The qualities, cuts and the functionality of our clothes are designed to stay. We want to give you helpful tips to help you enjoy your favourite LANIUS garment even longer: It's made to be worn, cleaned, loved and, when in doubt, repaired. With good care you can extend the life of your garments and thus contribute to the protection of our resources and our environment.
As a general rule, please follow the care instructions on the article.
In general: low temperatures, reduced spin cycles and a wash bag for wool and silk are absolutely recommended. Furthermore, it is best to wash your garments together with similar colours and always pull them inside out - this not only prevents unpleasant discolouration but also prevents colour changes and abrasion. Close buttons and zips to prevent damage when washing. Another tip: Use bleach-free mild detergents, as these do not contain any bleach that could damage your clothes.
A care tip that is very easy to implement: Not every garment you wear needs to be washed immediately. Airing not only saves time and water, but also protects the environment and materials.
Do not hang knitted garments if possible, they can lose their knitted fit. After washing, dry the knitted garment lying down (for example on a clean towel) and pull it gently into shape. Knitwear simply needs a little time to dry.
By ironing, you bring your favourite pieces back into shape and smooth the fibres of the fabrics that have been roughened by the washing process. Before ironing, check that the material is suitable for ironing and always observe the temperature. For special natural fibres such as silk, but also for close-to-nature fibres such as elastane, TencelTM and ECOVEROTM, we additionally recommend to put a damp cloth over the garment to be ironed. Professional tip: Invest in a good ironing pad, because with cheap ironing boards the metal braid will press through.
Favourite garments made of natural fibres such as wool can be prone to pilling. This phenomenon, called "pilling", is completely natural and is simply caused by friction on the surface. This is basically a sign of the naturalness of the material.
Conventionally, this is counteracted with a synthetic resin finish. Here, a layer is applied that seals the hairs and prevents them from matting so easily. However, this also seals and restricts many of the natural properties such as breathability and softness under the layer. We process mostly wool from controlled organic cultivation and deliberately avoid such a chemical finish, as this naturalness is a quality feature for us.
To remove the pilling knots, you can use a lint razor, a wool comb or fine scissors. But be careful: if the knots are torn off, the fibre can be damaged. Another tip: For favourite pieces with fine, long hairs, you can brush them up from time to time.
Fine favourite items made of wool, silk, linen or cotton, which are washed at low temperature or even by hand, feel particularly comfortable with a special liquid detergent. It dissolves better and thus protects the fibres without impairing the washing performance.
A certain amount of wear, such as a button coming off or a stitch opening, is quite normal when clothes are worn and washed frequently. On the Internet you can find very good instructions that explain step by step how to sew buttons back on, for example, or how to plug holes. Of course, we are also happy to help you with questions about how to repair your favourite part.
The number of care symbols is almost as extensive as the number of road signs. So that you know exactly which care your favourite part needs in the future, we have HERE summarised the meanings of all symbols. We recommend that you follow the care instructions exactly - a small difference can have a big effect.
Cotton is absorbent, tear-resistant, skin-friendly, hard-wearing and provides a pleasant wearing comfort.
* Dark and coloured textiles should be washed separately at max. 30 °C
* Wash special fibre blends only in the gentle programme (delicate wash)
* Ironing at moderate heat (max. 150 °C)
Wool is not very susceptible to dirt and odours, repels perspiration, is antistatic and hardly creases.
* Dab off small stains carefully with a damp cloth (professional tip: never rub!).
* Take breaks between wearing, air regularly.
* Hand wash, wool wash cycle may be preferable to manual hand wash (only possible to a limited extent, pay attention to the label; do not leave in the machine for longer in a damp and warm state). Then squeeze out in the terry cloth
* Wash only with the wool detergent intended for this purpose (particularly gentle on the fibres).
* Store lying down and dry
* Remove knots with a wool razor or wool comb
* Use natural moth repellent (cedar wood, lavender, cade oil)
* Take heavily soiled favourite items to a professional dry cleaner for gentle cleaning.
Tencel is excellent at wicking moisture and has similar wearing properties to cotton.
* Wash at max. 30 °C and use only special colour and mild detergent without bleach (reduce spin speed, low temperature).
* Wash inside out (also for printed garments)
* Tencel is not as colourfast as cotton and is sensitive to light (do not dry in the sun).
* Iron into shape (follow care instructions)
Leather is relatively impermeable to water and yet breathable, especially tight and stretchy.
* Remove coarse dirt with a soft leather brush or a damp cloth (proceed very carefully, as irreparable damage can occur; please never rub or scratch)
* Treat leather with an ecological impregnating agent specially developed for the type of leather before the first use
* Every type of leather is different and requires special care
* Heavily soiled favourite parts for professional gentle dry cleaning
Silk has a special shine, is fine and smooth, and feels light on the skin. It is very comfortable to wear and is also absorbent and isolating.
* Hand wash at low temperature
* Wash upside down with mild silk detergent, making gentle movements in the soapy water
* Wash inside out at low temperature and iron while still slightly damp (professional tip: place a cotton cloth underneath)
* Can be easily ironed on by steamer
* In case of serious soiling, use professional gentle dry cleaning
Alpaca wool is particularly dirt-resistant and breathable. It is wearable in summer and winter, very suitable for allergy sufferers and soft and shiny.
* Dab small stains carefully with a damp cloth (never rub)
* Insert breaks between carrying, airing
* Wool washing cycle in the washing machine is only conditionally possible (Attention: label)
* Store in a horizontal and dry position
* Remove nodules with wool razor or wool comb
* Use natural moth protection (cedar wood, lavender, cade oil)
* Heavily soiled favourite parts for professional gentle dry cleaning
It is important to react immediately to stains. For this reason, we have summarised the best tricks for you:
* Mineral water or tap water
* Apply (a lot of) salt to the stain, brush carefully once the salt has absorbed the liquid, then wash
* For cashmere or silk: dry shampoo
* In case of dark shade after treatment: shaving foam. Then wash out and let dry.
* Mineral water or warm (!) water
* For dried stains: salt or baking powder * Gall soap can be used for light-coloured and very insensitive parts
* First soak up grease with paper towels, then use plenty of hot water and washing-up liquid for washing out
* For old stains: gall soap (in one piece)
* For light, white (or dark) and insensitive clothing: bile soap or baking powder
* Yellowish discolorations can be treated by soaking the skin in warm water at night with a shot of vinegar essence. After treatment, wash as normal in the machine.
For the sake of the environment, we reduce the production steps to the bare essentials and deliberately avoid additional equipment or unnecessary re-washing.
Some materials may therefore shrink a little at home after the first wash. This is indicated by the % indication of possible residual shrinkage in the online care instructions and on the care label for each article. The information always indicates the maximum possible residual shrinkage if the care recommendations are followed.
The cut and fit are designed so that shrinkage of up to a maximum of 7% does not affect the size, but you should pay particular attention to this information if the article already fits very close to the body or is intended to fit deliberately loosely.
To keep the colour brilliance of your clothes as long as possible, you should use special colour and/or delicate detergents and wash at the lowest possible temperature and rotation. Colours wash out especially at high temperatures and the use of "all-purpose" detergent, which usually contains bleach.