How To: Marle Garment Care Guide

Every Marle collection is intentionally designed to be part of an enduring wardrobe - core to this longevity is the care of each garment. 
Inspired by the inherent texture of the fabrics that form each piece, Marle is thoughtfully crafted in exclusively natural fibres. Here we share our garment care advice so you can continue to love your Marle pieces for many seasons to come. 

 

 
Cotton

This season we have introduced our first GOTS certified organic cotton capsule. Simple in nature and complex in quality, the range is built upon simple silhouettes that nod to everyday wear.

Cotton is a durable natural fibre that can be machine washed on a cold cycle in environmentally friendly detergent. We recommend Ecostore laundry liquid.

For best results, line dry in the shade and refrain from wringing the garment. If the garment allows ironing, we refresh our cotton pieces with a linen water spray and iron on the recommended heat level or use a steamer. 

 

 
Linen

Linen is a fibre that features in every Marle collection for its textural character and durability. Equally as important, linen is soft on the skin, breathable and favoured for its sustainable qualities, such as requiring less water to produce and being completely biodegradable.

Linen can be hand or machine washed and it becomes softer with each wash. Always use a gentle detergent, we recommend Ecostore Eucalyptus Wool & Delicates. If machine washing, use a cold cycle. Hand wash in lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. If the garment tag recommends, iron on low heat while the clothes are still slightly damp.

If your garment has a mark, sprinkle baking soda onto the area followed by a few drops of white vinegar. Soak for 15 minutes before rinsing in cool water. Repeat if necessary and wash immediately. 

 

Silk 

We adore the luxurious feel and look of sand washed silk. Take care of your adored silk pieces by handwashing in a cool or lukewarm basin.  Add a small amount of delicate detergent (preferably one that notes it is gentle on silk).  Agitate the item gently with your hands to make suds. Allow the item to soak (but no longer than 20 minutes). Then rinse, making sure you stick with the same water temperature throughout because silk (as with most natural fibres) doesn’t agree with a change in temperature. Once rinsed, roll the garment in a clean towel and press out excess water. If the garment tag recommends, iron on a low setting while still damp.

 

 

 
Hemp

Hemp is a low-impact fibre that is also renowned for its durability and breathable nature. Place hemp pieces in a lingerie bag before putting them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with a small amount of washing detergent, or hand wash. If hand washing, add a cup of white vinegar to remove excess soap which can cause discoloration and brown spots. Line dry or dry flat out of direct sunlight. Bring your garment inside before it fully dries, as they can become brittle.

We recommend a cold cycle for any coloured hemp garments to ensure the garment doesn’t fade over time. 


For more Care Guides, read all about how to care for knitwear here.

 

 

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