Care Information

 CARE INFORMATION

 

The textiles we use are handmade at every stage (including weaving the yarn…amazing right?). They need a little more TLC than ordinary mass produced textiles when it comes to their use and cleaning too. Please read the advice below before you chuck everything in the machine and hope for the best….avoid this.

 

Ikat Cushions :

The textiles we use to make our Ikat Cushions have travelled a long way from the artisan weavers in Central Asia to your lovely home. They are made from 70% silk & 30% cotton. They are woven and dyed by hand using skills and techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation for over 1600 years. Say what…wow!

 

CLEANING :

  • Please remove the cushion covers carefully and dry clean.

IRONING :

  • You may iron the cushion covers using a cool iron (silk setting) if necessary.

SPOT CLEANING :

  • Please avoid getting water on your lovely new cushions. Silk doesn't particularly like water and is likely to stain with water marks if it becomes wet. Not very chic…

USE OUTSIDE :

  • If you decide to decorate an outdoor space with your new cushions please remember to bring them inside at night time and store in a dry place. Especially if you live in a humid climate.
  • If possible we recommend using them in a shaded area. As silk is a natural material and because we use natural dyes as often as possible these are likely to fade when over exposed to sunlight over an extended period of time. This happens with almost all dyes , but even more so with dyed silks.

 

Mudcloth Cushions :

Our Mudcloths are much more hardwearing than our Ikats. Due to the extensive natural dyeing process, they have been washed 6 times before they even arrive at our studio. They are woven and dyed by hand using a centuries old mud pigment recipe (hence the name). The earliest pieces of Mudcloth found date back to the 12th century.

 

WHITE MUDCLOTHS

These are handprinted onto an organic cotton, undyded groundcloth. The pattern is created using an ancient mud pigment recipe. Extensive washing will cause the pigment to fade.

CLEANING :

  • Please remove the cushion covers carefully. We recommend you dry clean the covers. However, you may hand wash the cushion covers using warm water and a very mild detergent. Do not scrub using a brush, wash gently with your hands. Rinse all the detergent away.

IRONING :

  • Iron away, just not too hot.

SPOT CLEANING :

  • Spot clean in a basin or sink using tepid water and very mild detergent. Do not scrub, you may lose the pattern.

USE OUTSIDE :

  • If you decide to decorate an outdoor space with your new cushions please remember to bring them inside at night time. Especially if you live in a humid climate.
  • If possible we recommend using them in a shaded area as direct sunlight may fade the design.

BLACK MUDCLOTHS

CLEANING :

  • Please remove the cushion covers carefully. We recommend you dry clean the covers. However, you may hand wash the cushion covers using warm water and a very mild detergent. Do not scrub using a brush, wash gently with your hands. Rinse all the detergent away.

IRONING :

  • Iron away, just not too hot.

SPOT CLEANING :

  • Spot clean in a basin or sink using tepid water and very mild detergent. Do not scrub, you may lose the pattern.

USE OUTSIDE :

  • If you decide to decorate an outdoor space with your new cushions please remember to bring them inside at night time. Especially if you live in a humid climate.
  • If possible we recommend using them in a shaded area as direct sunlight may fade the design.

 

All in all please take care of your purchases. The artisans who make the textiles we source have poured their culture, love and skill into their very fibres. At our studio in the Cotswolds we take the utmost care in making our products and our aim is to make products that will last you more than a lifetime. We want to make products that bring you joy every time you use them to decorate your home.

 

Our founder Georgina’s mantra is “consciousness in all we do”. 

 

 

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