Before you begin, read the care label attached to the garment and any hang tags or care instructions included in garment packaging.
AVOID direct sunlight exposure!
When hand washing is advised, we recommend using the following method: (WOOL, COTTON)
Wash separately from other garments. Gently hand wash in cool water (up to 85*F / 196*C) with a mild soap. Never use chlorine bleach. Gently press to remove excess water. Do not wring or twist: handle gently to avoid wrinkles and distortion. Dry flat (lay out horizontally for drying). Block to dry (reshape to original dimensions while drying). Smooth by hand while wet to remove wrinkles and straighten the seams and facings. Touch up with a cool iron (lowest temperature setting) as needed.
When machine washing is advised, we recommend the following method: (COTTON)
Machine wash in cool water (up to 85*F / 19.6*C) with a mild soap on delicate cycle. Never use chlorine bleach. Hang to dry or dry flat (lay out horizontally for drying). Touch up with iron as needed.
When dry cleaning is advised, we recommend the following: (SILK, RAYON)
Seek out a reputable cleaner that is a member of the International Fabricare Institute. Bring with you any labels or hang tags that contain fiber information or care instructions. Outfits with several pieces should be cleaned at the same time to avoid any color discrepancies resulting from cleaning. Inform the cleaner of any spots or stains, they will want to treat some stains before the dry cleaning process. We recommend that you request the cleaner use fresh or filtered solvent, and a dry cleaning process that does not involve tumbling of the garment and uses low heat (140*F / 30.6*C) drying. Knits that have shrunk from the dry cleaning process can be “blocked” (reshaped to original dimensions) by the cleaner. Request this service, if needed. Your cleaner may also provide mothproofing. Request this service, if needed. Some wool may show pilling (the appearance of tiny balls on the fabric surface). Dry cleaning may increase their number but your cleaner should remove them as part of the finishing process.
When storing your purchase, we recommend the following:
Any item, whether the expected storage period is short or long term, should be cleaned before storing. Garments should always be stored flat to avoid stretching over time. To store, line a large deep drawer with acid free tissue paper or a clean white cotton sheet. Place the garment in the drawer so as to limit folds. All items, whether stored flat or hanging, should be stored in a cool dry area with adequate air circulation. Plastic bags should never be used for storage unless water damage is possible. Plastic bags can give off damaging fumes, develop static (which attracts dust), and trap moisture which can encourage mildew. To avoid moth damage, we recommend storing items with Cedar Sachets.
Keep your jewelry looking its best with simple maintenance. The care you provide for your jewelry will be rewarding by providing years of pleasurable wear.
Sterling silver tarnishes naturally and requires occasionally cleaning. Storing your jewelry in plastic bags with an interlocking seal when not in use slows the tarnishing process. Polish Sterling Silver, and other precious metals, brass and copper carefully with a Sunshine Cloth. Polish both metal and beads carefully with a Selvyt Polishing Cloth.
* Try to protect all jewelry from sharp blows, harsh chemicals, sunlight and extreme temperatures.
* Chlorine and related chemicals can severely discolor and damage jewelry as well as loosen stones and settings.
* Put jewelry on after using cosmetics, hair spray or perfumes to avoid contact with substances and chemicals which may cause damage.
* Remove rings when working with your hands, such as performing household tasks, gardening and using abrasive particles.
* Carefully wipe jewelry with a soft chamois or flannel cloth after each wearing to remove oils and salts.
* Store jewelry separately so it will not scratch other jewelry.
* Storing beaded necklaces flat is highly recommended to reduce stretching.
Other Cleaning Methods:
Soap And Water: A mild soap and water solution used with a soft brush is effective for many home jewelry care needs. Even the mild chemicals of commercial jewelry cleaning products may damage certain gems. Although soap and water is the best choice for most gems and jewelry, do not use soap and water with amber, coral, emerald, jade, kunzite, lapis lazuli, opal, or turquoise.
These suggestions will extend the life and use of your Mask, Carving and/or Piece of Furniture:
* Avoid placing the wooden piece in direct sunlight, as sunlight will cause fading and/or cracking.
* Dust frequently with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth - preferably 100% cotton.
* Clean up spills immediately using a blotting action, not a wiping action.
* Use a quality furniture polish approximately once a month.
* Do not drag objects across the wood surface.
* When writing with a ball point pen, use a protective pad.
* Humidity that is too high or too low can cause wood to warp.
* Do not place rubber or plastic items on wood - their ingredients can react adversely with the wood finish.
* Do not use silicone polishes. Oil, can seep into the finish.
These suggestions will extend the life and use of your majolica.
Your extra care will bring you years of additional pleasure.
* Majolica can be damaged if exposed to extremely hot temperatures such as boiling water.
* We recommend that you temper your majolica with hot tap water prior to serving very hot foods or liquids. Placing a metal spoon in your teapot, mug, cup, or ceramic vessel while pouring hot liquids is also helpful.
* Our fine ceramics can be damaged by pressure from sharp knives or other very sharp utensils.
* Avoid using a dishwasher for cleaning the piece. We recommend cold water hand washing.