The most sustainable thing we can do is to make intentional purchases, and care for those purchases thoughtfully.
Unfortunately Australia ranks number two in the world for textile disposal. The average Australian buys about 27kg of textiles per year and, incredibly, disposes of about 23kg per year. This has to change. We, as consumers, have the power to make a huge impact on these figures by first shopping thoughtfully, and then by making sure to take loving care of our purchases and make them last. Then instead of disposing, make sure to repair, up-cycle or swap clothing and textile products to keep them in use for as long as possible.

 

 

Pareos

Our pareo fabric is extremely lightweight 100% organic cotton voile. It is durable to an extent, but it may be damaged if treated unlovingly. Try not to pull too harshly on your pareo, and try to avoid contact with harsh surfaces, or snagging it on jewellery.

  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry in shade

 

Woven Blankets

Our blankets are woven from a durable 100% cotton thread. The design will never fade, as it is woven into the fabric itself. If treated respectfully, they are heirloom quality and it is our hope that your Soleil Soleil blanket will be used for decades to come.

  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry in shade

 

t-shirts

Our t-shirts are made from 100% recycled fibres—unbleached, natural cotton in all its glory. The fabric feels weighty and luxurious (like your favourite vintage t-shirt) and gets softer with every wear.

  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry in shade
  • Cool iron on reverse

 

Bucket hats

Our bucket hats are made from sturdy 100% cotton twill fabric that is soft enough to fold and throw in your beach bag.

  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry in shade

 

Caps

As well as being made from 100% recycled materials, our caps are durable and easy to care for. 

  • Cold hand wash with gentle soap
  • If metal hard-wear comes into contact with salt water it has the potential to rust. Ensure cap is rinsed with clean water if this occurs.
  • Dry in the shade

 

Eyewear Chains

Our eyewear chains are hand beaded by Emma and Isabel using fine jewellery quality materials. Treat them as you would jewellery.

  • Clean with a damp cloth, only as needed
  • Store gently coiled inside the supplied cotton bag

We use finishings that are gold plated. If your eyewear chain has tarnished, please reach out to heythere@soleilsoleil.com.au and we will organise to have it repaired.