At ALTER MADE we believe that caring for your clothes is much more sustainable than replacing them. That is why it is very important to us that you know how to take care of our garments so that they last for years in perfect conditions. In this article we show you how to wash, dry and store your ALTER MADE products.

Washing

  • The secret to cashmere’s longevity is avoiding washing the full garment.
  • Ventilate outside between wears on a flat surface and out of direct sunlight. This way the fibre regenerates and gets rid of any bad smells.
  • For the odd stain, we recommend covering it with some detergent and leaving it to absorb for around 20 minutes. Rinse the area later and leave it to dry.
  • Washing frequency: mid-low, every 3-6 wears.

If there is no alternative but to wash the whole garment, these are the steps you need to follow:

  • Turn the garment inside out before washing it.
  • Wash it by hand in warm water between 20º and 30ºC.
  • Use 1 cup of detergent for delicate garments.
  • Leave it to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Change the water until it is clear and free from any foam or soap.
  • Avoid using fabric softeners, bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Spread the garment over a clean towel on a flat surface.
  • Do not wring the garment out.
  • Do not use a dryer.
  • We recommend you turn the garment inside out and steam dry it instead of ironing it. The temperature should not exceed 110ºC.

Storage

  • Store the folded garment in a drawer or on a shelf.
  • Do not hang it up. This way we stop it from losing its shape.
  • Use anti-moth treatments.


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Washing

  • Washing frequency: very low, only when necessary.
  • Dry cleaning.
  • Professionally cleaned, preferably at the dry cleaner’s.

Storage

  • Store the folded garment in a drawer or on a shelf.
  • Use anti-moth treatments.

Pilling or bobbling is a completely normal effect that happens to clothes made with natural fabrics such as wool, even when they are top quality. To get rid of the bobbles, we recommend you to put the cashmere garment on a flat surface and slide a cashmere comb smoothly across it in the same direction.







Washing

  • Washing frequency: mid-low, every 3-6 wears.
  • Ventilate the garment outside between wears.
  • Turn the garment inside out before washing it.
  • Wash it by hand in warm water between 20º and 30ºC.
  • Use standard detergent.
  • Leave it to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Change the water until it is clear and free from any foam or soap.
  • Avoid using fabric softeners, bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Spread the garment over a clean towel on a flat surface.
  • Do not wring the garment out.
  • Do not use a dryer.
  • We recommend you turn the garment inside out and steam dry it instead of ironing it. The temperature should not exceed 110ºC.

Storage 

  • Store the folded garment in a drawer or on a shelf. 
  • Do not hang it up. This way we stop it from losing its shape. 
  • Use anti-moth treatments

Pilling

Pilling is a completely normal effect that happens to natural animal fibres. It involves the appearance of small bobbles on the fabric, especially in the more worn areas and after the first few wears. With Merino wool, the bobbles come away themselves when washed. . 





Washing

  • Washing frequency: very low, every 10-20 wears.
  • Ventilate the garment outside when necessary between washes.
  • Always turn them inside out and fasten them before washing.
  • Wash them in the washing machine in warm water at a maximum of 30ºC.
  • Use a standard detergent and just a little fabric softener.
  • Avoid using bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Do not use a dryer.
  • Hang them on coat hangers with pegs and do not fold them.
  • Iron them inside out at a maximum temperature of 110ºC.

Storage

  • Hang them on coat hangers or fold them.


Organic Cotton



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Washing

  • Washing frequency: high, after every wear.
  • Always turn them inside out before washing them.
  • Wash them in the washing machine in warm water at a maximum of 30ºC.
  • Short spin.
  • Use a standard detergent and just a little fabric softener.
  • Avoid using bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Do not use a dryer.
  • Iron them inside out at a maximum temperature of 110ºC.

Storage

  • Hang them on clothes hangers or fold them.

Washing

  • Washing frequency: mid-low, every 3-6 wears.
  • Ventilate the garment between washes.
  • Always turn them inside out before washing them.
  • Wash them in the washing machine in warm water at a maximum of 30ºC.
  • Short spin.
  • Use a standard detergent and just a little fabric softener.
  • Avoid using bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Do not use a dryer.
  • Iron them inside out at a maximum temperature of 110ºC.

Storage

  • Hang them on clothes hangers or fold them.


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Washing

  • Washing frequency: high, after every wear.
  • Always turn them inside out before washing them and undo all the buttons.
  • Wash them in the washing machine in warm water at a maximum of 30ºC.
  • Use a standard detergent and just a little fabric softener.
  • Avoid using bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Do not use a dryer.
  • Iron them inside out at a maximum temperature of 150ºC.

Storage

  • Hang them up.

Washing

  • Washing frequency: very low, only when necessary.
  • Always turn them inside out before washing them.
  • Wash them in the washing machine in warm water at a maximum of 30ºC.
  • Use a standard detergent and just a little fabric softener.
  • Avoid using bleaches or whiteners.

Drying

  • Do not use a dryer.
  • Iron them inside out at a maximum temperature of 150ºC.

Storage

  • They can be hung up or folded.




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Washing

  • Washing frequency: very low, once per year.
  • Fasten them before washing them.
  • Wash them in the washing machine in warm water at a maximum of 30ºC. Put 3 tennis balls in the washing machine, this will stop the feathers from become matted.
  • Short spin.
  • Use a standard detergent and just a little fabric softener.
  • Avoid using bleaches or whiteners.
  • Do not dry clean.

Drying

  • You can use the dryer on a low temperature. Put 3 tennis balls in the dryer, this will stop the feathers from becoming matted.
  • We recommend you dry the garment outside. If you do it this way, you should make sure it is in a horizontal position.
  • Iron at a maximum heat of 110ºC.

Storage

  • Hang them on a clothes hanger.
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