Cotton is one of the most in-demand fibres in the world and renowned for its many benefits. Like no other fibre, cotton is long-lasting, easy-care, super soft, moist absorbing and temperature regulating - just to mention a few perks of this super-fibre.
Pima Cotton: Pima cotton is known to be the queen of cotton - and really deserves its glamorous title. Pima cotton is classified as extra-long staple cotton, which refers to the length of the individual cotton fibres.
The result: a luxurious and soft fabric that is stronger than any other fabric, resisting wrinkling, fading and fraying.
Save time in the laundry room by drying your clothes in the tumble dryer, setting your dryer to "easy iron". Simply air-dry afterwards - because life's too short for laundry chores, right?
Down jackets and coats really are the perfect winter-warmers. But what is it that makes them especially warm? Down jackets and coats are insulated with the soft and warm under feathers from geese or ducks. Compared to their outer feathers, down feathers have a round cluster called a plumule. Thousands of tiny fibres radiate from this soft and airy core, trapping the heat and therefore making it a powerful insulator, keeping the wearer exceptionally warm.
Synthetic Down: Inspired by nature. The warmth that down feathers provide is unlike any other fibre, but microfibre does come quite close. Microfibre is a synthetic alternative to down and is similar to it in touch and feel, but a lot more of it is needed to achieve the same warmth and protection. Therefore, microfibre coats and jackets are usually heavier than those filled with real down feathers. So why even entertain the idea of microfibre? Well, one of the perks of microfibre is that it is machine washable. And while you can save not only on dry-cleaning costs - you can also save money when buying a coat or jacket as they are usually cheaper than down feather ones.
Down jackets and coats should be dry cleaned to keep the down feathers soft and airy. Occasionally, downs can be spun in the washing machine with a tennis ball, helping the jacket or coat to return to its full loft.
Cashmere is synonymous with luxury and one of the most sought-after fabrics in the world. Renowned for its insulating and superbly soft finish, it is no surprise that cashmere is one of the most valuable natural products used in the fashion industry today.
Cashmere is made from the soft fleecy undercoat of the cashmere goat, designed to insulate and protect the goats from the harsher climates of Mongolia, China and Iran, where the cashmere goats are usually found. There is a breed of cashmere goats from which the silky fibres are often crafted from, however, it can be taken from any herd as long as their hair is fine enough to make the cut - that is usually 19 microns. In comparison, a human hair is three times as thick!
Air-drying over night allows the fabric to restore to its former glory. To remove stains handwash using hair shampoo or a specialist wool detergent.
It is no surprise that mankind seems to be universally drawn to goods made of leather. No other material is as tough as nails and durable as real leather. Moreover, leather is in fact skin, so it is naturally breathable, water repellent and keeps the warmth, so the wearer stays warm and cosy. Since leather is a natural product, every piece is different and has individual characteristics which is both, the natural charm and beauty of real leather but also a sign for its originality.
Nappa Leather: With its luxuriously soft touch and feel, Nappa leather is an absolute premium product. This smooth leather is usually minerally tanned and then gently dyed in aniline, preserving its natural effects, but also guaranteeing a deep luscious hue.
Suede: This variety of leather has a luxuriously soft and velvety grip. The difference to Nappa leather is simply its different finish. Additionally, it is lighter and less durable than Nappa leather, making it perfect for high-quality accessories and clothing.
Before you wear your new suede piece for the first time, we recommend applying leather protection spray to help repel dirt and prevent stains from starting. A thin application of suede sealant usually last for a couple months.
Linen, a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant, is a natural fibre that has been cultivated and used for thousands of years. It is no surprise that linen has long returned to the forefront of fashionability, since it is boasting of many attractive properties.
Linen is especially known for its absorbency. But that’s not all. It is also incredibly durable, breathable, lightweight and able to retain heat very effectively.
Especially in summer, clothing made from linen is irreplaceable, thanks to the weave allowing a better airflow over your body. And last but not least - it is super soft to the touch.
Wash your favourite linen item by using the delicate cycle of your washing machine. Refrain from drying linen in the tumble dryer. Rather hang it up or lay flat when still damp, to avoid the linen becoming stiff. Usually, there is no need to iron linen, however, if you enjoy ironing do it while the fabric is still damp.
Silk - the queen of all fabrics and widely regarded as the most luxurious fabric in the world. Silk has a long tradition, originating in ancient China. Considering its time-consuming and delicate production it is no surprise that this costly fabric has long been reserved for kings and queens only.
Silk is produced from a silkworm, which is fed Mulberry leaves. After the worm hatches, it begins to spin its cocoon. Each cocoon yields 1.000 yards of raw silk thread, which is then spun to produce one yarn of silk.
And this delicate process really is worth it, since the feel of silk is like no other: smooth and luxurious, making it the perfect fabric for elegant dresses or lingerie. This luxurious fibre really is reserved for those special moments.
It is best to wash your velvety gem in the sink with your hands, by simply filling the basin with cool or cold water. Our special tip: instead of adding detergent, add a tablespoon of vinegar to help keep the precious colour. Afterwards, we recommend drying silk on a padded hanger over the bathtub to drip dry. Please never wring or put your silk items in the tumble dryer and refrain from drying them in the sun - this accelerates fading.
Similar to many other fibres, wool has been around for hundreds of thousands of years and is another powerhouse fibre, boasting of many attractive properties. It is an animal fibre that is obtained from sheep and other animals such as goats and camels. It is a natural isolator, keeping the wearer warm and cosy, is super breathable, resists wrinkling, is resilient and elastic, comfortably stretching with the wearer. Last but not least it is trans-seasonal, since the wool constantly reacts to the wearers body temperature.
Merino Wool: Exceptionally warm and super soft – merino wool truly is a wonder-fibre, packed with many high-quality benefits. Merino wool is naturally non-itchy, and feels soft and lightweight on the skin, regulates your body temperature and soaks up moisture to keep you dry. Moreover, it is renowned to be odour resistant, breathable, providing exceptional comfort and a luxurious feel. It is simply an allrounder protecting you from colder climates but also breaths in warm weather.
Merino wool naturally resists odour and stains, so there is no need to wash your items as often as synthetics. However, if you have to, hand-wash your favourite merino wool item using a gentle wool detergent. Soak for a couple of minutes before rinsing in lukewarm water. Please never tumble dry your knitwear, but always leave to air dry by laying the garment flat, away from heat