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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR VISCOSE KNITWEAR

Proper care of your knitwear can extend its life by several years and reduce its impact on the environment. Follow our advice on how to care for and wash your viscose garments and you will enjoy them for many years to come.

WHAT IS VISCOSE MADE OF?


Viscose is a soft, supple and breathable material. It is semi-synthetic and made from cellulose. It has a tendency to stretch, but will shrink again when the garment is ironed or washed. All our viscose is FSC certified, which means that the wood pulp used to make the viscose comes from sustainable sources. Our viscose is also Oeko-Tex certified, which means that the limits for hazardous chemicals are not exceeded in a finished garment.

WASHING CLOTHES IN VISCOSE


Often just airing will do the trick! Our knitted viscose garments will become fresh and regain their shape with airing. But if the odour doesn't go away with airing, or if the garment is dirty, you'll need to wash it. Always read the washing instructions on the garment first. It is important to wash viscose gently at a low temperature to avoid shrinkage. Wash at the temperature indicated on the washing instructions and use a laundry bag to protect the garment. Unless otherwise stated, our garments can be machine washed on an appropriate hand wash or wool/silk programme. Viscose can contract and shrink slightly in the washing machine. If this happens, you can use a steamer or iron to restore the shape of the garment.

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DRYING CLOTHES IN VISCOSE


Never wring or squeeze the water out of your viscose knitwear. Instead, place it on a dry towel and roll it up to remove excess water. Lay the garment flat on a clean surface at room temperature to dry. Avoid direct sunlight.



IRONING CLOTHES IN VISCOSE


If the garment needs ironing, use a steam iron on a low heat. You can also use a steamer.

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STORE YOUR CLOTHES IN VISCOSE


Do not hang your knitted viscose garments as this may affect their shape. Instead, fold them and make sure the environment is dry and airy. If you need to store your garment for a longer period of time, remember: store your garment in a dry place, never in a plastic bag or in direct sunlight. The garment should be clean and dry before you store it.

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About Holebrook Sweden


Holebrook is a Swedish brand with a focus on knitted clothing. We were born on the Swedish west coast and our first collection was knitted sweaters with a windproof elastic lining. Today, more than twenty years later, they are still part of our collection. Sustainability is part of our DNA, it’s reflected in our business model and in our brand strategy. Our down-to-earth approach to sustainability is based on wool, cotton, mohair and alpaca. Natural materials that do not need to be washed as often, which prolongs the life of the garments and reduces their impact on the environment. Our clothes are timeless and made for the seasons, not the trends. All our clothes are made in Europe by suppliers who share our strive and commitment to quality and sustainability.