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Care Guide

Here at Whale Of A Time Clothing, our full range is designed and manufactured in the UK, using premium 100% organic cotton fabric in most of our garments. Cotton is naturally produced and biodegradable, so requires 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.

  1. 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.

  2. For a complete machine wash, we advise that you turn your garment inside out (leave it inside out until it’s completely dry at the end of the process) and wash with similar colours on a 30 degree delicate machine cycle.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.