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Romance of Laundry

September 30, 2021

Romance of Laundry

As mothers we delight in dressing our children, embracing the beauty of holding a hand-crafted garment, helping tiny hands through soft sleeves and little fingers gripping shell buttons. Memories are treasured up with a dress, freshly washed and folded back into a drawer, becoming a favorite we reach for again, adding to the story with every wear. Our natural fabrics, painstakingly sourced by me, are capable of lasting for seasons due to their incredible quality.  Like motherhood, we think garment care is an artful balance between handling things gently while not being too fussy. 
We want you to know your Lali garments will last even through the evidence of all the life that has been lived in them. Our luxurious Khadi fabric is incredibly soft and breathable, more so than machine-made cotton, and its textured beauty comes from the hand-spun nature of the yarn. The fiber itself is very strong, even wet, and it holds up well to laundering. Use an environmentally friendly detergent and line dry out of direct sunlight. 
The easy-wearing cotton twill of our winterberry and biddy prints is best when treated to a cold wash by hand or on the delicate cycle, then line dry or dry with no/low heat. While it’s often as simple as washing with like colors, if your Lali cotton garment includes some of our beautiful hand embroidery we recommend treating it gently. 
Knits can be particularly mysterious laundering territory. Our luxe Alpaca blend sweater knits love a hand wash in detergent specific for wool. Cotton sweater knits require a cold water wash with gentle detergent. All knits should be dried flat, so that they retain their original shape. I have a particular fondness for laying out a freshly washed knit garment, as though a tiny laundering miracle has just happened. 
When serious adventures transpire in your Lali (and we hope they will), we recommend spot treating any stains. Whether it’s foraging fallout or ice cream drips, use a gentle detergent, then wash and dry inside out. 
An appreciation that well-made things can be loved and cared for is something we all joy in modeling for our children. When in doubt, please refer to the information on this page or reach out to us. We are delighted to help you keep Lali in your children’s wardrobes and believe cherishing our clothes is an essential facet of sustainability. 

Fabric

For Optimal Care

For Quick Care

 

 

 

Hand woven Khadi

(cotton)

 

Wash: Hand wash inside out in cold water using an eco friendly detergent

 

Dry: Line dry in a shady breezy spot

 

Wash: Machine wash inside out with like colors in cold water using an eco friendly detergent. Use the gentle/low impact cycle

 

Dry: Line dry out of direct sunlight

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton Twill

 

Wash: Hand wash inside out in cold water using an eco friendly detergent

 

Dry: Line dry in a shady breezy spot

 

Wash: Machine wash inside out with like colors in cold water using an eco friendly detergent. Use the gentle/low impact cycle

 

Dry: Machine dry on no/low heat

 

 

 

 

 

Alpaca Knit

 

Wash: Hand wash inside out in cold water using a detergent specific for wool

 

Dry: Dry flat out of direct sunlight

 

Wash: Machine wash inside out with like colors in cold water. Use the gentle/low impact cycle

 

Dry: Dry flat; To keep the shape of the garment, we recommend not drying in the dryer

 

 

 

 

Cotton Knit and

Woven Cotton Slub

 

Wash: Machine wash inside out with like colors using an eco friendly detergent. Use the gentle/low impact cycle

 

Dry: Dry flat out of direct sunlight

 

Wash: Machine wash inside out with like colors using an eco friendly detergent. Use the gentle/low impact cycle

 

Dry: Machine dry on no/low heat

 

***Please make sure that spot cleaners and detergents do not include bleach***






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