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Look after your garments

10 tips to keep your garments impeccable at all times

  1. Wash whites and light colours separately from bright or dark colours.
  2. Natural fabrics such as wool, linen and silk shrink when washed at high temperatures and lose their shape if spun dry or hung vertically. Artificial and synthetic fabrics should be washed in warm water and ironed inside-out at low temperatures. Denim should always be washed inside-out at 40ºC maximum.
  3. Do not overload the washing machine. With excess loads, clothing may not be sufficiently clean.
  4. We recommend the use of neutral detergents because they contain fewer whitening agents.
  5. Wash your garments inside-out and preferably with a liquid detergent and not a powder or solid detergent.
  6. Use the detergent and fabric softener with moderation. If you add too much, stains may appear on the garments.
  7. Avoid using tumble driers. Fabrics become opaque and garments wear more quickly.
  8. High temperatures are always harmful to fabrics.
  9. When drying your clothes outside, avoid direct sunlight.
  10. When ironing, always start with a lower temperature. In the case of dark colours, iron inside-out or when slightly damp.

Washing symbols

What do the symbols that appear on our labels mean?

Washing

Machine wash. The number (30º C, 40º C, 60º C, 95º C) indicates the maximum washing temperature.

Machine wash using a normal programme with a short spin. The number (30º C, 40º C, 60º C, 95º C) indicates the maximum washing temperature.

Handwash at 30ºC maximum. Do not rub or wring.

Do not wash.

Using bleach

Bleach may be used.

Bleach must not be used.

Ironing

Hot iron: maximum 200ºC. Cotton, linen or viscose.

Medium iron: maximum 150ºC. Wool and polyester mixtures.

Cool iron: maximum 110ºC. Natural silk, rayon, acetate or acrylic.

Do not iron.

Dry cleaning

The letters (A, F, P) in the circles indicate the suitable product for each garment (information useful to dry cleaning specialists).

Do not dry clean.

Drying

Suitable for tumble drying.

Not suitable for tumble drying.

Tumble dry at a low temperature.

Tumble dry at a normal temperature.

Hang out to dry extended.

Hang without wringing.

Dry on a hanger.

Chemical fibres

Chemical fibres are produced in chemical plants. If they use raw materials found in nature, they are called artificial fibres. If they are produced from oil-based compounds, they are called synthetic fibres.

Viscose

Viscose or rayon is a soft fabric with characteristics similar to cotton and similar to wool or silk in appearance. It creases easily and is very absorbent. It tends to shrink because of its low resistance.

Acetate

A soft and lightweight artificial fibre similar to silk in appearance. It does not shrink, fade or crease much. It is normally used in lingerie, blouses, dresses and accessories.

Modal

A soft and comfortable artificial fibre with properties similar to cotton and elastane. It is resistant and does not crease.

Polyester

A very resistant synthetic fibre that does not crease or shrink. It has various applications, on its own or combined with natural and chemical fibres. It is cheap and dries quickly.

Acrylic

A warm, soft and comfortable synthetic fibre. It is very resistant to mild and harsh climatic conditions. It is often combined with wool to give it greater resistance.

Polyamide

A very resistant and elastic synthetic fibre commonly known as Nylon. It loses shape at high temperatures and does not absorb perspiration.

Elastane

A fibre used to give garments elasticity. It is commonly known as Lycra and is normally combined with other fibres.

Natural fibres

Natural fibres are found in nature. They are classified into two groups, depending on whether they are of vegetable or animal origin.

Linen

A fibre of vegetable origin obtained from the linen plant. It is a strong, flexible, very resistant and shiny fabric which absorbs humidity and perspiration. It tends to crease easily.

Ramie

A white fibre of vegetable origin with a silky sheen. It is one of the strongest and hardest natural fibres, but has low elasticity. It holds its colour well and is soft and durable.

Cotton

A soft, elastic and resistant fibre of vegetable origin with a high capacity to absorb humidity. It is the most commonly-used fibre and tends to crease easily.

Wool

A soft and elastic fibre of animal origin. It has good thermal capacity to absorb or evaporate water, depending on the outside temperature, by adapting to the changes in the body temperature.

Silk

A soft and shiny fabric that originates from the silk worm. It is the fibre with the best quality and appearance, it is silky and soft to the touch and has a characteristic shine.