Material care



Zadig&Voltaire's women's wardrobe has one aim, freeing women from constraints so they can express themselves through style without limitations.We love good materials and tell you how to take care of them.

The leather goods

We recommend avoiding exposing your leather item (handbag, clutch, wallet, card case, belt) to a heat source, or prolonged exposure to the sun. In the event of accidental exposure to water, leave your item to dry at room temperature, away from direct light. Avoid routinely overloading your handbag or clutch. To prolong its life, it is advisable to store your leather item in a cotton dust bag. Ideally, when storing your handbag, place tissue paper in it as padding to maintain its shape. In the event of a grease stain, you can use fuller’s earth, which should be left to act at least overnight, then gently removed by hand or with a brush. If your item needs significant restoration, we recommend contacting a leather specialist.

To renovate or maintain the shine of an item in smooth or grained leather (lambskin or calfskin), it is advisable to use a leather cream or polish.

For protection from rain and stains, your suede item needs waterproofing before you first use it. Please follow the instructions for use for your chosen waterproofing product. Remember to repeat this operation on a regular basis, as the waterproofing effect diminishes over time. Brush your suede item frequently with a special brush to remove dust and keep the colour bright. Cream or polish should not be used on a suede item.

The cashmere

Zadig&Voltaire cashmere can be hand washed, making sure not to let it soak in water.

However, we recommend washing it in the washing machine, at a temperature of 20°C with a small amount of special wool detergent, according to the recommended quantity on the packaging of your detergent, and without using fabric softener. Washing it in a machine reduces pilling over time. It is not necessary to wash it each time you wear it and we suggest you avoid wearing it several days in a row to allow the material to breathe and recover.

We recommend washing it inside out and putting it inside a pillowcase, without buttons to avoid damaging it, or in a washing net. The spin cycle speed should not exceed 400 rpm.

At the end of the cycle, delicately remove the water from your cashmere garment using a terry towel. Dry flat to avoid the fabric losing its shape. It must be air-dried, away from sunlight and sources of direct heat. It can be gently steam ironed on the reverse, at a maximum temperature of 110°C, taking care not to stretch the material.

The merino wool

Zadig&Voltaire extra fine merino wool can be hand washed, making sure not to let it soak in water.

However, we recommend washing it in the washing machine, at a temperature of 20°C with a small amount of special wool detergent, according to the recommended quantity on the packaging of your detergent, and without using fabric softener. Washing it in a machine reduces pilling over time. It is not necessary to wash it each time you wear it and we suggest you avoid wearing it several days in a row to allow the material to breathe and recover.

We recommend washing it inside out and placing it in a pillowcase, without buttons, to avoid damaging it, or in a washing net. The spin cycle speed should not exceed 400 rpm.

At the end of the cycle, delicately remove the water from your merino wool garment using a terry towel. Dry flat to avoid the fabric losing its shape. It must be air-dried, away from sunlight and sources of direct heat. It can be gently steam ironed on the reverse, at a maximum temperature of 110°C, taking care not to stretch the material.

The knitwear

Zadig&Voltaire knitwear can be hand washed, making sure not to let it soak in water.

However, we recommend washing it in the washing machine, at a temperature of 20°C with a small amount of special wool detergent, according to the recommended quantity on the packaging of your detergent, and without using fabric softener. Washing it in a machine reduces pilling over time. It is not necessary to wash it each time you wear it and we suggest you avoid wearing it several days in a row to allow the material to breathe and recover.

We recommend washing it inside out and placing it in a pillowcase, without buttons to avoid damaging it, or in a washing net. The spin cycle speed should not exceed 400 rpm.

At the end of the cycle, delicately remove the water from your knitwear garment using a terry towel. Dry flat to avoid the fabric losing its shape. It must be air-dried, away from sunlight and sources of direct heat. It can be gently steam ironed on the reverse, at a maximum temperature of 110°C, taking care not to stretch the material.

Leather clothes

We recommend avoiding exposing your leather garment to a heat source, or prolonged exposure to the sun. In the event of accidental exposure to water, leave your item to dry at room temperature, away from direct light. In the event of a grease stain, you can use fuller’s earth, which should be left to act at least overnight, then gently removed by hand or with a brush. If your item needs cleaning or significant restoration, we recommend contacting a leather specialist.

For protection from rain and stains, your suede garment needs waterproofing before you first wear it. Please follow the instructions for use for your chosen waterproofing product. Remember to repeat this operation on a regular basis, as the waterproofing effect diminishes over time. Brush your suede item frequently with a special brush to remove dust and keep the colour bright. Cream or polish should not be used on a suede item.

Leather shoes

We recommend avoiding exposing your leather footwear (boots, trainers, sandals or mules) to a heat source, or prolonged exposure to the sun. In the event of accidental exposure to water, leave your item to dry at room temperature, away from direct light. Ideally, brush your shoes after every wear and let them rest as much as possible between each wear in a cotton dust bag and with shoetrees inside them to let them breathe and to maintain their shape. In the event of a grease stain, you can use fuller’s earth, which should be left to act at least overnight, then gently removed by hand or with a brush. If the item needs significant restoration, we recommend contacting a leather specialist.

To renovate and maintain the shine of your smooth or grained leather shoes, it is advisable to use a leather cream or polish.

For protection from rain and stains, your suede shoes need waterproofing before you first wear them. Please follow the instructions for use for your chosen waterproofing product. Remember to repeat this operation on a regular basis, as the waterproofing effect diminishes over time. Brush your suede shoes frequently with a special brush to remove dust and keep the colour bright. Cream or polish should not be used on a suede item.

The jersey (T-shirts and sweatshirts)

We recommend washing the t-shirts inside out in a laundry net for delicates at a maximum of 30° and 800 spin speed. For pieces with customised details, the spin speed should be reduced to 400 rpm. Iron at a low temperature on the reverse side to avoid direct contact of the iron with the customised details. 

The viscose (dresses, skirts, tops and flowing blouses)

We recommend gentle hand washing. Garments can be machine washed on a gentle programme, at a maximum of 20°, in a net, inside-out and at a minimum spin speed. Air dry only. The material can be de-creased with steam at a distance of 20 cm. Take particular care of customised details. Garments can be ironed at a low temperature, for example our silks iron very well. 

The silk (dresses, skirts, tops and flowing blouses)

We recommend gentle hand washing. Garments can be machine washed on a gentle programme, at a maximum of 20°, in a net, inside-out and at a minimum spin speed. Air dry only. The material can be de-creased with steam at a distance of 20 cm. Take particular care of customised details. Garments can be ironed at a low temperature, for example our silks iron very well. 

The satin

We recommend gentle hand washing. Garments can be machine washed on a gentle programme, at a maximum of 20°, in a net, inside-out and at a minimum spin speed. Air dry only. The material can be de-creased with steam at a distance of 20 cm. Take particular care of customised details. Garments can be ironed at a low temperature, for example our silks iron very well. 

The parkas & jackets

Zadig&Voltaire jackets and parkas can be machine washed on a gentle programme at a maximum of 30°, a spin speed of 800 rpm and dried naturally. Wash the garment inside-out to maintain the colour and material over time. Garments can be ironed at a low temperature

The viscose (dresses, skirts, tops and flowing blouses)

We recommend gentle hand washing. Garments can be machine washed on a gentle programme, at a maximum of 20°, in a net, inside-out and at a minimum spin speed. Air dry only. The material can be de-creased with steam at a distance of 20 cm. Take particular care of customised details. Garments can be ironed at a low temperature, for example our silks iron very well. 

The cotton veil

We recommend gentle hand washing. Garments can be machine washed on a gentle programme, at a maximum of 20°, in a net, inside-out and at a minimum spin speed. Air dry only. The material can be de-creased with steam at a distance of 20 cm. Take particular care of customised details. Garments can be ironed at a low temperature, for example our silks iron very well. 

The trousers (excluding suits)

Wash garments inside out together with similar colours. We recommend using only liquid detergent, at a maximum programme temperature of 30°, and a spin speed of 1000 rpm. Garments can be ironed at a moderate temperature. 

The denim

Wear your jeans at least 10 times before washing them. This extends their life and reduces consumption of natural resources. Wash the jeans inside-out with similar colours. We recommend using only liquid detergent, at a maximum programme temperature of 30°, and a spin speed of 1000 rpm. Our denims can be ironed at moderate temperatures. 

The suits

The jacket and trousers should be cleaned at the dry cleaners. They can be de-creased with steam at a distance of 20 cm from the material. Take particular care of customised details.

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