New Balance has a way of making even the simplest of pieces feel luxurious. Crafted from materials such as silk, cotton-jersey and breathable linen, the brand’s range has expanded to include blouses, shirts, T-shirts, long-sleeve and short-sleeve tops.
It’s worth investing in tops that are well-made, which is why New Balance constructs its pieces from fabrics like cotton, silk, and linen. They'll look just as good with a pair of tailored pants as they will with dark-wash denim.
Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics, and there are many different types of cotton fabric. We suggest checking the care instructions for the specific item before washing. When it comes to cleaning cotton and cotton-blend materials, it is recommended to use a lower temperature wash at 30°C or below. This will help avoid color fading and dye transfer. Before allowing to air dry naturally, cotton can be gently stretched when they come out of the wash to restore shape.
Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is simple to care for and can generally be both hand and machine washed. It typically doesn’t need to be dry cleaned, and the material can be usually be hand washed or machine washed. You may find your linen garment becomes softer after each wash. Use lukewarm or cold water, alongside a mild soap or non-biological detergent, in order to prevent color fade. Avoid using bleach on linen, as this can damage the fibers. Remove your linen as soon as possible after washing to avoid wrinkles, and leave to dry flat naturally. Store your linen garments in a cool, dry place, and avoid wrapping them in plastic.
To help keep your silk items soft and in excellent condition for years to come, it is recommended to follow the instructions on each item’s care label. Some silk products are strictly dry clean only, while others can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle, cold-water cycle. It is advised to clean silk using a lower temperature to other fabrics, as hot water can affect the material’s natural properties and damage to the fibers. We also recommend selecting a specially-formulated silk detergent, which will be gentler on its natural proteins. Turn the item inside out, and soak for up to 30 minutes, then rinse with cool water to remove any remaining soap. Avoid putting in the tumble dryer and instead lay flat to dry naturally. If you need to clean in the machine, first place in a laundry bag, select a delicate, cold-water cycle and remove promptly once the cycle has finished to reduce wrinkles. If the care label on your silk item says that it can be ironed, then use a low iron setting and ideally iron while it is still slightly damp.
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