how we care for our nevenka pieces
Every nevenka piece is unique and individually hand cut and crafted using the highest quality of natural materials found by rosemary on her travels.
they are easy to care for if you follow our instructions
as you will discover, your nevenka piece will soften over time with wear and gentle washing. she will melt to her wearer like second skin and feel just the same.
our signature disheveled raw edges will continue to develop over time, an eclectic detail that makes your nevenka friend uniquely your own.
most of us warm hand wash our nevenka friends or else place them in a garment wash bag on a gentle cycle or wool silk hand wash cycle in a front loader machine.
washing wool and silk
most of us will hang out our wool coats in the direct sunlight on a clothes line. This enables the wool fibres to seperate and clean with the natural light and air. We may also cold hand wash our nevenka wool coats or place them on the gentle wool silk hand wash cycle in a front loader wash machine. we recommend not to wash them regularly as they do not need to be over cared for. they mature beautifully with age. Pull back in any dishevelled threads. Do not cut them ever.
to enhance her Bohemia sensibility we suggest hanging your nevenka pieces to drip-dry in the shade and giving her a light steam with a quality steamer that allows the organic character of the fabric to remain intact. we do not iron our nevenka pieces but it is up to you if you wish to have a flatter look for your garment. our jackets will require a professional steam and iron to keep the tailoring shape. please iron on the reverse side with a cloth to avoid sheen and over pressing
do not tumble-dry your pieces as this will tear the hand crafted lace, shrink the cotton and hurt our silks. wash your nevenka pieces like you would wash yourself and your hair. be kind and gentle with yourself and your pieces. they will reward you with longevity.
all our pieces are dry cleanable – if you wish to have someone else do this for you please use a dry cleaner that is experienced in cleaning for high quality lace wool and silks
the nature of intricate lace means that you may find small threads appearing over time, we recommend weaving them back into the lace rather than trimming them so as not to compromise the integrity of the lace and unraveling and ensures she is an heirloom
fold open weave lace pieces flat in a drawer or shelf. do not hang any crochet lace knit pieces as they will stretch over time. Please keep all your friends hung or folded away from any direct sunlight as the sun will fade colour and discolour white pieces. if this happens to your white pieces please use an environmentally friendly whitening detergent.
we offer a repair and alteration service for your nevenka pieces should they need our professional care and attention. get in touch with us so that we can assess each piece for quotation. Our wish is for your pieces to last you forever.
sustainability is at the forefront of our ethos, we highly recommend using an environmentally friendly detergent for delicates when washing your pieces.
we use and highly recommend sonnet products
sonnet ‘olive laundry liquid for wool and silk’
cold gentle hand wash
wash dark colours separately
do not bleach
do not wring
do not tumble dry
drip dry in shade
warm iron on reverse side
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