Fabric Index & Care Instructions

 

We are as conscious as you are when it comes to fabric. Explore our library of luxurious fabrics, to discover what makes them so extraordinary.

 

Caring for Your Psylo Clothing

We always recommend checking the label for specific care instructions to keep your garment in top condition.

As general advice, most of our fabrics are natural, hand-dyed, some are hand-knitted, and many are hand-printed using a silkscreen, or have been pre-washed to prevent shrinking. For these reasons, Psylo clothing should be washed in cold water not exceeding 30ºC. Wash the clothes by hand or on a light cycle in the washing machine, but do not tumble dry in hot air. Drying our garments in hot water or washing on the machine's heavy settings might damage the natural fibres. Avoid bleach, detergent or fabric softener containing bleaching agents, as they might cause the fabric or print colours to fade. If you dry your Psylo clothes in direct sunlight, the UV light exposure might also cause fading of fabrics or print colours. So it is recommended to dry in the shade. You can also extend your wardrobe’s life by following these 5 Tips for Making Your Clothing Last.

 

Psylo sustainable fabrics

 

About Our Materials

To help you understand better the consistency and texture of each fabric, and how to care for your Psylo clothing - please refer to the following descriptions:

 

 

Psylo sustainable fabrics

 

Fabric Index

At Psylo, we choose the materials and fabrics to work with deep consciousness, helped by over two decades of experience designing, manufacturing and selling clothing. Always striving towards sustainability, we actively balance the performance, durability and style of the clothes. We do this by passionately sourcing the highest quality fabrics that are soft to your skin and the environment, alike. To help you understand better how we make your clothing and how to care for it to make it last, we've compiled this guide for you.

 

 

Our Bamboo-Blend Fabrics

Bamboo Jersey
100% Bamboo fabric

100% Bamboo fabric. It is a bio-based fibre made with cellulose by dissolving bamboo pulp. Considered a sustainable crop, as bamboo grows faster than any tree.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Bamboo Organic Cotton
Bamboo Organic Cotton fabric

70% Bamboo and 30% certified organic Cotton 30s. The silkiness and natural drape of the Bamboo combined with the durability of Cotton.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Bamboo Organic Cotton Spandex

65% Bamboo, 25% certified organic Cotton 40s and 10% spandex. A stretchy silky mix that combines the softness quality of Bamboo, with the durability of Cotton and the elasticity of Spandex.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Bamboo Terry
Bamboo Terry fabric

92% Bamboo and 8% spandex. This fabric has an external jersey & internal smooth towel finishing.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

 

 

Our Cotton-Blend Fabrics

Organic Cotton Jersey
100% Organic Cotton Jersey fabric

100% Certified organic cotton with a slub texture. Thin and lightweight, yet durable.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Cotton Interlock Jersey
100% Cotton Interlock Jersey fabric

100% Cotton fabric created using two sets of needles for a double-sided fabric with a smooth surface on both sides. The double-knit construction also adds strength and resilience to the fabric, ensuring that garments made from it will withstand frequent wear and laundering without losing their shape or integrity.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Thin Organic Cotton Lycra
Thin Organic Cotton Lycra

93% Certified organic Cotton 40s and 7% Lycra. A classic mix that gives elasticity and durability to soft Cotton. At Psylo, we mainly use it for tops, dresses and skirts.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Thick Organic Cotton Lycra
Thick Organic Cotton Lycra

90% Certified organic Cotton 40s and 10% Lycra. A stretchy mix that gives stronger elasticity and durability to the soft Cotton. We use it at Psylo for leggings.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Cotton French Terry

100% Soft Cotton Terry. This thick, heavy, yet soft fabric is an ideal base for crazy details. With an external jersey and internal towelling finishing, it is the fabric we choose for shaped jackets, vests and coats. Garments made in French Terry have clean lines and are usually embellished with studs. The most expensive fabric we offer, but worth the quality as it does not shrink and keeps you warm despite being no synthetic fibre in it.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

CVC Terry
CVC Terry fabric

70% Cotton and 30% Polyester. French Terry fabric with the outside smooth flat and the inside with cross loops.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

CVC Slub Double Knit
CVC Slub Double Knit fabric

70% Cotton and 30% Polyester. The yarns are knitted together as an interlock and with a double layer of internal cotton with external polyester. The intentionally uneven thickness of the yarn gives an irregular texture to the fabric, called “Slub”. We use this fabric mostly in our warm garments: sweaters, gloves, beanies and scarves. The price point and softness make this fabric the absolute best-seller in the Psylo collection.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Cotton Canvas
Cotton Canvas fabric

100% Cotton with a plain weaving that we use for items that require sturdiness and longevity. Traditionally made out of Cannabis yarn for use in sails. Today, a highly appreciated fashion fabric.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Cotton Twill 16/20s
Cotton Twill 16/20s fabric

100% Cotton in Twill weaving with the familiar look of diagonal ribbing on the fabric. Our fabric is a mix of 2 different yarns, the 16s & the 20s.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Cotton Twill Stretch (Stretch Cotton 16/20)
Cotton Twill Stretch (Stretch Cotton 16/20) fabric

93% Cotton (16s mixed with 20s) and 7% Spandex. This combination gives this fabric the strength of Denim and a bit of stretch to hug the body. This fabric is hand-dyed and passes an Enzyme-wash process, to give it a "used" look.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Thin Canvas Stretch
Thin Canvas Stretch fabric

90% Cotton 30s and 10% Spandex. A thin Denim-type fabric, with some stretch for a comfortable feeling and to hug the body. This fabric is hand-dyed and passes an ‘Enzyme wash’ process to give it a softer feel.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Thin Cotton Pinstripe

100% Cotton dobby with a stamped pinstripe texture.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Thin Cotton 60s
100% Organic cotton fabric

100% Sheer woven Cotton.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Hand Knitted Cotton

100% Thick Cotton yarn, hand-knitted with a traditional manual machine.

Care: Hand wash only. Wash by hand, or if using the Hand Wash setting on the machine, insert the garment into a protective bag, or a pillowcase.

Hand wash

 

 

 

Our Linen-Blend Fabrics

Heavyweight Linen Canvas
Heavyweight Linen Canvas - Cotton Linen fabric

55% Linen and 45% Cotton (400 gsm). The natural look of the Linen fabric and the strength of the Cotton make it perfect for a pair of Psylo pants or skirts, with all the pockets and panel work. This fabric is hand-dyed and underwent an ‘Enzyme softening wash’ process to give it a better drip on the body.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade. Do not iron on high heat, use a steamer instead.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbolCold iron or use a steamer

Lightweight Linen Canvas
Lightweight Linen Canvas - Cotton Linen fabric

55% Linen and 45% Cotton (200 gsm). The natural look of the Linen fabric and the strength of the Cotton make it perfect for a shirt or kimono. This fabric is hand-dyed and underwent an ‘Enzyme softening wash’ process to give it a better drip on the body.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade. Do not iron on high heat, use a steamer instead.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbolCold iron or use a steamer

Slub Linen
Slub Linen fabric

70% Linen and 30% cotton fabric in a slub texture. The term "slub" refers to irregularities or thickened sections within the yarn, creating a unique texture and visual interest in the fabric. These variations in thickness give the fabric a slightly uneven or rustic appearance, adding character and charm. Linen provides its distinctive properties of natural lustre, excellent moisture-wicking abilities, and superior breathability - linen is both antibacterial and fungicidal, neutralising bad odours. While cotton adds softness and enhances the fabric's comfort.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade. Do not iron on high heat, use a steamer instead.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbolCold iron or use a steamer

Linen Stripe
100% Linen Open Weave Dobby Textured Stripe

100% Linen Ottoman weave Dobby stripe is made entirely from linen fibres known for their strength and eco-friendliness. Its crinkle texture provides a relaxed, elegant appearance, while the ottoman weave adds structure and sophistication. The dobby stripe pattern enhances visual interest and refinement. Linen's breathability and durability make it ideal for warm weather clothing, with the ottoman weave and dobby stripe contributing to its longevity.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade. Do not iron on high heat, use a steamer instead.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbolCold iron or use a steamer

 

 

Our Man-Made Fabrics

Our bio-based fibres

Rayon
100% Rayon fabric

100% Rayon. A bio-based fibre made with cellulose by dissolving wood pulp. This fabric is knitted in twill weave.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade. Do not iron on high heat, use a steamer instead.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbolCold iron or use a steamer

Rayon French Terry
Rayon French Terry fabric

100% Thin Rayon Terry with an external jersey and internal towelling finish.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Modal

100% Modal. A bio-based fibre made with cellulose from beech trees (modal is essentially a variety of rayon). Our Modal fabric is certified for being sourced from renewable plantations and never from the Indonesian rainforest. Making this material a sustainable choice.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach. No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Modal Lycra
Modal Lycra fabric

90% Modal and 10% elastane. Modal is essentially a variety of rayon, a bio-based fibre made with cellulose from beech trees. Our Modal fabric is certified for being sourced from renewable plantations and never from the Indonesian rainforest. Making this material a sustainable choice. This composition makes for a heavenly soft fabric that is also stretchy.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Our Synthetic Fabrics

Hand Knitted Acrylic 1 x ply and 2 x ply
Hand Knitted Acrylic 1 x ply and 2 x ply fabric

73% Acrylic and 27% Nylon. This fabric is hand-knitted with a traditional manual machine, with one or two threads in each yarn.

Care: Hand wash only. Wash by hand, or if using the Hand Wash setting on the machine, insert the garment into a protective bag, or a pillowcase.

Hand wash

Power Net

90% Nylon and 10% Spandex. A tightly woven net, extremely strong and smooth.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Stretch Velvet
Stretch Velvet fabric

Synthetic stretch fabric, with a velvet finish outer side, and a smooth & slightly shiny inner side.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

 

 

Screen-Printing

Silkscreen

We have so much to tell you about this topic! Here you can find an in-depth focus on our Colours & Dyes, and here you can find more information about Silkscreen & How We Do It.

Care: No bleach - detergent or fabric softener that contains bleaching agents might cause fading of the fabric or print colours. Dry in the shade - if you dry your Psylo clothes in direct sunlight, the UV light exposure might also cause fading of fabrics or print colours.

 

 

Detailing & Finishing

Waxed Fabric

In some of our designs, we have introduced Waxed Cotton and/or Tencel. The latter is covered with a mix of pigment and acrylic coating that acts like glue. This PU coating acts as a transparent layer, making the base fabric stain and wear-resistant, and giving it a fresh look. In the menswear and accessories collections, we used a drop of pigment for a tonal textural effect. In the womenswear collection, we used the same dash of shiny silver powder to add femininity and sparkle it up.

Care: Hand-wash is best for durability; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Hand wash

Up-cycled Tyres And Inner Tube

Our series of vegan accessories are made of upcycled bicycle tyres or bike and car wheels' inner tubes. These materials are not degradable and energy-intensive to recycle. Their strength and durability are superior to leather, which makes them suitable for wristbands, belts and bags. We have also used this heavy-duty material as a trim on our jackets and trousers' pockets. Here you can find out more about up-cycling in Psylo.

Care: Hand wash only. Wash by hand, or if using the Hand Wash setting on the machine, insert the garment into a protective bag, or a pillowcase.

Hand wash

Leather

100% Leather. Most of the leather we use is Bovine / Cowhide which offers maximum value for texture, appearance, durability, and comfort.

Care: Dry clean.

Dry clean laundry symbol

Vegan PU Leather

We use high-quality synthetic leather that withstands machine-washing well.

Dry clean laundry symbol

Harringbone Tape - Hand Knitted Cotton Ribbing

100% Cotton yarn hand-knitted in 3x3 rib texture. A thick fabric we use normally in cuffs or pockets or trousers.

Care: Hand wash only. Wash by hand, or if using the Hand Wash setting on the machine, insert the garment into a protective bag, or a pillowcase.

Hand wash

Punch Net
Punch Net fabric

82% Polyester and 18% Elastane. A thin, hole-punched stretchy mesh tricot. The holes appear smaller when the fabric is stretched.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Stretch Net

A synthetic net fabric which is thin and soft.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Steam Net
Steam Net fabric

A synthetic weaved net with square-looking holes. A slight natural stretch makes it easy to move in.

Care: Wash & dry inside-out; Cold Wash or do not exceed 30c; No bleach; No tumble dry in hot air; Dry in the shade.

Machine wash maximum 30 degreesTumble dry in low heatDo not dry cleanNo bleach laundry symbol

Silk Chiffon

100% Pure Silk. This lightweight, sheer and silky fabric looks like a fine net or mesh.

Care: Hand wash only. Wash by hand, or if using the Hand Wash setting on the machine, insert the garment into a protective bag, or a pillowcase.

Hand wash

Custom-made studs, buckles, rivets, zips, and more

We care about the small details. They are what make the Psylo style stand out. We use the highest-quality detailing, including YKK zippers or custom-made studs, buttons and more. All are nickel free and have an anti-rust coating. Note that some fabrics are heavier and have metal and edgy corners, studs or zippers that can affect the quality of lighter materials and may even damage during washing. Please handle them with care.

 


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