COLOR INFORMATION

To make cotton products sun resistant, many harmful chemicals are required. This is exactly what we try to avoid in our products. It is not good for the environment or our skin. And even if we wanted to, our strict standard, GOTS, doesn't allow most of these chemicals anyway.

The sun bleaches naturally and it would take strong chemistry to stop it, especially since cotton is a natural fiber. If it were plastic, like polyester, it would be easier to make a final product sun resistant (it would still contain chemicals though).

For example, most black cotton t-shirts are also not sun-resistant, and that's a good thing because that would mean a lot of harmful chemicals touching our skin (on top of the chemicals that conventional cotton textiles already contain). Most of us are aware of this and know that black t-shirts should not be hung out to dry in direct sunlight.

Hours of direct sunlight on dark colors will cause them to fade. We therefore recommend avoiding direct sunlight when you hang your laundry out to dry, and that you use light-colored textiles when sunbathing.

SOFT OR NOT

You may have read that a dishcloth or tea towel should be soaked for 24-48 hours before use to become more absorbent.

We do not recommend this for our products and here is the explanation:

Cotton is very absorbent as a starting point. Just think of a cotton washcloth that does not require soaking to increase absorbency. A reduced absorbency in other products can be due to:

The way the yarn was processed before weaving. Chemical treatment of the cotton. Residues from the processing and dyeing of the textile, etc.

Our cotton is GOTS certified. This basically means that we don't add lots of chemicals in the processing that prevent the end products from absorbing. We only use pure starch when weaving and no pesticides or heavy metals in dyeing or harmful chemicals in finishing.

So, in general, you do not need to soak our products, and you can use them immediately.

REPAIR IS THE NEW BLACK

Have you thought about repairing your textiles?

In order to overcome the massive consumption of resources, we had better start buying less and better and repairing what we have already acquired.

Holes can be easily repaired, and if you value aesthetics, try some Japanese sewing techniques, e.g. Sashiko.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS & HOW TO READ THEM

Our washing instructions are sewn into most of our products.

On this you can see the washing symbols and use them as a guide for how to maintain and wash. As a general rule, the symbols indicate maximum temperatures for washing. Remember that it is possible to wash, dry and iron at lower temperatures.

our textiles

Cotton, both conventional and organic, is a natural fiber and can be processed in a wide variety of ways. Cotton can be boiled as well as tumble dried until crisp. But the higher the temperature when you dry, the more you shorten the life of the product as well as shrink your cotton product (more than usual), whether it's a towel or a shirt.

HEAVY CANVAS

Canvas is sensitive to stains, sunlight and cannot handle being soaked for too long. It will lose some of its natural stiffness and develop an uneven texture. That said, canvas is strong, long-lasting and will age gracefully.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ Linen and heavy linen are not exactly the same, but have some similar washing instructions. And both are tightly woven. It is always a good idea to treat and wash stains immediately. No need for pre-washing; It is organic.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C (68-140 F) (wash canvas only when really necessary, try surface washing first).
✓ Visible marks/folds appear when washing canvas, as the fabric is dense.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Wash inside out.
✓ Do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang to air dry on a clothesline to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% purified at a sewage treatment plant) Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled clear vinegar to the rinsing process. The vinegar will help remove residues from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand while they are wet and again when they are dry.

TWILL

The twill weave has many good qualities and is known for its strength. It has a high tear and shrink resistance, absorbency and durability. And because of this structure, twill will generally drape beautifully.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ To retain and preserve the fabric's finish for the longest time possible, avoid soaking, twisting, rubbing, bleaching or tumbling. No need for pre-washing; It is not necessary and at the same time it puts an unnecessary burden on the environment.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C (68-140 F) Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Before washing, you can tie the apron strings together in a tight bow with short ends to prevent them from tangling with other clothes in the washing machine.
✓ Preferably do not put in the tumble dryer.
✓ Hang to air dry on a clothesline to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a little bit of distilled clear vinegar to the rinsing process. The vinegar will help remove residues from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand while they are wet and again when they are dry.

CANVAS

Canvas is sensitive to stains, sunlight, and cannot handle being soaked for too long. It will lose some of its natural stiffness and develop an uneven texture. That said, canvas is strong, long-lasting and will age gracefully.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ Linen and heavy linen are not exactly the same, but have some similar washing instructions. And both are tightly woven. It is always a good idea to treat and wash stains immediately. No need for pre-washing; It is organic.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C (68-140 F) (wash canvas only when absolutely necessary, try a surface wash first).
✓ Visible marks/folds appear when washing canvas, as the fabric is dense.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Wash inside out.
✓ Do not tumble dry
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand while they are wet and again when they are dry.

JACQUARD

Jacquard weaving produces reversible woven fabric often in complex patterns. A technique that dates back to the early 19th century.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic and already absorbent.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Tumble dry on low heat, or if necessary use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth textiles in the hand when folded.

* Meditation Cushion: Brush gently, surface wash or soft vacuum. Do not machine wash.

VOILA

Voile is a soft, clean and cut fabric. Voile is woven with thin thread (yarn), resulting in a material that is quite light and semi-transparent.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ You can pre-wash this item or rinse it in boiled water to remove residues of natural starch from production.
✓ The starch is harmless, but it can leave a slight aftertaste in your tea.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Tumble dry on low heat, or if necessary use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand when they are folded.

* The wooden stick must be washed by hand.
* Teabags: Food safe, approved by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

HERRING BONE

Herringbone describes a characteristic V-shaped weave pattern and resembles the skeleton of a herring fish (hence the name). Herringbone is a traditional weaving technique that has been used for centuries and is known for its shape retention, durability and ability to absorb. The weaving technique is often seen in wool clothing such as suits and jackets, but due to the uniqueness and qualities of the weave we find it perfect for some of our products.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic and already absorbent.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Tumble dry on low heat, or if necessary use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% purified at sewage treatment plants) Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand when they are folded.

* Meditation Mattress: Lighten up the mattress and wash only the cover. Only surface wash the mattress.
* Relaxation Robe SHE: Tumble dryer is not recommended for this garment, the black will stay black longer if dried naturally and washed at a lower temperature.

WHY ARE THERE HOLES IN MY KITCHEN TOWEL?
Holes in tea towels are often seen when sharp kitchen knives are washed by hand. The sharp points can cut the fabric and leave small holes. The weave structure prevents the holes from getting bigger during normal use. So we suggest leaving it alone, otherwise you can always repair it.

Big waffles

Waffle is a lightly woven fabric (also known as honeycomb) where the pattern runs either vertically, horizontally or both, this creates a square design, hence the name waffle. This weave is absorbent, lively and quick drying.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic and already absorbent.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Tumble dry on low heat, or if necessary use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant).
✓ Instead of fabric softener, you can add a tiny bit of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.

PIQUE

The piqué weave (part of the dobby weave family) is characterized by small geometric patterns that create extra texture in the textile. It is light and quick drying. If you wash and tumble dry at high temperatures, the fabric will shrink and it may shrink more than the usual 3-8%.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic and already absorbent.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Tumble dry on low heat, or if necessary use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand when they are folded.

TERRY

Terry is a woven fabric with many short loops of thread, creating a soft and absorbent surface with a classy appearance. Up close, it looks like pearl knitting.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic and already absorbent.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Tumble dry on low heat, or if necessary use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar will help remove some residue from detergent or limescale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand when they are folded.

Corduroy

Corduroy is a textile with a distinct pattern, a "cord" or wale, and is most commonly composed of tufted cords, exhibiting a channel between the tufts. The kind we have chosen is the fine wale/cord as this fits very well with our "textile stationary" line.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Wash on a gentle cycle.
✓ Remember to close the zipper before machine washing.
✓ Do not tumble dry.
✓ Allow a piece of fabric to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid using fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and fabric softener can be harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at the sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar helps to remove residues from the detergent or the scale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colour.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand when they are dry.
✓ Do not iron.

PLAIN WEAVING

Plain weave, also known as tabby or linen weave, is a basic weave and probably the most frequently used in interior textiles and fashion.

Washing/care instructions
Material/fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

✓ No need for pre-washing; it is organic.
✓ Machine wash at 20 to 60°C.
✓ Wash at the lowest possible temperatures.
✓ Use environmentally friendly detergents.
✓ Dry on low heat or use dryer balls to shorten drying time.
✓ Preferably do not tumble dry.
✓ Hang out to dry naturally.
✓ Avoid the use of fabric softener, as this reduces the absorbency of the product, and most fabric softeners are harmful to nature (if not 100% cleaned at a sewage treatment plant). Instead of fabric softener, you can add a small amount of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. The vinegar helps to remove residues from the detergent or the scale.
✓ Avoid using bleach (alone and in detergent), as this affects the colours.
✓ Wash with similar colors.
✓ Stretch slightly into shape after washing.
✓ Smooth the textiles by hand when they are folded.