Nomen Nescio clothes are designed for effortless everyday usage. 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 is enough. We think the best way to make your garments last long is actually quite simple. Try to purchase only the things you really like and buy less. We have gathered here some practical information to ease your everyday routines.

General care info

In every Nomen Nescio garment you will find product- specific washing instructions. We recommend you to 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. Washing process ages the clothes the most. Hang or fold your clothes right after the use, do a stain check and storage them gently.

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

Most of the stains can be spot treated, just remember to act quickly. Spots can be removed by brushing or with water damp swamp and a little detergent.

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

AIR OUT AND STEAM

If your garment doesn’t have any heavy stains or odeurs, it is usually enough to air it out or fresh it up with steamer. Easy way to air out your garment is to hang it to the bathroom while you take a shower. Other quite 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 over night or whole day for maximum effect. Avoid direct sunlight, it makes colors fade away.

Steaming is more effective way to clean your clothes. Hot steam kills bacteria and odeurs and reduces allergens. If your garment gets stained, try first steamer. It helps stains to come out. Try avoiding ironing, instead use a stemer. Steam reduces wrinkles gently and faster and it is so much easier.

WASH PROPERLY

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

Each time you wash your clothes in the machine the materials rub together and fabrics weaken. Therefore we recommend you to reduce washing, and when you do, try to optimize similar fabrics and colors together. Find out the optimal filling level of your washing maschine and follow that. Half empty machine is waste of water and energy. On the other hand washing too full load 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 prevent fibers from braking down and loosing color. In the same time you will save energy and nature. Shake and hang up the clothes right after washing to prevent wrinkles, bad smells and molding.

Air dry damp clothes instead of tumble drying. Dryers heat may shrink your clothes and mechanics stress out the fabrics. Skipping the dryer is one of the best things you can do to maintain the long life of your garmet.

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 to use a detergent that is designed for dark fabrics. Carefully chosen detergent helps your black garment keep its color and stay black longer. Avoid detergents with brighteners, chlorine, parabens, phosphates, petrochemicals and sulphates. They can all damage the color of your garment.

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

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

There are many different kinds of washing vinegars on the market but we recommend the basic white vinegar. It is both cost and impact effective. If you want to add some light scent to your laundry, add few drops of your favourite etheric oil to your vinegar. This leaves gentle and nice aroma.

STORAGE GENTLY

We encourage you to make a little effort on storing your clothes. Create yourself an easy routine for storing and dressing. Go thru every piece in your closet to know what you really own and store it suitably. 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 the use. Most of the coats, jackets and blazers like to be stored by hanging. Gently fold delicate items such as cashmere or big merino scarfes. Storage 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. Create an own 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 cedar wood to your closet. Cedar wood has natural oils that kills moth larvae and scares other cloth eating bugs.

COTTON COATS

Nomen Nescio cotton based coats have water repellent coating to help you keep the damp and dirt away. 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 odeurs, it is usually enough just to air it out or fresh it with steamer. Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing, for that we recommend a damp swamp of hand warm water and a little detergent.

If washing is needed we recommend professional dry cleaning.

After wash or just 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 color in dyed cotton fade faster.

WOOLLEN COATS

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

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

Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing, for that we recommend a damp swamp of hand warm water and a little detergent. 

Every now and then it is very good to brush you 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 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 cedar wood in the hanger to keep the wool- hungry insects and moths away.  

COTTON

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

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

When washing is needed wash your garment inside out in 30 degrees. Choose natural friendly, liquid detergent that is designed for dark colored fabrics. Instead of using softener, we recommend you to use washing vinegar for finishing up. 

Cotton is prone to wrinkling and it dries quite long. Before drying, give garment a gentle stretch or shake. Hang out to dry as the heat from 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 color fade faster. 

Iron cotton clothes inside out at low heat if necessary. 

To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while in- between the usage 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 odeurs, it is usually enough just to air it out or fresh it with 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 natural friendly, liquid detergent that is designed for dark colored fabrics. Instead of using softener, we recommend you to use washing vinegar for finishing up. Take linen garmetns out of the machine as soon as possible after the programm has ended to avoid creasing.

Linen is prone to wrinkles and it is part of its charm. To reduce the amount of wrinkles, give your garment a light pull and gentle shake before drying. Hang out to dry as the heat from 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 color fade faster.

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

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

POLYESTER / POLYAMID

Polyester, polyamid and other synthetic fabrics we use are generally easy to care. 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 just to air it out or fresh it with steamer. Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing, for that we recommend a damp swamp of 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 to use hand washing program. Choose natural friendly, liquid detergent that is designed for dark colored fabrics. Instead of using softener, we recommend you to use washing vinegar for finishing up. 

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

To maintain your clothes fresh, ventilate them every once in a while in- between the usage 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 odeurs, it is usually enough just to air it out or fresh it with steamer.

Most of the dirt can be spot treated instead of washing, for that we recommend a damp swamp of hand warm water with detergent.

When washing is needed wash your garment in 30 or 40 degrees. Choose nature friendly, liquid detergent that is designed for dark colored fabrics. Instead of using softener, we recommend you to use washing 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 fibers 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 in-between the usage 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 therefor very easy to maintain.

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

Rest your wool garments for 24 hours in-between usage.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 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 developes a beautiful patina in usage, ages slowly and lasts 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 to 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 usage.

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

If your shoes get dirty, wipe it 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 very important to apply some leather cream or natural oil based treatment to nourish, protect and help the leather to 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.