moist during the retting process.
Most people will think of its rough and crisp surface when it comes to linen, not knowing that it is as breathable as cotton and lightweight. In addition, it has efficient moisture control that is suitable to wear during humid summer and cold weather. Besides, it is naturally pest resistance that you don’t have to worry about the moth damaging your beloved piece.
Like a good wine, linen gets better with age. Linen is well known for its durable feature; it is getting softer and flexible after prolonged use and washing. Still, it must be careful in the right way too.
Below are the tips for washing and dry linen fabric:
- Preferably hand wash; machine wash with cold water in a gentle cycle in a laundry bag. 
- Wash separately with light colour.
- Do not soak for more than 15 minutes.
- Air dry and avoid long-time direct exposure to the sunlight.
- Do not tumble dry as high heat will shrink the linen fabric.
- Steam iron in med-high heat inside out while the fabric is still damp. If the fabric is dry, pre-moisten it with a spray bottle or use the spray button on your iron to dampen the fabric. Use steam and spray when necessary.