Natural Care - MALO

Natural Care

Cashmere, but not only. Malo is also silk, Makò cotton, fresh precious linen. Magical blends and light cashmere. Precious details that do not follow fashion but style.

The Secrets of Cashmere

A material that satisfies all the senses; light, soft and warm by nature. Our experts have gathered decades of their knowledge to share with you the best way to care for, wash and store cashmere.

At what temperature is it advisable to wash a cashmere jumper?

Wash the garment by hand in cold water max 30°, alone and without rubbing, using a good neutral soap in a minimum quantity. When rinsing, ensure that all traces of washing-up liquid are remove.

Is hand-washing preferable to machine-washing?

Yes, because fine yarn suffers less stress when hand-washed. Vigorous wringing should be avoided. The mechanical movements of the washing machine risk causing the fibres to become entangled and thus deformed.

What precautions should we take when ironing a cashmere jumper?

Always iron the jumper inside out, without pressing the iron vigorously against the garment, but with a light touch. The temperature should be low, designed for wool/cashmere.

Can a cashmere jumper be dried in the sun?

Direct light on the cashmere garment should always be avoided: the risk is to ruin the colour of the garment, which can lose uniformity when exposed to sunlight. For better drying, the best practice is to wrap the garment in a towel, leaving it lying flat at room temperature.

Are organic detergents a good ally for cashmere care?

In general, it is advisable to use products specifically for cashmere and wool. Organic detergents, being less aggressive, can help: not only for the garment itself, but also for the environment.

Can a cashmere jumper be hung or is it always better to fold it?

Never hang the garment, especially heavy garments, where the risk of deformation of the garment increases. Let the garment rest on a flat surface.

What is pilling?

Cashmere is a natural fibre that always contains excess material, leading to pilling. A simple remedy to avoid pilling: wash your cashmere regularly to nourish the fibres. Mongolians say that "cashmere loves water: the more you wash it, the more beautiful it becomes."
Pilling is not a sign of inferior quality; it is a natural phenomenon caused by rubbing.

The Secrets of Silk

The fibres we carefully select are valuable and require special attention.

I spilled wine on my silk dress. How can I remove the stain without ruining the dress?

In this case, grandmother's advice applies: dab the stain with water and white vinegar and rinse the garment thoroughly in cold water to avoid the formation of halos.

Is it true that it is preferable not to expose silk to direct sunlight and that it should be stored in a well-ventilated room?

Yes, of course: as with cashmere, silk can be damaged if exposed to direct sunlight. Light causes the fabric to fade.

Does silk need to be dry-cleaned?

Dry cleaning is less aggressive on colours and therefore preferable for washing silk garments.

The Secrets of Flax

All our garments are created by expert Made in Italy craftsmen.
If stored with care, they will stand the test of time, becoming ever more precious and soft.

Linen is one of the strongest fibres in nature. What is the best way to wash it?

It can be washed dry or in water. If dry-cleaned, the texture is softer.

At what temperature should linen be washed?

We recommend washing it in lukewarm water, max. 30°.

Does linen tend to deform?

Linen is not very elastic and tends to warp. Taking care of garments and ironing them correctly will easily return them to their original shape.

Linen and silk: which is better, hand or machine washing?

We recommend hand-washing silk and linen garments: as with cashmere, hand-washing is much less aggressive as the fibres are not stressed by the constant movement of the washing machine.

What is Malo Forever?

Malo offers its customers various craft repair services for garments of all ages, whether they are made of silk, linen or any other fiber.