How to care for your by Natalie garments

Our hero fabric that most of our sleepwear is made from is TENCEL™. If you’ve been following us a while, you might have caught on that we are slightly obsessed with this fibre. Tencel is used widely in the bedding industry (for sheets, pillow cases etc.) as it is ideal for temperature regulation and it is so, so soft. So it makes total sense to us that it be used in sleepwear too, which is what we have done! Tencel is a sustainable regenerated fabric made from a cellulose fibre that is derived from wood pulp. Tencel is manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process where the process water is recycled and the solvent for treatment is reused. The final product is compostable and biodegradable, so can fully revert back to nature at the end of its life.

In addition to the above, another great benefit to Tencel (if you’re short on time, like me) is that Tencel is super easy to care for. Unlike silk, it can go in the washing machine! Our basic care instructions are as follows:

  • Cold machine or hand wash separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Line dry in shade
  • Cool iron on reverse
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Dry cleanable

Those are the basics, but below are a few more tips for getting the most out of your garments:

  • I like to wash on a cold hand wash in a washing bag – to ensure nothing else can damage the garment
  • I use an eco-friendly detergent – for our planet, I like the sensitive options personally as the garments are worn close to the skin
  • When you take your garments out of the machine, give them a good shake to help straighten the garment and hang on a hanger to dry (to avoid ironing)
  • We suggest you line dry in shade, however if you do decide to pop your garments in the dryer my recommendation is to do so on a low heat and be prepared for slight shrinkage and potential that the fabric may not feel as silky
  • I love the feeling of my sleepwear being ironed just like my sheets, but this can be personal preference (if you hang them correctly to dry, most of the wrinkles will come out)
  • If you ever feel the garment has shrunk a little, giving it a quick iron or a light steam should relax the garment

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