Care

All your SUKU pieces come freshly pre-washed and pre-shrunk so they are ready for snuggly action as soon as you receive them! When it's time to launder, just follow these simple care instructions to keep your new SUKU looking fresh.



BAMBOO RAYON

Bamboo rayon is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and breathable which means it’s perfect for lounging in all year round! We find that our sheets and loungewear need a wash every week (or every second week in winter) to keep them fresh and clean!

Please machine wash this garment inside out in COLD water only (no hotter than 20°C) on a delicate cycle. Rough cycles, such as extensive or cotton cycles, can cause bamboo rayon to pill. Use a small amount of natural detergent and avoid fabric softeners, bleach, napisan or detergents with brightening agents.

Do not tumble dry, wring or rub your new SUKU piece. Dry on a line in the shade and store folded neatly. Exposure to any heat will cause your SUKU pieces in bamboo rayon to shrink significantly, so please avoid washing, drying, or storing your SUKU near, or exposed to sources of heat. This includes drying your SUKU pieces outside on extremely hot days.


BAMBOO JERSEY

Bamboo jersey is antibacterial and has naturally deodorising properties, so we recommend that you save resources (and time) and only wash your new piece as necessary! We find that we can wear our bamboo jersey multiple times before needing to wash it.

Please hand wash this garment in COLD water only (no hotter than 20°C). Use a small amount of natural detergent and avoid fabric softeners, bleach, napisan or detergents with brightening agents. To keep the bamboo soft, thoroughly rinse the garment.

Do not tumble dry, wring or rub your new SUKU piece. Dry flat in the shade and store folded neatly. If it is hung, bamboo jersey may stretch and pull down, meaning you’ll eventually lose the shape of your garment.


MOHAIR

Mohair is a natural, luxurious fibre that dries well and resists shrinking. The inclusion of a small percentage of acrylic prevents the mohair from pilling and increases the longevity of your natural fibres. Unlike wool, mohair has no scales. A vigorous shake will dislodge most dirt particles due to the hand-knitted, and relatively open weave, of our mohair pieces. If you do need to wash your SUKU mohair piece, we recommend following the care instructions here.  

Begin by soaking your mohair in tepid water using mild detergent recommended for washing wool. We love adding a few drops of eucalyptus to the detergent, as it leaves woolen pieces soft and fluffy (eucalyptus does not mix with water, but the detergent will act as an emulsifier). Then gently agitate by hand to dislodge any dirt particles.

Rinse in clean, cool water and spin to rid excess water. Dry flat in the shade and store folded neatly. Never put woolens in the tumble dryer; machine drying woolens will cause them to shrink and harm the integrity of fibres. If it is hung, mohair will stretch and pull down, meaning you’ll eventually lose the shape of your garment.

 

PUFFER SCARVES AND KIMONOS

SUKU’s winter staple puffer pieces are crafted with a bamboo rayon outer and polyester filling. Using a synthetic filling makes our puffer pieces vegan, and also makes them easier to care for (down clumps up and becomes ineffective when exposed to lots of water and often requires chemical dry cleaning to be cared for).

As with all SUKU products, we believe that these outwear pieces only need to be washed frequently as necessary, but as seldom as possible! In other words, don’t wash your jacket every week because every wash will take a toll on the fabric. If your puffer scarf or jacket is only dirty on the outside, you can usually just wipe it off (carefully) using a cloth and some water or neutral soap.

The care instructions for your puffer pieces are the same as your regular bamboo rayon pieces, with a few more considerations. Please machine wash this garment inside out in COLD water only (no hotter than 20°C) on a delicate cycle. Rough cycles, such as extensive or cotton cycles, can cause bamboo rayon to pill. Use a small amount of natural detergent and avoid fabric softeners, bleach, napisan or detergents with brightening agents.

Do not tumble dry, wring or rub your new SUKU piece. We recommend drying your puffer pieces flat, as the weight of the fabric will eventually weigh the wet piece down. Exposure to any heat will cause your SUKU pieces in bamboo rayon to shrink significantly, so please avoid washing, drying, or storing your SUKU near, or exposed to sources of heat. This includes drying your SUKU pieces outside on extremely hot days.

Sweet dreams!
xx