WASH + CARE
You can repair or reduce the damage by looking at the direction of the pulled thread and stretching it back in place. Hold your Cape about 10 cms either side of the loop and pull until you see the thread sitting back in place. That should help reduce the damage or repair it completely. If you need advice, do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some amount pilling is common to all wool products and is perfectly normal. They appear where the fabric rubs against your bag or under the arms. The pills on our all-natural fabrics can be easily removed by just taking them off with your fingers.
With just a little extra care and attention, you can enjoy your Cape for a lifetime or even pass it on.
If you wear your Cape a lot (which we are sure you will ) air it frequently to keep fresh instead of washing. For those who use their Cape as their travel companion, washing might become necessary. You can choose to wash the entire Cape or just the area that you think has stains. In the next question, you will find information on how to wash your Cape.
Washing the entire garment:
Fill a bucket with lukewarm water (30 degrees Celsius or 86 degrees Fahrenheit) and add few drops of mild detergent.
Dip your Cape and soak for a few minutes.. Please note that it is normal for dark colours to run color the first few washes.Wash off the soap by dipping the Cape in regular lukewarm water.
Do not wring and let the water drip out. Lay it flat to dry.
You can use the iron on a wool setting. Just remember to place a thin protective fabric between the iron and your Cape.
Washing off a stain:
Wet the stained spot with a drop of baby shampoo and a soft toothbrush, gently brush away the stain in a circular motion.
Rinse off the lather under a tap and lay flat to dry.
Iron it on wool setting using a protective cloth between the iron and your Fifth Origins Cape.
When you are not using from your Fifth Origins Cape it’s best to fold it and store it in the Fifth Origins cloth bag.
Here are some tips of how to care for your Cape Infinity (tried and tested by us)
1. Washing your Cape Infinity might not always be the right solution. We noticed that when you give your Cape a steam iron it helps to make it look fresh, removes any odour, bacteria and wrinkles. Do give it a try :)
2. A little secret that our elders use to keep the textiles smelling great is to make an herb sachet tucked in between your garments. Just bundle a couple of herbs - cinnamon sticks, cardamom, peppercorns in a small cloth/ sachet.
3. Please avoid bringing the Cape in contact with any sharp objects as this will lead to pilling and/ or getting the yarn out of it's place.