Pampering your pieces
The team's little help to take care of the pieces you love so much.
Caring for viscose pieces
Viscose is a delicate and light fabric that allows the skin to breathe.
Soft and silky to the touch, this fabric is very resistant if you handle it with care. For our viscose pieces, we highly recommend hand washing if possible or machine washing at 30 degrees, with a slow and gentle spin and flat drying. To regain its original shape and feel, viscose sometimes needs to be gently ironed on the reverse side, on the "silk" program of your iron.
Gilding of knitted pieces
To keep your knitwear soft and comfortable, here are some tips to help you. Knitwear should preferably be washed by hand to avoid damaging the fibers. If you wish to wash them in the washing machine, you can always wash them on a cold setting or at a maximum of 20 degrees on the "delicate" program. To avoid deforming the piece, we recommend not twisting the knitwear when you opt for a hand wash, as well as a slow and gentle spin to preserve the appearance of your knitwear, if you opt for a machine wash.
Preferably dry flat to prevent the piece from stretching and iron gently on the reverse side on the appropriate program depending on the composition of your knitwear. Some natural fibers, such as wool, are "living" fibers that change according to the heat. This may explain why some knits shrink slightly after washing. This is actually a curling of the knitted fabric, which will return to its original shape after ironing, thanks to the steam of your iron which will allow the fibers to relax.
Taking care of your cotton pieces
Cotton is a pleasant, supple and very resistant material, which we regularly find in our everyday wardrobe. Its maintenance is rather simple because it is not a fragile material. We can easily wash it in machine, but we recommend not to exceed 30° to avoid "cooking" the fabric and prevent a possible shrinkage.
It is preferable to remove the stain from a cotton garment before washing it in the washing machine and to rinse it well to avoid leaving traces of detergent that could yellow the fabric. Colored cotton garments can bleed. We therefore recommend washing them with clothes in the same shades to avoid color transfer. Iron on the reverse side of the garment on the appropriate program by activating the steam mode of your iron, or by slightly moistening the garment to facilitate smoothing without damaging the fabric.
Machine wash: gentle program
Specific information is available on each of our product labels to guide you, but here are some additional tips from us to you to help preserve your Grace & Mila pieces.
In general, we recommend hand washing for viscose and knitwear. However, you can wash them in the washing machine if you use a cold or delicate washing program at 30° (unless otherwise indicated). To avoid damaging the fibers of your clothes, even for cotton, do not wash at high temperatures. To remove stains, we recommend stain removal before washing, with non-abrasive products adapted to the fiber of the fabric in question. A slow and gentle spinning should always be preferred. A too fast spinning is often the cause of a deformation of the garment. To ensure that your garment stays in good condition, we also recommend a natural flat drying to preserve the fibers of the fabric and to prevent the garment from shrinking.
The ironing ritual
Ironing is a key moment in the care of your clothes. To preserve the pieces you love as much as possible, here are some tips to help you pamper them for a long time. Our labels contain specific information on the composition of each piece, which is important to take into account when selecting the temperature on your ironing machine.
For all delicate fabrics such as viscose, rayon, tencel and lyocell, set your iron to the minimum temperature or the silk program. For cotton or linen, you can set your iron on a higher temperature because these materials are best ironed at high heat.
To make ironing easier, it is easier to moisten your pieces very slightly with a spray bottle or by activating the steam mode on your iron. For delicate fabrics, use the steamer to avoid marks and creases. To avoid damaging your pieces or altering their appearance or texture, it is always best to iron on the garment from the back.