Natural Care

Fine fibres selected and worked with care by expert Made in Italy workers.
Special garments that treated with care become timeless masterpieces.

Our experts have gathered decades of their knowledge to share
with you the best way to care, wash and store valuable fibers.

Cashmere, but not only.
Malo is also silk, cotton,
fresh precious linen.

Cashmere's Secrets

Cashmere is known for its softness,
but requires specific care to maintain its beauty over time.
Here are some valuable tips to take care
of your beloved garment in cashmere.

Washing temperature: It is recommended to wash the sweater by hand in cold water, preferably not more than 30 ºF, using a good mild soap in minimal quantities. Avoid rubbing the garment, treating it gently during washing and rinsing to completely eliminate soap.

Hand washing vs washing machine: Hand washing is preferable for cashmere as it reduces the stress on the fine yarn. Avoid washing in the washing machine as mechanical movements can cause weaving and deformation of the fibers.

Optimal drying: Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, as it may fade colors and compromise the uniformity of the garment. The ideal drying takes place at room temperature, stretching the sweater on a towel in a horizontal position.

Gentle ironing: When ironing the sweater, do it inside out with a low-temperature iron set for wool/cashmere. Avoid pressing too hard on the fabric, treating it gently to avoid damage.

Bio detergents for gentle care: The specific detergents for cashmere and wool are recommended, and bio detergents, for their delicacy, can be a good choice to preserve both the garment and the environment.

Proper storage: Avoid hanging the sweater, especially if it is heavy, as it may warp. It is preferable to store it on a flat surface to avoid damage to the shape.

Pilling and how to manage it: Pilling is a natural phenomenon caused by rubbing excess cashmere fibers. To avoid this, regularly wash the garment to nourish the fibers. Remember, pilling is not a lower quality indicator, but a natural process that can be managed with the right care.

Wool's Safe Care

Washing wool in the washing machine can involve risks, but with the right precautions you can do this without damaging the garments. Here are some essential tips for treating wool with care.

Appropriate Temperature and Programs: Avoid temperatures above 30 ºC/40 ºC when washing in the washing machine. Use the specific cycle for wool or, alternatively, the program for delicate garments, with a light or minimal centrifuge option.

Choice of Detergent: Opt exclusively for liquid detergents specific for wool, preferably at neutral pH and enriched with vegetable proteins that help keep the fiber hydrated and elastic. Product quality is crucial for the optimal care of wool garments.

Solving the Felting Problem: If wool garments are felted, it may be difficult to recover them. Ideally, turn to specialized programs such as "Malo Forever" for garment care. Alternatively, ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid can be used to try to restore softness and shape to felted sweaters.

Cotton's Colors and Softness

Cotton is a versatile fabric and loved for its practicality and comfort.
Here are some valuable tips to take care of your cotton garments and keep them gorgeous over time.

Washing temperature: For perfect washing in the washing machine, white cotton can be treated up to 60 ºC, while for colored cotton it is advisable not to exceed 30 C. We recommend a short rinse and reduce the centrifuge to a minimum to preserve the quality of the fabric.

Brighten up the colors: If you want to revive the color of your clothes, an effective home advice is vinegar. Adding a glass of vinegar to the washing machine during a quick cycle, cold and without detergent, can help to fix the color of the garments that tend to release too much dye during washing.

Stain with bleach: Cotton garments are delicate and sensitive to bleach. It is preferable to avoid the use of bleach as it may damage the tissue. More gentle stain removal methods are recommended.

Essential tips for the Silk

When an incident of wine stains occurs on your delicate silk dress, it is vital to act promptly without further damaging the fabric.
Here are some valuable tips for removing the stain without damaging the garment.

Immediate treatment: Grandmother’s wisdom suggests to gently dab the stain with a solution of water and white vinegar. Next, rinse the garment thoroughly in cold water to prevent the formation of halos.

Dry cleaning for silk: Dry cleaning is a recommended practice for silk garments, as it is less aggressive on colors and allows you to maintain the quality of the fabric.

Avoid sun exposure: As with cashmere, silk is sensitive to direct sunlight. Sun exposure can fade the fabric, so it is advisable to avoid exposing silk to direct light.

Proper storage: Silk should be stored in a well ventilated environment. A well-ventilated room is ideal to preserve the freshness and shine of the fabric over time.

Linen Soft Care

Linen is renowned for its incredible resistance and its natural beauty. Here are some valuable tips to take care of your precious linen clothing and keep it shining over time.

Washing method: Linen can be washed both dry and in water. When dry washed, the consistency tends to be softer, but washing in water is equally valid to maintain the freshness of the fabric.Ideal temperature: It is recommended to wash the linen in warm water, preferably not more than 30 ºF. This ensures effective cleaning without compromising the quality of the fabric.

Prevent deformation: Because linen is not particularly elastic, it tends to deform. However, taking care of the garments and ironing them correctly, you can easily bring them back to their original shape.

Linen washing: As in the case of cashmere, it is preferable to wash by hand both silk and linen. Hand washing is definitely less aggressive, ensuring that the fibers are not stressed by the continuous movements of the washing machine.

What is Malo Forever?

Malo offers its customers various craft repair services for garments of all ages.