Every endeavour to bring you the highest-quality fabrics has been taken to ensure you receive the maximum performance throughout the life-cycle of your garment. We believe in using only the finest British approved manufacturers and wholesalers for all our clothing supplies from where we know fabrics have undergone rigorous testing in accordance with British Standard compliant policy.
We strongly recommend that you always refer to the label in each garment for specific Instructions on how to care for your garment prior to executing any given action. In the majority of cases, experience shows most issues occur as a direct result of negligence through failing to follow the care label instructions than any manufacturing fault. EG:
• washing at the incorrect temperature • tumble drying an item that should not be tumble dried • machine washing when an item should be dry cleaned • using the wrong type of washing powder.
Before washing a garment for the first time, test to see if the colour runs by Simply placing the cloth in a bowl of soapy water for 30 minutes. If the colour transfers – the cloth needs special care when washing!
For best results:
• wash separate loads by colour and turn clothing inside out to help prevent colour run • Wash in cool water. Since hot water is more likely to make the dye on fabric run • Rewash colour-stained clothing separately, before it dries • avoid leaving damp clothes in the washing machine for too long.
Pilling & Bobbling
Pilling - it’s not a manufacturing fault! Knitted fabrics are likely to pill when subject to the following:
• External friction: movement against another fabric, or object (eg. a school bag/rucksack, brick wall or coarse seat. • Tumble drying the garment at too high a temperature • Washing the garment at an incorrect temperature or with other garments
Surface napping is common with most wool garments: knitted jumpers, blazers and heavy flannel trousers. It occurs through loose fibres rising to the surface and forming into bobbles in exactly the same way they do on new carpets. In most cases, these fibres tend to disappear after a few washes provided you observe and stick carefully to the washing guidelines. Carefully brushing, cutting or picking off the loose fibres can remove these bobbles. Once completed, the bobbles shouldn’t reappear.
Generally caused by either intense heat or too much agitation. Always avoid washing garments at too high a temperature and take care when selecting the washing cycle on your machine. Again, ensure you follow the care instructions provided with the garment.
Causes of Shiny fabric
Often caused by over pressing. Most man made fibres in the fabric cannot withstand the heat of a hot iron and will invariably degrade when heat is applied.
Solution: try to avoid ironing garments with a high man-made fibre content However, if ironing is required, use a very cool setting and iron the garment inside out.
Even the most clean conscious children will encounter stains from time to time from taking an unexpected tumble onto a muddy patch in the playground, to tripping in the long grass, through to a sudden nose blead and leaking pen, which all culminate in stains appearing on one's blazer, shorts, trousers or shirt.