We get a lot of questions from our customers on how to take care of our fabrics - consider this our guide!
First things first - you’ve made an amazing choice by choosing plant based fibers over synthetic materials. Plant based fabrics are derived from nature and our signature TENCEL™ is sourced from LENZING, the worldwide leader in sustainable natural fibers.
Our TENCEL™ feels like silk but is entirely vegan and free of animal products. This material is lightweight and breathable, meaning it won’t absorb odors. Unless you spill something, this fabric requires very minimal maintenance. We encourage you to use a steamer to loosen up the wrinkles incurred from packing and shipping.
The first time you wear your Neu Nomads piece, we suggest you can hang in the shower, use a handheld steamer or use a ‘fluff’ cycle in the dryer.
When it comes to cleaning your garment we suggest using a steamer to freshen up - because our fabrics are breathable and won’t absorb odors you won’t need to “clean” them like other items in your wardrobe.
Small changes can make a big difference in how your laundry routine affects your health and the environment.
If you are in New York, CELSIOUS is our favorite eco-friendly laundromat. Aside from the water-conscious Electrolux washers that text patrons when their clothes are ready, the German-American sisters, Corinna and Theresa Williams, offer chemical-free complimentary detergent and a full selection of eco-friendly garment care products and accessories that you can add to your load. They have suspended the self-service laundry for as long as social distancing guidelines are in place, but they are open 6 days/week for you to drop off and pick up throughout the day.
Just days before the lockdown started, we visited the home of actress Kate Rockwell in historic Washington Heights. You might remember her from Legally Blonde or most recently as one of the Mean Girls on Broadway. However, these characters couldn’t be further from her true nature. She is a down-to-earth, brilliant woman who is not only incorporating more sustainable practices into her daily life, but also into the theater industry itself!