Fabric Guide & Garment Care

FABRIC and GARMENT CARE

Your purchase is important to us, so we want to ensure it remains looking good with long lasting enjoyment for you.

Our brands use a range of natural and manufactured fibres in our apparel, each with a preferred method of care. The proper care and treatment of your  garment will in some cases determine the life and longevity of the product. 

The complexity of care is directly related to the fabric composition of the garment, please refer to the relevant section for correct instructions of care.

    1/ Origins of fabric

    2/ General care instructions. 

FABRIC

SILK: A natural fibre centries old and original sourced from china.
This garment has been made with a silk fabric. The material will have a beautiful drape and lustre. Particular care when wearing this garment should be taken due to the delicate nature of the silk fibre. Dry Clean or gentle hand wash is recommended with a cool press iron.

VISCOSE/RAYON: Viscose is a manufactured silk substitute. Rayon is a natural fibre, derived from timber and bark wood.
This garment has been made with a fabric containing Viscose/Rayon, a versatile material that will ensure this garment has the ideal wash and wear qualities to keep it look it’s best for a long time to come. A gentle machine wash in warm water is recommended, with a cool iron or line dry. Garments containing viscose/rayon can also be tumble dried.

LINEN: A natural product woven from linen flex a plant often woven with cotton or hemp fibre
This garment has been made with a linen fabric. One of nature’s best fibres, linen is a breathable, cool to wear and soft fabric that has exceptional drape.  It is a luxurious material that will wear beautifully over time. Care should be taken when laundering this garment, gentle machine wash, do not dryclean, warm iron or steam press.

WOOL: A natural product from sheep and other animals growing fleece
This garment has been made using a woollen material. It’s warmth and softness are inherent qualities of the natural fibre. Care should be taken with laundering, gentle cycle machine wash with approved detergent, do not tumble dry. Pull gently into shape and dry flat in shade.

COTTON: A natural product grown from cotton plants
This garment has been made using a cotton material. A wonderful soft natural fibre fabirc that will withstand washing and wear. To keep this garment looking its best, machine wash with like colours, line or tumble dry, with a warm iron to press.   

LEATHER: Animal skins tanned with man made products
This garment has been made using the finest real leather. The unique qualities of this luxurious material are evident in the beautiful texture and colour of the fabric. Any Inconsistencies in the appearance of this garment, are features of the natural leather. Care must be taken with dark coloured leather when worn next to lighter coloured clothing, as colour transfer can occur. To maintain the beauty of this leather garment, spot clean with a approved leather cleaner, dry-clean only and if desired, condition with an approved leather treatment as required.  Leather is a durable, luxurious material that will soften and relax with use.

CASHMERE: A natural product grown as fleece from a goat.
This item has been made using the finest cashmere fibres. This luxurious material is renowned for its desirable softness and superior warmth. Care should be taken when laundering, gentle hand wash in approved wool detergent, dry flat in shade, pull into shape, gentle steam press.

MOHAIR: A natural product grown from the fleece of an Angora goat
This item has been made using the finest cashmere fibres. This luxurious material is renowned for its desirable softness and superior warmth and woollen appearance. Care should be taken when laundering, gentle hand wash in approved wool detergent, dry flat in shade, pull into shape, gentle steam press.

NYLON: Man made synthetic fibre
This garment has been made using Nylon materials. Nylon is renowned for its silky appearance when used in satin fabrics. It has a luxurious drape and shine. It can also enhance the longevity of your garment when blended with other fibres, in uses such as wool/nylon knitwear and nylon stretch garments. Nylon has exceptional waterproof qualities and will keep you dry and maintain body warmth, especially when used in outwear.  To care for this versatile material, gentle machine wash in cold water, line dry, do not dry-clean, do not tumble dry. When ironing use a cotton cloth between the fabric and iron when pressing to avoid scorching.

POLYESTER: Man made fibre
This garment has been made with a polyester (polyester blended) fabric. This versatile fabric has many qualities, with its superior drape and lustre when used in woven materials.  This lightweight and comfortable fabric when blended with other fibres such as cotton or wool will provide your garment with greater durability. The recommended laundering is a gentle machine wash, line or tumble dry, dry cleanable with a warm iron.

DRYTECH: Highly sophicated man made fibre that allows the body to breath and allows the body to be HIGHLY ACTIVE in all climats
This garment has been made using the speciality performance fabric Drytech© It is a superior technical fabric that has exceptional breathability and moisture retention, and is quick drying. It is cool and comfortable to wear, and feels silky to the touch. To best care for your Drytech garments, wash before wear, gentle machine or hand wash in cold water, do not dryclean, do not tumble dry, cool iron to press.

CUPRO: A natural product from cotton husk, bud and cotton waste
This garment has been made using fabric containing cupro. This fabric will breathe like cotton, drapes beautifully, and feels like silk on your skin. It is lightweight and will retain its shape with wear. It can be machine washed, unlike silk, and hung to line dry. If needed, it can be pressed with a steam iron on a warm setting. A beautiful fabric that has the appearance of luxury at a fraction of the cost.

 

ACCESSORIES

LEATHER:
This bag has been made using the finest real leather. The unique qualities of this luxurious material are evident in the beautiful texture and colour of the material. Any Inconsistencies in the appearance of this bag are features of the natural leather. Care must be taken with dark coloured leather when worn next to lighter coloured clothing, as colour transfer can occur. To maintain the beauty of this leather garment, spot clean with an approved leather cleaner, dry-clean only, and if desired condition with an approved leather treatment as required. Leather is durable, luxurious material that will soften and relax with use.

SILK:
This scarf has been made with a silk fabric, it has a beautiful drape and lustre. Due to the fine, dedicate nature of the fibres, particular care should be taken when wearing this scarf. Avoid contact with liquids (perfume) as this can stain and damage the delicate material. Dry Clean or gentle hand wash is recommended with a cool press iron.

POLYESTER:
This scarf has been made with a polyester, silk looking and touch like fabric. This versatile scarf has many qualities, with its superior drape and appealing print/colour. The recommended laundering is a gentle machine or hand wash, line dry, dry cleanable with a warm iron

 

GARMENT CARE

High heat temperatures are bad for all types of fabrics.
Tumble drying and direct light tends to damage the garment.
Never experiment with tough stains. Take the garment for professional cleaning.
Whiteners are preferable to bleach.
Use a natural detergent for delicate fabrics.
Use less and dissolve the detergent properly and distribute evenly in order to avoid stains.
Never dry coloured items in direct sunlight.
Most  clothing with linings should be dry-cleaned. But make sure you read the care label as some garments with linings can be handwashed or delicate machine washed.

Wash

• Always have the clothes aired and dried before washing.
• Empty pockets, unfasten the buttons and lift the collar before washing.
• Do not overload the washing machine.
• Do not wash at a very hot temperature.

Hand Wash

• For dark coloured garments, the colours may bleed after the first few washes, therefore the garment should be washed alone.
• Always use cold water and do not leave garments soaking for a long time.
• Allow soap or detergent to totally dissolve before adding the garment.
• Do not rub – gently squeeze.
• Rinse thoroughly.

Drying

• Lay flat heavy garments so they do not lose their shape.
• Do not expose your garments to direct sunlight or heavy winds, especially if they are coloured.
• If drying indoors, make sure the area is well ventilated.
• Knitwear should be wrapped with a towel, and laid on a flat surface, away from sun and heat.
• Some garments tend to lose their shape in the wash.
• Re-shape while damp and lay flat to dry.

Ironing

• Follow ironing instructions on the care label.
• Iron at a low temperature.
• Garments should be dry when ironing.
• For delicate garments, use a pressing cloth on reverse when ironing.

Fabric Care

London Projects wash tests each garment before individual garment care instructions are determined so always read the care instructions on the individual garments before washing. If you follow our care instructions and look after your garments correctly you will enjoy your London Projects garments looking great for longer.