Washing tips and garment care

At MAGATA we think it is not necessary to wash natural fibres too often, but instead we suggest frequently hanging garments to air out, preserving their quality and reducing washing and pollution.

It is important to hand-wash them with like colours, and cold water in gentle detergent. Then hang to dry naturally.

* Never tumble dry!



WASH: Hand wash your hat with cold or lukewarm water and neutral soap. If you have a stain or have messed it up, get in touch with us and we'll see how we can help you.
DRY: We do not recommend draining, and they should air dry!
IRON: In case you need to iron your hat, use a steam iron or simply wear the hat on your head for a while, when it's still dump. Keep it open so it won't wrinkle, and enjoy it forever.



WASH: Linen is less easy to care for than cotton, as it can shrink. Therefore always wash it gently and at max 30°C. It has a porous nature, so be careful when you spot-clean it.
DRY: Dry the garment in a natural way, always laying it out on a horizontal plane. Draining the water is very important to prevent the lower part of the garment from deforming.
IRON: Linen requires high temperatures to be ironed. Even though we love that natural character that linen takes on once worn, here's our tip to make ironing last longer! After drying the garment, leave it in the freezer overnight in a plastic bag before ironing it.



WASH: Cotton washes easily and can withstand any temperature, making it an ideal fabric to care for. It is durable and strong, and shrink-resistant. We recommend anyway a delicate wash at 30°.
DRY: Squeeze well before laying to speed up the drying process.
You can choose to dry garments made with this fabric either by hanging them outside, avoid the dryer which could ruin the soft hand of the fabric.
IRON: Cotton will most likely need to be ironed. To try to avoid the iron, shake well once washed and spread on a horizontal surface, we do not promise you, but the result could be acceptable! Otherwise you should surrender to ironing.



WASH: To wash our wool garments and accessories we recommend a dry cleaning, possibly in a professional laundry. Wool is best washed at zero heat, because it does shrink otherwise. It is always best to avoid a fast spin at the end of the wash.
DRY:  Dry the garment in a natural way, always laying it out on a horizontal plane. Draining the water is very important to prevent the lower part of the garment from deforming. You can do a light spin cycle or choose our grandmother's method:

  • Take a towel and lay the damp garment on it
  • Fold the towel over it and press with your hands so as to drain excess water
  • Do it without squeezing because you could twist and break the fibers

* Avoid using the dryer, which could damage the fabric surface or hang it on a hot radiator. 
IRON: We suggest you to iron recycled cashmere garments, when necessary, with steam. You can use a steamer, or the steam from the iron. When you do this, always pay attention: don't stay too close to the garment, you could wet it nd therefore make it felted.



WASH: Silk requires a delicate wash, preferably at a heat lower than 30°C on a delicate cycle.
IRON: For best results iron when dump, but ensure that you place a towel between the iron and the fabric. We recommend washing silk garments by hand to best maintain their quality.


* Our garments come with extra buttons might you lose one, and every seam is thoughtfully considered to last in time and to be easily mended. 

If you find that your product has an imperfection, is starting to wear, or is damaged with time get in touch with us. We will help as much as possible to extend the life of your beloved MAGATA's piece. 

When in need of help, contact us at contact@magataproject.com with the subject "Care Help". Send us pictures and an explanation of the damage you would like to have mended. We will evaluate the issue and come back with solutions: provide extra fabric, material and instructions for repair or a return label for professional repair.

“Manding doesn’t mean we can’t afford to buy something new;
it means we can’t afford something being thrown away.”
– Orsola De Castro