Our Care Instructions
Each Saint James garment calls for specific care, and it is essential to first refer to the label on the item you own. Here are some more tips for wool and cotton.
Our tips for removing stains
- As soon as you notice a stain, clean it up right away so it doesn't get stuck in the fibers, making it much more difficult to remove.
- Always practice placing a clean, absorbent cloth under the stained clothing, and never pour hot water on an oily stain.
- Finally, if you have any doubts, it is better to take the garment to the dry cleaner rather than causing damage that may not be recovered.
Caring for your wool clothes
- If the care label of your garment mentions the possibility of machine washing, set your washing machine to a dedicated wool setting, at 90°F maximum. Otherwise, your garment should only be hand washed.
- If your machine does not have a dedicated wool setting, then set the temperature to 90°F and the spin to 400 or 500 RPM maximum.
- Opt for a non-chlorinated detergent, ideally a special wool detergent. Your garment should not be soaked, as it may warp. Wash it inside out. When the laundry is finished, lay it out to dry flat.
- If you have to wash your woolen garment by hand, be careful not to exceed a temperature of 90°F, and do not rub. Let it soak for less than 5 minutes, then squeeze it gently. Rinse it first with lukewarm water, then a second time with cold water.
- You can iron your woolen garment using only steam or by setting your iron to a minimum and placing a damp cloth between the iron and the wool to prevent burning the fibers.
- Be careful not to over-pack your woolen clothes in your closet. If they are wrinkled, you can hang them up in your bathroom for a while. Thanks to the steam, they will smooth out without needing to be ironed.
- Finally, it is not necessary to wash your garment after each use. Unlike synthetic fibers, wool prevents dust from sticking in depth. You can brush your woolen garment with a soft brush to remove surface dust.
How to take care of Saint James cotton clothes
- Cotton is a formidable textile, which is easier to care for than wool. Saint James cotton clothes can be washed at 90°F with a high spin speed. If you use fabric softener, use sparingly.
- You can line-dry your cotton clothes: be careful, as with all your clothes, to position the clothespins correctly, not to leave visible marks.
- To make ironing more effortless, smooth them out when they come out of the washing machine. Do not hang white cotton clothing in direct sunlight or close to a heat source. Also, clothes dryers are not recommended.
- Iron, preferably on the reverse side, and set your iron to a medium temperature.