Fabric & Care Guide

Our aim is to provide a refreshing alternative to fast-fashion. We make nice clothes that last. At HANDSOM, we strongly believe the most genuine and sustainable approach to fashion is to design considered, and high-quality clothing that stands the test of time. We will always attempt to repair where we can, yet urge our customers to commit to prolonging the life of any HANDSOM piece through adequate care. We encourage sustainable shopping through considered and thoughtful purchases, and giving your garments the longest possible cycle in your wardrobe.

Below we’ve provided specific fabric details, and advice on how to properly care for your clothes — we recommend always referring to the wash care label first.

We use cotton / polyester for our pleated garments, as the resilience of this fabric blend ensures the texture holds permanently — even when washed. We recommend washing our pleated garments with a cotton / polyester blend on a gentle machine cycle. To avoid shrinkage, it’s important to keep the spin setting on low and ensure the temperature is cold. Never soak or bleach your pleated cotton / polyester garments. If spot cleaning, avoid rubbing. Don’t tumble dry, but hang to dry in the shade instead. The natural drape of this blend means there’s no need to iron, and doing so may distort the pleats.

Rayon is a comfortable and soft fabric — used for it’s breathability, and smooth texture against the skin. A delicate machine wash is preferred for any rayon or rayon blend garment. To avoid shrinkage, it’s important to keep the spin setting on low and ensure the temperature is cold. Hand washing is an option if you don’t have a gentle machine, however this requires maximum care. If hand washing, use cold water and gentle detergent. Don’t leave your rayon garment to soak — this can cause the fibres to contract, and result in shrinkage. To ensure excess water is drained, lay the garment on a towel and gently roll it up, before hanging to dry in the shade. Allowing rayon shirts to dry naturally on the hanger can help maintain their shape. If necessary, a warm iron or gentle steam can be useful in relaxing the fibres.

Cashmere Blend /

Cashmere appears from time to time in our woollen outer-layers. It’s soft and smooth texture against the skin creates a premium product. We recommend professionally dry cleaning our cashmere blend garments — due to the harsh chemicals involved, we advise you do this only when necessary. Any light stains can be spot cleaned with cold water and gentle wool detergent. Avoid rubbing in order to prevent pilling. If necessary, freshen the garment with a warm iron or light steam.

100% Wool / Wool Blend /

We recommend professionally dry cleaning our wool or wool blend garments — due to the harsh chemicals involved, we advise you do this only when necessary. Any light stains can be spot cleaned with cold water and gentle wool detergent. Avoid rubbing in order to prevent pilling. If necessary, freshen the garment with a warm iron or light steam.