Cherishing you 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 lightweight fabric that allows the skin to breathe.
Soft and silky to the touch, this fabric is very durable if you handle it with care. For our viscose pieces, we highly recommend hand washing if possible or machine washing at 30°C, 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" programme of your iron.
Pampering 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 fibres. If you want to wash them in the washing machine, you can always wash them on a cold setting or at a maximum of 20°C on the "delicate" programme. To avoid deforming the piece, we recommend not twisting the knitwear when you opt for a hand wash, and 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 programme according to the composition of your knitwear. Some natural fibres, such as wool, are so-called "living" fibres that change according to the heat. This may explain why some knits have shrunk slightly after washing. This is actually a curling of the knitwear, which will return to its original shape after ironing, thanks to the steam from your iron which will allow the fibres 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 quite simple because it is not a fragile material. It is easy to wash in the washing machine, but we recommend not to exceed 30°C to avoid "cooking" the fabric and to prevent possible shrinkage.
It is preferable to remove the stain from a cotton garment before machine washing and to rinse it well to avoid traces of detergent remaining which could cause the fabric to yellow. Coloured cotton garments can bleed. We therefore recommend washing them with clothes in the same shades to avoid colour transfer. Preferably iron on the reverse side on the appropriate programme 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 wash programme at 30° (unless otherwise indicated). To avoid damaging the fibres 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 fibre of the fabric in question. Slow and gentle spinning should always be preferred. Spinning too fast often causes deformation of the garment. In order to ensure that your garment stays in good condition, we also recommend a natural flat dryer, to preserve the fibres of the fabric and prevent the garment from shrinking.
The ironing ritual
Ironing is a key moment in the care of your clothes. To preserve your beloved items 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 item, 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 programme. For cotton or linen, you can set your iron to a higher temperature because these materials iron better at high heat.
To make ironing easier, it is easiest 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 on the reverse side.