Here at Whale Of A Time Clothing, our full range is designed and manufactured in the UK, using premium materials whether that’s organic cotton or British spun lambswool. Organic cotton and wool are both naturally produced and biodegradable, so require slightly more care and attention from the wearer than garments made from synthetic fabric alternatives, to ensure they last and can be worn for years to come.
How to care for your organic cotton clothing
You should always start by checking the instructions in the care label. But as a general rule of thumb, ask yourself if your garment really does need washing. Our clothing should be washed as little as possible. Not only will it make your garment last longer but it’s also better for the planet.
Instead, we recommend hand washing dirty areas with warm water, mild soap or detergent and a sponge.
- Some of our organic cotton garments include blocks of white fabric, to ensure they do not experience colour run from other items included in the wash, we recommend washing your Whale Of A Time item by itself for the first wash. After this ensure the item is washed with similar colours on a 30 degree delicate machine cycle.
We advise that you turn your garment inside out to prevent piling (leave it inside out until it’s completely dry).
Immediately after the cycle has finished, remove the garment from the machine. To avoid shrivelling and shrinkage, always return your organic cotton garment to its original shape while it’s damp by shaking it out and pulling out the sleeves and body. This will also help to prevent colour migration which occurs when garments are left damp in a basket or washing machine for hours.
Our garments are not suitable for tumble drying, they will shrink due to being organic cotton. Hang the garment to dry naturally. Keeping the garment inside out will help to keep the colour quality, as strong direct sunlight whilst drying can cause fading.
- Once the garment is completely dry, iron on a medium heat with the garment still inside out. When you’re finished turn the garment the right way out, fold and store in your wardrobe or drawers.
- Always start by checking the instructions in the care label. But as a general rule of thumb, ask yourself if your garment really does need washing. Our clothing should be washed as little as possible. Not only will it make your garment last longer but it’s also better for the planet.
Instead, we recommend hand washing dirty areas with cold water, delicate hand wash detergent and a sponge.
- For a complete wash, these items are cold hand wash only. The garment should be turned inside out to prevent pilling and hand washed with similar colours in cold water with a eco-friendly delicate wool detergent.
- Once washed, straighten the wet garment out gently returning it to its original shape. Place on a flat towel, roll up the towel and jumper from the corner nearest you. Squeeze out any excess water. Unroll the towel and again gently pull down the body and arms to return the garment to its original shape. Do not twist or wring your knitwear, it will stretch and go out of shape.
- Our garments are not suitable for tumble drying, they will shrink due to being made from wool. Our wool garments should be dried flat on a hard surface, with a new clean, dry towel underneath to help draw out moisture. We do not recommend hanging our knitwear on the washing line whilst wet or damp as this can cause the garment to stretch.
- Once the garment is completely dry, turn it the right way out, fold and store in your wardrobe or drawers.