♥ Bamboo and Modal ♥
We work with three different rayon jersey blends. Rayon (also known as Viscose) is made from a variety of plant fibre sources, including grasses, reeds, and trees. Bamboo Rayon is specifically made from bamboo, whiles Modal is specifically made from beech trees.
Rayon dyes more easily than cotton, allowing for deep, saturated colours and minimal fading. It drapes beautifully and has a silky sheen. Although it's technically a manufactured fibre, it breathes and feels like a natural fibre against the skin.
The everyday Bamboo blend we currently use has an added cotton content of 28%. The cotton content adds body (thickness and weight) and lessens drape and sheen. It also makes some colours a little softer. Generally, we recommend this blend for casual bottoms (pants, shorts, leggings) and for single layer garments. It's less revealing than the Modal blend, and it's more durable.
The Modal blend has a subtle silky sheen that makes it the dressier option. It's incredibly soft and whisper-light against the skin. Do keep in mind that it is a more delicate fabric, and abrasion can cause the fibres to fluff up (purse straps and seatbelts are the usual culprits).
The luxe Bamboo blend has the best features of the above blends, with none of the downsides. It's silky soft with beautiful drape, a matte finish, and excellent durability.
♥ French Terry ♥
The same fibre content of our everyday Bamboo blend in a heavier, cozier weight. French terry has tiny, delicate loops on its underside, rather than fleece. Don't think towels! Think - soft inner layer that doesn't pill after the first wash. Great for pants, as it's better at disguising underwear lines.
♥ Merino ♥
Merino is a specific type of wool, known for its fine fibres and smaller scales. It is soft to the touch and not at all itchy, even to those who are normally sensitive to wool. Worn against the skin it has an amazing capacity for regulating body temperature - it warms the wearer without overheating. Like most wool types, it wicks moisture away from the skin and has antibacterial properties.
This makes it the perfect fibre to wear for athletic workouts, outdoor pursuits, travel, and office wear. It's lightweight, durable, breathable, resistant to odor, easily washable, and quick to dry. It's also completely biodegradable.
The superfine Merino jersey we use is 100% wool, with no spandex content. This makes it behave a little differently than our other jerseys. It relaxes significantly while wearing, and we compensate for this when we size your garment. This means that your garments will feel quite snug when you first put them on. Don't panic!
Like our other fabric options, this luxurious jersey has the gorgeous drape, softness, and rich colour that we insist on. It's close to being our ideal fabric - we hope you'll love it as much as we do!
♥ Linen ♥
We have a limited amount of Linen rayon jersey at the moment, available in Banana (pale yellow), Tarragon (pale green), and Pencil (gray/natural stripe). It's nubby, very lightweight and slightly sheer, and it drapes and clings beautifully. It wrinkles when packed, but the wrinkles fall out readily with the heat of your body. It relaxes significantly with wear, so it's best suited to draped designs.
♥ Fabric Care Instructions ♥
Use a very small amount of a delicate wool wash (ex. Eucalan, Woolite, Soak), rather than a regular detergent. Garments can be sashed by hand or on the delicate cycle. Wash them separately and inside out. In a top-loading machine, be sure to use a mesh bag to prevent the garments from getting tangled in the agitator.
To dry, lay garments over a drying rack or shower rail. Distribute the weight evenly and do not use hangers. The bamboo and modal fabrics are sensitive to abrasion - do NOT put them in the dryer.
For the merino fabrics, you can extend the life of your garment by washing it les often. Spot washing is often all that's needed. A light steam from the shower and a 24 hour rest period between wearings will refresh your garment and allow the fibres to relax and bounce back into shape. If distortion or twisting occurs after washing, dry on low to medium heat in the dryer. An occasional trip through the dryer helps retain shape, and minimal shrinkage will occur.
Wrinkles from packing and folding will fall out naturally while wearing. For faster results, lightly steam the garment, without touching the fabric directly.