Take good care of your garments and make them last longer!
Make the most of your investment by washing your clothes as gently as possible and storing them properly. With this guide we hope we can offer you some useful tips and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or have anything your would like to add!
Dresses, blouses and other woven garments
The majority of the clothes we make are either 100% cotton or 100% cotton outer with a polyester or rayon lining. The washing and iron settings displayed on the care label are the highest temperatures the garment is designed to withstand, but your garment will last longer if you use lower temperatures and more gentle methods of cleaning.
To protect your dresses and skirts we recommend that you wear something underneath them, such as a blouse and drawers or tights. When the garment isn’t in direct contact with your body, it’s usually enough to let it air out for a while after wearing.
When washing your garment we recommend to use the most gentle washing method possible according to the following priority list:
- Spot clean any stains. (Bleach is not recommended) Lighter fabrics may need to soak completely in water to avoid water stains.
- Hand wash in the sink/bathtub or use the hand wash setting on your washing machine.
- Machine wash gentle cycle in cold / 30°C water if the care label on your garment allows it.
- Machine wash gentle cycle in warm / 40°C water if the care label on your garment allows it.
We recommend liquid detergent without any bleaching agents.
Always use wool and silk wash when cleaning wool or silk. If this isn’t available you can also use a mild, dye free shampoo. A teaspoon of shampoo is usually enough for hand washing.
We recommend that you test any stain removers or detergents on a swatch or less visible part of the garment. If a swatch wasn’t included with your purchase or if it’s been lost, we’re happy to send you one, provided we still have the fabric in stock. Please note that you may need to pay for postage if you’re located outside Sweden.
Although most of our fabrics and trims can withstand up to 60°C and sometimes even 90°C water temperatures, all parts of the garment may not and materials may shrink, discolor or break.
We recommend hang drying indoors or outside in the shade. If you need to dry your garment in the sun, please cover it with a sheet or similar to prevent the sun from hitting it directly. However, white and light garments without prints should if possible be dried in direct sunlight, as this may lighten discoloration and some stains. If you got a tomato stain on a garment, sun bleaching is a very effective way to remove it!
Dresses with elastic shoulder straps or necklines should be dried hanging from the waist or lying flat on a drying rack to avoid unnecessary strain on the elastic.
If your garment has lace details, try to straighten and stretch the lace gently before hanging the garment to dry. Also straighten any ruffles.
Iron or steam your garment according to the recommendation on the care label. Please be extra careful around buttons, zippers and trims.
StoringWe recommend storing your clothes protected from moisture, direct sunlight and dust. Avoid hanging dresses with elastic shoulder straps or necklines on a regular dress hanger, as the elastic will eventually stretch out and won’t be able to bounce back. Hanging such dresses over the lower bar of the hanger is a good option.
When putting a garment into storage for a longer time, always make sure it’s freshly washed and completely dry. Cover with a breathable garment bag if possible.
Buttons, Zippers etc.
Please feel free to contact us if you need extra buttons, a new zipper or the like for your garment. We’re happy to provide these at cost price if we have suitable ones in stock.
If a zipper breaks within 3 years of purchase we will replace it free of charge. We will either ask that you send the garment to us for repair, or we will cover the cost of repair/replacement at your location. (Proof of purchase and photo of broken zipper required. If repaired by a local business a repair cost receipt and photo of the reparation result is required as well.)
We recommend hand wash or machine wash 30°C, gentle cycle for our polyester organza petticoats. Wash them separately or use a garment bag to avoid snagging.
Hang drying is usually best, if you like you can clip the lining to the clothes line and let the outer layer hang down. This will make drying quicker.
You can iron your petticoat on the lowest heat setting. Please avoid ironing at the ruffle seam to make sure the petticoat retains it’s volume.
Store your petticoat protected from moisture, direct sunlight and dust. Avoid putting other items on top of it and if you store it having in a closet, make sure it’s got enough room on the sides.
Changing or adjusting the waist elastic
If you need to adjust the waist size or replace the elastic, please do the following:
- In one of the side seams where the elastic is, there’s a stitched X. (Some have these stitches in a contrasting color.) Remove the stitches to access the elastic.
- If you need to replace the elastic completely, jump to step 3.
If you need to make the elastic ribbon shorter, pull out as much as needed and stitch the ribbon together to the new length. If you like you can tie a knot instead. Jump to step 8.
- Pull out ca 10 cm elastic ribbon from the hole and pin it to the lining, to make sure it doesn’t go back in again.
- Cut the elastic and attach the end that isn’t pinned to the lining to the new elastic ribbon. The best way is to stitch them together, but you can also tie them, as long as the knot is small enough to go through the hole in the waist band.
- Pin the end of the new elastic to the lining.
- Remove the pin from the old elastic and begin to pull it, so the new elastic is lead through the waistband.
- When the new elastic is lead through all the way, stitch the new ends together and cut the old elastic off. (You can tie a knot here too if you prefer)
- Pull at the waist to distribute the fabric evenly.
- Stitch the hole closed for better durability.
Faux Fur Hats
We do not recommend that you wash your faux fur hat unless absolutely necessary. If it needs a complete wash, please have it cleaned professionally.
If needed you can clean it gently by brushing or with a damp cloth, following the direction of the fur fibers.
The ribbons can be ironed on a low heat setting. Please be careful not to get the iron close to the fur fibers.
The faux fur hats are pretty water resistant in general, but please avoid heavy rain etc. Especially if your hat has contrasting colors as the darker colors may bleed onto the lighter ones.
If your hat’s gotten wet, please let it air dry, preferably on a wig stand or hanging by the ribbons. You can use the cold setting on a hair dryer, but please avoid any heat as the fibers may tangle or melt. Do not put your hat in the tumble dryer.
Store your hat on a wig/hat stand or lying flat. Do not put other items on top of it. Cover with a breathable dust bag or similar to avoid dust. Avoid storing your hat in direct sunlight.
Bunny Hood Ears
The bunny hood ears can be adjusted to your preference thanks to the steel wires inside, but please avoid bending them back and forth repeatedly as the wires may break.
The wires are stainless steel, but we still recommend avoiding water exposure, just in case.