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Conscious and sustainable handling of clothing is very important to us. Thereby we do not only consider how we manufacture our clothing, but how it is treated and cared for once it found a new owner. Consuming sustainable fashion means, first and foremost, buying as little as possible, but then also properly maintaining what you already have. Therefore, we have put together some tips and tricks to help you care for, repair, and potentially modify your clothing, so that you can enjoy it for as long as possible.

1. Care Symbols & Basics
2. Material Care
3. Removing Stains
4. Repairing
5. Adjustment & Modification



Care and Repair Guide Grundlagen


The following applies to all our pieces: low temperatures (max. 30°) and reduced spin speeds (up to 1000) are absolutely recommended. It is also important to sort the clothes by color and to pay particular attention to washing dark items only with clothes of the same color or darker. We would also recommend that you use bleach-free, liquid mild detergents, as these dissolve better in water and are gentle on the fibers without affecting washing performance.

Care and Repair Guide Grundlagen


The washing process roughens the fibers of your clothes. You can easily bring them back into shape with a simple iron. Important: Always stick to the temperature information that we have noted on your garment. With special natural fibers such as silk, but also with fibers such as TENCEL™ and Lenzing™ EcoVero™, it is advisable to place a damp cloth over the garment and use a steam iron.

Care and Repair Guide Grundlagen


A very simple maintenance trick is airing your clothes out. Since your Jyoti piece is made exclusively from natural fibers, odors will disappear after a short time and you save a lot of time and water compared to washing - this is not only great for you and the environment, but also for the longevity of your favorite piece’s material.

Care and Repair Guide Grundlagen


Have you discovered a few small pilling nodules on your favorite woolen item? Unfortunately, this cannot be prevented with natural fibers such as wool, but fortunately it is not a big problem for long!
You can easily remove the pilling with a lint razor - important: do not try to pluck it off by hand, this could damage the fiber.




Wash your Jyoti cotton product at a maximum of 30°C and use a gentle detergent with a delicate machine program. Do not use a tumble dryer but instead let your garment air dry. If needed, you can iron your product on a moderate heat setting.


Hemp & Linen

Hemp and linen (also called flax) fabrics can also be washed with a gentle machine program at a maximum of 30°C and a slow spin speed. Do not let the materials dry in direct sunlight, and before drying, you can pull your garment into shape. To avoid wrinkles, do not overload the machine, but of course, you can also iron the garments afterward on a moderate heat setting.


Tencel, Ecovero & Modal

Wash your garment at a maximum of 30°C, using a gentle machine program with a slow spin speed and detergent for delicate materials. Also, do not dry it in direct sunlight. Before wearing it, you can iron the product on the lowest heat level, which will benefit the slight shimmering and flowing texture of the fabrics.


Silk & Wool

Silk and wool are extremely easy to care for as they are dirt and odor-resistant and do not need to be washed frequently. Instead, you should air your product regularly by simply hanging it up after wearing. If your product needs to be washed, please handwash it with cold or lukewarm water, a mild soap for wool/silk products, and gentle movements (no rubbing). You can also use the handwash program on your machine, making sure to set the temperature to a maximum of 20°C and a low spin speed (400). Silk and wool are also very popular among moths, so don’t forget to protect your garment (e.g. with essential oils or storage covers).


Woolen Knit

For woolen knits, first of all, refer to the instructions for silk/wool on the left. Additionally after washing gently press the product between two towels and lay it out afterward for drying. Knitwear should also be stored lying so that your product keeps its form. For small pilling nodules in the material (occurs naturally after some time), use a lint razor.



It is best to rub out a coffee stain with mineral water or warm tap water. If the stain has already dried, you can put some salt or baking soda on it, wait a little, and then gently brush it off. If the fabric is very light, you can also use gall soap.

Red wine

Put some salt on the stain as quickly as possible and brush it off with water after a few minutes. You can then wash your piece normally. If dark shadows are still visible, you can apply some shaving cream and wash it off later.


If you have light-colored clothing, you can tackle the stain with gall soap or baking soda. For darker pieces, we recommend applying some stain remover before washing.


If there are severe sweat marks, it can help to soak the garment overnight in a water bath with a dash of vinegar essence before washing.

Grease or Oil

Try to soak up the grease/oil quickly with paper towels. You can then wash it off with hot water and detergent. For very delicate fabrics like silk, you can also use some alcohol.

Your stain cannot be removed at all? In the section Hole or unremovalbe stain are a few tips on what else you can do to "save" your garment.


Pulled Thread

If you have a pulled thread in your Jyoti item you can easily pull it back or pull it to the inside of the garment and secure it. There are two ways to do this depending on the material of your garment.

Chunky knitwear:

Woven fabrics or fine knits:

Open Seam

An open seam on your jyoti item is no problem and easy and cheap to fix, either by a seamstress or yourself. You don’t even need a sewing machine for it. Here we show you how to do it:

Holes or unremovable stains

If your jyoti item has a hole in the fabric or an unremovable stain you still don’t have to throw it away. We think that signs of usage or mistakes are part of the life of a loved item of clothing and can even add to its personal character. You could add an embroidery or a colourful patch to repair the hole (or stain!) There are no limits to your creativity!

Lastly, if the tear of stain is on the arms or legs, you cut also cut them off and transfort the garment into a short sleeve or short leg. In our Blog we have collected some more upcycling ideas.

Fragile button hole

At the buttonholes there is the most friction, so if one or more buttonholes are fraying and becoming more fragile you can repair them by hand and make them stable again. Use a thick thread and stitch according to the following stitch instruction around the button hole.

Button hole stitch


Possibilities for modification


All Jyoti trousers have a double-folded hem, which means there is extra length in the leg that can be let out as needed. Shortening is, of course, always an option. Simply take the trousers to a tailor or do it yourself if you have the necessary skills.

Possibilities for modification


Through a small inner drawstring in most of our trousers and skirts (with the exception of a few models where a flat-fitting waistband is visually important to us), you can adjust the waistband while wearing them - without the need for alterations - to fit you perfectly. Of course, this cannot replace selecting the correct size, but it ensures that any excess centimeters in the waist disappear, allowing the garment to fit perfectly. So, if your hip measurements fall exactly between two of our sizes, it's advisable to choose the larger size.

Possibilities for modification


Our bodies change over time, and it's normal for our clothing to adapt to these changes. If the adjustment provided by the drawstring (see above) isn't enough, or if you want to widen the waistband of your trousers, we've left some extra seam allowance in the back center for you. Additionally, the garment is constructed in such a way that you can easily undo the seam in the back and sew it back together with the desired width adjustment. Again, this can be done either by a tailor or by yourself if you have the necessary skills.

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