CARING FOR YOUR BONNET
Seedling + Sprout bonnets arrive washed, ironed and ready to use. All bonnets wear beautifully over time with the right care, and when the day comes that you need to give your bonnet a wash, follow these washing instructions for best results.
Linen bonnets should be hand-washed in cold water with a mild detergent that is free of optical brighteners, enzymes, and baking soda. Lay your bonnet flat to dry, preferably inside and away from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Linen fibres naturally wrinkle when washed, but iron out beautifully with a warm steam iron.
Wool bonnets should be spot washed with a damp cloth and mild detergent and laid flat to dry. Make sure your detergent is free of optical brighteners, enzymes, and baking soda. Take care to avoid machine drying or your bonnet will shrink. Our exceptionally soft, warm wools may pill just like any wool product. Pilling occurs from normal wear when loose fibres move to the surface of the fabric causing them to twist together into small balls. You can easily remove any pills with a sweater stone or fabric comb, or just by hand.
Spot wash with water, if necessary, and lay flat to dry. Do not use any detergents, bleach, oxidizing agents or heat on your pompoms.
Brims will get a crease down the centre from being folded in transit or storage. For ruffle brims, simply reposition the ruffle to your desired shape to frame your child’s face. For cap brims, simply press a hot iron to the underside of the brim and apply a bit of steam.
Seedling + Sprout bonnets are made using premium natural textiles. Please
note that due to the nature of these materials, some variations in the fabric may occur including weave and texture. These variations should be considered beauty marks and not flaws. Here we explain the most common beauty marks that have no effect on the fabric’s strength:
If you find a knobby part of the yarn that is raised above the rest of the fabric, this is known as a nub, and it has no effect on the quality, or use of your bonnet. In fact, nubs naturally occur in the weaving process and are extremely common. There is no need to fix, or worry about these little beauty marks – as they are just part of the fabric itself.
These look like long, raised threads on the surface of the fabric. Although they stick out a bit, they are a characteristic of certain yarns and have no effect on the safety or usability of a bonnet. Sometimes slubs are even purposely stitched into fabrics to create a certain aesthetic.
Both nubs and slubs are mainly seen in linen and hemp blends.