Machine Wash 

 

100% cotton and our 50% cotton/25% flax/25% Lyocel wraps are all machine washable with a gentle liquid detergent.   These wraps can be washed on a normal setting at any temperature.  Washing the wraps will bring the cotton back to its original state before wearing, this is important as cotton will stretch during the normal course of wearing.  Periodic washing is required to keep your wrap clean and functioning as designed. The cotton and cotton linen wraps can also be tumbled dry at any heat.  During drying do not use softener sheets as softener sheets will change the flammability of your wrap and may result in serious harm for the caregiver and the child.    Iron  with or without steam at medium heat.  Do not dry clean, after all you don’t want all those dry cleaning chemicals next to your little one's skin.  Do not bleach as bleaching can fade colours and weaken the fabric

Care Instructions

West 4th Wraps are each made with a cotton warp (length thread) with wefts (wdith thread) of a cotton yarn, a flax and loycel(tencel) blended yarn, a merino wool yarn, a Superwash merino wool and Tussah silk yarn, or a silk yarn.  The care for each of these wraps is a little different.  Each wrap has a label with its specific care requirements.  Please read and follow the care instructions to ensure safe long term use of your wrap.  Like a pair of jeans washing rejuvenates the fibres and removes the stretch and sag created by use.  Ensure regular washing, according to instructions, for optimal performance.
Hand Wash                                  

 

Our wraps with wool or silk content in the weft should be washed by hand in warm water with a gentle liquid detergent.   These wraps should be hung to dry to ensure a complete and even drying.  Take care not to leave in the sun for an extended period of time as the sun can cause some fading over time.    Iron  with or without steam at medium heat.  Do not dry clean, after all you don’t want all those dry cleaning chemicals next to your little one's skin.  Do not bleach as bleaching can fade colours and weaken the fabric.

 

Long exposure to natural sunlight, such as being left in a window or a car,  can cause fading and may result in a weakening of fibers within the fabric. 

Each of our fibre combinations have been test washed at least twenty times to determine the long term care for each.  After twenty washes if the fabric appears, feels, and wraps the same as when it was new then we will label it as a machine wash.  If there is any adverse change to the look, feel, or wrapping qualities of the fabric then we will reccomend hand washing.