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Marimekko Care Instructions

- Marimekko fabric labels have washing temperature indicated in degrees celsius. 60 degrees celsius = 140 degrees fahrenheit (hot water).
- The use of fabric softener increases the linting of terry and reduces the absorbency of terry cloth.
- Follow the instructions on the care label for recommended wash temperature
- For colored articles, we recommend a detergent that does not contain any bleach or brightening agents
- Soaking is not recommended, as it may cause excess dye to bleed onto light areas of fabric
- Colors may bleed when exposed to rain
- Sunlight fades colors
KEY
 Wash temperature
 Do not use chlorine bleach
  Do not tumble dry
  Dry cleaning allowed
  Do not dry clean
Ironing temperature

Printed fabrics

100% cotton or linen

The fabrics should be washed separately in plenty of water the first few times to remove any excess dye that may have remained on the fabric surface. Wash at 60°C (140°F - Hot). We recommend washing before sewing, because cotton and linen fabrics always shrink in the first wash. We don’t recommend dry clean to ensure that the prints retain their original appearance.

*Fabrics with metallic printing (such as gold and silver prints) should be washed at 40°C (104°F - Warm) and in plenty of water. Fabrics with metallic prints should be ironed on the reverse side.

PVC-coated fabrics
100% cotton PVC- coated

The easy-care PVC-coated fabrics are intended for indoor use. As we want our products to be as environmentally safe as possible, we have started to use only wax chemicals soluble in water. Please, remember to wipe off strong-colored stains (such as carrot, tomato, berries, ink, sauces) immediately to prevent the stain from adhering to the porous coating. If the reverse side of the fabric becomes soiled, we recommend machine wash. Avoid using fast spin cycle. Do not soak, because printed colors may bleed. Please, remember that continuous maschine-wash weakens the waxing, as water-soluable wax dissolves somewhat in washing. The fabric can be steam ironed on the reverse side.


Terry-cloth products
100 % cotton

The terry-cloth products should be washed with similar colors. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when loading your washing machine to prevent the formation of lint. Do not use a water-saving programme and always spin dry. We recommend washing all white-striped articles with light colors, so that the white stripes will retain their brightness. The use of fabric softener increases the linting of terry and reduces the absorbency of terry cloth. Our products are manufactured from natural cotton and can therefore never be
100 % shrink-resistant. To avoid pulled threads, never wash towelling products together with clothing that has hooks or zips. Simply cut off pulled loops, never pull them out.


Cotton jerseys
100 % cotton

The jerseys should be washed separately the first time; thereafter, they can be washed with similar colors. We recommend washing all white-striped articles with light colors, so that the white stripes will retain their freshness. The jerseys will shrink 3–6% in the first wash; tumble drying causes additional shrinkage. Washing the garments inside out at the recommended temperature will help to keep the colors bright longer.


Printed clothes
100 % cotton

Please refer to your article's tag for clothing care instructions. If you have questions regarding the care instructions of a specific article of clothing, please contact us. The clothes made from printed fabric should be washed separately in plenty of water the first few times to remove any excess dye that may have remained on the fabric surface. The fabric clothes will shrink 0-4 % in the first wash; tumble drying causes additional shrinkage. Washing the garments inside out at the recommended temperature will help to keep the colors bright longer.


Canvas bags
100 % cotton

Marimekko's classic bags are made of heavyweight canvas. Hand wash is recommended because of the bags' structure. Bags with printed patterns can be washed at 60°C (140°F - Hot) using the gentle spin cycle. The canvas bags have a Teflon finish which makes the fabric soil and water repellent. The finish lasts through about six washings.


Bedding
100 % cotton

See packaging for care instructions.

Upholstery fabrics

To maintain the colors, we recommend washing the fabrics at 60°C (140°F - Hot). Washing at a lower temperature can cause the colors to bleed. Do not rub stains, as this may fade the colors. The upholstery fabrics have been treated with a stain-repellent finish. The finish lasts through about ten washings.



Exception for Spinning and Frekvenssi upholstery fabrics only: machine wash cold.

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