Please treat your handmade treasure with care and love. Our products are handcrafted from start to finish, and are built to last. If you have any particular questions about how to properly care for a specific item, please don’t hesitate to email us! We would love to hear from you at email@example.com
Please treat our naturally-dyed and hand-woven cotton garments with gentle care, always washing by hand and drying on a line in the shade. The dyes have been locked-in with a mordant and the yarns carefully pre-washed before weaving, but it is still normal for some color to run during the first couple of washes. If this occurs, just soak the textile in a tub of cold water mixed with ¼ cup vinegar or lime juice for a few hours. Hand-wash, air dry in the shade, and ta-da! We recommend further washing to be done separately to avoid any bleeding of color into other garments. Please use gentle detergent.
Because pre-loved pieces have already been washed many times, you don't have to worry about the color running anymore. This is true for the vintage huipiles and garments made with repurposed corte fabric on our website. We do recommend all backstrap-woven pieces (huipiles, fajas, etc.) to be washed by hand, but larger pieces made with repurposed corte can be machine-washed in gentle cycle. Please use gentle detergent and line dry in the shade, preferably garments inside out (to minimize sun damage).
Many of our Artisan Direct listings are not naturally-dyed, but handwoven on either backstrap or pedal looms. For these newly-woven pieces, we recommend washing by hand separately in cold water with gentle detergent, and line drying in indirect light. Be careful not to tangle up fringes.