Care instructions

Ça va de soi produces high-quality woolens designed to grow more beautiful through the seasons and with each passing year. Contrary to what one might believe, conscientious washing improves their look and feel. In fact, research carried out on clothing bearing a dry cleaning label showed that 90% could be washed if handled gently, using the proper method. The ça va de soi website now carries a whole range of proven clothing care products, from sweater combs and shavers to stain removers, mild soaps, linen waters and antibacterial spray.

WOOL AND CASHMERE

Preparation    Before washing knits, de-pill* if need be using a sweater comb or shaver designed for this purpose. Search for any spots, and gently rub them with a stain-removing solution. Sort woolens into like colours.

* Pills are the fuzzy balls that sometimes appear on the surface of the best materials. Since de-pilling and washing significantly reduce the incidence of this natural phenomenon, it is better to wash a sweater more rather than less frequently.

Hand washing    Turn garments inside out to prevent wear and tear. Soak for 10 minutes in lukewarm (30°C) water (cold or hot temperatures damage the fibres) using soap made for wool and cashmere. Agitate clothing by hand in soaking water; rinse in warm water and blot dry by rolling in a towel. Do not wring clothing. Dry flat on a dry towel or on a rack, reshaping garments.

Machine washing   Turn garments inside out and place in a net washing bag. Wash on the gentlest cycle in warm (30°C) water (cold or hot temperatures damage the fibres) using soap designed for wool and cashmere. Dry flat on a dry towel or a rack, reshaping garments.  

Ironing    Wool does not usually require ironing, but if need be, set the iron to the proper temperature and cover the garment with a pressing cloth (slightly damp cloth) to prevent the iron from scorching the fibres. A wrinkle-removing steamer can also be used. Tip: Replace water in iron or steamer by linen water. 

Dry cleaning   Natural or low-chemical methods are best for dry-cleaning woolens.

Storage    For seasonal storage, apply our cedar spray to garments and place with an insect-repelling product in a container that allows air to circulate.  

COTTON AND VISCOSE

Preparation    Before washing garments, look for spots and rub gently with a stain-removing solution. Sort clothing into like colours.

Hand washing    Turn garments inside out to prevent wear and tear. Soak for 10 minutes in lukewarm (30°C) water (cold or hot temperatures damage the fibres) using mild soap. Agitate clothing by hand in soaking water; rinse in warm water and blot dry by rolling in a towel. Do not wring clothing. Dry flat on a dry towel or on a rack, reshaping garments.

Machine washing    Turn garments inside out and place in a net washing bag. Wash on the gentlest cycle in warm (30°C) water (cold or hot temperatures damage the fibres) using mild soap. Dry flat on a dry towel or on a rack, reshaping garments.

Ironing    Heat the iron at the correct temperature setting and cover the garment with a pressing cloth (slightly damp cloth) to prevent the heat from scorching the fibres. A wrinkle-removing steamer can also be used. Tip: Replace water in iron or steamer by linen water.

Dry cleaning   Natural or low-chemical methods are recommended for dry-cleaning cottons.   

Storage    For seasonal storage, place garments along with an insect-repelling product in a container that allows air to circulate.  



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