Care, Wear & Repair
Here at Wolf & Mishka we are passionate about creating transeasonal wardrobe mainstays, which are long lasting, ethically produced, while choosing carefully considered sustainable fabrics. We aim never to overproduce, instead, focusing on quality, not quantity.
Simple changes in the way you wear, wash and care for your clothing can make a huge difference on the environment, as well as making sure your garments last as long as possible.
Here are some ways we can help you extend the life of your Wolf & Mishka item.
Save water, wash less
Clothing simply does not need to be washed after every wear!
Save water and add life to your garment by waiting a few wears until you wash it. We recommend hanging it out to air or steaming between wears, or even spot clean where necessary.
All Wolf & Mishka garments are tested prior to release and care labels are specific for each type of fabric. However we recommend washing in cold water as opposed to warm or hot, as it can effect the properties of some fabrics, causing them to shrink or fade.
When in doubt, check the care label on your garment. And if you have any further queries please reach out to us, we're always happy to help!
Reduce, reuse, recycle, recover
Did you know fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world? And did you know that 95% of used textiles can be recycled or repurposed!?
By doubling the useful life of a garment from 1 year to 2 years, that alone will reduce emissions.
So there’s so many reasons to buy well and choose carefully!
If your Wolf & Mishka item has seen better days or something needs to be repaired, fear not, we are here to help!
We strive to create timeless, transeasonal pieces, with the hope that our customers can get many seasons of wear from them.
By re using, repairing or re purposing your garments, it significantly helps divert more and more fabric headed to landfill.
If one of your Wolf & Mishka items needs a bit of tender love and care, please reach out to us, and we'll have our very talented machinist Steven take a look at it for you. We call him the MacGyver of the sewing and pattern making world. He can do anything!
Caring for your W & M item
Each Wolf & Mishka item is locally made in small production runs, so we can ensure a high quality of each garment, in timeless transeasonal designs.
Meaning that you can wear all year round, as opposed to fast fashion, and when cared for properly, should ensure a longer lasting life.
Here are some helpful tips on ensuring your Wolf & Mishka garment has it's best possible life!
* Follow the washing instructions carefully on the care label, as each will be specific to the fabric of that particular garment.
* Choose a all-natural detergent as it’s gentle on the environment and your clothing
* Treat stains straight away. We love ‘The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar’
* Wash less & only when necessary to reduce your use of water, energy and detergents
* Line or hang dry your clothing and keep out of direct sunlight
* Use red cedar blocks in cupboards or drawers to keep moths away!