We recommend using a rug pad with all our rugs.
TIPS ON CLEANING YOUR RUG
- Vacuum first to remove any loose dirt or debris
- Spills: lightly blot (do not rub) with a damp cloth or paper towel. For heavy spills, spoon up excess liquid before blotting with a clean, dry towel.
- Stains: spot clean with water and a mild detergent - we also recommend Folex - then blot dry. Do not use too much water, or allow the rug to remain wet. But please note - where using Folex or a detergent, please test on a small section of your rug first, as different soaps and cleaning products can react in different ways with the various yarn colors.
- Smelly stains: treat as above, but add a small amount of vinegar to your water/detergent mix.
- Debris: scrape the rug surface with a blunt knife.
- Heavy cleaning: please consult with a professional rug cleaner.
• HAND TUFTED RUGS:
Our hand tufted rugs are 100% wool, and are constructed using a tool which pushes yarns through a backing. Once the rug is fully tufted, artisans shear the pile by hand into varying pile heights (the "high low" effect). During the shearing process, many rug fibers become embedded in the body of the rug. This is unavoidable. Although they eventually make their way out, it does take some time for them to do so. As a result, shedding is unavoidable in the first weeks or months of owning your rug. This will decrease over time, but, depending on the use they receive, may in some cases take up to 6 months to subside.
We recommend vacuuming your rug regularly, and no less than once per week. This is essential to maintain the condition of the rug, eliminate fibers shed, and deter moths.
Rugs left in direct sunlight will fade over time.
Machine wash on cold/delicate cycle and dry on low heat. A minimal amount of pilling may occur, but should subside after a few washes. Lint rolling will help.
• KNIT BLANKETS: Machine wash on cold/delicate cycle and hang to dry. (Machine drying may shrink the item somewhat, but otherwise will not cause damage)
• QUILTS: Machine wash on cold/delicate cycle and hang to dry. (Machine drying may shrink the item somewhat, but otherwise will not cause damage)
•LEATHER: We use natural veg tanned leather as well as lighter weight pebbled hides. Please allow for some inconsistencies in the surface of your leather - while we make every effort to select the prettiest hides and avoid obviously damaged areas, these are still natural skins and may come with some light scars or marks. We treat our veg tan leather with a leather protector but as it becomes increasingly exposed to water, light and oils from our skin, it gradually cures to a rich caramel tan color.
We recommend spraying our leather products with water resistant spray and gentle spot cleaning as needed with a damp cloth.
• JEWELRY: All jewelry is handmade and can be delicate, and will oxidize over time. We recommend occasional rubbing with a polishing cloth.
Due to each body's individual chemistry, especially acidity levels, brass jewelry may leave greenish or dark marks on the wearer's skin. These are characteristic of the material and easily washed off. However, if you wish to prevent this on rings, we recommend painting a thin layer of clear nail polish on the inner surface of your ring.
Rugs, Bathmats, Pillows, Quilts: hand-made in India
Blankets: made in the U.S.A
Jewelry: cast in Manhattan. Assembly and hand finishing done by Cold Picnic
Bags: sewn both in Manhattan and by Cold Picnic in our studio. Macrame by Cold Picnic
Wall Hangings: made by Cold Picnic in our studio.