The difference between regular and organic cotton lies primarily in its farming and manufacturing. In order to be classified as organic, cotton must be farmed without pesticides or synthetic fertiliser. Organic cotton uses less water during production, is typically grown on small scale farms, and results in less emissions from production than regular cotton. You can read more about it here: https://kipandco.com.au/blogs/kip-co/why-you-should-make-the-switch-to-organic-cotton
Our production team is careful to provide the best washing instruction to ensure a long life for your Kip pieces. We recommend that organic cotton pieces are put in a cold or warm machine wash, separate from other pieces and inside out. Cotton can take a gentle tumble dry or line dry. Make sure to wash colour and white separately. Do not bleach. If ironing, do so on a low heat.
All our organic cotton is GOTS certified; an acronym for the Global Organic Textile Standard. A GOTS certification evaluates both the social and environmental impacts of the fibre - analysing everything from the chemicals used during processing, to the treatment of workers.
Our organic cotton is 250 TC. Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch of fabric. A higher thread count indicates a tighter weave.
Our cotton bedding is a plain weave/poplin - a traditional weave that gives the fabric a semi-matte, soft finish.
Linen is a natural fibre made from the flax plant, a super hardy cellulosic fibre that you may even find in your muesli! The flax is grown on farms across the flax regions of France. We love linen for its softness that just gets better with wear, and its beautiful woven texture that gives depth to any space. It’s hardy yet soft, and wonderfully lovely to sleep in.
We’re very proud to use the wonderful, natural fibre that is flax. Coloured with Oeko-Tex certified dyes, your doona cover is made of organic material - it could even be put into an industrial compost at the end of its life to decompose! You can read more about the linen sustainability journey here: https://kipandco.com.au/blogs/kip-co/from-farm-to-fibre-the-sustainability-journey-of-your-french-flax-linen
Our production team is careful to provide the best washing instruction to ensure a long life for your Kip pieces. We recommend that linen pieces are put in a cold or warm machine wash, separate from other pieces, and inside out. Do not leave sitting wet in the washing machine for an extended time, especially for the first few washes, as the colour could run.
Linen can take a gentle tumble dry or line dry. Make sure to wash colour and white separately. Do not bleach.
If ironing, do so on a low heat. Our lovely linen is not dry clean friendly and would prefer to stay home with you.
All detergents contain two active ingredients, surfactants (the soapy bit) and enzymes (the bit that targets the proteins in stains). Whilst the surfactants are okay for our natural fibres, the enzymes wear down natural fibres over time. It’s still okay to use these detergents, but we recommend an enzyme free gentle detergent.
Softening your linen is like ageing fine wine - it can’t be rushed! With wash and wear, the linen fibres become softer and softer. For an extra boost, give your linen a wash with some white vinegar, followed by a tumble in the dryer - you could even add some dryer balls!
Kip&Co linen is 170 GSM (grams per square).
Kip&Co Linen Staples pieces are dyed in OEKO-TEX® certified factories. The OEKO-TEX® certification is particularly important as it guarantees the safety of our dyeing process. Mass produced dyes used in textile production can be notorious for being unregulated and for causing damage both to the environment and human health.
Our production team is careful to provide the best washing instruction to ensure a long life for your Kip pieces. We recommend a warm machine wash separately, ideally inside out, followed by a line dry.
Make sure to keep your lovely velvet away from bleach, and only iron on low.
Our cotton velvet is a natural fibre. Some pilling might happen initially, but don't worry, after a few warm washes this will stop.
Mulberry silk is considered to be the highest quality on the market. Our silk is 22 momme - a measurement that quantifies the weight of the silk and indicates strength and durability. Mulberry silk is derived from the cocoons of silk silkworms that are solely fed the leaves of the mulberry tree. The resulting silk is strong, pure in colour, and buttery soft.
Your Kip&Co silk is best looked after with a delicate machine wash, at max 30C. We recommend washing in a delicates bag with similar colours. Make sure to wash dark colours separately. Do not bleach. Warm iron inside out. Dry cleanable!
Our coloured glassware is not dishwasher safe! We definitely recommend gentle handwashing to keep them sparkling and the colours as they’re intended to be!
Technically yes! Our enamel can go in the dishwasher for a good wash, however some colour fading may occur due to the caustic nature of dishwashing chemicals.
We recommend hand washing to keep your enamel bright.
Yes! Our enamel is compatible with induction stoves!
Absolutely! All our enamel is oven safe - we’re dreaming of pasta bakes and focaccia!
It can be used on a gas cooktop, but we’d recommend not using on an open fire, as scorch marks can appear.
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