Cleaning & Care

Garment Care

All clothing should be hand washed in warm water and hung to dry, or washed on a gentle cycle. They can also be dry cleaned if you prefer, but you can absolutely wash them at home.

For our up cycled silk dresses and kimonos, please hand wash separately and alone, using a gentle detergent. Place the garment in the water, give it a stir, and let it sit for just a few minutes as silk releases dirt quickly, so the process won't take long. Do not let the silk soak for a long period of time. Next, drain the soapy mix and rinse.

Never wring your silk dress or toss them in the dryer. To remove excess water, place the wet garment on a white cotton towel. Fold the towel over and gently blot. Then using a padded hanger, hang the dress over the bathtub to drip dry. It should dry within the hour. Do not hang silk outside in the sun, as it will accelerate fading.

Brass Care

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen. Oils from your skin and the oxygen in the air are what accelerate tarnishing. Some people like the look of tarnished brass and the tarnish is actually a protective layer, but if you want to get the shine of the new brass, polish it with lime or lemon juice or concentrate.

You could also mix the juice with 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add drops of lemon/lime juice to form a paste. Take a toothbrush and apply the paste to your piece and scrub. Let it sit in the paste for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with water and dry it thoroughly.

If your piece becomes heavily tarnished or the above doesn't work, you can place it in vinegar and let it soak for 30-60 minutes and then scrub it with an old toothbrush. Once clean, rinse it with water. This cleaning method is more aggressive and may leave the piece more "raw" looking - it won't have as warm of colour until the patina rebuilds. If you want to slow the tarnish process, wipe the piece with a soft cotton rag after each wear and store in a plastic bag.

Gold Plated or Gold Jewelry

To clean our gold or gold plated jewelry we recommend using a mild soap, water and a toothbrush. Give it a light scrub, rinse clean, then pat dry with a soft cloth.

Care tips for all materials

  • Always remove your jewelry before bathing, swimming, household chores or other strenuous activities and exercising.
  • Avoid direct contact with beauty products such as perfume, lotions, body oils and other cosmetics while wearing your jewelry
  • When your jewelry is not in use, we recommend storing it in an airtight plastic ziplock bag to avoiding tarnishing. To minimize scratching, store your jewelry separate from each other if you can.


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