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100% Cotton:  Pre-Shrunk. Machine wash warm, tumble dry medium heat. Wash with like colors, red will bleed, white will go pink or grey if washed with reds or darks. No dry cleaning, please. Do not bleach your white clothes, it will flatten the subtle color variation and weaken the fibers. Make sure all powdered detergents are dissolved properly and are not allowed to sit or cake on clothing. Shout will do for stain treatment. Stain treat before you heat dry for best results. I have had excellent luck with getting day old unnoticed coffee and chocolate stains out of my Silver Sands shirts. AVOID: Oxy Clean and oxygenator washer attachments. These are both known for causing "bleach" spots.


The gentler you are with these cottons, the longer they will last.  I wash mine fearlessly in with all the other laundry, but my 20 year old pieces, which are starting to get thin and delicate, I turn inside-out to wash and hang to dry.  I try to avoid washing my beloved Greentree pieces with extra-dirty things (unless they are themselves the guilty parties), and I dry them as lightly as I can, as it is the drier that is the harshest. 

Silk:  Machine wash warm with like colors. Tumble dry Medium heat.  No dry cleaning, please.

I wash mine fearlessly with all the other laundry.  The silk is tougher than cotton, and less prone to shrinking.  You'll be so pleased with how well it holds up.



Anything with fringes can be handled as follows:  avoid drying to the point of static, and gently brush fringes with a hairbrush to straighten.

We print care instructions on the back of our labels, which are in all garments except shawls and scarves.  If you need more information than this please contact us.

Care Instructions


Sometimes your cloth can get snagged on something, like a ring, a nail sticking out of something, or a cat claw. When this happens a loop appears. If that loop isn't too long it can be massaged back into place by wiggling the cloth around, pulling on it in opposite directions around the loop. If there is still some loop left, grab something small, like a pin, and try to poke the loop through to the other side of the cloth. If it lays against your skin it won't be in harm's way anymore, and there will be no risk of it catching on something again. However, sometimes these tactics still aren't enough, so we made a couple of videos to show you how to fix these loops by working them back into the cloth. You will need either a fine crochet hook, or a fat embriodery needle.

Crochet Hook Method

Embriodery Needle Method

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