GENERAL MAINTENANCE :
Dust may affect fabric. Care for textiles by vacuuming or lightly brushing.
Rotate and flip cushions when vacuuming for even wear.
The nap of high pile textiles such as mohairs and velvets may become crushed or lose its original pile height. We recommend light steaming to lift the pile to its original height. The textile should also be brushed with a de-linting brush to maintain its pile.
Water based or solvent cleaner may cause discoloration or staining.
We recommend that stained or soiled textiles be professionally cleaned. Dry cleaning should be done at regular intervals by a reputable, professional dry cleaner specializing in home furnishings. Always advise the dry cleaner of the fiber content of the fabric prior to any treatment.
Immediately blot the affected area lightly with a clean, dry cloth. We recommend consulting a professional home furnishings cleaning service, advising them of the type of stain and the fiber content of the fabric to be treated. Pre-test any cleaning agent on a small inconspicuous area to make sure there are no problems with colorfastness, shrinkage or spotting.
Applied finishes may help resist soil and stain.
Many of our fabrics have been tested to be washed. However, the washing tests are performed in Europe and the results may vary due to water coarseness, detergent and drying variables. We therefore recommend that dry cleaning be used to clean our fabrics.
ANTI-STAIN FINISHES :
Finishes help fabric resist spotting, but they are not necessarily the end-all to every problem. Light colors may benefit the most. A finish does not eliminate the need to properly care for a fabric. Spots should have immediate attention by a professional dry cleaner.
Maintain textiles by keeping them away from direct sunlight.
Draperies should be lined and interlined when fragile fabrics are used. To extend the life of your drapes, additional yardage for the turn back should be purchased at the time of the original purchase. Colors can fade by oxidation, “gas fading”, if fabrics are kept in storage for too long without airing. Impurities in the air may also cause fading.
OUTDOOR TEXTILES :
Clean with natural soap in lukewarm water. Sponge briskly and rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt. Machine washing outdoor fabric that has not been backed is also acceptable. Air dry.
Diluted chlorine bleach will not affect the coloration of the fiber and is acceptable for stain removal. Chlorine bleach will eventually affect the strength of any fiber, so we suggest a solution of one part bleach to two parts water. Thorough rinsing is essential.
For any product that is heavily damaged or excessively worn, seek professional assistance.