Product Care

We heart hand made —  in a world where we’re all trying to live a bit more honestly, artisanal products strike a chord–and they are made all the more beautiful by their long and reassuring legacy.

All our cotton is preshrunk and stitched with longevity in mind.  We cannot know this for certain with vintage products, such as a kantha, but if they’ve lasted this long we feel confident they are here to stay.  We recommend the following steps to ensure your shenouk purchases are well preserved for years to come.

Table linen — Machine wash on cold, line dry.  For best results, dry clean.

Tea Towels — Machine wash on cold, line dry.

Quilts/Pique bedcovers — Dry cleaning is recommended.  Should you wish to machine wash, please use cold and line dry.  To best preserve the “fluffiness” factor, after line drying we recommend machine drying for a few minutes (5-10 minutes along with a tennis ball or two!).   *Please note that for any quilts larger than single size even the largest of washing machines is too small for proper cleaning so for larger sizes, so please dry clean.

Duvet Covers — Given hand-stitching (particularly on those duvets with ladder stitching), dry cleaning is strongly recommended.

Kantha — Most kantha should be suitable for machine washing on cold and line drying.  However, given the vintage aspect involved in kantha, in combination with hand stitching, dry cleaning is recommended.

Cushion covers — Hand spot clean and line dry.  For best results, dry clean.

As with any product, handmade or otherwise, products may fade slightly in colour over time.  Our base materials, cotton and linen included, are treated and pre-shrunk but a small degree of shrinkage may, on occasion, occur.  Block printing is a hand craft, executed by talented and skilled artisans, and small imperfections may occur.


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