Indigo is a mysterious dye. Unlike other colours which penetrate the fibres, indigo sits on the top causing it to chip off and fade beautifully with age and wear.
At King and Tuckfield we love things that stand the test of time and that is why denim and other indigo dyed fabrics are so central to our design philosophy. We want you to wear and love your denim for years to come so here's our guide to caring for your denim.
All King and Tuckfield jeans are created equal, and how often you wash your jeans is really down to personal choice. We love stories so we like to give them a few months good wear to gain some creases and cracks before the first wash. From then on we simply wash when they feel dirty, inside out on a handwash or wool machine cycle, or cold soak in the bath with a wool detergent.
Indigo Garment Care
In general we recommend washing all indigo garments separately, especially for the first 2 or 3 washes. They will definitely lose colour and it will protect the look of your garment if you wash inside out with a mild detergent.
Be careful to check the individual washing instructions as your garment may contain special fibres, such as wool or silk which need specific care.
Indigo dye may rub off onto the skin or other surfaces, please be mindful and avoid contact with light surfaces especially on the first few wears and before washing.
Merino is the perfect marriage of beauty and performance, it looks and feels amazing and is therefore no surprise that it’s used from haute couture to military apparel. We are huge merino lovers. Because of its enduring elegance Merino is central to the King and Tuckfield collection. This unique wool fibre has many special properties:
Super soft and non itchy against the skin
Keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer
Easy to care for as it can be washed normally and rarely needs ironing
Long lasting due to its outstanding resilience King and Tuckfield Merino comes from the finest quality yarns and is sustainably sourced from New Zealand.
Caring for your Merino T-shirt
To keep your merino tee looking as fresh as it feels, wash inside out on a cold or wool setting with a mild wool detergent.
Never tumble dry. If you iron, keep it cool.