Since LNFA, and every designer we represent, is something very special, we would like to introduce you to some rules and qwerks of our fashionable microcosm.
The design items presented on the LNFA online platform are all limited in number. Limited means for us, that an item is produced between 3 and 100 times per design! This limitation means on the one hand to purchase design pieces that are almost unique, but also that items have to be re-produced at short notice or are simply sold out. Our motto is: “First come first serve” and “Shop till you Drop!”
Quality and Design
Quality and design are very important to us and distinguish LNFA from all other concepts. We want customers to share this standard and see fashion as part of their lifestyle.
We work very closely with our designers and therefore know all the important production steps. All products have been fairly produced (mostly in Europe) and are partly made of organic cotton. The product description will tell you everything you need to know about your favorite item design. Of course, you can learn more on request.
Don't break me seal
Our Don't break me seal is an expression of our appreciation for our designers. We would like to have conscious and interested customers who also respect our seal. Our Don't break me seal motto: If you break me you buy me ; )
100% Cotton T-shirt - Sweater
Wash at 30 degrees (°C) ● Hang to dry ● Iron on reverse at medium temperature, 150 C ● Do not tumble dry ● Do not bleach ● Do not dry clean
Details: Wash inside and with similar colours out to preserve colour and prevent bleeding. To avoid creasing and ironing, wash your t-shirts on low cycle and shake it out (carefully) Fold and lay it flat to prevent tears and wrinkles. If really wanna hang it, use wide hangers by inserting it from the bottom. To avoid sweatstains use aluminium free deodorant and go easy on it.
100% Cotton shirts
Wash at 30 degrees (°C), low cycle ● Hang to dry ● Iron at medium temperature, 150 C ● Do not tumble dry ● Do not bleach ● Do not dry clean
Details: Close buttons before wash and turn it inside out to preserve the color. Wash on a low cycle to avoid creases and wrinkling with similar colors as we don't want any bleeding. Shakeit out and pull the sleeves gently when hanging it up to avoid more wrinkling. When ironing use alot of steam or spray it with water first. Hang your shirt on a wide hanger, it will reduce the tearing and creasing, in short wire hanger are the devil.
100% (Merino) Wool
● Hand wash cold ● Dry flat ● Iron at low temperature, 110 C ● Do not tumble dry ● Do not bleach ● Do not use softener
Details: You should avoid washing at any costs (like UGG boots). Wool does not retain odors and have a self cleaning property which allows you to just air it our once in a while. If you wash it, consider hand washing or the hand washing program. Air dry it on a towel to avoid creases and stretching. Fabric softener will make the fibers loose their ability to adapt and regulate your body temperature.
CASHMERE SWEATER ● Hand wash cold ● Dry flat ● Dry clean, any solvent except Trichloroethylene ● Iron at low temperature, 110 C ● Do not tumble dry ● Do not bleach ● Do not use softener
Details: Wool will show pilling at one point. This is perfectly natural. You can removed with a cashmere comb or a wool shaver Give your sweater 1-2 days between wearing your new favorite sweater. This will allow the wrinkles to dissipate and the fibers to recover. Woolen sweater should be folded as hanging can stretch it.
General Garment Care
We at the LNFA Concept Store are very invested in your garments. By choosing to work with young and mostly sustainable designers we aim to prove that sustainability and an ecclective wardrobe are not mutually exclusive.
The fashion industry is one of the most environmentally demanding industries on our planet. Sadly enough changing the production cycle is notonly a difficult feed but will also just change a third of the carbon footprint created by your garment after shipping. So you have the power to impact the environment by following easy guidelines.
We believe that you can wear dope shit and still be conscious.
We therefore want to provide you with some guidelines to take care of your favorite pieces. We provide the care tag for each garment on our product page. We believe that giving you those indications and being Hundert percent transparent about the garment will help you choose the pieces that are right for you. Furthermore, we provide you with these care instructions to ensure that your favorite pieces will last you longer.
But first things first, we believe in quality instead of quantity. We want you to fall in love with a piece and cherrish it. Let the coat you buy be your urban armour in which you combat the dullness of life, your the new pair of socks become the lucky pair or the knitted sweater your new comfort.
Wear more wash less!
It is not necessary to wash every garment after wearing it once. It is mostly a habit of hygiene. Demin for instance can be left unwashed for several weeks or month. Tossing it into the freezer to kill some bacteria off is a good way to deal with it. Only wash it once you have a stain in it. Many other fabrics like wool are selfcleaning and only need to be aired out properly after any other wear. Washing less means less tearing and the garment will last longer.
The reason why we put the care label symbols to every piece in the store is to raise awareness of the right treatment of the garments. Follow the symbols carefully. Their only reason of existence is to keep your clothes looking smashing without impacting the environment heavily.
But before getting into all that let's get the basics down:
1. Get low! Try to use the lowest temperatures possible - There is no need to boil cotton anymore to get stains out and your undies will look and smell great no matter how low you drop the temperature. Modern detergents are designed to work in low temperature and you will put less stress on the fibre.
2. Fill it up right! Make sure to treat your washing machine like yourself at a buffet. Fill it up but make sure not to stuff it. An overfilled machine will cause friction which leads to the fibers wearing out faster and the garments not being washed properly (it also ruins your machine). But washing a single t-shirt is just wastefull.
3.Go green! Make sure to use the right amount of detergent. Adding more will not make your garments cleaner. Using detergent free from phosphates and optical whiteners is also a good way to minimize the impact on the clothes.
4.Skip the heat! Line drying and air drying are the best way to go. The heat can shrink your garments and will wear the fibers out. Make sure to not hang stretchable fabrics but lay them out to dry. You don't want them to stay nice and tight.
Fun Fact: Most of the wear and tear of the garments actually occur in the closet. We all for one know that staying in the closet does no one good, but one tempt to also store them incorrectly. Stretchable should never be hanging, but rather folded and stacked in the wardrobe. Just try to avoid overstacking as it will cause the fabrics to wrinkle. See less is more again. Every piece that is a little sturdier can be put on hangers. Make sure to use nice thick ones. NO WIRE HANGERS, to quote Joan Crawford, as they can leave picker marks on the shoulders or tear the garment. Never hang garments from the neck label, just don't.
Be ready to fix it!
Like evry thing worth while, your clothes might need some special attention once in awhile. Always consider fixing it before replacing it. Most problems can be fixes by a basic sewing kit and a youtube video. You can totally patch a hole yourself, mend a little tear or sew on a button. If you don't feel like doing that, just find yourself a local tailor. They are usually cheap and happy to help.
DONATE OR RECYCLE
There will always come the day you have to part with a piece. It's a sad reality. In this case try to find it a new home, by donating it, giving it to a friend or recycle it. Otherwise your former babe will just end up in a landfill.a
Besides design and quality, we would like to offer you a very special service.
For design items from a value of 150 € and upwards, you have the possibility to request a short and spontaneous video of the item. Shot in our concept store in Berlin, you will be able to see more of the design of the coveted piece, of us and get a feel for our store in Bikini Berlin.