|30° normal process||
|any bleach allowed||tumble drying - normal drying process|
|30° gentle process||
|tumble drying - mild drying process|
|do not bleach||
|do not tumble dry|
|do not wash||flat drying|
normal cleaning process
|iron at moderate temperature
mild cleaning process
|iron at low temperature
|do not dry-clean|
|do not iron||
the care labeling system is intended to supply correct information of the care treatment of textile products, so that the process indicated on the label will avoid any irreversible damage to the product. the numbers in the wash tub specify the maximum washing temperatures in degrees celsius which must not be exceeded.
the bar underneath indicates a milder care treatment with reduction of mechanical action, of washing time, by higher water levels, smaller loads and reduced spinning.
we recommend washing with a liquid detergent. always turn your clothing inside out, do not overload your machine and empty your washing machine as soon as finished.
jeans and over-dyed clothing can fade out. therefore always wash separately, turn inside out and add some vinegar to the last rinse water.
linen, a summer story !
linen is made out of flax, more specifically from the fibers of the flax plant. as a natural product linen is a very strong fabric, very pleasant to wear,
but one that wrinkles easily. some thicker knots and burls are typically for linen fabric.
depending on the composition, linen behaves differently. it wrinkles less if mixed with viscose.
wool. give mother nature a hand.
wool is a natural, crease-resistant fiber that originates from diverse animals: sheep, rabbits, lamas, etc. lots of wool mixtures are possible.
wool feels more flexible when mixed with viscose. a mixture of polyester and wool increases washability.
viscose. always handy.
the raw material of viscose originates from wood cellulose. this is dissolved into a thick, syrupy liquid that is spun into a thread.
viscose is a very supple fiber. it rips easily when wet. viscose is usually mixed with linen, wool, etc.
100% viscose should be washed by hand in lukewarm water (maximum 30°c) with wool detergent. do not wring out and iron at a low temperature.
jersey. a separate story.
jersey is knitwear. due to its specific structure it is supple and elastic, but it loses its shape easily.
that's why it is necessary to dry jersey pullovers or cardigans flat.
cotton. not difficult, but pay attention.
cotton originates from the cotton plant. it is very pleasant to wear and generally easy to maintain: machine wash at 30° preferably.
the following tips can come in handy. wash cotton clothing inside out and separately with a liquid detergent (for dark colors).do not overload your machine and always remove wet clothing directly when washing is finished. if you remove your cotton clothing from the dryer before they are completely dry it will be easier to iron them. do not dry cotton clothing too hot otherwise they might shrink.
jeans fabric is dyed with indigo and can therefore fade (on other clothing, parts of the body, couch,…) always wash your jeans separately and turned inside out and add some vinegar to the last rinse water. try not to remove stains locally.
special fabrics. special care.
synthetic fabrics like polyester, polyamide, spandex, etc. are mainly used together with natural fibers to improve their comfort. they have lots of advantages: they are colorfast, crease-resistant and durable. however, they are very sensitive to heat. it is best to wash them at maximum 30°c.
synthetic fabrics must be ironed at a low temperature without steam. stretch fabrics increase the comfort of your clothing. you can reshape these items by steaming them regularly. they must not be dried in the dryer because there is a high chance they will shrink.
the washing machine remains one of the safest washing methods. the water is kept at a constant temperature; your clothing is not twisted or rubbed and is rinsed well. if you choose to wash your clothing by hand, take into account the following advices :
- read the recommendations on the label, especially those related to preserving the color.
- use lukewarm water and ensure that the detergent is completely dissolved first.
- do not soak the clothing in soapy water.
- do not put jersey in the spin-dryer. jersey can be ironed or reshaped by hand when damped.
- red always fades. add a bit of vinegar to the final rinse water.
- sort your clothing per color.
- never load your machine too full.
- do not use too much detergent.
- never dry clothing in direct sunlight.
these tips are based on years of experience and are solely informative and are there for your help.
we recommend you follow the advices on the care label of the brand.
zilton ltd. cannot be held responsible for incorrect treatment.