New collection: Discover the new Spring|Summer 2024

Repair, don't replace. Discover our Care Guide for extending the lifespan of your clothing

Within the collections, considerable attention is devoted to the quality of fabrics and their processing. With every new collection, Honnéte designs new designer pieces of exceptional quality. In the following section, you will find care tips for preserving the condition of your Honnéte items for as long as possible and ensuring their optimal care. 

Our most used material this season is cotton. Cotton has been used for thousands of years in tropical climates to create a very fine lightweight fabric. It is a soft fiber that grows from the seeds of a cotton plant, spun into threads for breathable textile. Cotton is strong and it hardly wears out.

Washing instructions:

1.  Use as little detergent as possible.

2.  Avoid using fabric softener.

3.  Wash at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius.

4.  Cotton wrinkles after washing but can be ironed.

Kid Mohair comes from the first shearing of a young goat. It is a soft, comfortable wool made from the long curls of an Angora goat. Mohair has a luxurious appearance due to its shine and resilience.

Washing instructions: 

1.  Always use the wool wash program on your washing machine.

2.  Never soak.

3.  Do not wring.

4.  Dry flat.

 

Wool consists of soft, thin hairs from a sheep's fleece. It is known for its good properties such as insulation, warmth, fire resistance, and water/dirt repellency. There are different types of wool, but the most common comes from a Merino sheep.

Washing instructions: (For items with wool, it's best to wash as little as possible. Wool is a self-cleaning material.)

1.  Always use the wool wash program on your washing machine.

2.  Never soak.

3.  Do not wring.

4.  Dry flat.


Linen is a natural fiber made from the bark of the flax plant. Processing these fibers into linen fabric is a long and intensive process, making linen garments often more expensive than, for example, cotton garments. Linen is nicely cool to wear in summer and stronger than cotton.

Washing instructions:

1.  Can be washed at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius on a delicate washing program.

2.  Do not tumble dry.

3.  Iron at a low temperature.

4.  Do not bleach.

 

Viscose (/LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose):

Viscose (also known as Rayon) is a semi-synthetic material derived from wood or cotton cellulose, treated with sodium hydroxide and then mixed with carbon disulfide. Viscose is a soft and comfortable material with a luxurious appearance, making it one of the most sought-after materials in the fashion industry.

Some of our products using viscose are made with LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose, which has a lower environmental impact than regular viscose.

By replacing viscose with this environmentally responsible alternative, we support Lenzing in their quest to contribute to a cleaner and greener world by extracting fewer resources from the environment, maximizing resource efficiency, and minimizing waste in the production process.

Below are the advantages of using LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibers compared to regular viscose:

  • Are made with at least 50% less carbon emissions and water consumption compared to generic viscose *.
  • Are derived from controlled or certified wood sources
  • Can break down and compost at the end of their life cycle
  • LENZING™ and ECOVERO™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG

*Results based on LCA standards (ISO 14040/44) and available via Higg MSI (Version 3.7)

Washing instructions:

1.  Always use the wool wash program on your washing machine to extend the article's lifespan.

2.  Iron at a low temperature.

3.  Do not tumble dry.

 

Modal fibers are semi-synthetic and made from cellulose extracted from beech wood. It is a further (improved) version of viscose and is often referred to as artificial silk due to its texture.

Washing instructions:

1.  Can be washed at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius. It's best to use the delicate wash program.

2.  Wash in a laundry bag.

3.  Do not tumble dry.

4.  Do not iron.

 

Polyamide (also known as Nylon) is a synthetic fiber obtained from polymers made from organic materials such as oil, natural gas, and coal. Polyamide is durable, strong, elastic, light, and wrinkle-free. It is often part of a complete composition of a garment.

Washing instructions:

1.  Can be washed at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. It's best to use the synthetic or delicate wash program (depending on other garment materials).

2.  Wash inside out.

3.  Iron at a low temperature.

 

For textile polyester, thermoplastic polyester is used. The granules are melted in a spinneret and formed into filaments. Polyester is often added to the composition of garments that should not wrinkle, and their shape must be maintained. Polyester is the most widely used fabric for textile purposes worldwide. Synthetic fibers, especially polyester, are thought to be less environmentally friendly than natural fibers. However, they are not necessarily so; synthetic fibers are not biodegradable but are recyclable. Especially polyester!

Washing instructions:

1.  Can be washed at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. It's best to use the synthetic or delicate wash program (depending on other materials that are present in the garment).

2.  Wash inside out.

3.  Iron at a low temperature.

 

Metal fiber is a very fine metal wire used as an effect thread in clothing to add a charming glitter effect. The glitter effect is achieved through the reflective property of the metal fiber. These threads are twisted with polyester for reinforcement and then incorporated into fabrics and yarns for both woven and knitted items.

It is a relatively delicate yarn that can easily break if handled carelessly. Always try to wash an item with metal fiber gently, and be cautious not to snag it while wearing.

Washing instructions:

1. Can be washed at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius, on a delicate washing program.

2. Wash in a laundry bag.

3. Do not tumble dry.

4. Do not iron.

 

 

Cupro is an artificial material produced from cotton cellulose. Its properties are very similar to cotton; cool to wear, quickly absorbs moisture, and drapes well around the body. Cupro is similar in texture to silk.

Washing instructions:

1.  Can be washed at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius. It's best to use the delicate washing program.

2.  Wash in a laundry bag.

3.  Do not tumble dry.

4.  Do not iron.