Hello, darling. Let us share with you some simple instructions to make your Silvy Rowson's clothing last

We value our creations and would love to have you wearing them for seasons to come. It’s also better for the environment. That’s why we built up our Care Guide with tips on how to make clothing last longer. Scroll down to discover our long-time-wear advise.

Caring for wool

Wool is a fibre sourced from the protective covering, or fleece, of sheep or other hairy mammals. It has a hydrophilic ability to wick away excess moisture, a built-in UV protection, natural wrinkle resistance and recovery, it is non-allergic, as well as resilient and durable. Dust and dirt can dull the appearance of wool fabrics, so we recommend brushing it with a gentle brush from time to time. To remove cigarette or food odours hung your woven clothing in fresh air on a suitable hanger. Wool garments can be refreshed using a steamer, too. We recommend dry cleaning of wool garments, especially coats and blazers.wool-caring-silvy-rowson

Caring for Cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber that comes from the seedpod of the cotton plant. It is breathable and preferred by many. Machine wash is recommended with a gentle cycle and low temperature. Cotton will shrink more in hot water than cold, and fabric that’s loosely woven shrinks more than tighter weaves. Shrinking of cotton usually occurs in the drying process, so avoid heat source for the drying process. Air dry is best recommended, as rapid drying causes the natural fibers to become scrunched together. Always turn the cloths inside out to protect the outer side when washing and drying. This will keep the colors true longer.



Caring for linen

Linen is as easy to look after as cotton, but it is more durable. Linen clothing will benefit from regular laundering and are best not dry cleaned. Wash them on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent. Linen does have a tendency to shrink. For that reason, avoid hot water. Also avoid mixing heavy items like jeans, hoodies and towels in a load with linen clothes. As a natural fabric, linen in darker colors may fade with washing over time. Let it air dry. Iron while still damp on medium- to high-heat setting. Bright and dark colored linen clothes should be ironed on the backside of the garment to avoid shiny patches or fading.



Caring for SIlk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, produced by certain insect larvas that form cocoons. The most famous silk is obtained from the cocoons of the mulberry silkworm. Silk is very delicate, so never spin at a high setting and do not twist to squeeze. If needed, you can use a towel to soak up the excess water. Use a textile bag for machine washing and a delicate detergent. Do not tumble dry or air dry in direct sunlight.


Caring for Viscose

Viscose is delicate, wrinkles easily and shrinks quickly. That's why it's important to choose the right temperature and the right detergent. However, sometimes you don't have to consider any restriction when washing viscose fabric, namely when the garment is made of a combination of materials. As viscose tends to shrink, it only tolerates low temperatures of up to 40 °C. This is true if you are washing a viscose shirt, but it is also true for any other garment.


Caring for Knits

Care for knitwear is individual, so we advise you to check the label of your garment first. Some knits allow dry clean only.

For the first wash, always clean the garment by itself, especially if it is a bright colour. Knitwear can be washed safely in a net wash on a delicate cycle with cool water and special detergent. We recommend letting the knits air dry. Do not put wool knitwear in the dryer – the heat can cause it to shrink. Use a knit razor to remove unwanted pilling. Adjust the height of the blade according to the fabric. Store knits folded and in ventilated places. Do not leave heavy knits on a hanger as they will sag.


The good washing habits

To help your garments last longer, we recommend washing them inside out to avoid fabrics damage from zippers or buttons, as well as color fading. Set the temperature low to avoid shrinking and decolorization. Use fabric zipped bags for delicate fabrics like silk and viscose. Use half of the recommended detergent. Better for the environment and better for the clothes as detergents can also wash off the color. Do not mix various colors. Always wash only similarly-colored pieces together. Set the spin cycle right – wool blends will require a slow spin speed (around 600rpm), synthetic and cotton will need around 800-1000 rpm.


Ironing tips

Always iron inside out. Set the temperature to low for delicate materials like silk and viscose. Cotton and linen can be ironed at higher temperatures. We recommend ironing when the fabric is slightly damp when it comes to cotton, silk and viscose. It is advisable to use a damp cotton cloth as a protection barrier between the iron and the garment. We generally recommend steamers for delicate fabrics, including polyester which is temperature sensitive.


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