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BASIC WASH RECOMMENDATIONS

Consider making your basic wash a cold, short 20-30 min cycle and bulk concentrated powder detergent followed by hang dry. Invest in mesh bags to protect your delicates in the wash cycle, a long drying rack, a high powered handheld steamer and a rechargeable sweater shaver. Next time you upgrade your tumble dryer, get one with a steam cycle. Do your clothes a favor and look up Marth Stewart's Stain Guide, it's the real deal.

Foundation Sweater Undyed Alpaca and Silk by 4 in #alpaca sweater

ARAN CARDIGAN, BLACK ALPACA & FOUNDATION SWEATER

Machine Airing: use a short, low heat steam cycle on your dryer. Hand Washing: Soak in Eucalan in tepid water. Do not rinse, do not wring. Roll in a towel to remove excess water. Machine Washing: place in large mesh bag. Use the "hand wash" or "delicate" cycle. Cold water. Low agitation. Low spin. No rinse. Roll in towel to remove excess water. Blocking/Drying: Place a dry towel over a clothing rack, block (reshape) to dry. You may block your sweater to make it a little longer or wider. Shave to maintain surface after drying. If using the sweater stone use very light pressure in small circles. Yes, it takes a while, audio book? Do not use the sweater stone on the Black Alpaca as it will leave residue. Use an electric shaver. Darning: write us at info@fourobjects.com and we'll send you some yarn to fix it. Storing: store your clean sweater in a cloth bag with a natural moth repellent like cedar balls & lavendar sachets.

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Best Friend Tee in organic supima cotton in seven hand-dyed botanicals by 4 in #BFtee

BFT UNDYED

Machine Washing: Wash cold or warm on the cotton cycle or shorter. Turn inside out to preserve smooth surface. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble low. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying.

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Best Friend Tee in organic supima cotton in seven hand-dyed botanicals by 4 in #BFtee

BFT BOTANICAL COLORS

Machine Washing: Use Eucalan to best preserve color. Wash cold or warm on the short cycle (20-30 min). Turn inside out to preserve smooth surface. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble low. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying.

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THE Blazer in organic cotton & rws merino by 4 in #blazer

THE BLAZER

Machine Airing: use a short, low heat steam cycle on your dryer. Hand Steaming: From the interior, steam out the armpits and any wrinkles. Hand Washing: Soak in Eucalan in tepid water. Do not rinse, do not wring. Roll in a towel to remove excess water. Drying: Hang dry on wide coat hanger to protect shoulder shape.

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WORK SHIRT v1 Japanese Indigo Organic Cotton Chambray by 4 in Shirts & Tops

CHAMBRAY, VESTIGE PLAID & BANDANNA WORK SHIRT

Machine Washing: Wash cold or warm on the cotton cycle or shorter. Turn inside out to preserve surface. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble low. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying. Pressing: use your iron on a low cotton setting or use your hand held steamer for a less "pressed" look. Fading: to hasten fading hang in full sun (don't forget to turn). You may also wash and dry in warm water to increase the pace. To maintain desired shade, wash on short cold water washes with light agitation and hang dry.

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WORK SHIRT v2 Organic Cotton & Linen by 4 in Shirts & Tops

LINEN WORK SHIRT

Machine Washing: Wash cold or warm on the cotton cycle or shorter. Turn inside out to preserve surface. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble low. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying. To soften use dryer balls. Pressing: use your iron on a low cotton setting or use your hand held steamer for a less "pressed" look. Bleaching: hang in full sun, don't forget to turn! Or soak in your favorite non-chlorine bleach before washing.

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THE Overcoat in 100% camel by 4 in OUTERWEAR

THE OVERCOAT

Spot clean only. Or take note of what the stain is made of and go to your high end dry cleaner. Hand Steaming: From the interior, steam out the armpits and any wrinkles. You may steam the front carefully, color will return to normal up on drying. Storing: cover with garment bag with natural moth repellents like cedar balls & lavendar sachets.

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Rabbit Jacket in Custom Doubleweave by 4 in #rabbitjacket

RABBIT JACKET

Machine Airing: use a short, low heat steam cycle on your dryer. Hand Steaming: From the interior, steam out the armpits and any wrinkles. Hand Washing: Soak in Eucalan in tepid water. Do not rinse, do not wring. Roll in a towel to remove excess water. Drying: Hang dry on wide coat hanger to protect shoulder. Ironing: soaking will result in a more rumpled look, using a medium setting iron from the inside out. You may iron the exterior but use a ironing cloth so as not to ruin the surface.

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SILK ARCHIVE SHIRT

Machine Washing: Using a mesh garment bag, wash cold or warm on a short cycle. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble on lowest setting. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying. Pressing: inside out, use your iron on a low cotton setting or use your hand held steamer for a less "pressed" look.

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THE Sweatshirt in organic cotton & rws merino by 4 in Shirts & Tops

THE SWEATSHIRT

Treat your sweatshirt like your favorite wool sweater. Machine Airing: use a short, low heat steam cycle on your dryer. Hand Washing: Soak in Eucalan in tepid water. Do not rinse, do not wring. Roll in a towel to remove excess water. Machine Washing: place in large mesh bag. Use the "hand wash" or "delicate" cycle. Cold water. Low agitation. Low spin. No rinse. Roll in towel to remove excess water. Blocking/Drying: Place a dry towel over a clothing rack, block (reshape) to dry. You may block your sweater to make it a little longer or wider. Shape cuffs and waistband. Shave with an electric shaver to maintain surface after drying.

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THE Trouser in tropical rws wool by 4 in PANTS

THE TROUSER

Machine Airing: use a short, low heat steam cycle on your dryer. Machine Washing: Using the "hand wash" or "delicate" cycle. Cold water. Low agitation. Low spin. Drying: Hang dry on rack or hanger. Ironing: iron on wool setting inside out. Hand Steaming: Steam out wrinkles for a perfect drape.

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UTILITY PANT undyed & khaki

Machine Washing: Wash cold or warm on the cotton cycle or shorter. Turn inside out to preserve surface. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble medium. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying. Pressing/Ironing: smooth with hands and fold or iron on the cotton setting for a more military press look.

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UTILITY PANT indigo & VESTIGE INDIGO DOBBY WORK SHIRT

Dipped indigo will crock (bleed or rub off). Before wearing we recommend at least 2 machine washes. Machine Washing: Wash warm on the cotton cycle. Turn inside out to preserve surface. Drying: tumble dry low. Repeat entire cycle if new purchase. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying. Pressing/Ironing: use your iron on the Utility Pant on a cotton setting inside out as to not ruing surface. For the Indigo Work Shirt we recommend a hand held steamer for a less "pressed" look.

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VESTIGE BRUSHED COTTON WORK SHIRT

Machine Washing: Wash cold or warm on the cotton cycle or shorter. Turn inside out to preserve surface. Drying: you may hang to dry or tumble low. Expect up to 5% vertical shrinkage with tumble drying. Pressing: use your iron on a low cotton setting or use your hand held steamer for a less "pressed" look.

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WORK SHIRT v3 Organic Cotton & rws washable Merino Wool by 4 in Shirts & Tops

WOOL WORK SHIRT

Machine Airing: use a short, low heat steam cycle on your dryer. Hand Steaming: From the interior, steam out the armpits and any wrinkles. Hand Washing: Soak in Eucalan in tepid water. Do not rinse, do not wring. Roll in a towel to remove excess water. Machine washing: use a garment bag was on "delicate" or "hand wash" cycle in cold water with low agitation and low spin. Eucalan is best for wools and silks as excess soap, agitation and heat will cause shrinkage. Drying: Hang dry. Pressing/Ironing: We recommend steaming from the insdie but you may iron on a wool setting.

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