Caring for your #COSSETKnits

With colder days right around the corner, it’s time to bring out your favourite knits and add more to the collection! Knit fabrics are soft, stretchy, and comfortable to wear. They conform to your body's shape without feeling restrictive, making them perfect for everyday wear. Knitwear provides excellent insulation against the cold, keeping you warm in chilly weather. Knits are fun to wear and considered essential in many wardrobes due to their comfort, warmth, versatility, texture and durability. Whether it's a cosy sweater on a chilly day or a stylish knit dress for a night out, knitwear offers a range of benefits that make it a staple in fashion and clothing choices.

Caring for your knits is crucial to prolonging their lifespan and maintaining their quality. Proper care, including gentle washing, drying, and storage, prevents pilling, stretching, and damage to delicate knit fabrics. It preserves the garment's shape, colour, and texture, ensuring it remains comfortable to wear and looks its best. Regular care also reduces the frequency of replacements, saving money and reducing environmental impact, which is what we stand for here at Cosset Clothing. 

All our knits are made using Organic Cotton Wool, a highly sustainable fabric that takes care of you and the environment simultaneously. 

  1. Read the product care label and washing instructions carefully. To ensure optimum quality and prolonged lifespan of your knitwear, follow these instructions. At Cosset, most of our knits require dry cleaning. This prevents potential damage from water, shrinkage, and distortion, as knit fabrics are delicate and may lose their shape and texture when exposed to water and agitation in regular washing machines. Dry cleaning uses a solvent-based process that is gentler on these fabrics.
  2. For airing your fabrics between usage, lay them out on a flat surface. Avoid hanging your knits. Hanging knits can lead to stretching and distortion of the fabric due to the weight of the garment. Hanging heavy knits can also cause hanger indentations and misshaping over time. It is best to air them on a flat surface to prevent them from losing elasticity or sagging. 
  3. To store knits properly, fold them to maintain their shape and prevent stretching. Use breathable storage containers or bags to protect from dust and pests. Cedar blocks or lavender sachets can deter moths. Keep your knitwear in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and potential damage. Avoid over-packing to allow air circulation. For delicate or long-term storage, wrap each knit in acid-free tissue paper to protect the fibres. Regularly check stored items for any signs of moisture or pests and take appropriate action to prevent damage.

Caring for knitted garments properly can help prolong their lifespan and keep them looking their best. By following these care tips, you can ensure that your knits remain in excellent condition, maintain their shape, and last for many seasons to come. Responsible knitwear care extends the enjoyment and usefulness of these wardrobe staples, making them more sustainable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly choices in the long run.

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