We frequently work with the following materials. We would like to explain to you what the properties of these fabrics are and how to keep them beautiful for a long time.
Acrylic is a synthetic fabric that is often used as an alternative to wool. Acrylic does not crease and does not stretch out of shape. Acrylic can be washed in the washing machine or by hand. Use fabric softener to reduce static electricity.
Cotton is a natural fabric and can be washed at a higher temperature (refer to the label in the clothing). After washing, cotton can be put in the dryer. Often it has to be ironed, because cotton wrinkles easily.
Viscose is also called a semi-natural fibre. Viscose is made from natural wood fibres, but the processing process of this natural raw material is a chemical process. Viscose garments can be washed inside out by hand with a detergent meant for fine laundry. Wash the clothes carefully and do not wring them out but press the excess water out of the garment. Viscose garments can also be washed inside out in the washing machine. Use a programme for the fine wash and remove the clothing from the washing machine immediately when the programme is complete. Viscose can never be put in the dryer.
If you want to iron viscose garments, it helps if the fabric is still reasonably damp, because it has a shrinkage of up to 3%, but after ironing it returns to the original fit. Do not set the iron to the highest position, as viscose is not resistant to high heat. To prevent the fabric from becoming shiny, it is best to iron your viscose on the inside of the garment.
Wool garments can quickly shrink and lose their shape. Wash wool extra carefully. Wool does not have to be washed often. Airing out the garment is often sufficient. Most wool garments can be washed in the washing machine with a special wool washing programme. Hand washing is an even better option. Carefully lower the clothing into the water and squeeze the soap through the clothing. Rinse well with cold water. Then remove the excess water by placing the wool garment on a towel, rolling it up and pressing gently. Then you can hang the garment or let it dry flat.
Polyester is an artificial fibre that hardly creases and retains its shape. Polyester can be washed in the washing machine and dried at a low temperature. It is better to hang the clothes to dry.
Lyocell has the luxurious look of silk, is as strong as polyester and absorbs moisture even better than cotton. It is therefore one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics. Lyocell can be washed and dried often with the washing machine. When washing for the first time, you have to take into account that the clothing may shrink up to 3%. If Lyocell is blended with cotton or rayon, the garments must be washed by hand.
Spandex is an artificial, elastic fibre. This clothing can be washed with lukewarm water by hand or in the washing machine. Allow it to air dry or in the dryer at a low temperature.