Remonter

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.

W O O L

As a very good thermal insulating material, wool keeps us warm by trapping almost 80% of the air in its own weight. It easily absorbs humidity and is elastic. Be careful, wool is very sensitive to heat and this can cause it to shrink.

• Machine washing: Sheep wool is pretty strong, so long as it is blended with another material, you can wash it in the machine. We advise using a special wool or delicate washing programme for a thorough clean, without damaging the material. You can use a detergent suited to wool and a softener for a shiny and silky finish To ensure maximum protection while it is getting washed, you can use a material pouch or washing bag. Wool clothing must be washed a minimum number of times to retain their appearance.

• Washing by hand: It is recommended to use this method when washing a 100% wool item or one with a fine knit. Hand washing should be done using cold or lukewarm water. You can use a detergent suited to wool and gently wash the item without tugging at the material or leaving it to soak for too long. Gently rinse it until the water becomes clear.  Be careful to never tug at your jumper with your hands as you could risk losing its shape.

• Dry cleaning: Dry cleaning is not recommended for wool clothing.

• Drying: Wool should be dried flat or over a towel in the open air. Be careful of the sun as it can stain the fibres yellow. Drying on a washing line is not allowed for this type of fibre, if you wish to squeeze out any water from your clothing item before drying, do not twist it but roll it up in a towel and gently press.

• Ironing: You can lightly iron your wool clothing item inside out with a slightly hot iron (110°). You can also use a damp cloth or a press cloth to retain the material's shape to the maximum.

• Storing: We recommend that you store your wool items folded flat and not on a hanger, to retain their shape. Watch out for mites.

 

M E R I N O W O O L O R V I R G I N W O O L  

Merino wool is the finest wool that exists and comes from a rare breed of sheep of the same name, whereas virgin wool comes from sheep or lambs that are still alive and in perfect health. These wools are soft and are not itchy. They keep the natural scents of wool over time. Merino wool and virgin wool are finer than normal wool, therefore, they need to be washed more delicately than the latter.

The methods to be used for washing merino wool and virgin wool are the same as those used for wool in general, with the preferable method being to wash them by hand.

 

C A S H M E R E  

As a fine and silky animal fibre, cashmere is recognised for the soft warmth it provides. Cashmere is a very delicate fibre that requires much care for its Care.

• Machine washing: To preserve your cashmere item as best as possible, we recommend that you wash it with a special material pouch or a washing bag. As the fibres are similar to those of wool, it is recommended to use detergent suited to wool, but do not add any softener at all.  In addition, a cold wool programme (30° au maximum) is strongly recommended to avoid the fibres shrinking. Finally, gently spin your cashmere at no more than 600 rpm. It is recommended to wash cashmere in a washing machine as the material will be washed in a regular movement that will damage it less than washing it randomly by hand. Cashmere clothing must be washed a minimum number of times to retain their appearance.

• Washing by hand: You can also wash your cashmere item by hand - using cold water and with a little bit of detergent suited to « wool» without twisting or rubbing it. Gently rinse it until the water becomes clear and squeeze any water out with a spongy towel, by rolling it up in it. Be careful to never tug at your jumper with your hands as you could risk losing its shape.

• Dry cleaning: We do not recommend dry cleaning your cashmere item. Cashmere fibres love water, they need it to retain their softness and suppleness, therefore, washing your items with water is the most appropriate method and the best way to keep it in good condition. However, you can hand your item over to a professional to be dry cleaned in the case of any persistent stains.

• Drying: After squeezing out any excess water, reshape your cashmere jumper and dry it flat, sheltered from the sun's rays and far away from any heat sources, to keep its shape, fibre and colour. Never use a washing line.

• Ironing: Once your cashmere item is dry, iron it inside out with a slightly hot iron, but never with the iron directly on the cashmere: always use a cloth (slightly damp if required). We advise you not to iron the hems (neckline, sleeves…) to retain their elasticity.

• Storing: It is normal for new cashmere to form several pills, but these will disappear after a few washes. You can also choose to delicately remove them by hand. We advise storing them folded flat, in a pouch for even better protection.  Finally, always be cautious of mites, they are very fond of cashmere.

 

M O H A I R 

One of the « noble »hairs, this fibre comes from angora goats. As they are long and slightly shiny, they form a thick and spongy wool, which does not pill easily. This wool has excellent heat insulation properties and is very light to wear.

• Machine washing: Machine washing a mohair clothing item is possible, but it is not recommended. If you wish to do so, use a detergent suited to wool and wash it on a special wool programme or a cold wash. To ensure maximum protection while it is getting washed, you can use a material pouch.

• Washing by hand: We recommend hand-washing mohair clothing items. Hand washing should be done using cold or lukewarm water. You can use a detergent suited to wool and gently wash the item without tugging at the material or leaving it to soak for too long.

• Dry cleaning: Dry cleaning is not recommended for mohair clothing items.

• Drying: Your mohair clothing item should be dried flat or over a towel in the open air. Drying on a washing line not allowed for this type of clothing. If you wish to squeeze out any water from your clothing item before drying, do not twist it but roll it up in a towel and gently press.

• Ironing: You can lightly iron your mohair clothing item inside out with a slightly hot iron. It is advisable to use a cloth press to retain the material condition as best as possible.

• Storing: We recommend that you store your mohair items folded flat and not on a hanger, to retain their shape. Be cautious of mites.

A N G O R A 

Angora is a fibre that comes from rabbits. Belonging to the « noble hair » category, angora is so delicate that it needs to be blended with other fibres to retain its shape. With very soft and warm hairs due to its fine nature, angora has a duvet-like appearance.

The same washing methods should be used for angora as are used for mohair.

 

A L P A C A  

Alpaca is a fibre that comes from a mammal similar to a lama. It is a very high-quality fibre and is softer, warmer and more resistant that sheep wool.

The same washing methods should be used for alpaca as are used for mohair.

 

F U R  

Fur comes from an animal's coat such as a mink, weasel or fox… Coats made completely from fur can be found, but more often, the fur is removable from the main clothing item.

• Washing: Fur does not take water well, machine washing is completely forbidden. If your fur accidentally becomes damp, shake it to allow the drops of water to fall off. For any stains, contact a professional.

• Professional cleaning: Dry cleaning with pressing is not advised. We advise you to consult a fur specialist to look after your item.

• Storing: You can place your fur in a cotton pouch, but not in a synthetic pouch that will prevent it from breathing, in a cool area, sheltered from light and far away from any source of heat. Ensure that the fur has enough space in your wardrobe to avoid the hairs getting flattened. Taking your fur to get cared for by a professional once per year will ensure that it remains silky and fresh. Be careful, perfumes and aerosols can damage fur.

 

S I L K  

Silk fibres come from the cocoon of the 'silk worm'. Silk is a noble and delicate material, which provides warmth against the cold and coolness against the heat. Its Care requires much attention: even when worn, special care must be given not to damage it.

• Machine washing: It is better to wash silk by hand. If you do wish do wash it in the machine, use a very gentle detergent suited to silk or delicate materials and set your machine on a delicate cycle.

• Washing by hand: It is strongly recommended for most silk clothing items to wash them by hand. You should avoid soaking silk before washing it. Once damp, silk is much more fragile, handle it very carefully. Delicately wash the silk in a lot of cold water.

Silk should not be creased or pressed during washing. Detergent suited to silk or delicate materials can be used, it must be very gently to avoid damaging the fibres. Do not leave silk for more than 5 minutes in soapy water. Silk clothing must be washed a minimum number of times to respect their delicate nature.

• Dry cleaning: Dry cleaning is not recommended for silk clothing.

• Drying: You can delicately pre-dry silk by rolling it in a spongy towel. Afterwards, the silk can continue to dry on a hanger in the open air. Silk is sensitive to sunlight, to maintain its condition as best as possible, avoid placing it in the sun.

• Ironing: Pure silk dries very quickly and must be ironed while still damp. Silk should be ironed inside out until it is dry. The iron should be set to the lowest temperature possible and without steam to avoid damaging the fibres.

• Storing: Silk clothing items are best stored on hangers. Protect them against mites, as they love silk. More generally, be cautious when wearing silk: do not spray perfume directly onto silk and take care to avoid jewellery rubbing against your clothing item.

C O T T O N  

Cotton fibres are plant-based and come from the cotton fruit. It is very commonly used as it is supple, light to wear and easy to care for.  It is very soft and pleasant to touch and has a high absorption capacity.

• Machine washing: Cotton is well suited to machine washing.  We recommend washing it at 40° maximum on a 'cotton' cycle. Liquid or powder detergent can be used to wash it, choose one or the other based on the colour of the item.

• Dry cleaning: In certain cases, dry cleaning may be essential (stains, embroideries, delicate patterns…). In such cases, contact a professional. Cotton can be washed with any solvents.

• Drying: Machine drying works very well for cotton clothing items (up to 80°). Nevertheless, if the clothing item is delicate (fine knit or embroidery details, pearls…), gently drying it on a clothing line in the open air is preferable.

• Ironing: Cotton can be ironed at temperatures up to 200°. You can use steam as required to remove creases.  However, it is best to use a medium heat to iron, to avoid staining the cotton yellow. In addition, ironing clothes inside out is always best to maintain the material's condition.

L I N E N  

Linen fibres are taken from the stem of the linen plant. Linen is very fresh and perfect for summer. It is absorbent and thus regulates the temperature of the entire body and clothing item. Linen fibres are stronger than those of cotton, so the clothing items are less supple.

• Machine washing: Linen is well suited to machine washing. We recommend washing it at 30° maximum. Liquid or powder detergent can be used to wash linen, choose one or the other based on the colour of the item. Linen knitwear can be washed on a delicate machine setting. You can place your clothing items in a washing pouch to ensure their protection.

• Washing by hand: Linen knitwear can be washed by hand according to the advice given on the labels. To do so, use a liquid detergent and gentle rub the material without tugging it too much, to retain the knitwear's shape.

• Dry cleaning: In certain cases, dry cleaning may be essential. In such cases, contact a professional.

• Drying: Linen clothing items are well suited to machine drying. Nevertheless, if the clothing item is delicate (embroidery details, pearls…), gently drying it on a clothing line in the open air is preferable. Linen should generally be dried flat, especially for knitted items.

 Ironing: Ideally, linen items should be ironed damp at a very high temperature (220° C). Steam flattens out creases and can make the sometimes difficult ironing much easier. Ironing inside out is always recommended for clothing items.

 

V I S C O S E

Viscose fibres are made from natural fibres such as wood cellulose or linen. Viscose is also called «artificial silk». Viscose is absorbent and retains colour well, but it pretty delicate.

• Machine washing: We recommend using a delicate, cold programme for washing viscose in the machine. We recommend turning your clothes inside out to be washed and placing them in a washing pouch.  It is indicated that a gentle detergent should be used. Do not worry if your item comes out of the machine a little « rigid », the material will regain its initial texture once dry.

• Washing by hand: Viscose items can also be washed by hand with cold or lukewarm water. Be careful, viscose is very sensitive to tugging, especially when damp. Take care when washing it by hand, do not tug it. Just as for machine washing, use a gentle detergent.

• Dry cleaning: This method can be used for viscose clothing items and is recommended for avoiding any shrinking.

• Drying: In a damp state, viscose should not be tugged. Tumble-drying is, therefore, not advised for this type of clothing. Drying on a hanger is better for a viscose clothing item.

• Ironing: Just like silk, viscose can be ironed while it is still damp, at around 110° with a press cloth to ensure even better protection. It is during this stage that a viscose clothing item will regain its initial size.

 

B A M B O O  

Bamboo fibres are made from natural wood fibres. Bamboo fibres are naturally antibacterial, sort and have a high absorbent capacity.

• Machine washing: We recommend washing it at 40°. We recommend turning your clothes inside out to be washed and placing them in a washing pouch. It is indicated that a gentle detergent should be used. Do not worry if your item comes out of the machine a little « rigid », the material will regain its initial texture once dry.

• Washing by hand: Bamboo items can also be washed by hand in lukewarm water. Take care when washing it by hand, do not tug it. Just as for machine washing, use a gentle detergent.

• Dry cleaning: This method can be used for bamboo clothing items and is recommended for avoiding any shrinking.

• Drying: In a damp state, bamboo should not be tugged. Tumble-drying is, therefore, not advised for this type of clothing. Drying on a hanger is better for a bamboo clothing item.

• Ironing: Bamboo is a very pleasant and easy to iron material, use a « wool » setting and iron it inside out.

 

 

 

 

O U R T I P S

Here are several tips for caring for your clothing items and fighting against stains.

1. Protecting clothes against mites.

Mites are very sensitive to smells. For this reason, placing a sachet of lavender, mint or cedar wood chips etc.… next to clothes can be very effective in deterring them. And they smell much better than naphthalene or anti-mite balls!

2. Preventing angora jumpers from losing fibres.

Spray some hairspray on your clothing item from a 30 cm distance.  It will act as an invisible glue and will maintain the angora fibres. Next, place your jumper in the fridge for 24 hours before wearing it, in a plastic bag to avoid the fibres shedding in the fridge.

3. Preventing static electricity.

When wearing a silk dress with tights, for example, it can create a lot of static electricity. To avoid this, you can rub a little moisturising cream into your tights.

9. Removing stains:

• Lipstick

Gently rub the stain with a cotton cloth dipped in colourless makeup cleansing lotion. If the stains persist, rub with Marseille soap and wash normally.

• Mascara

Gently rub the stain with a cotton cloth dipped in colourless makeup cleansing lotion. If the stains persist, you can repeat the same process with white vinegar. Wash normally.

• Foundation

Gently rub the stain with a cotton cloth dipped in colourless makeup cleansing lotion. If the stains persist, rub with Marseille soap and wash normally.

• Red wine

Boil milk and leave the stained part of your clothing item to soak in it. The milk will become pink and absorb the wine. Rinse and wash normally.

 Blood

Dip your stain in very cold water, the blood should dissolve. If the stains persist, gently dab the stain with a cloth dipped in saline solution. Finally, wash normally.

• Ink

Dip your stained clothing item in milk. Rinse and wash normally. If the stain persists, dab the stain with a cotton cloth dipped in lemon and absorb the diluted ink with a tissue paper, then wash normally.

• Grease

For grease stains, generously sprinkle with potato starch, which will absorb it. Without rubbing, allow it to react for several hours, scrape and wash normally. Potato starch is also recommended for removing stains from leather.