Pima cotton garments are incredibly soft and delicate, and will remain that way with proper care!
Your pima cotton garments should be machine washed in cold water and on the delicate cycle (or hand washed), using mild soap. Be sure to avoid the dryer though - instead, lay the garment flat to dry. This ensures the fibres of your garment remain durable, and it’s eco-friendly!
Cared for properly, your alpaca wool garments will be around for you to love and enjoy for many years.
You can should take your garment to be dry-cleaned, preferably at an eco-friendly dry-cleaner to avoid any harsh chemicals! The solvent SOLVONK4 or a similar organic solvent is an excellent choice.
Alpaca garments can also be hand-washed, to avoid the fibers being excessively agitated in the machine, which would cause them to mat and felt. Hand-washing in cold water is the gentlest way to handle your garments yourself. Add a small amount of mild liquid detergent (a baby shampoo or fine fibers cleaning product is best!) into the water, and gently squeeze the product through the garment for a couple minutes. Do not treat your garment with chlorine bleach. Rinse the garment in cold water (same temperature as the water you used to wash) and get rid of any excess water by gently pressing, which avoids wrinkling or misshaping your garment. A trick is to place the garment in between two towels, roll up the towels, let sit for a few minutes, and then lay the garment flat to dry away from direct sunlight and heat.
Any wrinkles can be eliminated by either lightly steaming the garment or hanging it in the bathroom while showering to allow the shower steam to relieve wrinkles. P.S. This is a great trick when you’re travelling!
When storing your alpaca garment, elect to fold the garment instead of hanging it to avoid distorting the shape and stretching it.
Our pima cotton and modal blend is an amazing blend that is also easy to care for.
Machine wash your pima cotton & modal garments in cold water with mild soap. Avoid the dryer and lay for garment flat to dry instead. This will keep the fibers of your garment strong against the test of time!