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Care Tips
Read our care tips and find out how to take care of your fabrics from cotton to silk. Also find an explanation for the care icons of the fabrics - all at a glance!

Leather

A material full of character

Smart or striking, casual or macho – leather is definitely a material with character. Individual and unmistakable, and pleasant to the touch. It feels soft or firm, smooth or grained, supple or compact, depending on the original animal, the tanning method and the finish. By dint of being a natural product, each hide is unique and takes on its own very special patina through wear. There is a great deal of specialist knowledge and expert craftsmanship between the precious raw material and the high quality finished product.

Every animal hide consists of two sides: the outer “nappa” side, and the inner “suede” side. Different processing techniques, such as dying, washing or embossing, create a wide range of surface finishes. Our care tips: Leather clothing should never be exposed to direct sunlight. Treat your leather with a waterproofing conditioner to protect it against dirt and moisture.

Professional cleaning Do not iron

Wool

Cosy and wonderfully warm

Naturally warm: Wool is obtained mostly from sheep, although it can also come from other animals (camel, goat, rabbit) whose fur is good for spinning and weaving. The length, fineness and curl of the hair produce different qualities of wool. This renewable raw material comes mainly from Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa. Pure new wool is the term used to define the wool that has just been shorn from sheep. Wonderfully fine merino wool is particularly cosy and very popular.

The heat regulation properties of this natural coat of hair are excellent: The warmth of garments made of wool is particularly comfortable and wool is capable of absorbing large quantities of moisture and quickly transporting it away from your body. Unlike synthetic fibres, wool is impervious to dirt and absorbs virtually no odours. Thanks to its natural powers of self-cleaning, it smells neutral and fresh again after just a brief period in the fresh air.

Do not bleach Medium hot ironing temperature Do not tumble dry Wash at 30 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent with reduced agitation

Down

As light as a feather, with natural protection against the cold

Down provides natural protection against the cold and is perfect as a filling for outdoor clothing. Jackets, coats or sleeveless jackets filled with down are wonderfully comfortable, soft and cosy, temperature regulating and breathable. It owes these properties to its excellent ratio of heat to weight: Down is particularly light (one kilogram contains between 250,000 and 400,000 down feathers) but has excellent insulation properties.

Numerous factors determine the quality of down. The larger and more mature it is, the more heat-insulating air it can store. The quality of goose down is better than that from ducks. The ratio (of down to feathers) also plays an important role. The larger the proportion of down, the better are the heat-retaining properties and, as such, the quality of the article of clothing.

Drying Wash at 30 °C Professional cleaning

Linen

Lightweight and fresh, the purest pleasure

Linen is the purest pleasure, especially in summer. Airy, lightweight and wonderfully cool, this natural air conditioner keeps your skin feeling lovely and fresh. The perfect properties of this fabric, which is woven from flax fibres, have been valued for thousands of years. it is absorbent and breathable, durable and sturdy, impervious to dirt and bacteria. The smooth fibres possess a natural sheen but do tend towards that typical “elegant” creasing.

Linen can generally be machine washed at 95° without any problems. Outer clothing is, however, not always washable. So please consult the care label: Pale and coloured textiles should be washed at 40° using the programme for delicate fabrics (depending on your machine), spun only lightly, and – once dry – ironed at setting 2.

Coloured wash

Do not bleach Hot ironing temperature Low drying temperature Wash at 40 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent

White wash

Any bleaching agent can be used Hot ironing temperature normal drying temperature Wash at 60 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent

Silk

Gossamer fine and wonderfully temperature regulating

For more than 5,000 years, silk has been traded around the world as one of nature’s most precious fibres. To this day, this pure luxury comes mostly from China, Japan or India. The famous silk thread from the silkworm’s cocoon is the finest and, at the same time, strongest of all natural fibres. It is lightweight and supple, but extremely tear-resistant; absorbent, with good temperature regulating properties.

Woven to a gossamer-thin fabric, silk becomes a sensual enchantment with its iridescent sheen and gentle feel on our skin. The flattering fabric is just as suitable for elegant blouses and dresses as it is for charming lingerie. Such an exquisite fabric deserves to be treated with great care: Hand wash only at 30°C maximum, using special detergent. Turn inside out, cover with a dry cloth and iron at a setting below 150°C. Please do not rub, wring, spin or hang up to dry when wet.

Do not bleach Cool ironing temperature Do not tumble dry Wash at 30 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent with reduced agitation

Cotton

Versatile and hard-wearing

Whether lightweight and airy or soft and fleecy, cotton really is an excellent all-rounder. This natural plant-based fibre possesses outstanding properties that make it so versatile. Its moisture absorption is good and it breathes, allowing air to circulate. It is tear-resistant and hard-wearing but at the same time feels pleasantly soft on our skin. Cotton is the perfect fabric for everything – from business shirts to leisurewear, from sportswear to underwear.

Countries in which cotton is produced include Egypt, Brazil, China, India and the USA. But one cotton is not the same as the next, as its fineness and durability are dependent on the length of the fibre. So the longer the staple, the better the quality. Although cotton can be washed in the machine at 95°C, you should always read the care label. Cotton may be spun and ironed using a hot setting whilst still damp.

Coloured wash

Do not bleach Hot ironing temperature Low drying temperature Wash at 40 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent

White wash

Any bleaching agent can be used Hot ironing temperature normal drying temperature Wash at 60 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent

Cashmere

Soft, comfortable and wonderfully lightweight

Beautifully soft and wonderfully lightweight: If you have ever experienced the cosy feeling of cashmere next to your skin, you will never want to do without it again. It warms in winter and cools in summer. This most exquisite of all natural hair fibres always guarantees a feel-good climate. The precious wool is obtained from cashmere goats which live in the Asian highlands. Each animal only yields about 100 g each year. Since the goats may not be shorn in the cold temperatures prevailing at 4,000 m, the bottom hair is carefully combed out.

Although cashmere products need to be handled with care, this exquisite, natural product surprisingly becomes increasingly beautiful with each successive wash. We recommend that you hand wash cashmere in lukewarm water using special wool detergent with moisturising properties. Then roll the item in a towel, squeeze it gently, and dry it flat.

Do not bleach Cool ironing temperature Do not tumble dry Wash at 30 °C Use Perchlorethylen as cleaning agent with reduced agitation

Function

Action perfect

One of the very first items of functional clothing was the “oilskin” – a coarse linen fabric that was coated with oil to protect seamen against the wind and water. Nowadays, the latest findings in science and technology have created the perfect symbiosis of function and comfort. State-of-the-art high-tech finishes turn outdoor jackets into weatherproof companions and sportswear into active training partners.

These properties are obtained with the help of technical features, such as welded seams, special coating, or functional membranes. Micropores transport water vapour from inside to out, but prevent water drops from penetrating from the outside. Clothing with this type of finish is waterproof, windproof, breathable, and actively regulates body temperature. Special detergents must be used to preserve the functional properties. So you should always observe the manufacturer’s washing and dry cleaning recommendations.

Do not iron Professional cleaning
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