ITEMS WITH FUR
The designers make a conscious effort to work with superior quality origin assured furs from strictly regulated European farms from the prestigious auction house, Saga Furs. Saga Furs is the global pioneer in responsible fur farming, with a focus on quality, traceability and sustainability. Little IA is proud to have the prestigious Saga Furs label in its products.
Natural fur shows imperfections such as irregularities in colour and appearance, which must be thought of as features rather than defects. Fur reacts to moisture and sudden changes in temperature. Keep your garment away from direct heat sources, water, and do not leave it exposed to the sunlight. Leave the cleaning of your fur garment only to a professional cleaner that specialises in fur maintenance.
Remove your garment from the packaging and place on a broad shoulder or wooden hanger as soon as possible. This will ensure that the texture remains thick and fluffy. Your garment would have been tightly packed on its journey to you - run your fingers lightly through the hairs to put them back in one smooth direction. It can take up to a few days of hanging before the fur fibers resume their natural texture and shape. This particularly applies to faux fur.
If any hairs are caught onto your garment these can be removed gently with a lint remover roll or simply picked off by hand. Do not be alarmed if fur fibers transfer to your clothing, this is a natural result of the way fur is produced.
Contrary to popular belief, pilling on cashmere is not a sign of poor quality or a design fault. The pilling is a natural characteristic of the long fibers and will increase if the product is not handled with appropriate care and maintenance. Some pilling can be removed using a cashmere comb or electric de-pillar. Avoid de-pilling cashmere pieces too often as this may result in holes. We recommend storing your knitwear securely, away from moths or insects that can potentially make holes in your knits. To minimise this risk, try to use moth balls, or sealed storage.
Avoid spraying any direct cosmetics on to your fur as the chemicals will stiffen the fur hairs. If your fur is exposed to the rain, allow it to fully dry naturally before storing.
HOW TO WASH A KNITTED GARMENT AND BLANKET
Fill your bathtub or a large basin with cool water. Add a pinch of mild detergent and agitate the water to create suds.
Place the blanket in the water and swish it gently back and forth to work the suds into the fibers. Let the blanket soak for 15 minutes.
Drain the tub and refill it. Gently swish the clear water through the blanket. Drain, refill and repeat until the suds are gone. Press out as much of the excess water as you can by squeezing the blanket without wringing it.
Carefully lift the blanket from the tub and wrap it in clean, white bath towels. Roll the blanket in the towels, and squeeze to remove more water. Do not wring the blanket.
Spread a plastic sheet or shower curtain on the floor where no one will disturb it. Carefully lay the blanket over the plastic sheet, smoothing it into its original shape. Leave the blanket to dry for 24 hours. If the blanket is still damp, place a fresh sheet under it. You can speed the drying process by running a fan near the blanket..
If your blanket is made of acrylic, polyester or cotton, place it in a large lingerie bag for protection and drop it in the washing machine.
Add a dash of mild detergent to the washing machine and turn it on, selecting either the delicate or permanent-press cycle. Wash dark colors together in case the yarn bleeds.
Lay out a tarp or shower curtain in a safe place, and then place a clean white sheet on top of it. Reshape the blanket and lay it flat on the sheet to dry for 24 hours.