NON-IRON SHIRT 100% COTTON

To preserve the natural freshness of this type of shirts and to protect the fabric, while maintaining the quality unchanged over time, it is advisable to perform a wash at 30 ° with the shirt turned upside down. Once washed, do not leave the shirt in the washing machine and hang it on a hanger. Do not use the dryer.

CASHMERE
It is recommended to dry clean or hand-wash in warm water with a little detergent for delicate garments and avoid soaking. Do not rub the item of clothing but gently wring it in water. Once rinsed, to remove water in excess, wrap it in a terry towel without twisting it.
You can also use a washing machine with programs that simulate hand wash (you can find it in the latest models), at low temperatures and low spins, taking care to turn the garment. Do not overload the basket, to avoid excessive friction between the items of clothing and promote the diffusion of the detergent
Lay the garment on a flat surface to let it dry but never on direct sources of heat (radiators, direct sunlight). Pull the garment to reach the initial measures, never hang it in the drying phase.

IRONING AND STORAGE

An item of clothing properly washed and dried will rarely need ironing but if it should prove necessary, it must not be placed in contact with a red-hot iron. Better to give only bursts of steam at about 5 cm away from the fabric or, in more extreme cases, to interpose, between the inverted cashmere and the iron, a cotton or linen fabric and proceed with very low ironing temperature.
The garments must be put in a dry and cool place, within an enclosure that contains a natural anti-moth like cedar or lavender.
To avoid stress to the delicate and soft cashmere fibres is recommended to use different items of clothing instead of using the same repeatedly, to let the garment “rest”
 
 
COTTON

Cotton is a durable material with soft fibre, however, it tends to shrink when washed and dried.

WASHING

For a cotton shirt it is preferable a dry cleaning or washing machine at 30°. Do not use the dryer and it is recommended to use a medium temperature ironing. For cotton is preferable hand washing, using a little detergent in water at low temperature and rinse in cold water to keep colours and avoid the narrowing of the garment. If there are stubborn stains or marks, avoid soaking for prolonged time because contact with water tends to exhaust cotton and reduce the durability of the item of clothing.

The garments dyed with bright colours like red and blue could release a little color in the water, without losing the intensity, it is recommended to wash these clothes separately or with garments of similar colours.

It is in any case possible to use a washing machine in cold water with gentle spin (400 rpm). Once you washed the clothes, do not leave them in the basket to avoid too many folds during ironing.

Do not expose your garment to direct sunlight to avoid shrinking and fading for colored garments.

IRONING & STORAGE

Wrap it dry and proceed with minimum temperature ironing and garment turned inside out

WOOL

WASHING

Wash in warm water at 30° C with the appropriate detergent for wool and delicate fibres. Rinse it very well in cold and abundant water (the residue of detergent in the garment can damages the fiber). Spread the garment to let it dry on a horizontal plane to avoid deformation and do not expose to direct sunlight, nor to direct heat. Friction, heat and excessive use of detergent can make the wool matted.

You can wash it in the washing machine with modern programs "for wool and delicate" at low temperatures and low spin. Do not overload the basket to avoid friction between the garments and promote the dissolution of the detergent.

Do not use hot water because it narrows and makes the garments matted, do not let the clothes soak for a long time, especially the jacquard or multicolor, do not wring out vigorously and do not hang the garment to dry (weight may deform it).

IRONING & STORAGE

After drying, iron any creases with minimum temperature, be sure to evaporate any moisture created by the steam and put the garment in a cool dry place with a natural anti-moth like cedar or lavender.

 

LINEN

Flax is a very durable, but easy to folds fibre, that requires some attention especially during the washing process to make its quality last for long time.

WASHING

Hand washing is the best way to clean a linen garment, using little detergent in water at low temperature. Avoid excessive rubs, in order to avoid new folds that are very common in this tissue. Rinse the garment in cold water to maintain the vividness of colours.

Do not expose your garment to direct sunlight to prevent fading of the whites or yellowing for colored garments. You should also store the garments in cotton towels to avoid excessive tightening.

IRONING & STORAGE

Proceed with minimum temperature ironing, when the head is still slightly damp, to help smoothing out wrinkles. Store the garment hung, to avoid the formation of folds, and at least one hour after the ironing, to avoid creating stains due to moisture.

 

SILK

Silk is an animal fibre very fine and delicate, suitable for different textures and easily dyeable.

WASHING

Hand wash is recommended, with little detergent in water at low temperature. Avoid excessive wringing. Rinse in cold water to maintain the vividness of colours. Avoid prolonged soaking, especially for dark colors garments, which can discolor quickly.

Do not expose your garment to direct sunlight because the silk is very sensitive to sunlight: the colors lose intensity and fabric yellows.

IRONING & STORAGE

Proceed with minimum temperature ironing and your garment slightly damp. It is advisable to place the garments rolled for storing instead of being placed horizontally because silk become very fragile along the folds.

The pilling

What is the pilling?

The term comes from the verb to pill, used for the phenomenon that occurs on most of the textile products for which, when subjected to the use, after an initial formation of fuzz on their surface follows their tangling  due to the passing of a fibril on the other resulting in dumping. This phenomenon is easy to find especially in the knitting in which the soft twists of the yarn make the cohesion less compact between the different fibrils that compose them.

The characteristic of all Mc Kenzy’s meshes (with the exception of Shetland wool) is the presence of very fine and fluffy fibers. To increase these characteristics to the maximum, the mesh is treated to bring the thinner fibers on the surface, to have a soft and smooth hand. Any type of friction on the surface then creates the pilling. The pellets created from can be easily removed by hand or with a cleaning brush, and it does not affect the hand of the item of clothing. As time passes the "pilling" will decrease.

We recommend in any case avoiding wearing these garments over other clothing with internal labels or insert into any pocket pens or other objects that may rub with the garment.