THE THREAD

February 21
How to care for your knitwear

 1. WEARING

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When you wear your knitwear, you must always keep in mind that the fibres are delicate.  So be careful not to get pulls from jewellery, nails or on rough surfaces. Also be weary of chemicals that may come in contact with it, such as perfume and deodorant. These  may cause discoloration to the fabric.

 

2. WASHING

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Contrary to popular belief, dry cleaning cashmere can actually be bad for the life of your sweater.

The chemicals used in dry cleaning can break down the fibres over time, We recommend gently hand washing wool and cashmere to maintain their soft hand feel.

Eucalyptus hand wash is sold in all major supermarkets and is nice and gentle on your knitwear.  Never use normal laundry powder or liquid as it is too harsh for the fibres, and can do more harm than good.

Hand washing will also ensure the longevity of your knitwear.

 

3. HAND WASHING METHOD

STEP 1: Lather Up

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Fill a basin with cool water and add eucalyptus hand wash.

Submerge the sweater and make sure it is evenly soaped all over but do not rub.

 

STEP 2: Soak

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Soak for 30 minutes. Do not worry if the water becomes cloudy or coloured; this is normal and will not mean any loss of colour to the garment.

 

STEP 3: Rinse and Roll

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Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Press the water out gently (without wringing).

 

STEP 4: Dry

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Lay your sweater flat on a towel in its natural shape. Roll up the sweater in the towel (like a sleeping bag) to remove excess water.

Then lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or a clean towel.

NOTE:

  • NEVER put cashmere or wool in a washing machine, even on a knitwear/wool cycle programme.
  • NEVER put into a dryer.
  • NEVER hang a knitwear piece. It will cause stretch marks and lines.

 

4. IRONING

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The key to caring for your knitwear is ironing. Use the wool setting on your iron with steam, this smooths down the fibres and restores your garment.

Before you iron, you can use a small amount of linen water or add a few drops of lavender essential oil into a small spray bottle and mix with water (*you can purchase these from your supermarket)

This is especially great when you go to store your knitwear for the warmer months, as lavender helps to fend off moths.

 

5. STORING

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As mentioned above, storing your knitwear with lavender helps fend off moths. If you are storing away your knitwear for the warmer months, make sure it is clean, pressed and folded neatly so that when you go to pull it out again on a chilly evening, it is as beautiful as it was the day you put it away.

Storing your knitwear in a dust bag with a small pouch of dried lavender is ideal, to ensure no nasty moths get to them between wears.

 

 

 

February 7
AW18 Collection

SKIN AND THREADS AW18 COLLECTION

'LOVE ME NOT'

 

With subtle prints, easy stripes and versatile separates, the AW18 range Love Me Not ticks all the right boxes.

 

THE PAPER PLANE LONG SLEEVE

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Pair with a simple jean or for higher impact style with the block coloured Mustard Full Skirt

(shop: 🔍 LN155)

 

THE STRIPED WAISTED DRESS

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Oh so flattering with a synched in waist, this update on the classic shirt dress is sure to please.

Wear as an everyday throw on dress with a pair of sneakers or dress up for night with a pair of boots or heels

(shop: 🔍 CT273)

 

THE BOYFRIEND SHIRT 

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Bolder in red and white stripe and a must update for colder months.

Tone down with our black denim jeans or paint the town red tucked into our black velvet pleat skirt

Style now with a pair of our denim shorts.

(shop: 🔍 CT271)

 

THE CLASSIC BLAZER IN KHAKI

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Flattering tick, classic tick, on trend tick.  You can wear this beauty with almost anything!

Style with the cuffs rolled up for an effortless update.

(shop: 🔍 WI121)

 

THE CHAMBRAY GRANDPA DRESS

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It's a best seller for a reason.  Warm or cool weather as it's an outfit in itself which is part of the appeal.

(shop: 🔍 CT260)

December 14
LOVE ME NOT

AUTUMN 18

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We are sharing the love at Skin and Threads this AW18 season.

With subtle florals, easy stripes and versatile separates- it is an easy range to wear while still remaining relevant.

Fun is delivered in the way of statement tees and intarsia rainbow knits while a sense of ease is brought through in our signature printed silks in feminine silhouettes. 

With block colouring coming through strongly for AW18, the Skin and Threads collection features; hues of purple, pale blue with bold yellows and reds.

Make it a year for giving, living and love.

Shop the first drop in stores and online now!

December 14
STREET STYLE ON SALE

 

STREET STYLE ON SALE

 

THE PLEAT SKIRT

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Was: $298

Now: $220

A pleat skirt is an essential in every wardrobe. It is the ultimate all year round piece.

Wear it styled casually with a basic white tee tucked in with a pair of your favourite sneakers or wear dresses up with a silk cami and a pair of heels!

Wear in the cooler months with a long sleeve collared shirt or a knit and a pair of boots.

Have fun with your pleat skirt and style in the warmer months with a bit of colour.

(shop: 🔍 SK202)

 

THE LINEN SHORT 

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Was: $218

Now: $159

Linen is made from a fiber plant (flax) and is considered to be the best fabric for warm weather due to its very light weight nature.

The Linen Short is another all season essential that can be dressed down with a pair of sandals or sneakers or worn from day to night with a nice blouse and a pair of heels.

(shop: 🔍 LN142)

 

 

THE LINEN PLACEMENT KNIT

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Was: $188

Now: $129

When the temperatures are getting the best of us, styling in lighter fabrics are essential.

Our soft knitwear styles are so easy to throw on and the stripes through this crew give the classic shape, a nice modern update.

Wear in the cooler months styled using layering such as a coat and a pair of denim jeans.

(shop: 🔍 KW596)

 

 

THE BUSINESSMAN'S SHIRT DRESS

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Was: $240

Now: $180

We all need that ultimate throw on dress in the holiday season, shirt dresses are just one of those pieces.

Perfect for those trips to the beach to those family lunches.

It will be your go-to all summer long.

(shop: 🔍 CS318)

 

 

THE CLASSIC BLAZER

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Was: $298

Now: $198

The Skin and Threads check blazer is one of our favourite sale picks for holiday outfitting and one of the most versatile items you can own.

You can wear it with almost anything!  Style with the cuffs rolled up, tee and jeans or wear to work with pencil skirt and a pair of sandals.

(shop: 🔍 WI121)

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