Take care

More information, specifications and how to take care of your homeware.

Baskets and sisal tablemats
How to take care of your handwoven basket?

  • Keep your basket and tablemat away from direct sunlight.
    The colours will fade if exposed to bright sunlight.
  • Keep your basket and tablemat dry, it is made from natural materials so will deteriorate it gets wet.
  • If your basket gets out of shape, you can spray lightly with water and reshape it with your hands, or / and put a pot of a similar shape inside it.
  • If you use your basket as a plant pot, ensure you keep the basket dry. Line your basket with a thick plastic or use a plastic pot inside your basket.

Rugs, poufs, woven tablemats, kantha plaids and bedcovers

  • Wash separately at maximum 30ºC.
  • Use a gentle cycle and mild detergent, without bleach.
  • Dry flat.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Spot cleaning when small, local spots.
  • Vacuum regularly.
  • If you find a loose thread, cut it with scissors, do not pull.

Cushions

  • Clean with mild soap or special shampoo for silk.
  • Soak silk 3 to 5 minutes in lukewarm water.
  • While soaking, gently move back and forth. (no wringing)
  • As soon as silk is wet, be careful, for silk is more fragile when wet.
  • After handwashing for 5 min, rinse the fabric with cold water, where after adding a teaspoon of wine vinegar, to remove possible soap residue.
  • Roll the silk in a dry cloth to remove remaining water.
  • Roll silk out flat and pull the edges to make it straight.
  • If you find a loose thread, cut it with scissors. Do not pull.

Alpaca Blanket
How to take care of your handknit blanket?

  • Machine washing?
    Wash at low temperatures (20-30 degrees) and without heavy rotation (max 600 rpm). Make sure you don’t stuff the drum too full, your knitwear needs space to soak.
  • Handwashing?
    Handwashing will add years to the life of your knits.
    Fill the sink with lukewarm water and add a little baby shampoo or fine detergen t. Soak undisturbed for 10 – 15 minutes (do not rub it) and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water afterwards. Wring very carefully. Don not use fabric softener.
  • Drying cabinet is a no-go.
    Dry your knitwear garment flat on a towel. Don’t hang it on a coat rack, because the fibres will stretch. Drying flat or on a hanger in shade will ensure that garments are left fresh and ready to wear, with no fading or peg marks.
  • Is washing really necessary?
    Washing less means enjoying your knit blanket longer.Whenever possible, light spot cleaning of garments will extend its life between wash cycles.
    Are there no stains, but it doesn’t smell so fresh anymore? Just hang it outside on a coat rack.

Who made my homeware product?
At Solid, we are committed to building a strong, fair and sustainable fashion and homeware industry, with a production in Peru, India and Kenia that values and upholds artisans, their craftsmanship and their communities. With products that are high on quality and only use the best natural fibers Solid is committed to the development of Solid’s artisan workshops promoting fair trade good practices.

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