We use the finest fabrications like super soft merino wool and featherweight cashmere in our signature knitwear styles.
Caring for knitwear can seem a little tricky, but by following the below steps you will be able to ensure the longevity of your knits and enjoy them for seasons to come.
- We recommend only washing knitwear when absolutely necessary. A simple airing out will suffice if washing isn’t required. Gently place your knitwear flat in an airy, sheltered space for 1-2 days (not in direct sunlight).
- We recommend gentle spot cleaning for any stains or a cool hand wash.
- As wool and cashmere knitwear is more delicate in nature, wash the garment carefully in cold water with an earth and wool friendly detergent.
- Our cotton and linen knitwear can be machine washed, in a cold water wash with like colours and an earth friendly detergent.
- Make sure not to wring the garment and to let it dry flat and in shade to avoid any fading or stretching. Do not tumble dry.
- We prefer to use a gentle steamer on our knitwear, however you can also use an iron with a low temperature function to softly press and shape.
- Our knitwear can also be taken to a trusted, eco friendly dry cleaner, if in doubt. Make sure to check with your dry cleaner in regards to the chemicals they use, as sometimes these can be harmful to natural fibres.
- Pilling is caused by friction and is a natural progression of wear over time.
- Try to ensure that your knitwear isn’t subjected to any long term rubbing/friction.
- Knitwear from luxurious, natural fibres such as Wool and Cashmere are more prone to pilling.
- We recommend using a de-pilling comb on knitted garments laid on a flat surface. Ensure your garment is completely dry before de-pilling. Gently brush your garment taking care to only run the comb along the surface of the garment (not pressing too hard). Repeat this process until all balls have been removed.
Snagging and pulling
- Knitwear is prone to snagging and pulling as a result of yarns being caught on something.
- If you notice a snag, do not cut the yarn as this will lead to the yarn unravelling and will result in a hole.
- Instead, pull the snag through to the reserve side of the garment. If the snag is still in a loop, cut this in half to form two yarn ends and carefully tie them to secure the kit and prevent further damage.
- Take care not to pull the two ends too tight or this may cause a ladder in the knit surface. Once your knot is secure, carefully trim the ends.
- Avoid hanging knits, as they will stretch out and distort over time. We recommend folding all knitwear.