We hope you will love wearing your Mainie garment as much as we loved creating it.
Please note that your Mainie garment has its own distinctive characteristics.
The highly specialised techniques applied by the artisan silk-makers to produce our fine fabrics, and the traditional methods used by the Aboriginal artists to create the Dreamtime print designs, make each Mainie garment truly exceptional.
We have taken great care to ensure that the design on the fabric is printed in a way which captures the hand-painted look and feel of the original artwork.
And because each of our garments have handmade touches, no two are identical. Each one has unique and subtle differences which mean that your garment is as individual as you are.
At Mainie we pride ourselves on the depth and vibrancy of our digitally printed, authentic Aboriginal Dreamtime designs. However, please note that due to the different screen resolutions on electronic devices, colours may vary between the screen image and the actual garment.
Correct care will ensure that your Mainie silk garment will last for many years.
It is recommended that your silk garment should be dry-cleaned only. However, if you must wash your silk garment, it should be hand washed in lukewarm water using only a small amount of mild detergent or shampoo. Do not wring. Lay the garment flat to dry. Do not spin dry and tumble dry your silk garment.
Other important things to remember when caring for your Mainie silk garment:
- Never spray silk with perfume or deodorant
- Never use bleach or harsh detergents
- Never expose silk to direct sunlight for long periods of time
- Never spray silk with water while ironing
- Always iron the backside of your silk garment with the iron set to the SILK setting
Please take care when removing the woven labels and swing tags from your Mainie. Although the tags on each Mainie have been attached with light hand stitching to allow for easy removal, we recommend that you use a small pair of sharp scissors to neatly snip the tags off. Please do not pull the tags as this may damage the fabric. When using scissors, please take care not to cut the fabric.