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Product Care

We manufacture our products with the goal that they remain your favorite for as long as possible.

We believe that it is useful to provide you with some know-how on how to care for your products – actually doing it is up to you.

How to wash

You should always start by following the care instructions on the product itself. As a rule of thumb, you should wash your favorite garment only when it is really needed. Machine washing causes signs of wear and tear on every product and puts additional stress on zippers, elastic bands, color and other details.
Please note that fine materials like silk, silk-blend, wool, wool-blend or any special compositions must be dry cleaned!
If you still decide to wash it, keep the following in mind:

1. Cold Wash, Air Dry

The best way to gently wash your garment is to machine wash in cold water and lay flat to dry.

2. Up to 30 degrees
Wash you clothes at a max of 30 degrees. This will save energy and your garment won’t shrink.

3. Printed garments
Your product has a print? Wash it inside out to preserve a nice print quality for as long as possible.

4. Use a laundry bag
Put your delicate garments into a washing bag to protect them from clashing with other products throughout the washing process.

5. No fabric softener!
It will leave a waxy residue that affects the breathability of the fabric.

6. Bleach free
Only use bleach free laundry detergent! This will help you to keep the colour of the garment for as long as possible.

7. Taking Care of Bright Colours
- Wash bright colours alone before you wear them
- Continue washing bright coloured garments with similar colours

Patch & repair

If you use your favourite product often, it will eventually wear out. We do everything to ensure that it happens as late as possible and that our products last a long time. When the time comes, think about whether it is really necessary to change your product or whether you can still repair something, or whether it might not be that tragic after all. Holes can be sewn up, zippers repaired or reinserted, and cords can be replaced. Would you like more detailed tips? Contact us mail@kalissi.com

Rehome

Unwanted clothing has a value, even if it's only in average condition. 50% of us bin clothing, with 30% going straight to landfill. If you don't want to repair your used clothes, rehome them.
Pass them on to friends and family, sell on eBay or take to a charity shop. We recommend Thredup, an online consignment store that takes your used clothing, sells it and pays you up to 80% of the sale price.

Material Guide

All of our garments have an inside care label with detailed instructions. Please follow these specific instructions as they are tailored to each individual piece and will ensure the piece’s longevity.
The below can be used as a dictionary for Materials:

ORGANIC COTTON
Organic cotton is a wonderfully easy fabric to care for.
Wash at 30°C with similar colours, don’t tumble dry and only use a low spin if needed.
Dry flat, on a line, or drying rack, away from direct sunlight or heat. Use a cool iron if required and do not bleach.
For garment dyed items, dry inside-out to avoid colour fading.

LINEN
Machine wash with a low spin at 30°C.
When hand washing, rinse with lukewarm water.
Hang linen pieces to air dry. Tumble drying can shrink or damage the fibres.
Take care not to use thin wire hangers or clips that could leave impressions or pull the shoulders out of shape.
Linen can crease easily. Hang in the bathroom while taking a hot shower and use the steam to reduce creases.

SILK
Silk is best hand-washed with a specialist detergent in lukewarm water, without soaking as this can release some dye or dry best to be brought to the dry cleaners.
Rinse the silk garment without wringing.
To dry, lay the silk garment on a towel and roll up the towel to absorb excess moisture. Then lay flat on a drying rack or hang to air dry. Do not tumble dry!
To iron silk, use the lowest temperature on an iron, or for an energy-efficient method, simply hang in the bathroom while taking a hot shower. The steam will reduce creases.

WOOL
Wool doesn’t need washing every time you wear it. Hang to ventilate instead.
To wash wool, use a specialist wool detergent cold washing with a low spin setting or bring it to the dry cleaners. Squeeze out any excess water for heavier garments, without wringing.
Dry woollens flat on a rack, placing a towel underneath to absorb any drips. Hanging wool up to dry will stretch pieces out of shape. Do not tumble dry!
Store with mothballs.
Pilling occurs naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.

CASHMERE
Cashmere doesn’t actually need to be washed every time you wear it – just a few times per season is ideal. Instead, air out your cashmere between wears.
When you do wash cashmere handwash and use a specialist detergent or bring it to the dry cleaners. Do not tumble dry!
Use mothballs. Pilling occurs naturally and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.

MERINO
Merino doesn’t need to be washed after every wear, as the wool is naturally antibacterial and odour-resistant. Hang garments to air between wears instead.
When you do wash merino handwash and use a specialist detergent or bring it to the dry cleaners.
Hang merino wool to air dry and reshape while damp. Do not tumble dry!
Pilling will occur naturally with wear. This can be easily remedied with use of a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.
Don’t forget to protect your merino from moths!

DENIM
You don’t need to wash denim and jeans all the time. Inbetween washes, you can spot clean surface dirt with a damp cloth.
To wash denim, a gentle machine wash at 30°C or lower is ideal. There are also specialist detergents available.
Wash denim inside out to stop the colour fading.
Hang out to dry, as heat from a tumble dryer could cause shrinkage. Avoid using an iron as heat can weaken the fibres.

RECYCLED POLYESTER
Recycled polyester is robust and simple to care for. Wash at 30°C with similar colours, don’t tumble dry and only use a low spin if needed.
Dry flat, on a line, or drying rack, away from direct sunlight or heat. Use a cool iron if required and do not bleach.

RECYCLED & REAL LEATHER
Leather can be spot cleaned with a slightly damp cloth.
Keep leather supple and conditioned with a specialist leather balm. Apply a small amount with a cloth and buff gently.
Hang leather garments to ventilate between wears, avoiding direct sunlight.
When travelling and storing, roll leather garments to avoid fold creases.
Softer leathers can scratch! Be careful with sharp items like keys.

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