Caring for your clothes: Unless otherwise stated, it is best to wash clothes on a cool or cold wash setting using a gentle, non-bleach based washing powder. This is also better for the environment. Carefully following these instructions will help your clothes look good for a long time.
All of fhore products are handcrafted using the natural fibers. The variations in color, texture and finish are intrinsic to hand made products. Our products involve crafts-based traditions of hand spinning, dying, weaving, wood block printing and embroidery. We use both vegetable dyes and commercial dyes with the goal of minimizing our impact on the environment while striving for the best color properties. An irregular weave or print is not a defect - handloom by definition means uncertainty when it comes to uniformity.
With hand woven fabrics, slubs and irregularities occur naturally, and care should be taken to avoid snagging. All fabrics testing to ensure that they comply with required quality standards. Detailed care labels are written and attached to each item to ensure your garment enjoys a long life and you enjoy wearing it!
Most of our woven fabrics are hand dyed. Slight colour variations make every item unique. We recommend that care instructions are followed carefully to minimize colour transfer and fading. Many of these garments would benefit from being hand washed separately and should always be dried away from direct heat and sunlight to prolong their life span.
We use intricate hand embroidery on many of our garments making each item one of a kind. They should be treated with great care to prevent threads pulling. Please wash inside out. Do not iron directly on embroidered areas.
If you wear, clean and store jewellery carefully, it will last longer. Jewellery should always be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Clean jewellery after wear. Avoid jewellery coming in contact with cosmetics, perfume, water or oil, and store jewellery in a box or bag away from light, dust and moisture.
HOW TO CLEAN COPPER AND BRASS
Copper and Brass tarnish more quickly than silver but they can be restored to their original shine very easily. Here are three natural methods for cleaning copper and brass.
- Commercial copper/brass cleaner. Again, be sure that any stones in the jewellery can withstand the chemicals in the cleaner and if in doubt do not use it.
- Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce or Vinegar. Apply them carefully with a toothbrush or soft cloth, leave on for a couple of minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Avoid getting these products on the same types of stones which should not be exposed to chemical cleaners.
- Combination of water, lemon or lime juice and salt. Add a few drops of lemon or lime juice to a container of water, then add a teaspoon of salt and stir gently. Place the jewellery in the solution for a few minutes, then remove and rinse thoroughly. If needed, the dip in the solution can be repeated. Again, this method should not be used with gemstones or pearls that cannot be cleaned with chemical cleaners.
DO NOT USE CHEMICAL CLEANERS
Many stones will be adversely affected by harsh chemical cleaners. Many will discolour and some may eventually break apart. The stones which are particularly vulnerable include Amber, Aquamarine, Coral, Emerald, Jade, Lapis, Malachite, Opal, Pearls, Shell and Turquoise. If in doubt, simply do not use any chemicals.
- The colour of jewellery products may change over time because of interactions with oil or chemicals on your skin
- Glass, beads and delicate natural material may break if dropped.
- Do not put jewellery in your mouth and keep away from children. Jewellery may contain lead and may be dangerous to children of swallowed.
LIGHT SENSITIVE STONES
Many stones will bleach in strong light if left exposed for long periods of time. They will lose their bright colour and eventually become drab and unattractive. The stones which are vulnerable to sunlight include Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Beryl, Celestite, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Hiddenite, Kunzite, Rose and Smoky Quartz, Fluorite and Topaz.