SUSTAINABILITY & CARE

Minimalism is the key for sustainable consumption and lifestyle. We believe in long lasting style and garments. We choose fabrics that feel´s good on your skin, are easy to take care of and are meant to last for years in heavy use. Our goal is to make perfect minimalist´s wardrobe. 

All Nomen Nescio garments have been ethically manufactured in Estonia, less than 100 km away from our design studio. We have worked together with our manufacturing partners for years and we visit the sites regularly. Our factories are ISO 9001 certified that guarantees the proper working conditions and production processes. 

We use premium quality natural/organic/recycled/innovative materials, we order them directly from factories or through our trusted fabric agents: Royax Oy, Oy Hannes Textiles Ab and Intoista Oy. Factories have been audited eather by us or by our agents. 

You can find all material origins and production places in each garments info sheet from the link: ”size guide & product info” in each product´s site.

 

REPAIR SERVICE & SECOND CYCLE

We have a product warranty for all products for 1 year. If you have any problems during this time, please contact us or bring the product to us and we will check if the product can be repaired or replaced. When the warranty period is over, you can still bring your Nomen Nescion products that require care or repair, we will guide you how to take care of it, repair them at a reasonable price if necessary, or refer them to a trusted tailor / repairer. If you have any comments, user experiences you want to share, suggestions for improvement, or problems, we'd love to hear, as we want to develop the collection in the long term.

Once your Nomen Nescio garment is worn out, you can bring / post it to the Nomen Nescion store, we will re-use or fix it if possible, or recycle it for you.

If you have any questions about how to take care of your product, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

MATERIALS & CARE 

We seek for premium quality and environmental friendly fabrics. For us it is important that the material is long lasting, easy to take care of and will keep it´s color and shape. We choose natural, organic, recycled and innovative fabrics from European suppliers. 

Washing your clothes consumes the garments the most. Washing destroys the textile fibers and is also water and energy consuming. Clothes that are not washed that often will keep their color and shape much longer. That´s why we choose materials that don’t require so much washing.

Here are few tips how you can maintain your clothes properly without over-washing:

- airing out: loosely in hanger after use, outside if possible (not direct sunlight), or in your bathroom, when taking a shower

- steaming: steaming is a gentle way to take care of all kinds of fabrics it is also great way to freshen up your garments in between use. We recommend Steamery Stockholm. You can read more about steaming here: https://steamerystockholm.com/products/147/cirrus-no2-steamer 

- brushing: more info how to brush your clothes from: www.arkiveatelier.com

- adding water repellency: use spray or wax to also longer the life of a coat/jacket/bag: we recommend Sandqvist Water Repellent Spray or Tangent Fabric. More info here: https://www.sandqvist.com/en/material-care

 

 

Find here more specific care instructions for all materials:

 

COTTON COATS: 101,102, 113B

Because of the water repellent coating this coats does not get dirty easily and is easy to spot clean when and where needed. If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out, or refresh it with steamer. If washing is needed we recommend professional dry cleaning. You can add new layers of water repellent spray/ textile wax to strengthen the water repellent effect and make the fabric last longer.

 

WOOL-BLEND COATS: 103, 116, 117, 702, 703, 114

If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out, because wool naturally resists dirt and bacteria. Every now and then it´s also good to brush you wool product with garment brush; spray little water on your garment and brush first from bottom to top and then from top to bottom according to the direction of the hair. If washing is needed we recommend professional dry cleaning. We recommend storing woollens folded, and to put a piece of cedar wood in your wardrobe to keep wool-hungry insects and moths away.  

 

LINEN- POLYURETHANE: 110

Because of the water repellency this coats does not get dirty easily and is very easy to spot clean with a damp cloth where needed. If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out. If washing is needed, we recommend professional dry cleaning.

 

COTTON JACKETS + SHIRT: 113B, 120, 425, COTTON + ELASTANE: 205A, 206A, 303A, 304A

Don´t over wash your heavy cotton garments: it makes them last longer and helps the environment. If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out or quick fresh it with steamer. When washing is needed wash your garment inside out in 30 degrees. Choose liquid detergent for coloured clothes. Hang out to dry, as heat from a tumble dryer could cause shrinkage. Iron cotton clothes inside out at low heat if necessary.

 

FURRY WOOL:  115C, 434, 425

As a soft material, this wool has a tendency to pill, which means fuzzy balls may form on the surface. Pills can be carefully removed by hand, with a fabric comb, or soft garment brush. If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out. If washing is needed we recommend professional dry cleaning. We recommend storing woollens folded, and to put a piece of cedar wood in your wardrobe to keep wool-hungry insects and moths away.

 

LINEN: 119A, 210B, 405, 412, 419, 420 

Like many natural fabrics, linen clothes need washing less than you’d expect. Hang them up to ventilate, or steam them with steamery between wears. 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. Wash linen in the machine on a gentle cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without bleach. Take them out of the machine as soon as possible after the programme has ended to avoid creasing. Hang linen pieces to air dry. Tumble drying and heavy centrifuging will add to the wear of linen. 

 

COATED WOOL: 122, 422

Because of the water resistant surface this coat does not get dirty easily and is very easy to spot clean with a damp cloth where needed. If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out, to refresh the woolen inside. If washing is needed, we recommend professional dry cleaning.

 

TECHNICAL FABRIC: 123, 124

If your garment doesn’t have any stains or odours, it’s usually enough just to air it out. These material is very easy to spot clean with a damp cloth when and where needed. When washing is needed wash your garment inside out in 30 degrees. Choose liquid detergent for coloured clothes. Hang to dry.

 

BAMBOO VISCOSE: 401, 408, 411, 415, 416C

Like many natural fabrics, also bamboo clothes need washing less than you’d expect. Hang them up to ventilate between wears. When washing is needed wash your garment inside out in 30 or 40 degrees. Choose liquid detergent for coloured clothes. Hang to dry, avoid dryers; they will break down the fibers of the fabric and cause the garment to shrink and age prematurely. Reshape to dry; lightly stretch the garment lenghtwise.

 

BOILED WOOL: 502, 503 + MERINO WOOL: 504, 603, 604, 705, 715

Knits made in natural yarns don’t need washing, as the wool is naturally antibacterial and odour-resistant. Hang garments to air between wears instead. It can also be spot cleaned where needed. If washing is needed you can wash knits by hand or in a machine with wool detergent and wool program without spinning. After washing gently wring out excess water and reshape while damp. Dry flat in a airy place, preferably on a towel to absorb any extra moisture. We recommend storing woollens folded, and to put a piece of cedar wood in your wardrobe to keep wool-hungry insects and moths away.

 

ECO-COTTON+WOOL: 701, 716, 717 & TENCEL-COTTON: 704, 713 & LINEN-COTTON: 207A, 209A

Like many natural fabrics, also cotton and cotton-mix clothes need washing less than you’d expect. Hang them up to ventilate between wears. Cotton/cottonmix can be machine or handwashed. To prevent garments from shrinking and to keep them looking their best, wash at 30°. Hang to dry, as heat from tumble dryers can cause it to shrink, this also saves energy.

 

RECYCLED NYLON: 711, 712, 723

Wash your garment in 40 degrees. Choose liquid detergent. You can use white vinegar (väkiviinaetikka) as a rinse aid to remove odor, when needed.  Hang to dry, avoid dryers; they will break down the fibers of the fabric and cause the garment to age prematurely. 

 

LEATHER: 600

Shoes are made of chromium-free vegetable tanned leather from Portugal. With proper care and maintenance leather will age gracefully, developing a beautiful patina over time and use. You can treat the leather with leather spray that protects your item from water and dirt. It’s also recommended regularly to use natural oil based treatments and care products to keep your leather item looking great. If your shoes get wet, let it air dry slowly in normal room temperature. If your shoes get dirty, wipe it carefully with a moist cloth or a brush. After cleaning, it is important to apply some leather cream, which nourishes and protects the leather and helps it retain moisture. In winter, salt stains can easily be removed with a rag and a mixture of two-thirds of water and one-third of vinegar. Please note that the natural rubber sole does not withstand gasoline, so be careful and watch your steps at gas stations!