Tips to keep your hat looking like new

Simple suggestions to take care of your favorite hats !

All materials aren’t made equally… Here are some tips to keep your Pipolaki products in great shape for years to come.Generally, it’s preferable to use a washing bag if you plan to machine wash any hats or scarves … and avoid putting them  in the dryer.

Cotton :

It creases and shrinks slightly when it is washed. Wash at 30° to preserve the colors and material. Iron on a low temperature setting. Lay  flat to air dry,  out of the sun.

 

Wool :

Hand-wash your hat with detergent for delicate fabrics. Avoid ironing (or only at very low temperatures and backwards). Since wool absorbs moisture, drying is a delicate phase that shouldn’t be ignored. Lay flat on a towel to air dry, out of the sun and near a heat source. These recommendations are valid also for virgin wool, merino wool and alpaca.

 

Angora :

Avoid frequent washing of your angora hat to avoid damaging the fibers. Hand-washing is recommended Dilute  “Marseille soap”, baby shampoo or special “wool” detergent in cold water, immerse your hat without twisting and rubbing , then rinse quickly with cold water. Press gently without twisting it and lay flat to air dry.

 

Cashmere :

Feel free to wash cashmere products (every 2-3 uses). Cashmere likes and needs water to keep its softness and flexibility and  to delay the onset of pilling. Hand-wash in cold water with a small amount of wool detergent. Don’t twist or rub, just press gently with your fingertips and rinse with cold water. You can also wash your hat in a machine on a cold wool program with a maximum drying of 500 turns with delicate fabric detergent without any softener. Lay flat on a towel to air dry, out of the sun and other heat sources.No ironing.

 

Polyester :

Preferable to wash by hand, but you can wash it in the machine by using the wool function without spin drying. In either cases, use a special detergent for delicate fabrics or wool textiles. When drying, don’t twist a synthetic fibre, press it gently with your fingertips and dryflat on a towel. Ironing is not necessary but if you wish to do so, proceed at a low temperature.

 

Polyamide & Acrylic :

The hats and accessories in polyamide and acrylic can be machine-washed at 30° with regular detergent. However, both materials line dry unfolded.

 

Viscose :

Wash your hat in 30-40 degrees using a delicate textile program and by putting your product in a washing bag (preferably). Dry it flat out the sun or near a heat sources.

 

Elastane :

Hats and accessories containing elastane can be washed in the cold wash cycle at 30° maximum with a  fabrics detergent for delicates. High temperature can lead to loss of the fiber elasticity. Air dry . Maintenance must be done according to the materials with which it was mixed.

 

Silk :

Silk is a delicate natural fiber that should be treated with the utmost care, it is more fragile than synthetic fibers. It is therefore important to respect the following rules :

  • Never spray perfume or deodorant on silk
  • Do not wash with bleach
  • Do not expose silk too long to direct sunlight
  • Never sprinkle water during ironing
  • Do not remove stains with water
  • Always ironon the reverse side
  • Never wring out your silk products, pat down gently

Hand-wash your hat with warm water and liquid detergent for delicate fabrics. Lay flat on a towel to air dry, out of the sun and other heat sources.

 

The fabrics care needs won’t hold any secrets for you and you’re out of excuses 😉