"What does that REALLY mean?" is a Sh*t That I Knit blog series that offers insights into things that you feel like you should know about, but are afraid to ask. Don't want to get into a heated argument about something semi-controversial? Feel like you should know what it means when someone talks about annuities? These are the types of topics that we'll cover in this series...okay, maybe not annuities; apparently those are super boring...
We have a SUPER jazzy topic to cover today; and while it may not be as fun as styling your beanies, it’s really, really important. We’re talking about taking care of your sh*t. I know, I know; it’s not revolutionary, but we get a LOT of questions about how to take care of the products we make. So we’re here to dispel all the rumors and give you all the information you need to keep your beanies, neckies, wraps, and all looking as good as new at all times.
Here at STIK, we create knits to be worn and loved for a verylong time. We realize that our customers wear our products almost every day in the winter (we know this to be true because our customers tell us!), so we recognize the importance of producing an incredibly high-quality product. This starts with the materials we use - all of our raw materials - from wool to straw to cotton - are ethically-sourced and are of the highest-quality you can find on the market. The way these products are produced is also important - we employ knitters who are experts at their craft and have incredibly high quality standards. Our goal is that once the product hits your head, you can wear it into the ground and still look like a million bucks.
With all of that being said, any product that you wear every single day (especially on those freezing cold, snowy days) will need some tender love and care. So
Here are the tools to take care of your sh*t so that when you do reach for that hat, wrap, pair of earrings, tote - it’s in tip top shape!
- Depill Buzzer - This little contraption will buzz any fuzz right off. Take the cap off and use this buzzer like a razor, either straight across, up and down, or in circular motions. Don’t be afraid to apply decent pressure!
- The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo - Rub some of this shampoo on any stain and wash it out with COLD water.
- Needle + thread - If your snap needs reinforcement, fix it yourself without missing a day of wearing your favorite hat! Christina shows you how easy it is to sew your snap in a video linked here.
How to store me: In a dust bag. No matter how long winter is, spring ALWAYS comes around eventually. If you purchased with us this year, your beanie likely arrived in a very nice dust bag. It’s meant to help you store your hat all summer long in a way that protects it from rubbing up against other wool items. If you don’t have one of our dust bags, any one you have will do the trick!
Pardy Wraps and Ponchos
How to clean me: Dry clean only. Baby alpaca is extremely soft and cozy, but it’s also a delicate material. We recommend leaving the cleaning to the experts.
How to store me: Store Pardy Wraps and Ponchos neatly on a hanger to prevent pulling and wrinkling
How to clean me: Spot clean with COLD WATER ONLY. Ainslie Totes are 100% cotton (except the straps obviously - those are leather) so you can take any old stain remover right to stains and wash it out with COLD water.
How to store me: In my dust bag. If you’re putting your Ainslie Tote away for a little, use the dust bag that came with your order to keep it looking fresh.
Whether you buy a beanie from us every year or have one that you love with all of your heart and soul, taking extra good care of your STIK products will ensure that your sh*t will always look brand spankin’ new.
Have questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org