All of our textiles are shipped out in pristine condition. Our woven textiles are cleaned once they come off a loom, and stored in a pet-free studio. We take this especially serious if it is a textile that will be worn or in constant contact with the body.
If a textile is in need of restoration, i.e. is ripped or fraying, that will be made clear before the textile is purchased. Once the purchase is made, a restoration plan will be discussed and decided upon. No restoration processes or structural changes will be made to the textile without your permission. We find beauty in all the imperfections of a woven object, and maybe you do too.
All of our textiles, with the exception of rag rugs, should be cleaned by hand using gentle soap without added dyes or chemicals. Rag rugs may be washed in the washing machine on the gentle setting, preferably in a mesh bag. Here are some tips on how to keep your Weaver House Co. textiles looking and feeling always like new:
- Water is a tricky thing. When it comes to wool, lace, and handmade items, avoid washing machines at all costs.
- Avoid using cleaning products that have harsh chemicals or added dyes in them.
- Spot cleaning is normally recommended, but if you want to fully wash a textile use room temperature water and minimal friction. Soaking is a good way to loosen up stains without using abrasive techniques.
- Avoid storing your textile in direct constant sunlight.
- Vacuuming is OK for bigger items like rugs, but make sure the suction is on a low level.
- Have you seen a movie where a tiny Italian grandma hangs a rug over a railing and beats it with a broom or wooden spoon? That's actually the safest way to remove dust and dirt from our rugs.
- If you would like to dry clean an item make sure your dry cleaner specializes in hand-dyed textiles, otherwise they could end up striping the textile of all it's color.