CAREGUIDE

Are you unsure how to care for your clothes? Get some help from this guide!

To keep garments from changing during a wash, always follow the instructions on the care label. Here is an explanation of each symbol so you know how your garments should be cared for. If you purchase clothing from Zizzi that has a washing symbol that is not described here, you are more than welcome to contact us.

It is always a good idea to wash your clothes before using them. The better you care for your garments, the more joy you will get from your purchase.

NATURAL MATERIALS

For natural materials – such as silk and wool – we recommend that you use specially made detergent. Natural materials cannot be dyed in the same way or as efficiently as synthetic materials. Therefore, the colour intensity will slowly decrease – depending on how frequently you use and wash the garment. You will not notice a sudden and big difference in the colour decline. You should treat viscose as a natural material.

BEADS, SEQUINS, EMBROIDERIES AND SIMILAR

If the garment has to be machine washed, we recommend using a laundry bag, which will make the wash gentler on the garment and its details. Note that these types of detail are often hand-made and therefor extra fragile.

WASHING SYMBOLS

Normal machine wash
Fill the machine drum up as usual. It is recommended that you should always be able to have a hands length between the dry clothes and the drum's rim. Always follow the manufacturers instructions about temperature.

Gentle wash / gentle wool wash
Only fill the drum half full with products that require gentle washing.

Extra gentle wash / gentle wool wash
Only fill 1/3 of  the machine. If necessary, use a washing bag or wool/silk program if garments are of these materials. Remember that the centrifugation also should be extra gentle.

Hand wash
Max. temperature of 40 degrees celcius - you should be able to have your hand in the water. Be careful whilst washing and gently squeeze the water out of the garment since it is probably fragile or have details that needs to be handled extra gently.

Do not wash

BLEACHING SYMBOLS

Bleach as needed
Be aware that all types of bleaching is tough on garments and will in time wheaken the fibers. Bleach only when very necessary.

Only use non-chlorine bleach

Do not bleach

DRY CLEANING SYMBOLS

Dry clean using only petroleum solvent

Gentle dry cleaning using only petroleum solvent

Dry clean using only tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

Gentle dry cleaning using only tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

Do not dry clean

Professional wet cleaning
Normal process

Gentle professional wet cleaning

Very gentle professional wet cleaning

DRYING SYMBOLS

Tumble dry on low temperatue

Tumble dry on normal temperature

Do not tumble dry

Drip dry
Place garment on a clothing hanger and let hang free during drying

Dry flat
Place garment on a towel during drying

Line dry

Dry in shade

IRONING SYMBOLS

Iron at low temperature
Max. 110 degrees celsius

The garment can probably not withstand steam. No textile can withstand high temperatures for a longer time and by raising the temperature there is a risk of damaging the garment.

Iron at medium temperature
Max. 150 degrees celsius.

No textile can withstand high temperatures for a longer time and by raising the temperature there is a risk of damaging the garment.

Iron at hightemperature
Max. 200 degrees celsius.

No textile can withstand high temperatures for a longer time and by raising the temperature there is a risk of damaging the garment.

Do not iron