The Femmes du Sud garments are always extensively tested for quality and washability. The label should always state what materials the item is made of. Most qualities we sell are washable, sometimes it can happen that dry cleaning is better for the fabric or for the shape. Below you will find all the information about the different materials we use and how to best treat them.

LINEN COATING

The linen items with coating are a delicate product whose coating may fade with washing. We recommend hand washing only, with a small drop of liquid detergent for wool/fine and silk. Do not wring and hang dry. 

  • Hand wash 
  • Drop of liquid detergent
  • Not suitable for dryer
  • Hanging drying
  • Do not wring
  • Iron inside out

COTTON

Cotton is a natural fibre that grows from the seeds of the cotton plant. After the seeds and leaves have been removed from the harvest, the coarse cotton bales are rolled into fine balls and spun into yarn. Cotton is strong, durable and therefore the most used vegetable fiber in textile production.

  • Machine wash 30 degrees
  • Use mild color detergent
  • Do not use bleach
  • Normal ironing
  • Not suitable for the dryer
  • Cotton is susceptible to discoloration from the sun. Do not drycotton in direct sunlight.
 
 
 
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MOHAIR

It is called the noble fiber, and sometimes the diamond fiber. Shiny, resilient and offers exceptional colours. Mohair is a symbol of luxury and exclusivity.

Mohair comes from the Angora goat and it is one of the most beautiful durable natural fibres in the world. With its delicate appearance, it is often a surprise to discover how durable mohair can be. As with most luxury fibers, mohair requires proper handling to ensure that it stays beautiful and retains its beauty for a long time.

  • Wash mohair inside out by hand
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Use a mild (wool & fine) detergent
  • Do not use bleach
  • Lay flat to dry (mohair dries quite quickly)
  • Store clothing in a cool, dry place. Not in plastic
  • Do not spray perfume directly on to the garment
  • Do not store knitted mohair garments on hangers
 
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SIDE

Silk is made from the thread of the silkworm, the larva of the silk butterfly.

Silk is a luxurious shiny fabric with strong natural fibres. These insulate very well, warm in winter and cool in summer. Silk has a high shape retention and feels light and comfortable. It is one of the most pleasant fibre fabrics in the world.

  • Hand wash silk or 30 degrees silk program
  • Use a mild color & fine detergent
  • Do not use bleach
  • Not suitable for the dryer
  • Iron inside out on one side setting
  • Be careful with jewelry and other sharp objects that can open the fabric.
 
 
 
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ALPACA

Because Alpacas are naturally free of lanolin and other oils found in sheep's wool, they are considered one of the "greenest" animals around. Alpaca is a natural fiber that resists pilling and does not shrink if given the proper care, making it possible to keep your alpaca clothing for years. Alpaca is known for its luxurious softness and does not sting the skin like wool products. As if silkiness and versatility weren't enough, alpaca is also water resistant and you can easily remove stains.

  • Wash alpaca inside out on hand wash or 30 degree wool wash program
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Use a mild (wool & fine) detergent
  • Do not use bleach
  • Lay flat to dry
  • Store clothing in a cool, dry place. Not in plastic
  • Do not spray perfume directly on to the garment
  • Do not store knitted alpaca garments on hangers
 
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VEGAN LEATHER

Vegan leather is officially trending, and it's not hard to see why. The shift of sustainable fashion away from animal products can be traced back to two different causes: animal welfare and environmental sustainability.

Vegan leather is made from a polyurethane, a polymer that can be produced in many ways and in any colour. Vegan leather is comfortable and falls smoothly. Not only does it make you look good, it also makes you feel good because it is animal-free.

  • The garment must not be washed in the washing machine.
  • Not suitable for the dryer
  • Lightly steam the garment or at least 15cm from the inside without touching the fabric.
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not spray perfume directly on to the garment
  • The garment must be taken to the dry cleaners
 
 
 
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LUXURY WOOLBLEND

This luxury wool blend also called Gardening is realized with post-industrial recycled polyester from plastic bottles. Reclaiming the plastic bottles in Italy, producing the yarn and fabric entirely in Italy, with a 100% recycled fabric Made in Italy, it is produced to the strict rule of the Global Recycle Standards.

The goal of the Gardening collection is to lead the luxury fashion industry into the circular economy where nothing is wasted and everything is possible. Not just a boon to the environment, but a journey to unprecedented material properties that offer a more luxurious experience for the customer.

The luxury fabric is made of a blend of 53% recycled polyester, 44% wool and 3% elastane making this quality comfortable and supple. Femmes du Sud presents an innovative Fashion & Business collection in these luxurious fabrics because the beautiful has to be good, even in the world of highly creative fashion fabrics.

  • The garment must not be washed in the washing machine
  • Not suitable for the dryer
  • The garment must not be ironed
  • Do not bleach
  • The garment must be taken to the dry cleaners 
 
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