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LE CHÂTEAU strives to use high-quality materials that give its clothing both style and durability. We’re confident that with proper care and cleaning, our pieces can be worn time and again—just follow our fabric care guidelines.


Silk

For our garments, we seek out premium silks that have a strong sheen and a pliable drape. Our silk is authentic—made of natural fibers—and can be worn whatever the climate or season.

how to Wash

Dry cleaning is recommended for most silk garments, as the dyes from other clothes—and certain laundry detergents—can damage the delicate material. Some care instructions do advise hand-washing silk; this can actually rejuvenate and refresh it. Hand-wash silk clothes in only cool or lukewarm water using a mild detergent. Always be sure to read your item’s tag for care instructions before washing.

How to Dry

Depending on its style, a silk garment should either be hang-dried or laid flat. To remove excess water after washing, roll your garment in a towel and lightly press the water out. Never wring out a silk garment, as this can cause it to wrinkle or lose its shape.

How to Iron

Depending on what type of silk it is made of, a garment can be pressed with either a cool or warm iron; silks like chiffon and organza require low temperatures, whereas as a warmer iron should be used for georgette and silk-satin blends. Always be sure to read your item’s tag for care instructions before ironing.


Satin

We aim to make garments with carefully selected, well-woven satin, providing the optimum shine and softness to each piece it’s used to construct.

how to Wash

Most satin garments require dry cleaning. Others can be machine-washed in warm or cool water with a regular detergent and using a medium cycle. Always be sure to read your item’s tag for care instructions before machine-washing.

How to Dry and Iron

If you are machine-washing your satin garment (instead of drycleaning it), be sure to hang-dry or lay it flat. To remove excess water after washing, roll your garment in a towel and lightly press the water out. Never wring out a satin garment, as this can cause it to wrinkle or lose its shape. Once it is dry, you can press your satin garment with a warm iron.


Cotton

Whether it’s for a casual t-shirt or a more formal button-up, we strive to use premium cotton that is both breathable and soft. It will retain its comfort after multiple wearing and washings.

how to Wash, dry and iron

Cotton is one of the easiest fabrics to wash, as it is very water-absorbent and can tolerate high temperatures. Most cotton can be machine-washed with any type of detergent. Chlorine bleach can be used safely for most white cottons. For those that are dyed, be sure to use color-safe bleach. Always be sure to read your item’s tag for care instructions before washing a cotton garment.
Cotton should be dried at a high temperature.
Cotton does wrinkle easily, so iron your garment at a high setting. Check the garment’s label for any special ironing instructions.


Denim

We seek out denim from quality mills and look for distinctive washes. Whether it’s stretchy or sturdy, our denim is always comfortable and durable—never too stiff—allowing your jeans to keep their fit over time.

how to Wash, dry and iron

Denim should be washed in cool water with a minimal amount of detergent, or using a specialty product for dark clothing. To reduce fading, turn jeans inside out before washing them. Always be sure to read your jeans’ tag for care instructions before washing.
It’s best to hang-dry denim, as tumbling it dry can cause shrinkage. Creasing caused by washing and drying can be ironed out at warm temperatures.


Wool Blends

For our wool blends we seek out fine wools and combine them with other materials, such as cashmere, silk polyester and even spandex. The resulting fabric is more lightweight (though still warm and cozy) and has a less itchy feel.

how to Wash

Wool-blend garments should usually be dry cleaned, especially if they are lined, as the material may shrink if washed at a high temperature. Some wool blends may require hand washing. Always be sure to read your wool item’s tag for care instructions before washing.

How to Dry and iron

To dry, hang your wool garment on a padded hanger at room temperature, away from high heat. Most garments will not need ironing since wool fibers shed wrinkles and return to their original shape once they are dry.


Suiting Tweeds

For our tweed, we look for finely textured materials. The tweeds we select are finely woven for durability, and give a more polished, less bulky look.

how to Wash

Depending on what type it is, tweed can either be dry-cleaned or hand washed. Always be sure to read your tweed item’s tag for care instructions before washing.

How to Dry

Once it’s washed, lay the garment flat on a towel to remove excess water. To ensure that your garment does not lose its shape, hang-dry or lay it flat. For a tweed blazer, using a coat hanger for drying will also help it to retain its shape.

How to Iron

Once the garment is dry, you can iron it at a warm temperature. Always be sure to read your item’s tag for care instructions before ironing.


Moleskin

Moleskin is a material made of cotton that is woven and then sheared to make it smooth. We look to select only the softest-pile, but strongest, moleskin for our garments, ensuring they will retain their velvety appearance.

how to Wash, dry and iron

Moleskin can be machine washed at 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help maintain the fabric’s tightness. It can either be hang-dried or laid flat and a warm iron should be used to smooth any creases. Please note: if your moleskin garment is lined, dryclean it.


Faux Leather

We search out faux leather that looks and feels as close to the real thing as possible. Our synthetic hides have a similar durability and suppleness to genuine leather.

how to Wash and dry

For a simple and cost effective way to clean a faux leather piece, wipe its exterior with a damp cloth, using a soft bar of soap to remove tough stains or soil. Then hang-dry or lay it flat. Dry-cleaning is not suggested for faux leather. Always be sure to read your faux leather item’s tag for care instructions before washing and drying.


Linen

Our linens are made of natural fibers for the utmost in breathability and comfort—especially in warm weather. We look for high-luster linen that gets softer the more you wear it. Despite its lightness, our linen is very durable.

how to Wash

Linen can be machine or hand-washed. If you choose to machine-wash your linen garment, use the gentle cycle at a cool or lukewarm water temperature and add a mild detergent or baby shampoo. Dyed linen should be washed in cold water to retain its color’s vibrancy. Also, if possible, use soft water, which has a lower mineral content. This will prevent your garment from becoming stiff or dull with soap scum. If you choose to hand wash your linen, it is important to completely rinse out all soap or detergent. A brown spot may appear on the garment if it dries with leftover soap on it. If you stain your linen piece, be sure to clean the mark promptly, as it cannot be removed once it has set into your garment. Please note: linen suits that are lined should only be dry-cleaned. If you correctly follow cleaning instructions for linen, you will find that the fabric only becomes softer and more luminous with each washing. Always be sure to read your linen item’s tag for care instructions before washing and drying.

Drying linen

Depending on how tightly the linen is woven, drying could cause your garment to shrink. Before washing, check the care label to see if your linen piece has been pre-shrunk and which drying method is recommended. Avoid allowing linen to dry completely, especially if it is hang-dried, as this can cause a garment to become brittle, coarse and uncomfortable to wear. It’s acceptable to machine-dry a linen garment on low heat. Or, roll it in a towel and hang it indoors while still slightly damp. Your linen needs the natural moisture in the air to maintain flexibility.Do not wring the piece dry; this will break the fabric’s fibers and destroy the item.

Ironing linen

Iron linen while it is still damp using a lot of steam to keep the moisture in. Set your iron at a high temperature and begin by pressing the inside of the garment. Ironing the outside of the garment will achieve a shinier affect, bringing out the natural luster of the fabric. Please note: You should not iron your piece until it’s totally dry.