These fabric care suggestions are provided as a general guide for the convenience of our customers and visitors. Because materials and dyes vary between manufacturers and products, generally, the best rule is to follow the care instructions on the manufacturer's label. If there is no label and/or you wish to wash a garment or fabric at home instead of dry clean, the properties of each fabric will help you determine the care of the fabric or garment.

COTTON: Cotton can be easily laundered. It can withstand high temperatures (boiling water does not hurt the fibre). Any good detergent can be used to wash cotton. Cotton will take much longer to dry than less absorbent fibres. Cotton can be ironed with a hot iron, and does not scorch easily.

LINEN: Some linens are washable, while others are dry clean only. Be sure to check the label.

POLYESTER: Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried. If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron. Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.

RAYON:Dry cleaning is recommended. Although hand wash in lukewarm water is okay. Lay flat on a clean non-coloured towel to dry.

SILK: Only pre-washed silk is washable. Read the label! Dry cleaning is generally recommended. Can be gently hand washed if mild soap and lukewarm water is used. Chlorine bleach should never be used on silk. Lay flat on a clean non-coloured towel to dry.

WOOL: Recommendation is for dry cleaning. Can be spot cleaned with a damp sponge.