TIPS AND CARE
Give your amaya some washing love
Viscose is a natural material, usually derived from wood pulp. Viscose has some of the characteristics of both natural fibers and synthetic fibers. It is softer and more supple than many natural fibers and has a silky texture. It is known for its good moisture absorption and breathability, making it comfortable to wear.
It is relevant to treat viscose clothing with love. Viscose is best washed by hand.
Hand washing tips:
- Laundry label: AMAYA Amsterdam's laundry label always indicates for viscose that you should hand wash it. Fill a clean basin or bucket with cold / lukewarm water and add a mild detergent. Stir the water and detergent gently to create foam.
- Soaking: Soak the garment for about 10 to 15 minutes to loosen dirt and stains.
- Cleaning: Do not rub or scrub the fabric roughly during hand washing, as this can damage the fibers. Instead, gently dab or knead the fabric to remove any dirt residue.
- Drip and dry: Place a clean, dry towel on a flat surface and place the washed garment on it. Gently roll up the towel to soak up excess water. Then let the garment dry.
Viscose has a natural (wash) shrinkage authenticity of 4-8% and therefore it is important to hot iron out the viscose garment on the inside, so that it will return to a nice shape.
Cotton is one of the most widely used and popular natural fibers in the world. It is extracted from the seeds of the cotton plant, which grows mainly in warm climates. Cotton fibers have a unique structure that provides several characteristics and benefits. Cotton is soft, breathable and durable.
Washing cotton is generally easy and can be done in different ways depending on the garment and preferences. Here are some general guidelines for washing cotton:
- First, check if sorting is needed. Sort cotton garments by color and wash them separately. Dark colors can bleed, so it is best to keep them separate to avoid color mixing.
- Pretreat stains: Treat any stains on cotton garments before putting them in the washing machine. Use a stain remover or mild detergent to gently treat the stain
- Temperature and detergent: Preferably use a mild liquid detergent suitable for colored clothes. For white cotton garments, you can use a detergent specifically for white laundry.
- Washing program: In general, a standard or delicate program is suitable for cotton clothes. Use cold or lukewarm water to minimize shrinkage and fading of colors.
- Drying: Cotton clothes can be dried in the dryer at a low to medium temperature.
Polyester is a synthetic fiber widely used in the textile industry. It is a popular material because of its durability, versatility and easy care. It is a durable fabric in that it resists wear, wrinkles and shrinkage, making it long-lasting, even with regular use and washing.
Despite the fact that there are mostly advantages to polyester fabric, it is nevertheless important that polyester be properly maintained. Below are some general guidelines for washing polyester clothing.
- Sort laundry: Sort polyester garments by color and wash them separately. Dark colors can tarnish, so it is best to keep so separate to avoid color mixing.
- Use mild detergent: Preferably use a mild liquid detergent suitable for delicate fabrics. Avoid detergents with bleach, as they can affect the color of polyester.
- Washing program: Select a wash program suitable for delicate clothes or fine laundry.
- Drying: Polyester clothes can usually be dried in the dryer at a low temperature. However, always check the laundry label, as some garments must be dried lying down or hanging to maintain their shape.
Leather is a material that lasts a long time. This means that leather should be treated with love. Leather exists known for its durability and strength. It is a sturdy material that resists wear and tear, making it long-lasting if properly cared for.
Over time, the leather can become even more supple and develop a unique patina. Leather has natural breathability, making it comfortable to wear.
- Protect leather from moisture: Leather can be damaged by excessive moisture, so avoid prolonged exposure to water and rain. You can use a water-repellent spray for this purpose.
- Clean regularly: Clean leather garments regularly to remove dust, dirt and stains. Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to gently wipe the surface. Avoid scrubbing or harsh rubbing as this can damage the leather.
- Avoid heat and direct sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight and heat sources can dry out and discolor the leather. Store leather garments in a cool, well-ventilated place and avoid places such as heated rooms, direct sunlight or the back of a car on a hot day.
- Avoid wrinkles and creases: Hang leather garments on hangers to avoid wrinkles and creases. If the leather does crease, you can gently smooth it with your hands and then hang it to return to its original shape.
- Have leather garments cleaned only at a good leather cleaning specialist.