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Care Instructions

We print care instructions on the back of our labels.   We recognize however that many things can go awry with that plan, llike garments that don't have a label in the first place, so we hope this helps.  If you need more information than this, don't hesitate to call Sabine, 1-800-695-0904

 

100% Cotton, and Organic Cotton:  Pre-Shrunk.   Machine wash Warm, Tumble dry Medium heat.  NO dry cleaning, please.

   In truth, the gentler you are with these cottons, the longer they will last.  I wash mine fearlessly in with all the other laundry, but my really old pieces, which are starting to get thin and delicate, I turn inside-out to wash and hang to dry.  I try to avoid washing my beloved Greentree pieces with extra-dirty things (unless they are themselves the guilty parties), and I dry them as lightly as I can, as it is really the drier that is the harshest. 

   Final tip: anything with fringes can be handled as follows:  avoid drying to the point of Static, and gently brush fringes with a hairbrush to straighten.

 

Silk:   Pre-Shrunk.  Machine wash Warm, Tumble dry Medium heat.  NO dry cleaning, please.

    I wash mine fearlessly in with all the other laundry.  In truth the silk is tougher than cotton, and less prone to shrinking.  You'll be so pleased with how well it holds up.

 

Wool-and-Silk:  Mashine wash cold, gentle.  Use Shampoo as detergent, or one specifically designed for wools, such as Eucalan.   Block or hang dry.

    In other words, treat it like the heirloom, handknitted sweater from your great-great grandmother....  The silk is strong, but wool never is safe from shrinking. 

 

Home-Grown 100% Wool:  Mashine wash cold, gentle.  Use Shampoo as detergent, or one specifically designed for wools, such as Eucalan.   Block or hang dry.

    In other words, treat it like the heirloom, handknitted sweater from your great-great grandmother....  The silk is strong, but wool never is safe from shrinking.