Garments Care

At Charles Darius, each piece of our clothing collection represents the pinnacle of fashion and quality, crafted from the finest Japanese fabrics known for their superior texture and durability. To ensure that each garment retains its shape and elegance over time, it is crucial to follow proper care procedures. This guide outlines the best practices for maintaining the luxurious feel and pristine condition of your clothing.


General Care Tips

1. Cold Water Wash: Always use cold water for washing. Cold water helps to prevent shrinkage and color fading.

2. Avoid the Dryer: Never use a dryer as the intense heat can damage the fine fibers. Instead, air dry your garments by laying them flat on a clean surface or hanging them on a proper hanger.

3. Gentle Detergents: Use a mild detergent that is suited for high-quality fabrics. Harsh chemicals can degrade the quality of the fabric over time.

4. Dry Cleaning: For those garments that require a bit more care or are prone to wrinkles and shrinkage, dry cleaning is recommended. It helps maintain the garment’s texture and color integrity.


Specific Care Instructions by Fabric Type

Silk and Delicates: Handle with care. Use a delicate wash cycle or hand wash with mild detergent. Avoid wringing out these garments; gently squeeze out excess water instead.

Wool and Blends: Wool requires minimal washing. Air out wool garments after wearing. If washing is necessary, opt for a cold wash with a wool-specific detergent and lay flat to dry.

Cotton and Linen: These can be machine washed on a gentle cycle with similar colors. Since cotton and linen can shrink, avoid hot water and high dryer settings.


Ironing and Storage

Ironing: Use the appropriate iron setting for each fabric type—most high-quality Japanese fabrics will benefit from a low to medium heat setting. Use a pressing cloth to avoid direct contact with the fabric.

Sheer or embroidered garments should be ironed on the reverse side to avoid damage.

Storage: Store garments in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight which can fade the fabric. Use padded hangers for items like jackets and blouses to maintain their shape. Fold heavy items like sweaters instead of hanging to avoid stretching the fabric.


Additional Tips

Spot Cleaning: For small stains, spot clean with a gentle detergent immediately to avoid setting the stain.

Professional Advice: If unsure about the care of a particular item, consult a professional dry cleaner specializing in luxury fabrics.


About Faux-Fur

Our faux fur garments are designed with luxury and sustainability in mind, providing a stylish and ethical alternative to natural fur. To maintain the plush feel and luxurious appearance of your faux fur, it is crucial to care for it properly. This guide will provide you with detailed instructions on how to keep your faux fur looking its best.


General Care Tips


1. Shake It Out: After wearing, give your faux fur a good shake to remove any dust and debris and to help restore its natural volume.

2. Spot Cleaning: For minor spills and soil, spot clean with a soft cloth dampened with cold water. Apply a small amount of mild detergent if necessary, and gently blot the area.

3. Avoid Heat: High temperatures can damage the fibers of your faux fur. Do not use heat-based drying methods or iron directly on the fur.


Cleaning Faux Fur

Machine Washing: If the care label allows, machine wash your faux fur on a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent. Place the garment in a mesh laundry bag to protect its fibers.

Hand Washing: For more delicate items, hand wash with cold water and a mild detergent. Gently swish the garment through the water, avoiding excessive agitation.

Drying: Always air dry faux fur. Lay the garment flat in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Do not wring or twist the fur to remove excess water. Instead, press gently with a towel to absorb moisture.


Brushing and Fluffing

Regular Brushing: To maintain the fluffiness and prevent matting, brush your faux fur regularly with a soft-bristled brush. Brush in the direction of the fur to smooth the fibers.

Fluff by Hand: You can also fluff your faux fur by hand. Gently shake the garment and use your fingers to separate and lift the fibers.


Professional Cleaning

Dry Cleaning: For comprehensive cleaning or if the garment is heavily soiled, professional dry cleaning is recommended. Ensure the cleaner has experience with faux fur to avoid damage.



Proper Storage: Store your faux fur in a cool, dry place. If hanging, use a broad, padded hanger to ensure the shoulders maintain their shape. For long-term storage, consider a breathable garment bag to protect against dust.


Caring for your garments from Charles Darius by adhering to these guidelines will ensure they remain a cherished part of your wardrobe for years to come. Our commitment to using only the highest quality fabrics guarantees each piece’s longevity and enduring style. For more detailed care instructions or specific questions, please contact our customer service team or visit our website.