Care & Repair
We don’t believe in fast fashion and want you to enjoy your Aab garment for years to come. Wash less, wash right and pass on your garments when no longer used.
In order for them to last, it is important to be mindful of how to take care of them. If we take better care of our clothes, we can increase their lifetime by reusing and recycling them – therefore reducing our own personal impact on the environment.
The best way to take care of your clothes will vary from garment to garment, which is why it is essential to always read the care label carefully before washing. We have collected some general guidelines for you to adhere to, to help you care for and extend the life cycle of your garments.
- Ventilate your clothes as much as possible instead of washing them after every use.
- Wash your garments at as low temperatures as possible, either by hand or in a gentle cycle, low spin washing programme.
- Protect your delicate pieces in laundry bags when washing them in the machine.
- Air dry your clothes as much as possible instead of putting them in the dryer – not only is this less rough on your clothes, it also uses less energy.
- When detecting a stain, use stain removal on the specific spot instead of washing the whole garment.
- If your garment breaks, try to fix the issue instead of simply replacing the garment. There is much pleasure in sewing a button and re-stitching a seam.
- When you are done with the garment, give others a chance to buy it second hand or donate it.
Repair with Spares
Over time a missing button or lost belt doesn’t need to spell the end of your favourite Aab dress. We are able to respond to numerous requests for spare Aab buttons, belts and tags. We invite you to contact our Customer Service team by email at email@example.com or via the “Contact us” page where we will do our best to assist you.
Fabrics you’ll find in our collections today
Our creation process begins first and foremost with the fabric. Nothing is more important than the versatility of what becomes your second skin. Here is a guide to the fabrics in our collection and how best to care for them.
What is silk?
Silk is a natural material spun from the cocoons of silkworms. Its breathable and lightweight qualities make it soft against the skin and as a non-conductor of heat, silk garments can keep you cool in summer. Garments made from silk will appear as delicate, fluid and elegant.
How to take care of silk
Even though silk is spun from strong fibres, it is a delicate material, which is why we always advise you to wash it by hand with mild detergent in cold or lukewarm water. Do not soak or twist silk garments as this can release dye or damage the shape. Hang light items to air dry after wash and place heavy items flat on a drying rack. If you choose to wash your silk garments in the washing machine, always use a gentle cycle with a low spin (max 800 rpm). Some of our silk styles are made from exceptionally delicate silk – in these cases we recommend you take them to an eco-friendly dry cleaner.
What is viscose?
Viscose is a plant-based material made from regenerated cellulose fibres from trees such as pine, bamboo and eucalyptus. After derivation, the fibres are manufactured through chemical processes, filtered and spun into fine thread. As a fabric, viscose has great colour retention and drapes beautifully. When wearing garments made from viscose, you will experience it to be soft, smooth and breathable.
How to take care of viscose
Viscose is a very versatile material. Depending on the type of viscose, we usually recommend handwashing the garment in cold or lukewarm water or wash it in the machine in a 30 degrees gentle cycle. Hang light items to air dry afterwards and place heavy items flat on a drying rack. Sometimes you will experience a slight shrinkage after washing your viscose garment – by steaming the garment, it will regain its original size if washed correctly.
What is polyester?
Polyester is a man-made material made from synthetic plastic fibres. It is an easy material to wear and care for as it resistant to stretching, shrinking, wrinkling and is easily washed. This gives garments made from polyester the potential to be very long lasting if treated correctly.
How to take care of polyester
Polyester is a solid material making it easy to wash in most cases. Handwashing is always the most gentle way to wash your garments, but usually our polyester styles can be washed in the machine in a 30 degrees gentle cycle, or in some cases, a regular cycle depending on the composition of the specific garment.