Please consult the content label on your clothing for care instructions specific to each individual garment.
GENERAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Washing & drying
Always read the garment care label before washing and drying. However, for many garments, machine washing using the gentle cycle is appropriate, and hang to dry is preferable to machine drying.
Bleach and detergents
Bleach will weaken the fibers drastically as will using such powerful detergents like Tide. It is recommended to find an environmentally friendly alternative to these harsh soaps.
ECO-SUSTAINABLE FABRICS USED BY JENNIFER GLASGOW DESIGN
From the seed preparation which is natural and untreated with pesticides, to soil conservation and harvesting, the farming of organic cotton ensures the land and the people working it, are healthier and happier. Conventional cotton is one of the most chemically insensitive as classified by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Lyocell is a sustainable fiber, regenerated from wood cellulose. It uses a closed loop system of production that has a minimal impact on the environment. Lyocell is wrinkle resistant, simulates silk, suede or leather to touch, and is biodegradable.
Lyocell helps regulate body temperature and has inherent anti-bacterial properties which allows garments to stay odour-free for longer and allows for multiple wears before each wash.
Lyocell fabric is extremely soft, anti-static and anti-bacterial. When blended with other fibers, it increases their tenacity and durability. In addition, it is biodegradable and requires less dye than cotton.
Flax and Flax blends
Flax fibre is extracted from the skin of the stem of the flax plant. Its long fibres, ranging from 45 to 140 centimetres long, make it easy to spin and weave. When it is spun into yarn, it is sometimes blended with other staple fibres. Fabrics that are comprised of 100 per cent flax fibres or yarns are known as linen. Where flax is used with other fibres, the percentage of each is usually stated.
Wool fabrics have built-in climate control. Wool is a natural insulator and keeps the body warm in winter and is naturally breathable to keep the body cool in summer. Wool garments are excellent for winter clothing. The scales on the surface of the fiber and the crimp in the fiber create little pockets of air that serve as insulation barriers and give the garment greater warmth. Lightweight wool of sheer construction can be comfortable for summer wear in suitable garment styling because of its thermostatic quality.
Hemp and Hemp blends
Hemp is a wonderfully durable and long lasting textile that was first woven over 10,000 years ago. It is very breathable and has UV resistance and anti-microbial characteristics. It resembles linen and is usually mixed with other fibres to soften and give it draping characteristics. It is an excellent crop for farmers too! Needing far less water than cotton, almost no chemicals and much higher yields on less land, hemp has once again found its place in the textile landscape. In addition it blocks out weeds as it grows and can improve soil quality. Once having been banned from North American fields due to it being associated with cannabis and also being too competitive a crop for cotton farmers.