Rodier recommends you adhere to the following advice and recommendations to retain the original conditions of your items. Each type of product requires special care, the instructions for which are indicated on the product's care label. We recommend that you follow the advice given on these labels as best as possible to retain the optimal condition of your Rodier items. P r e p a r a t i o n Firstly, coordinating colours is essential. Whites must be separated from colours and pastels must be separated from darker colours to avoid the white becoming grey and colour running from the darker colours onto the lighter colours. Secondly, we also recommend that your sort the clothes according to their wash temperatures indicated on their composition label. Knitwear must be washed exclusively at 30° on a gentle spin or a « wool » programme. For some clothes, we advise that you turn them inside out. This is essential for: knitwear, animal skins, silks and linens. More generally, this technique is recommended for protecting an item from discolouration, matting and wear and tear, as well as the pilling of delicate materials. Therefore, it can be used for all garments. For clothes made from delicate materials, the item can be placed in a cotton pouch for washing or in a washing bag to protect it. If you have bought matching items, try your best to always wash them together to avoid the colours differentiating. W a s h i n g For the first few washes of new clothes, we recommend you to wash them separately to avoid the colours running. Also wash clothing the previously mentioned items to be sorted (temperature, white, pastels, dark colours, delicate materials) separately. Using the composition label as a guide, you can choose the appropriate machine programme. Additionally, you can choose a detergent that is specially adapted for wool, silk, whites or dark colours. On the contrary, liquid detergents preserve the brightness of colours and black better, as they do not contain any bleaching agents. For material items that are made of more than two colours, we recommend using a liquid detergent and a low temperature washing setting (30°C maximum). In the event of any stains on dark coloured materials, we recommend washing the item by hand with Marseille soap prior to washing it in the machine. Liquid detergent is recommended for short, cold or low temperature programmes, as liquid detergent dissolves much quicker than powder detergent: it is hence a bit more efficient. We advise you not to overfill your washing machine, the clothes will have more room for movement and more contact with the soapy water. This also limits creases and makes ironing thereafter easier. For all materials in general, lower temperatures are better recommended for maintaining the condition of the material. Machine washing is always preferable over hand washing if the label authorises doing so. D r y i n g To make ironing easier after, but also to maintain the condition of the material, we advise you to dry the washing immediately once the machine has finished. For heavy knitwear and wool clothing, it is essential that items be dried flat. We recommend against hanging wool items up on a drying rack. I r o n i n g We recommend that you iron your clothes inside out, particularly for items of clothing with prints, embroidery, all velvet and silk. More generally, this inside out ironing technique avoids leaving any sheen on the fabric. Just as for washing, we recommend that your follow the temperature guides given on the labels. When ironing on a low heat, it is not recommended to use steam. For delicate materials such as wool or silk, you can use a press cloth (a piece of cloth, humid if required, placed between the iron and clothing item to be ironed). To iron well, a well-padded ironing board should be used to avoid ironing marks. In addition, a good quality iron can make all the difference. Steam generators and professional irons are also recommended.