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Care Instructions

How to care for your Tezomeya product
All Tezomeya products are all hand-dyed with natural dyes. Compared to synthetic dyes, natural dyes tend to fade more quickly. Please follow the instructions below so that you can enjoy Tezomeya’s products for as long as possible.
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How to treat cotton, linen, and Japanese paper products

Washing
  • - To preserve the texture and color of cotton, linen, and Japanese paper products it is highly recommended to wash with pure natural soap.
  • - Wash all garments inside out in a fine-mesh net. Please make sure detergent, or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
  • - Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach please check before use.
  • - Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
  • - Dark colors may transfer to lighter colors, please wash dark colors separately.

Daily Use
  • - Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes react to acid.
  • - It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron, or copper while wet.
  • - Sweat stains can be removed by washing.

How to care for persimmon tannin (kakishibu) products

Washing
  • - Wash all garments inside out in a fine-mesh net. Please make sure detergent, or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
  • - Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach please check before use.
  • - Persimmon tannin products may change color when exposed to direct sunlight. If drying outside, place in a shaded area.
  • - Persimmon tannin products may transfer the color onto lighter colored materials. Wash separately.

Daily Use
  • - It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron, or copper while wet.
  • - Perspiration may appear to lighten the color, but this is only temporary.

How to treat the hand-drawn products

Washing
  • - The hand-drawn products should be washed by hand. If you use a washing machine, place the item inside out in a fine-mesh net. Wash on delicate cycle.
  • - Please make sure detergent, or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
  • - Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach please check before use.
  • - Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area inside out.
  • - Dark colors may transfer to lighter colors, please wash dark colors separately.

Daily Use
  • - Prolonged continuous friction may damage the hand-drawn area.
  • - It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron, or copper while wet.
  • - (Persimmon tannin) Perspiration may appear to lighten the color, but this is only temporary.

List of substances to avoid with natural dyed products

Strong Alkali -Detergent comes into direct contact with a wet product
-Pure natural soap comes into contact with a wet product
-Strong cleansers and bleach
Acid -Vinegar
-Citric Acid (lemons, etc.)
Sunlight -Prolonged exposure to directed sunlight
Iron and Copper -Wet fabric comes into contact with metal
However, color changes and fades. So, if the color changes to something you do not like, please contact us about our free re-dyeing service.