At LOW POSH we know how to extend the life of your favorite cashmere or wool item. In the case of delicate fabrics, it is extremely necessary to understand the features that can not only preserve, but save your things. Brief care information is on the label of each LOW POSH product. However, we recommend reading this short article to know how to care for your favorite sweater.
Lambswool is quite literally wool from lambs aged from about seven months or younger. The wool generally comes from the lamb’s first shearing. Lambswool is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, therefore it is good for people who have allergies. So LOW POSH items made from softest, extremely downy, fine wool.
Gently handwash lambswool garments to freshen them up. Avoid hot (warmer that 40C) water temperatures that might damage the wool fibres. Use a gentle laundry detergent without fabric softener, as the latter might also harm the fibres. After washing, rinse using lukewarm water. Do not agitate or twist. Lay garment flat on a towel and roll it up like a sleeping bag. You can let that sit from 15 minutes to the following day to ensure the towel wicks out as much moisture as possible. Then unroll, place on a clean, dry towel, shape and dry flat.
Cashmere yarn is a fibre that is stronger, softer, and more insulating than sheep's wool. Cashmere is one of the most prized and rare fibers. Extremely soft, lightweight, and warm, it features low-bulk and high-loft fibers. Cashmere yarns are ultrafine because cashmere goat hairs are seven times thinner than sheep wool. We love the super-soft wool that is cashmere, and it deserves special care as it takes pride of place in your wardrobe.
We always recommend to wash your cashmere clothing only hand, even hand-wash settings on your washing machine can add to the risk of damaging the cashmere fibres so we generally advise to roll up your sleeves and get involved. Re-shape to its original size and dry flat over a towel away from direct heat and sunlight, avoid radiators. We highly do not recommend hanging cashmere clothes to dry, as the weight of the water can stretch it out of shape.
Denim fabric is a robust, versatile material, woven from cotton using a twill weave where the weft passes under or over two or more warp threads at a time. This construction gives denim its characteristic diagonal ribbing and superb durability.
Less washing make your denim items more wearable and help to save the shapes. Use a damp cloth or old toothbrush with mild soap to remove small stains in between washes. Use liquid detergent or ensure powder detergent is fully dissolved from machine washing. Smooth and pull to shape jeans to reduce need for pressing.
Cotton is a staple fiber, which means it is composed of different, varying lengths of fibers. The cotton plant has a fuzzy and soft-touch which concludes in producing soft cotton fabric. Cotton is a very good absorbent in nature as it comprises a great room for fibers.
Care instructions for cotton garments depends on item you care. So firstly check the label on the cloth for instructions before washing it. Cotton can be washed in a machine depending upon the color of the cloth. White cotton can be washed with bleach. It can be hand dry as well as tumble dry.
Linen fabric is one of the oldest in the world. It is made from the stems of the flax plant and was a widely used and very important textile before cotton and other fibres. To produce linen fabric only the best fibres are used but other parts are not wasted. Linen cloth is a lightweight and breathable textile.
Wash linen clothing in plenty of space and hanging it to dry immediately after the wash. Use a mild detergent to protect the fibres. We recommend iron while the fabric is still damp.