Looking after your garments can add years to their lifespan – which is better for the environment and your pocket. Our collections are crafted with this sentiment in mind. We want your garments to last and to be loved. Please use this guide for tips on how to get the best out of our fabrics, and follow the care label for your individual garment needs.

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Cashmere is the fine undercoat from the Kashmir goat. It’s known worldwide as the most luxurious and desirable yarn of the wool family. Our cashmere is ethically combed and sourced from China.

Benefits of Cashmere

Warm and soft

Very lightweight

Sustainable and biodegradable

Adapts to all temperatures due to its moisture content (warm in winter and cool in summer)

Naturally anti-static

Odour resistant

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Cold hand wash with similar colours using a liquid wool detergent

Remove jewellery to avoid snagging

Do not soak or bleach

Do not wring or rub

Gently pull to shape

Dry flat in shade

Avoid direct heat and light

Do not tumble dry

Cool iron on reverse if required

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

When washing your Max cashmere, we suggest using a liquid wool detergent. Standard powder and enzyme based detergents can degrade cashmere, and if the powder doesn’t dissolve or rinse off, it can settle on the garment and create holes.

The benefit of 100% cashmere wool is that it doesn’t retain odour. To avoid washing after every wear we recommend The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Spray in between wears to refresh your garment.

If you don’t wear your garment often, or you are looking to store it away over summer, freshly wash and dry the garment before folding away in a dry place, and store in a breathable cotton bag. This keeps your garments safe from moth larvae eating tiny holes which may increase in size after washing and wearing.

Cashmere is a soft, luxurious yarn and may pill due to the short length of the fibres. We recommend using our sweater stone to keep your garments looking new after washing and wearing.

Dry in the shade as sunlight and heat can yellow and shrink your cashmere.

This yarn is blended with wool and makes for an extremely warm, easy to care for garment with a snuggly soft cashmere feel.

30% Wool / 30% Viscose / 30% Nylon / 10% Cashmere

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Cold hand wash with similar colours using a liquid wool detergent

Remove jewellery to avoid snagging

Do not soak or bleach

Do not wring or rub

Gently pull to shape

Dry flat in shade

Avoid direct heat and light

Do not tumble dry

Cool iron on reverse if required

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

When washing your cashmere blend, we suggest using a liquid wool detergent. Standard powder and enzyme based detergents can degrade your garment and if the powder doesn’t dissolve or rinse off, it can settle on the garment and create holes.

If you don’t wear your garment often, or you are looking to store it away over summer, freshly wash and dry the garment before folding away in a dry place, and store in a breathable cotton bag. This keeps your garments safe from moth larvae eating tiny holes which may increase in size after washing and wearing.

This garment includes an element of cashmere which may cause piling due to the short length of the fibres. We recommend using our sweater stone to keep your garments looking new after washing and wearing.

Dry in the shade as sunlight and heat can yellow and shrink your cashmere blend garment.

Care Instructions

Max has a range of delicate and specialist fabrics. These fabrics deserve a little extra attention so please follow the care instructions for each individual garment.

Tips

Delicate garments need to be hand washed as they can easily snag in a washing machine.

Some styles may need to be dried flat because line drying can stretch and pull garments. Pegs may also mark the fabric.

Hang your garment on a hanger that won’t snag the fabric. Don’t use clips as this can leave marks.

If spot cleaning, use the hem of the garment as a damp cloth. This will avoid any pilling, rubbing or bruising. We recommend using The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar to remove stubborn stains.

Viscose garments may reduce in size when washed, but are easily reshaped when damp. Once dry, gently ironing the garment on a cool setting will relax the fabric, and return it to its original shape.

Do not iron garments with permanent pleating as this flattens the pleats.

Press all garments on the reverse to avoid shine marks and use a press cloth if this is mentioned in the care instructions.

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Our denim comes in a range of styles, colours and washes. Follow our care instructions to get the best out of your favourite pieces.

Benefits of Denim

Easy Care

Strong and durable

Comfortable to wear and eases when worn

High cotton composition

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Wash with similar colours

Cold gentle machine wash inside out

Do not soak or bleach

Line dry inside out in shade

Do not tumble dry

Cool iron on reverse

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

Denim does fade with wear and time. To keep it looking its best, wash and line dry your denim inside out to help reduce fading.

Darker coloured denim may transfer or rub onto lighter coloured garments, fabrics and upholstery so wash before wearing.

Do not tumble dry as this can shrink your denim.

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Our faux fur is a soft, textured fabric made from polyester. Faux fur is animal friendly and easy to care for.

Care Instructions

Dry clean only ℗

Keep away from direct heat

Do not tumble dry

Do not iron

Tips

Dry Clean only ℗

Do not tumble dry or iron as this can melt, crush or flatten the pile.

Keep away from direct heat as this may melt the garment.

Faux Suede (also known as Suedette) is a man-made material which is a good alternative to leather. It’s a drapey fabric with a short pile, giving it a luxurious soft feel.

Care Instructions

Please follow the care instructions on the individual garments. Care instructions will either be dry clean or hand wash only.

Tips

The garments specifying ‘Dry Clean Only’ must be kept away from water because washing and moisture can shrink and distort the faux suede.

Do not tumble dry or iron as this can burn or melt your garment. It will also flatten or crush the pile.

Keep away from direct heat. Cool iron on reverse with a press cloth if required.

Do not soak, bleach or wring garment as this may distort the garment and create permanent creases.

Colour may rub or transfer onto lighter coloured fabrics & upholstery.

Leather is a perfect layer for trans-seasonal weather and the winter months. It’s also a sustainable and biodegradable fabric.

Care Instructions

Dry clean by a leather cleaning specialist only ℗

Do not iron

Hang your leather jacket on a padded hanger to maintain the shoulder line

Tips

Wash before wearing.

Dry Clean Only as washing and water can shrink and distort leather. ℗

Do not tumble dry or iron as this can burn the garment.

Keep away from direct heat.

Outer surface may be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth, allow to dry.

Colour may rub or transfer onto lighter coloured fabrics & upholstery.

Linen is a natural fibre made from the linen flax plant. It uses less water to grow than most other fabrics, and the whole plant is used when harvested, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Benefits of Linen

Sustainable

Biodegradable

Breathable – keeps you cool in summer

Anti-static / Anti-cling

Dries quickly

Smooth and soft

Strong

Linen becomes softer the more you wear it, making it extremely comfortable.

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Cold gentle hand wash or cold delicate machine wash

Use mild detergent

Do not soak or bleach

Line dry inside out in shade

Do not tumble dry

Either warm iron on reverse with press cloth or steam iron

Do not dry clean Ø

Tips

Wash and dry inside out to avoid colour fading.

Iron inside out with a press cloth to prevent burns or shine marks.

Merino wool is lightweight, breathable, perfect for layering, and easy to care for. Our Merino is sourced from both New Zealand and Australia.

Benefits of Merino wool

Sustainable and biodegradable

Merino is wrinkle resistant, with naturally crimped fibres. This means it will stretch with your body and won’t lose its shape

Adapts to all temperatures due to its moisture content (warm in winter and cool in summer)

Naturally anti-static and doesn’t attract dust

Stain resistant - a protective outer layer on merino fibres helps to repel light stains from soaking into the garment

Less allergenic than standard sheep wool

Care Instructions

Our merino is both hand and machine washable, but we recommend handwashing to ensure your garment lasts longer

Wash before wearing

If using a machine - cold, gentle machine wash inside out using a liquid wool laundry detergent

Maximum 40°c water temperature

Do not soak or bleach

Do not wring or rub

Pull into shape

Dry flat in shade

Do not tumble dry

Warm iron on reverse if required

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

When washing your Max merino, we suggest using a wool detergent. Standard powder detergents and enzyme based detergents can degrade merino, and if the powder doesn’t dissolve or rinse off, it can settle on the garment and create holes.

Wash inside out to reduce pilling and dry flat in the shade. Be mindful of sunlight and heat as this can shrink, yellow and damage your merino.

Don’t use fabric softener as it reduces the natural properties of merino and causes the fibres to rise to the surface and pill.

If you don’t wear your garment often, or you’re looking to store it away over summer, freshly wash and dry the garment before folding away, and store in a breathable cotton bag in a dry place. This keeps your garments safe from moth larvae eating tiny holes which may increase in size after washing and wearing.

Mohair is the fine fibre from the Angora goat (not to be confused with ‘Angora’ which is from the Angora rabbit). It’s a sustainable yarn, known for its lustre and strength.

40% Nylon / 30% Mohair / 30% Wool

Benefits of Mohair wool

Strength and durability - Mohair can be twisted or bent without damaging the fibre

Sustainable and biodegradable

Wrinkle resistant, with naturally crimped fibres. This means it will stretch with your body and won’t lose its shape

Breathable

Adapts to all temperatures due to its moisture content (warm in winter and cool in summer)

Naturally anti-static

Less allergenic than standard sheep wool

Stain resistant - a protective outer layer on merino fibres helps to repel light stains from soaking into the garment

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Cold hand wash using a liquid wool detergent

Remove jewellery to avoid snagging

Do not wring

Do not rub

Gently pull to shape

Dry flat in shade

Do not tumble dry

Cool iron on reverse if required

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

When washing your mohair blend, we suggest using a liquid wool detergent. Standard powder and enzyme based detergents can degrade your mohair blend and if the powder doesn’t dissolve or rinse off, it can settle on the garment and create holes.

Don’t use fabric softener as it reduces the natural properties of mohair and causes the fibres to rise to the surface and pill.

Dry in the shade as sunlight and heat can yellow and shrink your mohair blend garment.

Dry flat as hanging your garment will stretch the fibres and can cause breaks or tears, creating holes.

Store folded in a dry, dark place in a breathable cotton bag.

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Silk is a luxurious natural fibre known for its lustre and softness. Silk deserves a little extra attention, so please follow the care instructions for the individual garment.

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Wash separately

Cold gentle hand wash with gentle detergent

Do not soak or bleach

Line dry inside out in shade

Do not tumble dry

Cool iron on reverse with press cloth

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

Silk garments must be hand washed or dry cleaned as they are susceptible to snagging, tearing and shrinkage when machine washed.

Enzyme based laundry detergents and powders can discolour and shrink your silk. We recommend using a gentle detergent.

Wash and dry inside out to avoid snagging and colour fading.

Hang your garment on a hanger that won’t snag the fabric. Don’t use clips as this can leave marks.

Do not spot clean your silk as this can result in a visible change in colour in one area. If you have a stain, send the garment to the drycleaners or hand wash the entire garment following the care instructions.

Avoid sunlight as it can damage your silk garments by causing the colours to fade. Heat can also deteriorate the fibres causing weak points that can cause holes.

Use The Laundress Static Solution on the inside of the garment to prevent static and The Laundress Crease Release to refresh and remove any wrinkles before wearing.

Velvet is a luxurious fabric with threads cut to form a short, dense pile giving it a distinctively soft feel and shine.

Care Instructions

Max uses velvet made from several different fibres. Please follow the care instructions on the individual garments. Care instructions will either be dry-clean or hand wash only.

Tips

Do not iron as this will flatten or crush the fabric.

We recommend laundering velvet separately as it may attract lint and dust.

Use a coat hanger that won’t snag the garment. Be careful not to use clips as these can flatten the pile and bruise the garment.

We have various wool blends available. Wool, when blended with other fibres makes for a warm and easy to care for garment. Our wool garments differ in washing instructions due to composition and weight. Please follow the care instructions for your specific garment. Some are machine washable, but the majority of our wool garments are hand wash only.

Benefits of Wool

Sustainable and biodegradable

Odour resistant and moisture wicking - naturally draws sweat and moisture away from the skin

Breathable

Extremely warm

Naturally anti-static

Wrinkle resistant - fibres are naturally crimped and bounce back into shape

Stain resistant - a protective outer layer on merino fibres helps to repel light stains from soaking into the garment

Care Instructions

Wash before wearing

Cold hand wash with liquid wool detergent

Remove jewellery to avoid snagging

Do not soak or bleach

Do not wring

Gently pull to shape

Dry flat in shade

Avoid direct heat and light

Do not tumble dry

Cool iron on reverse if required

Dry cleanable ℗

Tips

When washing any garment that has a wool composition, we suggest using a liquid wool based detergent. Standard powder and enzyme based detergents can degrade the fibres in the garment and if the powder doesn’t dissolve or rinse off, it can settle on the garment and create holes.

Wash inside out to reduce pilling. Don’t use hot water or tumble dry wool garments as they are likely to shrink.

Don’t use fabric softener as it reduces the natural properties of wool and causes the fibres to rise to the surface and pill.

Dry flat, as hanging your garment will stretch the fibres and can cause breaks or tears, creating holes.

If you don’t wear your garment often, or you are looking to store it away over summer, freshly wash and dry the garment before folding away in a dry place, and store in a breathable cotton bag. This keeps your garments safe from moth larvae eating tiny holes which may increase in size after washing and wearing.