To ensure the longest life of your garment please read the following care instructions and follow all steps recommended. If you decide to remove the care label for wearing ease, please ensure to retain the label for reference when laundering.
For best results use a liquid product designed for hand washable or delicate garments. Eucalyptus products are great for woollens; however, we do not recommend using them on other fabrics or yarns. Make sure the product is completely dissolved in cool water. Immerse the garment and gently wash. Never rub or soak garments. Treat stains as soon as possible prior to laundering using a stain remover which has been tested on the garment in an inconspicuous area. Do Not Spot Clean means this kind of treatment is not recommended and may damage your garment. Rinse the garment thoroughly in cool water.
When machine washing your garments use only the gentle cycle. Follow the directions on your laundry product. If advised, cool rinse well and use a gentle spin cycle. If the label states "Drip Dry" then remove the garment before the spin cycle.
For those extra special pieces, when dry cleaning is recommended, or just to get the most out of your garments, we recommend locating a reputable dry cleaner. Always dry clean both pieces of a suit together as treating one piece differently may lead to slight colour variations. Mention the location and nature of any stains or marks so they will be able to treat them correctly. If you have removed the care label from the garment for wearing ease please take it with you so that the drycleaner is aware of all the manufacturers’ instructions and warnings. Please note some LIFEwithBIRD fabrics state "Do Not Dry Clean".
Some fabrics require a cool iron so in these cases it may be easier to handle if drip dried. Knitwear and delicate mesh garments require special care. The easiest way to shorten drying time is to roll the garment in a towel and gently squeeze the excess water out. Reshaping whilst wet means the garment needs to be pushed back into shape as it dries. This is easily done using a flat surface. Most fabrics should not be dried in direct sunlight as it will fade and age your garment prematurely.
For the best results treat stains immediately as the longer the stain sits in the fabric the more difficult it will be to remove. Never store garments with stains. Read the care label as some fabric dyes may be damaged by spot cleaning. Do not rub stained areas as you may cause fabric damage and pilling, instead blot gently from the outside of the stain toward the centre. Use a spot cleaner recommended for the type of stain. Test spot cleaners on an inconspicuous area of the garment first. Water may set stains in some fabrics so if you are unsure as to the treatment do not use water, instead seek professional help from your local drycleaner.