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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR OvH

Silk is rightly called the queen of textiles for its lustre, royal appeal, luxury, comfort, elegance, sensuousness and glamor. Silk's natural beauty and properties of comfort in warm weather and retention of warmth during winters have made it a sought-after fibre for high-fashion clothing.

The natural fibers in silk have excellent properties that will prolong the time you can wear it without washing - silk is moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial.

Our garments are made to the highest possible standards. We are proud to produce the collection in Hangzhou, which is traditionally the world centre for silk proudction and the start of the silk road. Our garments undertake a massive quality control inspection, with each piece being checked for over 60 different measurements and potential issues. As our garments are often dyed using vivid colours, all of our silks have been tested for colour fastness to ensure the colour will not bleed.

All of our garments are designed in-house by out design team, in our townhouse studio in London. We design all of our prints exclusively in-house each season.

WHY CHOOSE SILK?

Here are just some of the reasons we use silk in all our products...

  • THERMOREGULATING

    Helps maintain a comfortable temperature

  • HYPOALLERGENIC

    Beneficial for sensitive skin

  • NATURAL FIBERS

    Completely biodegradable

  • QUALITY

    Designed to be treasured forever

CARE GUIDE

Care instructions tailored to each of our products can be found on every product page, but for a general overview on how to care for any of our fabrications, please follow the links below

HAND WASHING

We recommend always hand washing your OvH in cool water - this will preserve the life of the garment and the saturation of its colour.

We're not suggesting you stop washing your sil pieces altogether, but you probably don't need to wash them as much as you think you do. Try spot cleaning them where needed and then airing them - silk is a beautifully breathable, natural fibre and so managing your pieces in this way will prolong the time you can go between washes. Of course, it's also much better for the planet!

We recommend using a specialist silk detergent.

Olivia loves using The Laundress Delicate Wash.

DO NOT MACHINE WASH

In reality, we know from experience these items can sometimes end up in the machine. We don't recommend you wash your OvH this way, but if you trust your washing machine and usually wash your delicates in it, these are our tips.

It is very important that you use a specialist silk detergent. Olivia loves using Clothes Doctor Eco Wash for Silk

Non-specialist detergents often contain harsh chemicals that can damage the colour and finish of silk and cashmere garments.

Please choose a gentle 'hand wash' cycle and set the temperature to cold if there is no staining, up to 20C if there are light stains and 30C if there are any stubborn marks. Never wash delicate fabrics over 30C. The cooler the water the longer the silk will last and the better it will feel coming out of the machine. Avoid using any stain removers.

AIR DRYING & IRONING

Hang your silks to air dry and never put any of your OvH in the tumble dryer.

Iron or steam your OvH to restore lustre and sheen to the silk. Use your iron's delicate or lowest heat setting.

Iron on the reverse side of your garment. If you need to iron directly on the front, place a cotton cloth over the area to protect the silk.

HAND WASHING

Our tracksuits are crafted from the finest silk-cashmere blend, making them butter-soft to the touch.

We recommend hand washing our tracksuits in cool water with a specialist wool detergent.

Olivia loves using The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.

Lay flat to dry.

Iron on a cool setting.

Do not tumble Dry.

DO NOT MACHINE WASH

In reality we know from experience these items can sometimes end up in the washing machine. We don't recommend you wash your OvH this way, but if you do choose to machine wash, it is very important that you use a specialist cashmere detergent. Olivia loves using Clothes Doctor Eco Wash for Cashmere.

Non-specialist detergents often contain harsh chemicals that can damage the colour and finish of silk and cashmere garments.

Please choose a gentle 'hand wash' cycle and set the temperature to cold if there is no staining, up to 20C if there are light stains. Never wash delicate fabrics over 30C. The cooler the water the longer the silk will last and the better it will feel coming out of the machine. Avoid using any stain removers.

HOW TO STORE YOUR CASHMERE

Moths love cashmere - here's how to protect your Gia and Missy tracksuits!

Moth Protection

Total Wardrobe Care Moth Box

Total Wardrobe Care Moth Decoy

Total Wardrobe Moth Hanging Sachet

Total Wardrobe Care Drawer Sheet

Never put your cashmere away dirty - moths eat microscopic particles of skin on clothes. Keep worn but clean items on a separate chair in your room and wash after every three to four wears.

Always store your cashmere flat and folded, do not hang. If hung it will stretch and lose it's shape over time.

Use a de-bobbler or cashmere comb to reinvigorate your pieces and remove any pilling that occurs over time.

COTTON

Our Coco Cotton Pyjama is crafted from a cotton-tencel blend.

Cotton's breathable nature allows air to circulate around the skin, providing a better night's sleep. It doesn't cling to the skin and is soft to the touch and lightweight.

WASHING

You probably don't need to wash your cotton as much as you think you do. Try spot cleaning them where needed and then airing them - cotton is a beautifully breathable, natural fibre and so managing your pieces in this way will prolong the time you can go between washes. Of course, it's also much better for the planet!

For the Coco Cotton we recommend hand or machine washing in 30C degree water with a specialist detergent.

Olivia loves using

Clothes Doctor Eco Wash for Cotton

IRONING

Iron on a cool setting if needed.

Tumble dry on a low setting.

Please check the care information on the product page as it will be tailored to the product you are buying.

VELVET

Our velvet garments are crafted from a silk-rayon blend, giving them a luxuriously soft feel, with a beautiful sheen and drape.

We love wearing these pieces in colder weather to keep us warm.

DRY CLEAN

For our velvet garments we recommend dry cleaning due to the delicate nature of these pieces.

Do not wash or tumble dry.

We recommend

Laundry Republic Eco Dry Cleaners

IRONING

We do not recommend ironing these pieces.

Please check the care information on the product page as it will be tailored to the product you are buying.

EMBROIDERY

Our embroidered and embellished garments make for the perfect statement party pieces. Featuring a range of motifs from a flurry of gold beaded starbursts, to delicate whimsical floral embroidery, these are some of the most coveted and luxurious OvH pieces.

The motifs are designed in house and then carefully crafted by Jenny King Embroidery. The work Jenny King produces combines a modern aesthetic with the craftsmanship and quality of traditional technique. These intricate motifs can take many hours to create.

DRY CLEAN

For our embroidered and embellished garments we recommend dry cleaning only due to the delicate nature of these pieces.

Do not wash or tumble dry.

We recommend

Laundry Republic Eco Dry Cleaners

IRONING

We do not recommend ironing these pieces. If necessary, carefully steam them with a handheld steamer to avoid any pulls or damage to the emboiderey.

Please check the are information on the product page as it will be tailored to the product you are buying.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are committed to optimising our product life cycle.
Here are some tips for caring for your OvH...

You probably don't need to wash your clothes as much as you think you do - natural fibres in particular have excellent properties that will prolong the time you can wear them without washing. Spot clean and hand wash to limit water consumption.

We recommend air drying your OvH, never tumble dry.

Use an environmentally friendly dry cleaner.

Get in touch if you need a button replacement or any other aftercare advice.

customerexperience@oliviavonhalle.com
+44 (0) 20 7700 1007

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