Materials & Garment care
At wardrobe cph we create delicate garments that are meant to last for a long time.
Therefore it is important that you know how to take care of them and how to increase and extend the lifetime of the clothes.
If you follow our advice you are able to reduce some of your personal environmental impact and keep your clothes for longer.
We will always recommend that you follow the washing instructions on the care label inside the garments, but here is some advice that goes beyond the tag.
1. Ventilate your clothes as much as possible instead of washing them after every use.
2. Wash your garments at a lower temperature either by hand or in a gentle wash cycle.
3. Use a laundry bag to protect your delicates when washing.
4. Air dry your clothes instead of tumble drying. Tumble drying is rough on your clothes and uses a lot of energy. To avoid stretching of the garment when air drying you can flatdry them on the rack.
5. Choose an environmentally friendly dry cleaner.
6. Extent the life of your clothes by always considering repairing your garments rather than replacing it. 7. Recycle or donate your clothes when you are done with them.
What is silk?
Silk is an incredible and luxurious material and is a natural protein fiber that can be woven into textiles. Silk is a natural material spun from the cocoons of silkworms. Its breathable and lightweight qualities make it soft against the skin and as a non-conductor of heat, silk garments can keep you cool in summer. Garments made from silk will appear as delicate, fluid and elegant.
At wardrobe cph we have added 7% stretch into the silk to make it more durable and flexible.
How to take care of silk
Silk is a very delicate material and despite the fact that it is spun from strong fibers it needs to be handled with care.
We recommend dry clean in all our silk styles due to the delicacy of the material and preferably at an eco- friendly dry cleaner. However, if you choose to wash your silk styles, this should be done with cold or lukewarm water using a special laundry detergent. Never soak or twist silk as this can damage the garment. If you choose to machine wash your silk, always use a gentle cycle with a low spin (max 800rpm). You should try to avoid ironing your silk and use a steamer instead.
You should always store your silk hanging in a cool dry place, silk creases so it’s best not to fold or bunch it for long. Do not store in a plastic bag, but in a breathable fabric bag that is provided whenever you buy a garment from wardrobe cph.
What is leather and suede?
Leather and suede is a classic material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins. Durable, stylish, and tough, a good piece of leather or suede should last you a lifetime. However, like most things, you need to show your leather some love. The better you maintain your leather the longer it will last and the better it will look.
How to take care of leather
Clothing of leather and suede should be dry-cleaned. Only use a professional dry cleaner specialized in leather. Apply protection spray on leather and suede before use, and then every six months.
Use a dry cotton cloth to clean your leather or suede and do not scrub or use water. It will only damage the surface. Due to its textured nature and open pores, suede may become dirty and absorb liquids quickly, so try to avoid using it when it rains.
Keep leather items out of the sun. The sun will dry the leather out and cause it to become brittle. Keep the items in a cool, dry place when not in use.� Don’t keep your leather in plastic. Removing all air supply from the leather is bad for the material.
What is fur?
At wardrobe cph, we use Lamb Fur and Tuscan Lamb Fur throughout our collections. The lightweight nature of the shearling,
care fully refined through lavish and meticulous processing, results in extraordinary outerwear and garments. Lamb fur is extremely warm and incredibly soft and it has a closely sheared side and a suede side.
How to take care of fur
Sheepskins are naturally resistant to dirt, but in order to maintain their beautiful appearance, they need to be properly cared for. First of all, they should be regularly shaken and aired, as the skin absorbs odors.
We do not recommend washing sheepskins in a washing machine. Please follow our recommended dry clean as you will find on the care label. The suede side has to be maintained clean and because it has a suede surface you should spray it with a protection spray before use and try to avoid wearing it when it rains as it can absorb liquids quickly and become dirty easily.
What is viscose?
Viscose is plant based made from regenerated cellulose fibres from trees such as pine, bamboo and eucalyptus.
Viscose is a type of rayon fiber that is made from cellulose that are regenerated as cellulose fiber.
Viscose is very breathable, making it a cool fabric for stylish summer wear and it has great color retention as well as a silk like feeling which also lets it drape very beautifully. As it is a natural fabric originating from natural resources, viscose rayon is very light and airy. All viscose is made from cellulose and therefore it is a fiber - not a yarn or a fabric.
One of the major advantages of viscose over synthetics is that it is biodegradable.
How to take care of viscose
Viscose is a natural material and can shrink slightly when washed. Hand-washing is gentle enough to prevent damage,
but it's essential never to wring or twist wet viscose fabric. If you opt to use a washing machine, place your garment inside a mesh bag, wash in cold water, choose the gentle cycle, and select the slowest spin speed.Steam iron the garment to restore it back to its
original shape. Wash at low temperatures and in a gentle machine cycle. Hang light items to air dry afterwards and place heavy items flat on a drying rack.
What is Lyocell
Lyocell is a natural man made fiber. “Lyocell” is the generic name of the manufacturing process and fiber.
Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, lyocell textiles are created through the use of nanotechnology in a closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions.�It is 100% biodegradable, perhaps the greatest benefits are the variety and exceptional comfort you can experience with lyocell clothing. Due to itøs moisture management it is anti- bacterial and breathable. Lyocell is soft breathable and comfortable on the skin.
How to take care of Lyocell
Delicate fabrics may be hand-washed in cold water with a gentle detergent. Drip dry instead of tumble dry. Lyocell will shrink about 3% with the first washing, and will resist shrinking from then on.
If you must touch up the garment with an iron, use a warm iron only. Too much direct heat may scorch the fabric.
What is cotton?
Cotton fabric is one of the most commonly used types of fabrics in the world. It is a natural and soft fluffy fiber that grows in a boll, which is a protective case around the seeds of the cotton plants. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.
Cotton has always been prized for its breathability and durability and is relatively prone to pilling, rips and tears which makes it an absolut favorite in the textile industry.
How to take care of cotton
Cotton can be washed at hot temperatures, but we recommend that you wash your garment at low temperature in a gentle machine cycle to keep the colors and to prevent shrinking. However you should expect a minor shrinkage of 3-5% after the first wash. When drying your cotton garments try to prevent the tumble dryer and airdry it in stead to minimize shrinkage.
Try to avoid drying your clothes hanging on a washing line, but make sure to place the items flat on a drying rack to avoid stretching the shape. You can iron your cotton garment according to the instructions on the carelabel and for a neater smoother look you should iron the inside of the garment as well as the outside for the best result.