Today sizing in womenswear is very inconsistent from brand to brand. You can be a dress size 4 in one place and double zero in another. We don't believe women should be stigmatized about their size. We believe you should always strive to be your healthiest size, and that is best determined between you and your doctor.
That is why, when it comes to our sizing, we've adopted the oldest and original method of using body measurements. This sizing system assures the most accuracy for getting the best possible fit on ready-to-wear garments. We only use XS to XL on styles that are oversized or have a considerable amount of stretch.
TOPS & COATS
For all of our tops and coats we use bust measurements; 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40.
For dresses, we use waist measurements; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32.
SKIRTS, PANTS & SHORTS
For skirts, pants and shorts, we use waist measurements; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32.
Certain styles require special care. These are our recommendations. If you don't have the time or patience, you can always dry clean your garments. If you are using the services of dry cleaners, we recommend green dry cleaners. It's not only better for the environment, but your health's well, as they use the least harmful chemicals in their cleaning processes.
Regardless of what the style is, a sweater, cardigan, sweater dress or skirt, the best way to take care of it and keep it looking new longer, is to hand wash it.
- Use cool water and a gentle detergent, non-alkaline soap (such as Ivory Liquid) or baby shampoo.
- Gently squeeze the excess water.
- Do notwring or twist the garment.
- If you want to cut drying time even further, lay the garment out on top of a dry thick cotton towel and tightly roll up the garment and towel together. This will cause the towel to absorb the remaining water.
- Lay flat to dry and reshape if needed.
- To remove wrinkles a steamer is best. You can use an Iron on the wool setting with steam. Gently place the iron over the wrinkles, do not press press down hard or drag the iron over the garment.
- Hand washing silk is best. Almost all silk can be hand washed (and would not shrink if the silk fabric were pre-shrunk before sewing). If you choose to machine wash silk, please use Delicate Cycle and mild detergent (such as Woolite®)
- If you have hard water, you can first add a spoonful of borax to the washing water.
- Use lukewarm water and mild, non-alkaline soap (such as Ivory Liquid) or baby shampoo.
- While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water. This will neutralize alkali traces and dissolve soap residue.
Or you can add a few drops of hair conditioner to the final rinse water for extra silky feel.
- Do not soak for more than a few minutes.
- Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners.
- Do not wring or twist; roll in towel to extract water.
- To dry, hang on a hanger.
- Dryers are overall bad for your clothes, but if you must use one for silk, make sure it's on the heatless AIR FLUFF setting.
- To remove wrinkles, steam is by far the best way to go. You can remove almost all wrinkles by simply taking the garment (on a hanger) into the bathroom while you shower. For stubborn wrinkles can be pressed with a cool iron on the silk setting.
Hemp Linen and Hemp Silk
Hemp is a super fiber when it come to care. It is durable and can take abuse from extreme hot and cold water temperatures as well as a rigorous spin cycle. In fact the more you wash it the softer it gets! You should still use discretion from garment to garment. The finer and more delicate the fabric or style is the gentler the wash cycle. To have the smoothest, most wrinkle free garment, we recommend pressing with steam, right after you remove the garment from the wash and it is still damp.