SPECIAL CARE AND FINISHES INSTRUCTIONS
All fabrics except the Hand Printed Collection and the Plain Linen Unions score BWS rating 6-7 for colourfastness to light.
The Hand Printed Collection and the Plain Linen Unions score BWS rating 4-5 for colourfastness to light.
All score 30000 on the Martindale Rub Test for wear and tear. We can arrange fire retardency and Scotch-guarding finishes, if requested.
Cleaning FABRICS should preferably be dry cleaned to retain their crispness and avoid shrinkage.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE HAND BLOCK PRINTED RANGE IS GREEN EARTH DRY CLEANED ONLY - the colours will be dramatically altered by conventional dry cleaning. See: www.greenearth.com - more details on our web site of green earth dry cleaners.
OILCLOTHS can be bleached to remove stubborn stains.
WALL COVERINGS can be washed
WALLPAPERS can be sponged RUGS must be dry cleaned only
Our fabrics currently have various different sources:
Printed Linen Union (60% linen/40% organic cotton - 139cm wide)
This is a medium weight union particularly suitable for upholstery, loose covers, curtains and blinds, headboards and cushions. The linen content comes from Northern Europe and the cotton from Turkey and India. It is woven in Scotland and India. Small slubs and irregularities in the weave will sometimes occur as part of the natural character of the fabric. The very nature of the Hand Printed collection means that there will often be small spots and imperfections to remind one that it was made by hand, not machines, and this is its charm.
Plain Dyed Linen Union (40% linen/60% cotton - 139cm wide)
This is a heavier weight union particularly suitable for upholstery and loose covers. The linen content comes from Northern Europe and the organic cotton from Turkey. It is woven and dyed in Scotland. Small slubs may occur very occasionally.
Printed Organic Cotton(100% organic cotton - 139cm wide) This is a medium weight cotton particularly suitable for smaller curtains and blinds, duvet covers, valances and pillowcases, tablecloths and napkins. The yarn comes from Turkey and is woven in Scotland and printed in England.