Nomen Nescio — Care Instructions

Care instructions

Nomen Nescio clothes are designed for effortless everyday use. The materials and components we use are optimized for their purpose. Our clothes are relatively easy to maintain and keep in good condition. Simple routines and light maintenance are enough. We think the best way to make your garments last long is actually quite simple. Try to purchase only the things you like and buy less. We have gathered here some practical information to ease your everyday routines.

Garment Care Service

How we take care of our clothes makes a huge difference on how long they will last. We want to encourage our clients to create easy everyday routines for maintenance and care to make your Nomen Nescio garments more long-lasting and to give you joy for the maximum amount of time.

Nomen Nescio garment care service is available in our store. Service is open every day and and you can drop your garment to us when ever the store is open. We will do the care evaluation for you and provide you with the tips and services. Please note, that we kindly ask to bring only clean clothes for the garment care service.

Service examples:

Button replacement 5€
Pants shortening 15€
Knitwear repair 20€
Unravelled seam 10€
Zipper exchange pants 25€
Zipper exchange jacket 40€
Winter coat seasonal care 60€

For more services, please visit our store to get your personal evaluation and care.

General care info

In every Nomen Nescio garment, you will find product-specific washing instructions. We recommend you follow the instructions and care symbols properly.

In general, we encourage you to reduce the number of washes and do it only if necessary. By doing this, your favourite garment will last much longer. The washing process ages the clothing the most. Hang or fold your clothes right after the use, do a stain check and store them gently.

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or fresh it with a steamer. Airing out is a good and humble method to keep your garment fresh. For more effective cleaning, use a steamer. Steam reduces dirt, kills germs and fades away unwanted odours.

Most of the stains can be spot treated. Remember to act quickly. Spots can be removed by brushing or with a sponge dampened with water and a little detergent.

When washing is needed, wash your garment in low temperatures. Choose a nature-friendly liquid detergent that is designed for dark-coloured fabrics. Instead of using a chemical softener, we recommend you use laundry vinegar for finishing up. Before drying, give the garment a gentle stretch and shake. Avoid using a tumble dryer if possible. Hang out to dry as the heat from the tumble dryer can cause shrinking and stress the fabric. To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while between uses and store them gently.

Air out and steam

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it up with a steamer. The easy way to air out your garment is to hang it in the bathroom while you take a shower. Another quite a good tip is to take your garments out, especially knitwear, during the coldest winter days. Frost kills dust mites and refreshes your clothes naturally. Dare to leave them out overnight or all day for maximum effect. Avoid direct sunlight as it will fade the color.

Steaming is an effective way to clean your clothes. Hot steam kills bacteria and odours and reduces allergens. If your garment gets stained, try first the steamer. It helps to remove stains. Try to avoid ironing; instead, use a steamer instead. Steam reduces wrinkles gently and quickly and it is so easy.

Wash properly

In every Nomen Nescio garment, you will find product-specific washing instructions. We recommend you follow the instructions and care symbols properly.

Each time you wash your clothes in the machine, the materials rub together, and the fabrics weaken. Therefore we recommend you reduce washing, and when you do, try to optimize similar fabrics and colours together. Find out the optimal filling level of your washing machine and follow that. A half-empty machine is a waste of water and energy. On the other hand, washing too full loads can cause friction and may leave your clothes dirty. These days the washing machines are so advanced that there is no need to boil your clothes clean. Washing your clothes in lower temperatures helps to prevent fibre breakage and discoloration. At the same time, you will save energy and nature. Shake and hang the clothes right after washing to prevent wrinkles, bad smells and mold.

Air dry damp clothes instead of tumble drying. The heat of the dryer may shrink your clothes, and the movement and friction will wear out the fabric. Skipping the dryer is one of the best things you can do to maintain the long life of your garment.

Optimal detergent

Choose an environmentally friendly washing detergent and do not use it too much. As all the Nomen Nescio garments are black, we recommend you use a detergent that is designed for dark fabrics. A carefully chosen detergent helps your black garment keep its colour and stay black longer. Avoid detergents with brighteners, chlorine, parabens, phosphates, petrochemicals and sulphates. They can all damage the colour of your garment.

A couple of tablespoons of salt will protect your black clothes from fading. The chloride in salt helps to preserve the colour.

Instead of using a chemical softener while washing, we recommend using vinegar. Vinegar will soften your clothes and fade away the unwanted odours naturally. If you have a particularly stubborn odour, spray the strongest smelling area with a combination of laundry vinegar and water, this will help deactivate the bacteria and lift the smell from your clothes.

There are many different kinds of laundry vinegar on the market, but we recommend basic white vinegar. If you want to add some light scent to your laundry, add few drops of your favourite etheric oil to your vinegar. This leaves a gentle and pleasant aroma.

Store gently

We encourage you to make a little effort when storing your clothes. Create an easy routine for storing and dressing. Go through every piece in your closet to know what you own and store it suitably. A clean and easily organized closet gives your everyday life joy and happiness. It also makes your garments last longer.

Hang or fold your clothes right after use. Most of the coats, jackets and blazers like to be stored on hangers. Gently fold delicate items such as cashmere or big merino scarves. Store all the knits flat. For extra care, you can add a layer of acid-free tissue between garments. Remember to clean your closets every once in a while. Shake your clothes, vacuum the corners and wipe all the surfaces.

Avoid storing your dirty clothes. Please create a separate place for the dirty laundry and place it away from your closet. Unwanted visitors like moths and carpet beetles love dirt. To prevent the bugs, store some pieces of cedarwood in your closet. Cedarwood has natural oils that kill moth larvae and scares other cloth eating bugs.

Cotton coats

Nomen Nescio cotton-based coats have a water repellent coating to help you keep the moisture and dirt away. The treatment protects the jacket from sticky dirt and makes the stains a lot more easy to clean.

If your coat doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it with a steamer. Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing. For that, we recommend a sponge dampened with hand warm water and a little detergent.

If washing is needed, we recommend professional dry cleaning.

After a wash or to maintain the protection, you can add new layers of water repellent spray/ textile wax to strengthen the effect and make the fabric last longer.

If your coat gets wrinkled, we recommend steaming instead of ironing.

Avoid drying or storing cotton in direct sunlight. Sunlight makes the colour in dyed cotton fade faster.

Woollen coats

Wool is naturally antibacterial, dirt and odour resistant, which makes it relatively easy to maintain.

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it with a steamer. Avoid airing in direct sunlight.

Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing; for that, we recommend a sponge dampened with hand warm water and a little detergent.

Every now and then, it is very good to brush your wool coat with a wool specific garment brush. Spray a little water on your coat and brush it first from bottom to top and then the other way around, according to the direction of the hair. Wool coats love gentle brushing, and that is often the best treatment for instant fresh up.

If washing is needed, we recommend professional dry cleaning.

We recommend storing your wool-based coat by hanging it spaciously. Add a little cedarwood in the hanger to keep the wool-hungry insects and moths away.

Cotton

Cotton fibres are made by spinning them into a tight yarn which makes it both strong and durable; even so, it is a natural fibre that makes it delicate. Taking care of your cotton, we highly recommend you reduce the number of washing. This way, your cotton clothes will last much longer, maintain deep colours while energy and nature are being saved.

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it with a steamer. Cotton is stain repellent by nature, and most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing. For that, we recommend a sponge dampened with hand warm water and a little detergent.

When washing is needed, wash your garment inside out at 30 degrees. Choose a nature-friendly, liquid detergent that is designed for dark-coloured fabrics. Instead of using a softener, we recommend you use laundry vinegar for finishing up.

Cotton is prone to wrinkling, and it dries quite a long time. Before drying, give the garment a gentle stretch or shake. Hang to dry as the heat from the tumble dryer can cause shrinking and stress the fabric. You will also save some energy. Avoid drying or storing cotton in direct sunlight. Sunlight makes the colour fade faster.

Iron cotton clothes inside out at low heat if necessary.

To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while between uses and store them gently.

Linen

Linen is an environmentally friendly fabric that is very strong and durable. Linen does not pill, and it is naturally dirt repellent; therefore, it can be washed in lower temperatures.

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it with a steamer. Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing. You can also hang it in the bathroom while taking a shower and use the steam to reduce creases.

Linen is a strong natural fabric that gets softer with use and time. When washing is needed, wash your garment inside out in 30 degrees and spin it lightly to prevent shrinkage and wrinkling. Choose a nature-friendly liquid detergent that is designed for dark-coloured fabrics. Instead of using a softener, we recommend you use laundry vinegar for finishing up. Take linen garments out of the machine as soon as possible after the programme has ended to avoid creasing.

Linen is prone to wrinkles, and it is part of its charm. To reduce the number of wrinkles, give your garment a light pull and gentle shake before drying. Hang to dry as the heat from the tumble dryer can cause shrinking and stress the fabric. You will also save some energy.

Avoid drying or storing linen in direct sunlight. Sunlight makes the colour fade faster.

Instead of ironing, we recommend steaming. Ironing can cause marks, and heavy ironing can break the linen fibres.

To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while between uses and store them gently.

Polyester & polyamide

Polyester, polyamide and other synthetic fabrics we use are generally easy to care for. They are dirt-repellent, resistant to shrinkage and do not wrinkle or stretch easy.

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it with a steamer. Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing. For that, we recommend a sponge dampened with hand warm water and a little detergent.

When washing is needed, wash your synthetic garment in 30 or 40 degrees (check from garments care label). For delicate synthetics, we recommend using a handwashing program. Choose a nature-friendly liquid detergent that is designed for dark-coloured fabrics. Instead of using a softener, we recommend you use laundry vinegar for finishing up.

Before drying, give the garment a gentle shake. These fabrics dry out fast, and we recommend you hang them dry. Avoid using a tumble dryer as it can damage the fabric and cause the garment to age prematurely. You will also save some energy.

To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while between uses and store them gently.

Bamboo

Like many natural fabrics, also bamboo clothes need washing less than you’d expect. If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odours, it is usually enough to air it out or freshen it with a steamer.

Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing. For that, we recommend a sponge dampened with hand warm water and a little detergent.

When washing is needed, wash your garment at 30 or 40 degrees. Choose a nature-friendly, liquid detergent that is designed for dark-coloured fabrics. Instead of using a softener, we recommend you use laundry vinegar for finishing up.

After wash, give your garment a light stretch and gentle shake before drying. Hang to dry as tumble drying may break down the fibres and cause the garment to shrink and age prematurely. You will also save some energy.

To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while between uses and store them gently.

Wool

There is a saying that wool can basically take care of itself because of the natural inherited qualities of wool. Wool is naturally antibacterial, dirt and odour resistant and therefore very easy to maintain.

Airing out regularly and steaming are ideal methods for wool care.

Rest your wool garments for 24 hours between uses. This gives the natural resilience and wool fibre time to recover and return to its original shape.

We recommend light brushing every once in a while for all our woven wool products. Wool can be spot cleaned if stained.

If washing is needed, we recommend hand wash or by machine with the gentle wool program without spinning. Use a mild wool specific detergent. After washing, gently wring out excess water and reshape while damp, dry flat in an airy place, preferably on a towel to absorb the extra moisture.

We recommend storing wools folded and clean, with a piece of cedar wood in your wardrobe to keep wool-hungry insects and moths away.

Leather

Nomen Nescio leather products are made of chromium-free, vegetable-tanned leather that develops a beautiful patina in usage, ages slowly and last long. By its artisanal nature, the vegetable tanning process produces some of the sturdiest, most durable leathers available.

To help the leather to maintain its beauty and strength, we recommend you treat your leather with a spray that protects it from dirt and water. This protection is highly recommended for all our shoes before the first use.

If your shoes get wet, let them air dry slowly at normal room temperature. Avoid heat during drying or storage.

If your shoes get dirty, wipe them carefully with a moist cloth or a brush.

In winter, salt stains can easily be removed with a rag and a mixture of two-thirds of water and one-third of vinegar. After cleaning, it is essential to apply some leather cream or natural oil-based treatment to nourish, protect and help the leather retain its moisture.

Please note that the natural rubber sole used in Nomen Nescio shoes does not withstand gasoline. Be extra careful and watch your steps at gas stations.