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Garment care

Taking proper care of your clothes and shoes will ensure they will accompany you for years to come. We have gathered some general garment care tips for our clothing.


Always follow the washing instructions provided in the care label. We recommend not cutting the care label off, so that if you decide to either sell or give away your Makia garment at some point, the new owner will also be able to take the best possible care of the garment. This will ensure a longer lifetime for the garment, thus being less damaging for the environment.
Try to avoid unnecessary washing, as washing uses a lot of water and wears out the fabric. If the garment is not dirty, try airing it or putting it in the freezer to get rid of any odors.

When washing items with elastane, do not use a fabric softener, as it might make the elastane lose its elasticity – leading to the garment losing its shape.

Remember that cotton almost always shrinks 3-5 % in the first wash. To avoid excessive shrinkage, do not tumble dry or put your cotton clothing in a too hot drying cabinet. Heat is cotton’s worst enemy.


Clothes are not created equal in terms of storing, and different fibres and fabrics require different storage methods.

Knitwear should be stored by folding onto a shelf or a drawer. Hanging knitwear will cause the garment to stretch and lose its shape.

Shirts can be hung on a hanger. Make sure that your clothing rack is not too full, this will keep the clothing fresh and reduces wrinkling.


Before you decide to throw away a garment, check if it can be repaired. Buttons are easy to sew back on, zippers can be replaced and tears and holes are often easily repaired by a tailor. If for some reason the garment is beyond repair, make sure to properly recycle it.

Taking care of knitwear

When you purchase a knit made from soft natural fibres, keep in mind that these fibres always pill some. This is not a flaw, it’s natural. Knitwear requires care to keep it looking neat. Remove pill with a special cutter or a knitwear comb or a soft clothing brush. If your knit is more on the soft and fluffy side, brush it with a soft clothing brush regularly to keep it neat and fluffy.

Further, do not machine wash wool knits, as even wool washing programs can be too harsh. You can air your knit to get rid of odors, and hand wash cold with mild detergent if needed. After washing, gently squeeze the knit to remove excess water, and then lay flat to dry in room temperature.