All Happyology garments are made with love and to the highest standards. Proper care will elongate the life of your Happyology garments to last for a long time.

A useful rule of thumb is that, hand washing in cold or lukewarm water will always lengthen the life of garments. Don’t worry if you are too busy to hand wash, many of our items are made to be machine washable at or below 30°C with similar colours. Please see below for specifics:

 

CASHMERE

Cashmere is an extremely soft fabric with lofty fibres that come with natural crimp. Due to its delicate nature, only hand-washing and dry-cleaning is recommended.

Hand Wash

Turn your garments inside-out, hand wash using lukewarm water (no more than 30°C) with a mild liquid silk or delicate-specific detergent. Soak for five minutes to help loosen the dirt before gently squeezing and rinsing using first with warm water and then cold water. Fabric softener can be used if you wish. Remove excess water by placing between clean towels or using a short machine-spin cycle – NEVER TWIST OR WRING! Reshape the garment. Do not hang dry. Flat dry on a fresh towel on a table or a flat surface. Place outside but not in direct sunlight.

Dry Clean

Dry clean sparingly once a season is sufficient. Excessive dry cleaning can give a glazed appearance, and over-exposure to chemicals can degrade the fibres over a prolonged period. Do not bleach with a chlorine-based product. 

Storing

Always wash knits before putting away for the season. Cedar blocks or a lavender sachet are recommended to help keep away moths.

 

WOOL / MERINO WOOL

Merino wool is slightly more durable than cashmere and is naturally antibacterial. Wools do not need to be laundered very often. 

Hand Wash

Turn your garments inside-out, hand wash using lukewarm water (no more than 30°C) with a mild liquid silk or delicate-specific detergent. Soak for five minutes to help loosen the dirt before gently squeezing and rinsing using first with warm water and then cold water. Fabric softener can be used if you wish. Remove excess water by placing between clean towels or using a short machine-spin cycle – NEVER TWIST OR WRING! Reshape the garment. Do not hang dry. Flat dry on a fresh towel on a table or a flat surface. Place outside but not in direct sunlight.

Machine Wash

Where permitted on the care label, you can machine wash your wools at a delicate cycle.

Dry Clean

Dry clean sparingly once a season is sufficient. Excessive dry cleaning can give a glazed appearance, and over-exposure to chemicals can degrade the fibres over a prolonged period. Do not bleach with a chlorine-based product. 

Storing

Always wash knits before putting away for the season. Cedar blocks or a lavender sachet are recommended to help keep away moths.

 

PIMA COTTON

Happyology uses Pima Cotton for their jerseys and basics. You can wash Pima Cotton most ways. Please check labels carefully to see if machine washing, hand washing or dry cleaning is best.

Hand Wash

Hand washing is one of the best methods for washing Pima Cotton. Wash in warm or cool water to prevent fading and shrinking. Washing in hot water can cause the fabric to shrink.

Avoid fabric softeners too, as this can dull the finish of the fabric.

Machine Wash

You can machine wash Pima Cotton following the guidance on the care label. Always separate coloured and whites to avoid colour transfer in the wash. It’s important to remember that a cool cycle without and fabric softener is better, as it helps to prevent fading or shrinking.

Drying and Ironing

Pima Cotton fabric can be air-dried or machine dried using a low heat. Please read our care label to see which method we recommend.

As our Pima Cotton is so soft, ironing can usually be avoided by air-drying after removing it immediately from the machine and re-shaping if required. Otherwise, follow the ironing instruction on the care label.

Storing

It is best to store Pima Cotton clothing by hanging it up in a wardrobe rather than folding. However, if folding, keep the items of clothing in a well ventilated but dust free place. Our cotton garment bags are perfect for keeping them in.

 

LINEN

We love linen for the lightweight and luxurious feel. It has the ability to look sharp with ironing or casual with the creases. Wrinkles are often considered as part of linen’s character.

Hand Wash

Our beautiful linen clothing and especially those with the gorgeous embroidery details need extra care, therefore it is usually best to hand wash them.

Only use warm water with a suitable washing detergent, letting the clothing soak for up to 2 hours. Rinse the item, squeezing in between until the water is clear and no detergent remains. If you are using starch to keep them crisp and wrinkle free, do so at this stage. Gently reshape the item to the correct size.

Machine Wash

Linen is generally fine to machine wash, as long as it is on a low-medium temperature to avoid any shrinkage. Always check our care labels for guidance on the temperature.

Separating coloured/dark and white/off-white linens is important to avoid colour transfer between clothing. It’s good to keep in mind that linen absorbs a lot of water which can make it prone to heavy creasing, so only filling half the machine will give it more space to move and reduce the creasing. Once the cycle had finished, immediately remove items from the machine, straighten out and gently stretch to shape.

Drying

It’s important with linen to let it line-dry, air dry or dry flat.

Tumble drying linen can leave permanent creasing and will shorten the life of the item. If you dry linen in a hot tumble dryer, it can shrink up to 15%.

Ironing

If you want to iron your linen, check our care label for guidance on the ironing temperature. Generally for linen it’s best to use a hot iron when the fabric is slightly damp to help give the distinctive crisp look the linen is known for. If you are starching, this is when the starch from the wash is activated for a crisper and more wrinkle-free look, or you can spray starch sparingly whilst ironing.

For items that are embroidered, place a white cotton towel on the ironing board to create a soft surface and a white cotton sheet over that. Iron the item from the back so that the front of the embroidery is still risen and to protect the stitches.

Storing

Store your clothing in a cool dry place, hanging or folding is up to you, but try to avoid plastic bags, cardboard boxes and cedar chests as they can deteriorate linen.

Linen has inbuilt insect-repellent properties so you don’t need to worry about moths or other creatures. When you take your clothing out of storage, give it a good airing or a wash if it needs a refresh.