Black Batwing Merino top _ Manaaki Print
This batwing top features our Manaakitanga (Teamwork and Recognition) print on it. Manaakitanga is the expression of kindness and the notion of care for others, this expression is represented in our ringaringa design. We use our hands to provide support and care for others.
It is made from Merino wool and is a warm and thicker fabric.
Sizing is as follows:
TAHI - Size 10-12
RUA - Size 14-16
TORU - Size 18-20
WHA - Size 22 -24
Our model is wearing a size RUA.
Complete instructions for best results:
- Wash like colors together (e.g separate lights and darks)
- Close all zippers
- Use warm or cool machine wash on a wool cycle max 30oC
- Use WOOL liquid wash
- Do not use bleach or fabric softener under any circumstances
- Do not soak your garment
- Wash occasionally with denim (e.g. jeans with the zipper closed) or other coarse fabrics to remove any loose fibers i.e. pilling
- Do not iron prints or labels
- Line dry garments – do not tumble dry.
OTHER CARE TIPS
Pilling - How to prevent it and how to treat it
Pilling is a natural process that is inherent in merino fabric due to the fact that merino is a staple fiber. Generally if pilling occurs, it’s because the shorter fibers are working their way to the surface of the fabric.
The best way to avoid pilling is to wash after the first couple of wears. To alleviate the pilling, we suggest that you wash the garment with a coarser fabric such as denim jeans (ensure all zippers are closed). The fabric will improve over time as the shorter fibers are removed.
Garments and odour:
Merino fibers have the characteristic of drawing moisture away from the body and either absorbing or releasing this moisture, which eliminates clamminess and ensures that the garments remain odour-free.
We strongly recommend that customers only wash their garments on a wool/delicates, cool or warm (30oC) wash cycle with wool liquid wash. Hand washing can enable a residual build-up of odour.