Living with a linen garment!
Our wonderfully light and comfortable linen is a soft and sustainably sourced fabric. Linen feels smooth against the skin and thanks to its lightness and breathability it quickly becomes a trusted, go-to garment for the hot season. A fabric of such weightless and airy qualities is a joy to wear and it dries quickly. Enjoy the beautiful sun, carefree in your linen outfit that serves you all the way from the office to your travels!
How to wash and care for linen?
- As is the case also with many other natural materials in the Classics collection, the most important care measure for linen is airing it out. Linen needs washing much less than you would expect. Care for your linen garment by giving it a day off every once in a while, and hang it to air out in a fresh environment.
- Delicate wash in a washing machine in 30C.
- Place the garment inside out in a wash bag. Fibres are weakened if the temperature is too hot.
- When washing by hand, rinse with tepid water.
- Never use tumble-dry, as it weakens the fibres and uses excess energy.
- Avoid using thin, metallic hangers when drying the garment, or other hangers that may cause undesired shapes to the clothing.
- It is natural for linen as a natural material to crease easily. Hang your linen garment in the shower room for the duration of a hot shower, or steam it for reshaping.
The wonderful merino wool!
Here you will find all the information you need about what merino fibre is and how to get started on caring for your new merino wool garment.
The wool used in Classics Collection products is mulesing free 100% merino wool, woven in Finland. This wool comes from merino sheep. The fibres in this wool are long, elastic and considerably thinner than the fibres in regular wool. Merino wool is a renewable, biodegradable, natural fibre.
Merino wool has all the properties of a luxurious natural material, it is suitable for wearing both in warm and cold weather. The most important care measure for your merino wool garment is airing it out regularly. Merino wool is an antibacterial material, meaning it is able to clean itself. It very rarely needs to be washed as wool fibres are naturally dirt repellent. By washing less, you also make a positive effect on your carbon footprint.
When you take good care of your knitted garment, it will last long and look great for many years. Your garment loves to be stored in a dry, ventilated place. The surface of the knitted wool will stay beautiful if you brush it with a garment brush from time to time. The unique, long fibres of merino wool may create a slight pilling at first but this will wear out in time once most of the loose fibres have fallen off. This is a totally natural property of merino wool and something not to cause worry. This is how a wool product creates such outstanding warmth to the wearer.
After hand washing, gently squeeze off most of the water from the wet garment. Always prefer to dry the garment flat. Be careful not to over-stretch a merino wool knit.
Important notes on merino wool care:
- Air to refresh
- Hand wash or machine wash on a gentle cycle suitable for wool
- Turn the garment inside out and use a wash bag
- Use a detergent suitable for wool, pH less than 7
- Never use softener
- Reshape when damp
- No tumble dry
- The less you wash, the better
- Cool iron
Silk - The Queen of Fibres
Silk is a luxurious natural material. Like wool, silk also insulates heat very well. It feels warm in the cold and cool in hot weather. Silk has not gained the name Queen of Fibres in vain. The high quality silk fabrics in Anne-Mari Pahkala Classics Collection come from England.
Silk fibre is produced when the worms of specific butterfly species spin cocoons for themselves. The cultivated silk made by mulberry butterfly worms is called mulberry silk, as the worms feed themselves with mulberry leaves. Usually mulberry silk is manufactured from the silkworms’ entire cocoons.
Due to the naturally light and airy quality of the material, versatile silk clothing is a great choice for travelling. It is also perfect for wearing both at the home office or a more formal function. Caring for silk garments is also very easy.
Silk clothing is timeless and sophisticated. With the right care your garments stay beautiful and will stand the test of time. The beautifully draping silk brings a fresh boost to your outfit, creating the feel of a luxurious natural material against your skin. We recommend dry cleaning for our tailored Classics silk garments. Same as with wool, the most important care measure for silk is airing it.
- Most important care measure for silk is airing it out.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Avoid spraying perfume or deodorant on the fabric.
- Should wrinkling appear, just lightly steam the fabric.
- Silk enjoys being stored in an airy environment.
- To ensure as long a life-cycle as possible, we recommend dry cleaning for silk.