For most SIDIA items, the golden rule is to wash cold on a gentle cycle, and let air dry. Getting into specifics, there are a few helpful hints we can offer to keep your SIDIAs looking their best.
Our Tencel caftans (see Wild Grace) are made from 100% Tencel Lyocell, and have a woven structure with minimal stretch. Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp, the fabric is environmentally sustainable and biodegradable. We’d describe this material almost as a light suede, with a lovely weight to it that feels luxurious and soft yet refined.
Again, be sure to wash cold on the gentle cycle with similar colours, and let air dry to keep them soft all year round.
Finally, our Bamboo caftans (see After Midnight, Early Riser and Paloma) have the most stretch and ease on the body, made from a bamboo-rayon blend. Almost cool to the touch and blissfully smooth on the skin, this fabric is pre-washed for the softest t-shirt feel.
Surprise surprise, be sure to wash your SIDIA cold on the gentle cycle with similar colours. To dry, lay the caftan flat on a folding rack rather than hanging, to prevent unnecessary stretching.
We couldn’t finish off without a brief note on sets: made from a bamboo blend with the perfect weighted drape, the same washing instructions apply.
Keep in mind that your set will look like it has shrunk slightly straight out of the wash, but will dry to it’s original size. In any case, we’d recommend slightly stretching the garment (particularly the Palazzo Pant) before laying it out to dry over a folding rack.
Et voila! The ultimate caftan care directory, to guarantee a long and happy life (and no shrinkage) for your SIDIA collection.
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