FABRIC CARE TIPS with FISHER & PAYKEL

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Below are some care instructions for your new garments

Wool

Generally, wool is very durable and requires less washing than other fabrics. However, repeated gentle washing will help retain the garment’s lustre and natural softness, and remove degrading oils.

Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Wool (Woolmark approved)
Temperature: 40 degrees
Spin speed: 800 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Wool
Temperature: Low heat

Silk

A lightweight, luxurious fabric with a beautiful drape and lustre, silk (like wool) is a natural fibre with excellent insulating and absorbency properties, cool in summer and warm in winter. Silk is sensitive to heat and therefore requires low wash and dry temperatures, and is best ironed when damp.

Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Wool (Woolmark approved)
Temperature: 40 degrees
Spin speed: 800 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Delicate
Temperature: Low heat

Outdoor

Often a combination of high performance and technical fabrics, special care, such as longer gentler wash cycles with more water is required to maintain performance enhancing properties while still removing soil and odours. Turning garments inside out and washing with similar fabrics will also minimise abrasion. Tumble drying waterproof garments on low heat will actually improve water and dirt repellent properties by reactivating the existing waterproofing.

Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Bulky
Temperature: 40 degrees
Spin speed: 800 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Outdoor
Temperature: Low heat

Denim

Denim has transcended time and context, from workwear to high fashion. It is a sturdy, durable fabric that can utilize laundering to maintain or alter its appearance. Being able to handle longer wash times, greater agitation, and higher temperatures enables the fibres to have a deep clean but will also accelerate fading. To reduce fading and maintain colour, select a lower wash temperature, wash and dry separately and turn the denim item inside out.

DENIM WORKWEAR
Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Heavy
Temperature: 60 degrees
Spin Speed: 1400 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Heavy
Temperature: Auto low heat

DENIM FASHION
Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Delicate
Temperature: 30 degrees
Spin Speed: 500 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Extra Care — Jeans (found on the Heat Pump Dryer)

Cotton

Cotton is the most common of the natural fibre family being a comfortable, breathable fabric that is hypoallergenic and does not irritate skin. Strong and abrasion resistant, cotton fibres can withstand warmer wash temperatures and greater agitation to remove dirt and odours.

Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Cotton
Temperature: 40 degrees
Spin speed: 1400 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Everyday
Temperature: Low heat

Linen

Linen is crisper than cotton but similarly breathable and cool. It has long fibres at variable lengths which contributes to its strength and longevity. Though it is has more texture than cotton, it is silky with high lustre, becoming softer and more absorbent after each wash and tumble dry. Like silk, it is important to remove linen items from the dryer when slightly damp to reduce wrinkles.

Fisher & Paykel wash cycle: Delicate
Temperature: 30 degrees
Spin speed: 500 RPM

Fisher & Paykel dry cycle: Delicate
Temperature: Low heat

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