Clothing care

How can I make my clothes stay in the same condition as I bought them for longer? Do I have to take a garment to the dry cleaners? At what temperature should I iron my shirts? Learn to read the labels and symbols so that your clothes look the very best when you wear them.

SYMBOLS

Learn the washing care symbol labels and always follow the instructions, which have been previously tested by experts in a laboratory in order to guarantee the quality of our garments.

You can use bleach.


You cannot use bleach.


Hang the wet garment on a clothes line or a rail, inside or outside the house without wringing or shaking it beforehand.
Machine wash. Do not exceed the indicated temperature.
Garments cannot be washed and require a professional service.
Dry clean using any type of solvent.
Dry clean using mineral products only.
Cannot use a tumble dryer.
Garments may be ironed at the indicated temperature.
Place the garment on a horizontal surface to allow it to dry.
Wash by hand. Do not exceed 40 degrees Celsius.
Dry clean with Perchloroethylene.
You can use a tumble dryer at moderate heat.
Garments that are not iron resistant.
Dry clean. No water can be used.
PRACTICAL ADVICE
Do I have to wash a garment?

If the garment is not dirty, airing and brushing it can sometimes be sufficient. This allows you to save energy and your clothes will last longer.

Detergent

Using detergent with ecological labels will help the environment. Try not to use more detergent than recommended by the instructions on the bottle. Using greater quantities can result in clothes staining and skin problems.

Softener

Softener is unnecessarily wasteful and results in high levels of harm to the environment.

Bleach

Use bleach in cold water and for a maximum of one hour. Do not use iron, bronze or steel containers.

Hand washing

Remember to completely dissolve detergent prior to adding clothes. Separate garments for the first few washes as the water can become colored.

Washing machine

Use washing machine at full capacity. It is recommendable to use a program that consumes less energy when washing a small amount of garments, which is offered by the majority of modern washing machines. Remember to empty pockets.

Washing machine temperature

Always follow the indicated washing machine temperature. Colorful garments that should be washed at 60 degrees Celsius can run if washed at 40 degrees Celsius or by hand. It is not always best to wash at a lower temperature.

Dry

It is advisable to spin the clothes well prior to drying them. Remember that it is best to dry clothes outdoors. However, try to avoid exposing the garment to direct sunlight to prevent them from fading.

Ironing

Classify your clothes according to the temperature level on the label and begin with one that is lower. It is better for clothes to be a little damp when ironing them. When finished, use a damp cloth to remove any remnants that may have become stuck before the iron cools down.

Recycling your clothes

Donate any clothes that you do not use to organizations that distribute them to people in need. This will prolong the life of your clothes.

Denim Jeans

Denim gets its look from a coloration technique that can release small pigments that run during washing. Wash jeans inside out so that they do not lose color and which prevents the formation of white stains in the folds.

Down filling

Place tennis balls in the washing machine to ensure a uniform distribution of the padding.

Chunky knit garments

Chunky knit garments must be wrapped in a towel and dried in a horizontal position so that they do not lose their original shape.

Waterproof clothes

Waterproof clothes can be dried by wringing. If you prefer to put them into the washing machine, remember to always use a very low temperature.

FABRICS
Wool

Shrinks if washed at a very high temperature and loses shape if hung to dry. It is a good thermal insulator. It tends to compress and to go yellow.

Cotton

It shrinks if washed at too high a temperature. It withstands ironing, and if it is colored, must be washed separately for the first time. It is cool, flexible and highly resistant. It tends to crease.

Linen

It must be always washed by hand, at a low temperature and without spinning. It withstands ironing. It is cool and pleasant to the touch and does not get dirty easily.

Silk

Do not wash at high temperatures or spin. It must be ironed without using steam and at a low temperature. It is strong, light, pleasant to the touch and colors stay well. It is delicate. Professional care is needed for stubborn stains.

Acetate, rayon or viscose

Must not be spun in order to prevent loss of shape. They have a silky feel and colors stay well. They have low resistance when wet, burn easily and are prone to static electricity.

Polyester or nylon

They are sensitive to heat, must be washed in lukewarm water and ironed at a low temperature without using steam. They are very resistant, do not crease easily and colors stay well. They burn easily and are prone to static electricity.

Shoe care
SYMBOL CAPTIONS


Do not submerge in water.



Wash with cold water.



Do not wash with water.



Dry at room temperature.



Rub with a damp cloth.



Use a soft brush.



Use wax.



Apply anti-dust repellent spray.

MATERIALS

TEXTILES



Clean with a cloth. Wash with cold water and neutral soap and avoid wetting the shoe.

Tip: You can use a clothes stain-remover.

SUEDE / NUBUCK LEATHER



Use repellent spray to avoid stains. To preserve its suede finish, do not use creams.

Tip: Apply an anti-dust repellent spray (repellent for mops).


PATENT LEATHER / ANTIC LEATHER



Remove stains with some cotton dampened with milk or vinegar, polish with a dry cloth.

Tip: Polish and rub to bring out the original shine.


NAPPA / PULL-UP / BOXCALF



Remove dust with a dry cotton cloth and polish. A colorless or same-color cream may be used.

 Tip: Rub with a soft sponge with a colorless natural cream.


GREASE



Brush and apply footwear grease.

Tip: Use horse grease or natural wax.


LEATHER



Remove dust with a dry cotton cloth to polish. A colorless or same-color cream may be used.

Tip: If the stain remains, rub a cloth dampened with water and neutral soap.


RECTIFIED LEATHER



Rub with a damp cloth to remove superficial stains.

Tip: In case of deeper stains, use a white repair cream of any brand.


SYNTHETIC MATERIAL



Rub with a damp cloth to remove superficial stains.

Tip: Allow to dry at room temperature.