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Product Care Guide

We want the Ellies and Ivy styles you own to last a lifetime, but for that to happen
it is important that the products are cared for and washed appropriately. 

HOW TO WASH AND CARE FOR SILK

WASH
It is not necessary for silk to be washed after every wear. Instead hang your silk
styles to ventilate - remember to keep it away from direct sunlight since it may
damage the color. 
It is best for silk to be hand-washed in lukewarm water. Don’t
soak the garment, since this may cause release of some dye. Simply rinse the
garment without wringing it. 

DRY
After having rinsed, place the silk garment on a towel and roll it in the towel. An
easy way to do this is on your bathroom floor with tiles, so you can step on the
rolled up towel to help it absorb the moisture from the garment. 
Afterwards lay the garment flat on a drying rack or let it hang to air dry.

STEAM
If small wrinkles appear in the garment use a steamer to remove them. If you don’t
have a steamer available use the sustainable method and simply hang the silk
garment in your bathroom while taking a hot shower. The steam from the shower
will reduce creases. 

QUILTED SILK STYLES - IMPORTANT!
It is only possible to wash our silk styles and garments that are not quilted. Our
quilted styles include our Make Up Bags, Washbags, Multicovers, Computer
Covers, Tablet Covers and Jackets. The quilted styles should be professionally
dry-cleaned if necessary. 

BENEFITS OF SILK
The light shining quality of silk is a product of its prism-like structure of its fibre, as
this reflects light. Although silk seems fragile it is surprisingly strong and will be a
long-lived part of your wardrobe. Silk is a non-conductor of heat and therefore the
textile can keep you cool in the summer and warm during the cooler seasons. 

HOW TO WASH AND CARE FOR COTTON

WASH
For environmental reasons and to maintain the quality of a cotton product, it is
best to hand wash the garment. Use lukewarm water and appropriate detergent to
hand wash. 
To prevent the garment from shrinking and looking its best after machine washing,
wash at only 30°. 

DRY
Hang the cotton out to dry either on a hanger or a drying rack. Don’t use a tumble
dryer as the heat from the dryer can cause the garment to shrink or compromise 
the quality. Air dry is also the best method to save energy. 

IRON
Iron your cotton garment on a low temperature to not damage the fabric. A more
sustainable way to rid your garment of wrinkles is to leave it in your bathroom 
while taking a hot shower. The steam will reduce creases. 

BENEFITS OF COTTON
Cotton is a natural fibre that stems from the ball of a cotton plant. At any given
temperature cotton is always breathable and will help regulate your temperature.