Silk is a natural fabric made to be cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. Silk is one of the most popular fabrics used in island inspired clothing. Due to its super soft hand and luxurious drape, silk always looks stylish and sophisticated.
Silk can have several different finishes or textures, such as twill, which has a very clean and elegant look and feels extremely soft to the touch, and jacquard, which can have almost any type of design woven into the fabric.
By no means do all silks have to be dry-cleaned! Silk can be washed in cold water, and tumble-dried on a cool setting. Because some silk garments may benefit more from dry cleaning, you'll want to read the specific garment care instructions before laundering.
Linen is a natural fabric that has its own unique drape. Linen has been used in many island inspired clothing lines because of its casual appearance. It's a comfortable fabric for summer wear.
Caring for linen is not difficult. Most linen can be washed in cold water, and tumbled dry on the cold setting, giving it a casual, comfortable appearance.
For a more formal look, you can press your linen to give it a more crisp appearance.
Tencel is a natural fabric made from the natural cellulose found in trees. Tencel is a very strong fabric that is extremely soft and drapes unusually well. It is a fabric that flows and moves with your body.
Tencel absorbs color dyes well and, therefore, results in dramatically dark or bright colors. It has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton.
Tencel garments are mostly washable, either by hand or on the gentle cycle of a washing machine, but they may be dry cleaned if you prefer. They should generally be line-dried, rather than tumbled dry. Use only a warm iron to touch up spots as needed
Cotton Lawn is one of the world's finest cottons. Sometimes it is referred to as “Egyptian Cotton.” This fabric is incredibly soft, smooth, and lightweight. Cotton Lawn was specifically invented for high temperatures and humidity.
Due to the long fibers in this fabric it has a certain degree of crease resistance, and is also very resilient and colorfast. Cotton Lawn can be machine washed in cold water and tumble dried on a cool setting.
Remember, all of your garments will last longer without the use of hot water, bleach, and machine drying!