Caring for your fabric  

 

Fabric is precious. Below are the few guidelines to help you care for your new SHANGHOOD purchase. It's a good idea to pre-wash any washable natural fibres that you will be washing in the future, as some shrinkage may occur. We recommend pre-washing in the same way you intend to wash your future fabric creation including drying. Wash light and bright colours separately, as some colours may run in their first few washes. Please note, these care tips are guidelines only and variations will apply to some fabrics. Special washing instructions will apply to some fabrics such as sequinned, beaded, coated or foiled fabrics as well as specialty weights/styles and delicate items. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please follow the care & prewash guidelines as outlined below as we are unable to accept claims on fabrics which have been laundered incorrectly.

Merino

Machine washable on a gentle/wool cycle using a wool detergent, do not wring. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on cool setting or dry flat in shade. Use warm iron. Do not dry clean.

Silk

Dry clean only or handwash at your own risk using a silk friendly detergent. Do not bleach or tumble dry. If hand washing, dry in shade. Use warm iron.

Cotton

Drycleanable, machine washable, bleachable if white. Line or tumble dry. Use a warm/hot iron.

Linen

Cool handwash or gentle machine wash, wash colours separately, do not wring. Tumble dry on cool setting or dry in shade. Use a warm/hot iron.

Rayon / Viscose

Drycleanable, cool machine wash or hand wash. Do not twist/wring, warm iron on reverse side.

Wool

Dryclean only, use cool/warm iron, steam when pressing, brush wool to remove surface soil.

Triacetate

Drycleanable, cool machine wash or hand wash. Do not twist/wring, warm iron on reverse side.

Tencel / Lyocell

Cold machine wash, tumble dry on low temperature, cool iron, dry cleanable, do not bleach.

Acetate

Drycleanable, machine wash or hand wash separately in warm water. Do not soak colour items, do not twist/wring, warm iron on reverse side. Do not tumble dry.

Laces / Jacquards

Dryclean only. Please note some of these fabrics are delicate so please be careful against rough surfaces and snagging.

Velvet

Dry clean only. Do not spot clean. Never iron as ironing is likely to crush or flatten the natural pile. A hand held steamer can be used to remove creasing. Alternatively, hand your fabric or garment in a steamy bathroom as the steam may help relax any creasing. We would recommend that you unpack your fabric upon arrival and store it rolled, rather than folded. Velvet garments are best kept handing. Avoid using clip hangers as these can bruise or mark the fabric.

Nylon / Polyester

Drycleanable, cold machine wash, tumble dry on low temperature, cool iron, do not bleach.

 

*Courtesy of The Fabric Store Online