Each Wixii garment is produced in a slow and considered manner by skilled hands. We use traditional construction methods with high quality finishing. Our luxury natural fabrics are biodegradable, breathable and have a lighter impact on our environment.

We recommend careful care to preserve the quality and lifespan of your Wixii pieces.


WASH

Our natural fabrics require less washing. Airing your garments in-between washes will freshen & revive.
 
Always check the garment label before washing. Our garments can be either dry-cleaned or hand-washed using mild natural detergent. We do not recommend machine washing as the spin cycles can be too harsh on our natural fabrics. 
 
Hand wash in cold to lukewarm water (no more than 30 degrees) with the garment turned inside out. Gently press soapy water through the fabric and cold rinse. 
Stains are best treated immediately, wash the entire garment and avoid spot cleaning. Eco dry-cleaning is recommended for hard to remove stains.
 
Natural fibres (as opposed to synthetics) do not release tiny micro plastics whilst washing and are therefore better for our beautiful oceans.


DRY

Carry your garment in a bundle when wet to avoid stretching. Do not wring.
Roll in a clean dry towel to remove excess water and dry flat on a new towel or across a drying rack. Always dry in the shade to protect the natural dyes from fading. 


CARE

The first wash will improve the hand feel of your garment and remove excess fibres from the manufacturing process. All natural yarn knitwear will pill at some point. This is because the natural fibre yarns are shorter (think about the length of wool on a sheep or goat) than synthetic fibres which can be made in longer lengths and therefore have fewer ends. However these synthetics are all made from raw materials such as petrochemicals which is why we use and love natural fibres. 
Pilling can be reduced by resting between wears and avoiding friction from jackets and bags. Use a fabric comb to refresh as required. 
Natural fibre yarns are not created perfectly even in the way polyester yarns do. During the knitting or weaving process these thicker parts of the yarn show up as variations or slubs creating an organic feel to the finished product. These naturally occurring characteristics to the fabric are part of their unique beauty and should not be considered imperfections. 
Fine yarns are subject to damage and snags from jewellery or rough objects. 
Store your garments alongside lavender or cedar for year-round moth protection. 


MEND

We want your garments to last the test of time and considered care will preserve their lifespan. If your garment faces some wear and tear over time, mending is often the best option. As our garments are made in Vietnam and Nepal we do not have an inhouse repair service. However if you are Auckland based we recommend our friends at Leemake (leemake.co.nz) in St Lukes who do a wonderful job of repairs and alterations.
All Wixii garments are made from natural materials which will evolve over time with wear and washing. This is the unique quality of natural fabrics and fibres.
 
 

OUR FABRICS

Tencel™

About 

• Tencel is a brand of Lyocell, made by Austrian company Lenzig. It is a fibre made from cellulose which is extracted from sustainably grown wood pulp. 

• Tencel is processed using a closed loop system which recycles the 99% of the solvents used to create the fabric. 

• Uses 20 times less water and land to produce than cotton

• As a natural fibre Tencel is breathable, soft and has a beautiful sheen. 

• Tencel fibres are both biodegradable and compostable.


Care 

• Airing your Tencel in between washes will freshen and revive. Natural fibres require less washing.

• Tencel is hardier than silk but needs to be cared for the same.

• Repeat hand washing can give Tencel a more matte appearance. If the lustre of new Tencel is preferred, dry cleaning is recommended.

• We do not recommend machine washing as the spin cycles can be too harsh on our natural fabrics. 

• Harsh laundry powders will damage your Tencel. We recommend washing with gentle natural detergents or baby shampoo.

• Always dry in shade, direct sunlight is too harsh for the natural dyes and can cause fading.

• Similarly to denim, if the garment is fitted, tencel may give a half size. 

Stains 
• Tencel is prone to stains from body oils and oily foods. Dry cleaning is best for removing difficult stains.

• Any stain should be acted on quickly. Oil stains can be treated by pressing talcum powder gently onto the stain and then gently dabbing with a dry flannel or soft brush.

• Wet spot cleaning without washing the entire garment is not recommended as watermarking can occur. 


Linen

About

• Linen is a natural fibre made from the flax plant, which was originally cultivated and used by the Egyptians as a premium textile.

• 40% Stronger than cotton and uses much less water to produce. Linen doesn’t require many pesticides or insecticides.

• Linen is a minimal waste fibre. It’s seed pods are used for food and oils, long fibres used for textiles, shorter fibres used for paper-making and stalks for chipboard and animal bedding.

• It is still a process of many skilled hands, technique and equipment.

• Extremely breathable and absorbent.


Care

• Airing your Linen in between washes will freshen and revive. Natural fibres require less washing.

• Always cold hand wash, Linen is prone to shrinkage when washed warm.

• We do not recommend machine washing as the spin cycles can be too harsh on our natural fabrics. 

• Always dry in the shade, direct sunlight is too harsh for the natural dyes and can cause fading.

• Linen will soften, and feel less ‘crisp’ with wear and washing.

• Warm iron inside out

• Natural fibre yarns are not created perfectly even in the way polyester yarns do. During the weaving process these thicker parts of the yarn show up as variations or slubs creating an organic feel to the finished product. These naturally occurring characteristics of linen is part of its unique beauty and should not be considered an imperfection. 


Silk CDC, Satin & Twill / Silk Cotton / Silk Burlap / Knitted Silk

About

• Silk is made from a protein called fibroin produced by the silkworm.

• Silk has natural body temperature regulating properties meaning it can keep you warm in the winter and cool you down in the warmer months. 

• Silk has high absorbency and is known for its shine, lustre and durability.

• More expensive product due to its higher cost to produce

• Requires minimal chemicals and pesticides to produce.  

• Silk does use a significant amount of water and energy to produce. However life cycle analyses have found that silk is 1000 times more efficient in its energy of formation than polyethylene.


Care

• Silk becomes more delicate when it is wet. Extra special care is required whilst laundering as this is often when the garment is most susceptible to damage. 

• Airing your silk in between washes will freshen and revive. Natural fibres require less washing.

• Repeat hand washing can give silk a pebbly appearance. If the lustre of new silk is preferred, dry cleaning is recommended.

• Harsh laundry powders will damage your silk and stain lighter colours yellow. We recommend washing with gentle natural detergents or baby shampoo

• Always dry in shade, direct sunlight is too harsh for the natural dyes and can also damage the silk. 

• Natural fibre yarns are not created perfectly even in the way polyester yarns do. During the weaving process these thicker parts of the yarn show up as variations or slubs creating an organic feel to the finished product. These naturally occurring characteristics of linen is part of its unique beauty and should not be considered an imperfection. 

Stains 
• Silk is prone to stains from body oils and oily foods. Dry cleaning is best for removing difficult stains.

• Any stain on silk should be acted on quickly. Oil stains can be treated by pressing talcum powder gently onto the stain and then gently dabbing with a dry flannel or soft brush.

• Wet spot cleaning without washing the entire garment is not recommended as watermarking can occur. 


Caring for knitted silk

• Knitted silk garments require extra delicate care. 

• Knitted silk snags easily due to its fine and delicate nature, be wary of rough objects, jewellery and bags. Always store folded flat.

• Knitted silk can lose its shape if incorrectly washed. Lightly rewash, using a very small amount of gentle detergent. Rinse gently, pressing the water out of the garment. Never soak silk.

• Carry your garment in a bundle when wet to avoid stretching or snagging. Knitted silk is most prone to snags and pulls when wet. Do not wring.

• Roll in a clean dry towel to remove excess water and dry flat on a new towel or across a drying rack. 

• Knitted silk can be gently steamed by using a steamer or the steam function on your iron. Do not press the iron on the garment



Cashmere

About 

• Cashmere originates from Kashmir, India

• Our cashmere is ethically sourced from the hair of the cashmere goat. We work exclusively with small land holding farms in Nepal.

• Cashmere goats produce a double fleece with a coarse outer coating and a fine winter undercoat which naturally sheds as the temperature warms in Spring and is able to be combed out. 

• Cashmere is finer, stronger, softer and 3 times more insulating than wool. 

• Hypoallergenic, breathable and comfortable to wear. Cashmere doesn’t have lanolin like sheep wool does. 


Caring for cashmere & knitwear (knitted linen, cotton, bamboo and merino)

• Cashmere and knitted garments should be treated with extra delicate care.

• Resting the garment, airing in between wears and storing flat will freshen the garment and increase the life of your knit. 

• The first wash will improve the hand feel of your garment and remove excess fibres from the manufacturing process. All natural yarn knitwear will pill at some point. 

• This is because the natural fibre yarns are shorter (think about the length of wool on a sheep or goat) than synthetic fibres which can be made in longer lengths and therefore have fewer ends. However these synthetics are all made from raw materials such as petrochemicals which is why we use and love natural fibres. 

• Pilling can be reduced by resting between wears and avoiding friction from jackets and bags. Use a fabric comb to refresh as required. 

• Knitted garments can lose their shape if incorrectly washed. Lightly rewash, using a very small amount of detergent. Rinse gently, pressing the water out of the garment. Arrange the garment neatly on a towel and allow to air dry.

• Fine yarns are subject to damage and snags from jewellery or rough objects. 

• Natural fibre yarns are not created perfectly even in the way polyester yarns do. During the weaving process these thicker parts of the yarn show up as variations or slubs creating an organic feel to the finished product. These naturally occurring characteristics of linen is part of its unique beauty and should not be considered an imperfection. 

• Store alongside lavender or cedar for year-round moth protection.