Most of our items are composed of artisan-made fabrics. You’ll find that colors slightly vary, ink drips sneak in, and small irregularities (like small slubs and "kitties" which are bits from the air that get woven into the fabric) are evident in the woven fabric. In some handlooms, there are bands evident in the fabric which represent the weaver's energy throughout the day (more dense in the morning!) and the humidity in the air. These variations are a stamp of handmade luxury and means your purchase is unique and special.

Treat your MIRTH items gently and with care, and they will last for years to come.


Follow care instructions on the label of your garment. Hand washing in cold water with pH neutral detergent and laying flat or hanging to dry is the best bet to make your piece last a long time. Some fabrics can be washed in the machine on delicate or the "hand wash" setting with cold water. Refer to the care tag on your item. Turning the garment inside out and using a mesh bag on more delicate items is a good idea in case of pulling in your machine.

We discourage bleach, enzymes and "regular" detergents, especially on our cotton/silk fabrics. Use a pH neutral detergent, like Ecos or Woolite. On natural dyes, like indigo, treat with extra special care: wash by itself by hand with pH neutral soap. Bleeding will occur the first few washes. Sunlight will fade the dye, so only dry in the shade. Fading slowly over time is normal and part of the garment's story.


Dry cleaning is possible for all clothing products with the exception of indigo-dyed products.

Tassels can be hand washed and a comb used to straighten the yarns before drying. Sometimes a warm iron helps with a few wrinkles, but you’ll find most of the fabrics dry beautifully.

All fabrics, especially cotton/silk, should be ironed lightly only with a warm iron. Cotton/silks should be ironed without spray or water. We find wrinkles naturally fall out of a hanging a cotton silk garment and often ironing is not needed.

Although our handlooms are typically more durable than machine made fabric, they are sometimes loosely woven by nature and susceptible to further loosening between yarns when pulled extensively or roughly handled.