About the handwoven cotton fabric.
Cotton is a natural fibre; It is a light fabric that gives your skin friendly and breathable, giving highest comfort.
Wash and care for handwoven cotton.
- Our handwoven cotton dress can be washed by hand or put into a machine as well. We recommend washing the fabric at 30° Celcius, to keep the shape and size intact, prevent possible shrinkage and keep them looking their best.
- A mesh bag can be used for delicate items, which protects the fabric from snagging or twisting in harsh machine cycles.
- In the misfortune of a stain, use a small amount of stain remover to dab and soak the area before wash. We recommend the patch test on an inside seam to confirm that it doesn't affect the colour of the piece.
- Darker coloured and natural dyed pieces should also be hand washed separately in cold water.
- To dry the clothes, they can be hung under the shade while flipped inside out. However, we do not recommend wringing your clothes before drying them as it causes severe damage to the pieces.
- Do not harshly scrub while hand washing.
- Do not use bleach.
- We do not recommend using dryers for cotton clothes as the heat from the tumble causes pieces to lose their size and shape, leading to shrinkage. Instead, leave them out to dry. This is also more eco-friendly.
About naturally dyed fabric.
Indigo, along with other natural dyes, are used in dresses that are entirely made using environmentally friendly resources and materials. They need to be treated with delicacy and care. As these dyes are all-natural, derived from pure sources, they do no damage to the environment. Indigo has healing properties to the skin and aid in keeping the body cool during summers, which is apt for the Indian climate as well.
Wash and care for naturally dyed clothes.
- Wash dyed garments separately, using cold water and preferably a gentle pH-neutral soap.
- Clothes can be hung to dry, instead of using a machine dryer which ultimately uses more energy and electricity.
- Do not dry these garments in direct sunlight as this often results in excessive colour fading.
- Fabric colour will tend to spread and bleed into the water. A small noticeable fade of colour may occur over time, which is natural and adds to the charm of the clothes.
- Indigo or other naturally dyed pieces of clothes should be preserved in the Crow muslin bag provided. The muslin protects your garments from sunlight and fading.
About hand woven merino wool fabric.
Wool is naturally derived from the fleece of a sheep’s thick winter coat, which is shorn in warmer months. The thick, soft yarn creates a natural protective barricade against the wind, which keeps you warm and insulated and is also water resistance. At the same time, the tiny coils created by the fibres include minuscule pockets of air, which make this fabric breathable, making sure the comfort.
Wash and care for Hand-woven Merino wool
- Quality of wool is the natural protective coating; It is resistant to being a home for dirt and dust. Thus, every time you wear wool, it is not necessary to wash it. Instead, it can be hung with the aim of allowing the fabric some ventilation.
- When washing wool, it is advised to use specialist wool detergent at the optimum temperature of 30°C in the machine, with a low-spin setting.
- Gently squeeze out any excess water without wringing the fabric.
- Use a flat drying rack and place a towel underneath it to absorb any water drips. This is recommended overhanging up the wool to dry as it stretches the piece, causing it to lose its shape.
- Due to the nature of the product, pilling occurs naturally as a result of friction. This can easily be solved by using a pilling comb or fabric shaver.
We highly recommend that you follow eco-friendly washing practices and spread the word to educate other people about being considerate when washing, drying and taking care of our handloom clothes.
Our women's wear sustainable clothing is designed for many years and many seasons
Reduce the number of clothes by reducing your footprint by regardful washing, ironing and dry cleaning.
"Reduced washing can extend the life of your garment".
Easy ways to a sustainable laundry
The tremendous amount of clothing goes to landfill in the U.K. and U.S. A every year, with 85% of it ending up in the landfill. one-quarter of the carbon footprint of clothing goes in the laundry and washing.
How often does your handloom garment need to be washed? An extensive amount of water is used to wash clothes, brushing and airing can be enough to keep them clean. You can consider cleaning only the spot for any stains.
Washing in low temperatures such as 30 degrees can significantly play a vital role in reducing electricity consumption and can extend the lifespan of your garment.
Dry It Outside
We highly recommend hanging your clothes outside to dry if possible, it's humble to the environment and the clothes, by not tumble-drying you will be reducing 60% of the energy.
By incorporating these washing rituals, you will be able to reduce the consumption of energy by two times.
We suggest ironing your clothes only when necessary. Hang laundry in your bathroom while showering, the steam generated will remove the small creases which will help you reduce the energy significantly you consume for ironing.
Eco-friendly Dry Cleaning
Be mindful when you select your dry cleaner, find an eco-friendly dry cleaner, dry cleaning can be harmful to the environment, to the health of employees and for your wellbeing. Most of the handloom or organic cotton garments can be conveniently hand washed or on a delicate cycle.
We highly recommend not to throw away your old used garments but to give it to the less fortunate people, thrift shops or to an artist/textile designer who can recycle. We at Crow make a deliberate effort to make use of every resource.