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The care symbols and instructions below are provided as a guide. Before washing your item please refer to the care labelling found inside your garment and care symbols for your country (non - European location). Some materials may require specialist cleaning. If you are unsure of the most suitable cleaning method to use please contact Customer Services.

Washing Process
Wash at 95
Maximum temperature 95°c
Normal Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 95°c
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 60°c
Normal Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 60°c
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 50°c
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 40°c
Normal Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 40°c
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 40°c
Very Mild Process
Wash at 95 Maximum temperature 30°c
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Hand wash only
Maximum temperature 40°c
Wash at 95 Do not wash    
Drying & Ironing Process
Ironing Symbol Iron at a maximum sole-plate temperature of 200°c Wash at 95 Tumble drying possible
Normal temperature
Wash at 95 Iron at a maximum sole-plate temperature of 150°c Wash at 95 Tumble drying possible
Drying at lower temperature
Wash at 95 Iron at a maximum sole-plate temperature of 110°c Wash at 95 Do not tumble dry
Wash at 95 Do not iron    
Bleaching Process
Bleaching Symbol Any oxidizing bleaching agent allowed Bleaching Symbol Only oxygen / non chlorine bleach allowed
Bleaching Symbol Do not bleach / no bleach    
Textile Care
Wash at 95 Professional dry cleaning in tetrachloroethene and all solvents listed for the symbol F
Normal Process
Wash at 95 Professional dry cleaning in tetrachloroethene and all solvents listed for the symbol F
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Professional dry cleaning in hydrocarbons (distillation temperature between 150°c and 210°c, flash point between 38°c and 70°c)
Normal Process
Wash at 95 Professional dry cleaning in hydrocarbons (distillation temperature between 150°c and 210°c, flash point between 38°c and 70°c)
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Do not dry clean Wash at 95 Professional wet cleaning
Normal Process
Wash at 95 Professional wet cleaning
Mild Process
Wash at 95 Professional wet cleaning
Very Mild Process

cashmere goat

Cashmere is one of the world’s finest and most luxurious natural fibres. Knitwear made from cashmere requires care and attention but will reward you by lasting a long time. Your garment will continue to feel soft and luxurious wash after wash if it is well cared for.

The cashmere fibre is collected by hand by combing the Kashmir goat during molting season and it takes the fleece of more than two goats to produce one piece of knitwear.

Our cashmere is fully tested by laboratories accredited by ‘The Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute’. By following the wash care instructions on the care label, you should be rewarded with a garment that improves its handle over time.

Care Instructions

• Always follow the wash care instructions.

• Wash garments using a non biological detergent or a specialised wool or cashmere detergent.

• It is advisable to wash your garment prior to wear, this will remove loose, shorter length fibres thus minimising the level of surface pilling that may occur during initial wear.

• Always dry away from direct heat, never in front of a fire, on a radiator or in strong sunlight.

• After the first few wears, small surface pills may be visible in areas where excessive rubbing has occurred. These can be easily removed by carefully hand picking or by using a cashmere comb or fabric shaver. Surface pilling does not indicate inferior quality cashmere, it is a result of wearing such a fine fibre.

• Never hang your garment, this will cause it to loose its shape.

• When storing your garment for a period of time we suggest storing you cashmere knitwear in a sealed box or garment bag. Cashmere garments should always be washed and dried prior to storing.


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If you love your wax jacket as much as we do, make sure you take good care of it! Here are some handy tips and a step-by-step guide on how to re-wax your jacket.

The outer of our wax jackets are made from 100% cotton, and treated with a wax coating. Cotton is a natural fibre that does not trap moisture and allows the fabric to breathe. It also allows the wax to work into the fabric so that the benefits of the wax – being a barrier from wind and water – are maintained for a longer time. You should re-wax your jacket when necessary, depending on the wear and tear of your jacket from the elements.

Care & Cleaning

Clean your jacket regularly to maintain the jacket’s appearance. To clean, lightly brush off any dirt or soil as soon as possible. If necessary, use a cold damp cloth to sponge wipe persistent areas of dirt.

Please note: this may affect/remove the qualities of the wax.

 

Some other handy tips for you!

-          Do not machine wash or tumble dry

-          Do not iron

-          Do not rub clean

-          Do not use hot water

-          Avoid soap and detergents

-          Avoid keeping in direct sunlight / any direct heat source for too long

-          Keep your jacket on a hanger to maintain the optimum shape and appearance

 


Re-waxing your jacket

Step One:

Lightly brush off any dirt or soil, and if necessary use a cold damp cloth to wipe down the jacket.

 

Step Two:

Heat your tin of reproofing wax – we used Granger’s waxed cotton dressing so that is pliable and easy to apply.

 

Step Three:

Evenly apply wax with a lint-free cloth, paying special attention to the seams. Take care to not get wax on the corduroy collar or inside of the jacket!

 

Step Four & Five:

Use a hairdryer to blow over the jacket – this should ensure the even spread of wax. If necessary, re-rub the wax in a circular motion to further even out the wax for a smoother finish.

 

Step Six:

Allow to dry in a well ventilated area for at least 24 hours.

 

Please note: It is advisable to do the front and back separately.

 

 

 

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Other wax jackets are available online and in store at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.