How to love and care for your Morpho + Luna garments

Follow these simple steps and you can prolong the life of your beautiful loungewear and nightwear.

Created using only the finest materials, Morpho + Luna’s exquisite pieces are made to last, and we want you to enjoy wearing them for as long as possible. Many of our products are machine washable, but we recommend hand-washing or dry-cleaning for some of our more delicate or structured items, to preserve the integrity of the fabric.
To help you look after your Morpho + Luna garments we have put together this care guide, based on our extensive knowledge of fabrics from our family heritage in the textile industry. We hope you find it useful, but if you have any other questions or concerns about how best to care for your garments, please contact us via our website or
send an email to help@morphoandluna.com and we will be happy to help.

Cotton and Linen

Most of our everyday cotton and linen pieces, including our Inès cotton plumetil pyjama set or our ajour linen Cara pyjama set and Tess sleep shirt, is machine washable at 30 degrees, on a delicate programme. Use a good biological detergent, and launder them regularly. In fact, these fabrics, especially the ajour linen, will get softer and softer the more you wash them. They can then be dried on a rack or line and, for best results, should be ironed while still slightly damp. For some of our more tailored pieces, such as our Alix ajour linen robe, we recommend dry-cleaning, just as you would with a coat or blazer.

 

Cashmere, Wool and Velvet

Some of our lightweight cashmere and wool pieces, including our Polly cashmere sweater or our Bettina Merino wool T-shirt, can be washed carefully by hand, using a mild detergent in a basin of cool to lukewarm water. Soak for half an hour and then rinse with running water until it runs clear. Squeeze gently to remove excess water and then dry on a rack. Designed to be laundered less often, the heavyweight fabrics used for garments such as our sumptuous Sofia velvet robe or our 100% pashmina cashmere Jade robe should be professionally dry-cleaned only.

 

 

Silk

Our delicate silk garments, such as our Chloe nightdress in sand-washed silk or our Paris silk nightdress, can be either dry-cleaned or carefully hand-washed and then rack or line dried. Iron while still damp, on a low/delicate setting. For some of our more tailored pieces, including our Amelie sand-washed silk robe, we recommend professional dry-cleaning only.

Speciality Fabrics

Our cotton-and-silk blend garments, such as our Mika pyjama set, can be either dry-cleaned or washed by hand. Immerse items in a basin of cool to lukewarm water and add a mild detergent. Soak for half an hour and then rinse with running water until the water runs clear. Squeeze gently to remove excess water and then dry on a rack, before ironing on a low/delicate setting.

Stains

Stains should be treated as soon as possible, and we recommend applying a liquid stain remover before washing. For tough stains, you may need to apply the stain remover and then leave the item to soak before washing. You can use hot water on stains on cottons and linens, but never on silk or wool.

Fabric Softeners

We don’t recommend using fabric softeners when washing your Morpho + Luna garments, as they are already silky soft, and will retain their natural beauty for longer. And cotton and linens will continue to soften the more you wash them!

Bleach

We don’t recommend using chlorine bleach on your delicate loungewear and nightwear, as it will weaken the fabric and reduce its lifespan.

Machine Washing

Many of our items can be washed at 30 or 40 degrees (check label for details) and you should always wash like colours together. We recommend putting anything that features delicate detailing (such as decorative buttons or lace) in a mesh washing bag to protect it in the machine.

Drying

We don’t recommend tumble-drying any of our garments. Silk can shrink in high temperatures and delicate items can lose elasticity and shape when tumble-dried. We recommend drying wool garments flat so that they retain their shape. Silk can be laid flat or hung to dry, but do not hang in direct sunlight.

Ironing

It’s best to iron fabrics when they are still slightly damp, as it’s more gentle on them. Silk should always be ironed on a low heat, whereas linens and cottons can be ironed on a high heat. It’s a good idea to iron garments inside out, and when ironing monograms or embroidery, iron on the opposite side and on top of a towel so that the embroidery doesn’t flatten.

Storing

Keep your freshly washed Morpho + Luna garments in a dry place (avoid damp attics and basements). For long-term storage, we recommend using cotton bags and/or acid-free paper to keep out insects and avoid deterioration.