Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How to care for and maintain the quality of Amancara's fabrics

How to care for and maintain the quality of Amancara's fabrics
We’re certain that you’ll be overjoyed with the high quality of your Amancara purchase, but how can you make sure that you maintain this level of quality when washing it? Of course, the best policy is to always check and follow the instructions on the care label, however the advice below will also prove to be very helpful.


Cotton products may be washed in a washing machine, using a delicate cycle. White items can be washed at a maximum of 60°C/140°F and coloured items at a maximum of 40° C/105°F. Items should be washed with a delicate fabric detergent. All instructions can be found on the care label. Do not spin household linen too long or too strenuously. Cotton should be ironed while still damp. Choose the proper temperature, as indicated by the symbols on the care label. Some hair and skin care products contain oxidants that may affect colours. Make sure such products don't come into direct contact with pillowcases and bed sheets. Foods and beverage stains should also be avoided at all costs.


Linen should be cared for in the same way as cotton. See instructions above.

These fibres are best cleaned professionally, though they can be hand-washed with extreme care in water. If using a washing machine, select a delicate cycle using cold water, or water at a maximum of 30°C/85°F. Silk and wool require special care when drying and ironing. If the right equipment is not available, have them professionally cleaned. High temperatures and vigorous spinning can seriously damage products made from fibres such as these.

Cashmere can be hand-washed in cold water using a special detergent only suitable for cashmere and must be dried flat. However, we recommend professional cleaning to ensure the long life of your item.

Leather/Cashmere Suede
Professional Dry-Cleaning only.

Professional Dry-Cleaning only.

Open each item and shake before hanging. Do not dry longer than necessary. When machine drying, never dry at high temperatures. If your dryer is adjustable, use the medium fan and spin speed. Remove laundry right away, iron it and fold it. Do not place coloured articles in direct sunlight. The sun makes whites seem shinier, but extended exposure may cause yellowing. Do not hang wool and delicate items vertically. After removing excess water, wrap woollen articles in a worn cotton bed sheet. Lay the sheet horizontally on a clothes horse.

All natural fibres shrink after being washed in water. The percentage of shrinkage varies from 3 to 10%. The amount of shrinkage depends on the fibre and on the washing temperature. The colder the wash water, the better it is for your household linen. Wool is particularly subject to shrinkage when washed.

Sort Your Laundry
Sort your household linen by fibre (cotton, linen, silk, wool), colour (whites, light colours, dark colours) and type of item (sheets, towels, tablecloths). Do not include items made of synthetic fibres. Also, do not include garments with components that could damage fabrics (zips, hooks, metal parts, etc.)

Dry-cleaning is not recommended for our products, apart from leather and fur.

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1 comment:

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