To ensure a long lifetime for your Rodebjer garments in the best condition throughout the items lifetime, take a moment to read through these recommendations.
Fine and exclusive materials are often delicate and needs to be handled with care. Due to wear and tear, love, ironing and washing the fabric of which the garments are made will change during its lifetime. We like to think of these changes as a process in the life of the garment, and like the tiny differences appearing during the time you will wear the garment. We like to think of is as patina and memories of the life we are living, our wardrobe being no restriction for life itself.
If you can, hang the garment outdoors to vent instead of washing.
Do never tumble dry your clothes as this will tear your garment and it will loose it´s original look and fit.
Always iron your garments inside out to avoid any iron marks outside of garment.
All these recommendations will ensure a longer lasting life of your garment and will also be more gentle way of saving the earths resources.
Always carefully read through the care instructions on the care label on each garment.
Shoes And Accessories Care
To ensure a long lifetime for your Rodebjer shoes and accessories in the best condition throughout the items lifetime, take a moment to read through these recommendations.
Shoes with a leather sole should be reinforced with a rubber sole in order to last longer. All materials are not water proof and therefor it is preferable to treat them with a waterproof spray. Ask your local shoe repair shop for advise on how to handle your specific shoes and the materials they are made out of.
Leather is a durable material but needs maintenance to look as good as in the beginning. Leather should be polished and conditioned regularly with a shoe cream applied with a soft cloth. The natural wear and tear of the product also makea it more personal and adds a history to it that we value.
Suede and nubuck are very soft and sensitive materials that need special care. Please pay attention to the products that you use. Cleaning suede or nubuck is a hard task and water doesn´t do the work. It need to be treated with a waterproof product in order to restrain rain. Brush the suede materials regularly with a suede brush.
Material & Washing Guide
A quick, but not complete, overview of qualities and recommendations of how to take care of these:
Viscose is a very soft material with a nice drape to it.
Machine wash garments in 30° with gently cycle. Viscose shrinks when in contact with water but will regain shape when ironed. Dampen garment before ironing and iron with low heat with the inside out.
Modal fabric has a very soft hand and natural shine and drape to it. Machine wash lukewarm and hang to dry.
This quality has a very soft hand and a very nice drape. Lyocell/Tencel is also more environmentally friendly than most fabrics as it is biodegradable.
Hand wash cold or machine wash cold with gently cycle.
Fiber is made from wood pulp cellulose. Tencel is a registrated name of lyocell.
Silk is a very delicate fabric that needs to be handled with care. Silk should be dry cleaned if nothing else is recommended on the care label. If water washed use a special detergent. Iron low with the inside out and do not use steam when ironing. Due to the delicate nature of the fabric, garments made of silk needs to be handled with a gentle hand. The seams and the fabric cannot resist too much tearing and restraint, keep this in mind when getting dressed and undressed.
Mohair wool is a hair that comes from Angora goat. It is a luxury yarn as cashmere. It is warm and have a shine to it. Hand wash garment with special detergent and let it dry flat. The hairs might gather when used. Use a wool brush to regain a smooth and fuzzy surface.
Angora comes from the Angora rabbit. The yarn is very soft and delicate and has a fuzzy structure. The short angora hair will sometime fall off or gather when used. Use a wool brush to regain a smooth and fuzzy surface.
The hair from the merino sheep is very fine and soft. Hand wash garment with special detergent and let it dry flat.
Polyester is a very strong and durable fabric that can be used and washed over and over again without changing the original look. Polyester is sensitive to heat. Always iron garment with cold iron or no heat.
Polyamide, or nylon, is a lightweight but resistant and durable fabric that can be used and washed over and over again without changing the original look. Polyamide/Nylon is sensitive to heat. Always iron garment with cold iron or no heat.
Cotton is a natural fiber. It is durable and airy, making it a cool and light fabric to wear. Cotton can be washed warm in machine and is to be ironed on medium or high heat inside out.
These stretchy fibers are often used in textiles to make them stretchy and more comfortable. As they are sensitive to heat wash and iron these garment on low heat.