How to care for your fabric

We have put together a few guidelines that we hope will help you care for your new purchase. We suggest pre-washing any washable fabrics, in the same way you intend on laundering and drying your garment in the future (please follow the relevant care instructions), as some shrinkage may occur.

We recommend dry cleaning only when absolutely necessary. Every dry clean impoverishes the natural fibres, changing their characteristics due to the harsh solvents used in this process, thus shortening the life of the garment.

Wash light and bright colours separately as some colours may run in the first few washes. Please keep in mind particular washing instructions will apply to specialty fabrics such as denim, coated or foiled textiles as well as delicate material.

Suit Care 

After wearing your suit all day, it is advisable to give it time to rest before placing in the wardrobe. Hang on a wooden coat hanger with the shoulders shaped correctly, the garment should be aired without exposing it to direct sunlight.


Dry cleaning is highly recommended, though some wools may be hand washed if specified on the care instructions. Always test a swatch before proceeding if you decide to care for your wool fabric at home. Brush wool gently and carefully to remove any surface dirt. Steam, do not iron.


Machine washable, dry cleanable, wash with similar colours. To avoid shrinkage wash in cold water with minimal agitation. Tumble dry on low setting where applicable. Always follow the care instructions as directed for each article.


Dry clean only, iron on reverse, do not machine dry. Do not twist or agitate fabric.


Dry clean only. 


Dry Clean only, brush wool to leave soft and shiny. 

Textile Merchants does not accept any responsibility for fabrics that are damaged by following these instructions. Please test a swatch before laundering any fabrics at home to avoid a problematic outcome.