About Les IndiennesPracticing the ancient craft of Kalmkari printmaking, Les Indiennes’ collection of pillows, napkins, and tablecloths are block-printed by hand in Southern India. Each piece of textile embraces the unique beauty of simplicity and imperfections. See more from Les Indiennes here.
The first few washings should be done by hand to avoid tinting the background fabric with the excess dye. Each wash releases dye into the water, especially with dark prints of indigo, olive, and madder red. Avoid releasing too much dye at one time. Avoid wringing or spinning; opt for drip-drying. Finish with a hot steam iron.
Once hand-washed several times, machine wash on gentle, tumble dry. Use cold water, minimal natural soap; avoid enzymes, bleach, fabric softeners. Avoid detergents for wool and dry cleaning.