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Pius is a 100% man-made fibre.
Width : 160cm/63". Weight : 145 g/m2.

The advantages of man-made fibre are :

  1. Natural fibers are softer and more natural than their synthetic fiber counterparts but aren’t always as durable.
  2. Man made or regenerated fibers are often easier to care for than natural fibers without the need for special treatments such as dry cleaning.
  3. Synthetic fibers can be easily washed in hot water which you wouldn’t recommend with some animal or plant based fabrics. They can also offer better performance in terms of heat, making them great for areas of high humidity and wet climates.

Man-made fibers, such as polyester, offer a interesting alternative to natural fibers. Through the process of polymerization, these fibers are created by combining raw materials to form a versatile polymer. The resulting fibers provide a reliable and sustainable option for various applications and are a great choice for those seeking functional and practical textile solutions.

This lightweight fabric is perfect for chasuble, stoles and also for altar and lectern covers and other paraments due to the easy maintenance.

Washing instructions :
Can be machine washed at 30°C maximum. Wash in warm suds, rinse well. Do not wring, hang wet to dry. No ironing needed.
Do not wring or squeeze the item so as not to stretch it. Rinse and shake out the water and hang it or lay it flat to dry.
Vestments made in Pius can be taken to the dry cleaner, but clearly mention that they are a man-made fibre and viscose mix and to require special attention.

When a decorating technique is used that is not machine washable (f. ex. application or hand embroidery), the entire vestment can not be machine washed. So please check the washing instructions for the technique that was used to decorate the vestment before washing.

Storing vestments:
Keeping vestments clean and dry in storage is the most effective protection. In addition to this make sure that they are 100 percent dirt free before packing. Not only cloths but closets, trunks clean, and dresser drawers should also be clean. Please use a matching garment cover for protection.

We offer several techniques that can be used to decorate the paraments. A technique also requires a specific washing instructions.
Please keep following in mind for maintance :

- Hand embroidery : hand wash only with lukewarm water, no bleach. Only very mild detergent. Parament can not be machine washed or taken to dry cleaner. Before washing any vintage or antique pieces, check the fiber content and test the fibers to see if they can withstand washing. Some fibers can't be washed ​in soap and water, and older pieces might not be sturdy enough. To test a piece, crinkle it gently in your hands while holding it up to your ear. On older pieces, you might hear a gentle crinkling noise as you handle the fabric, which indicates that fibers are breaking. Do not wash a piece that crinkles because this will cause further damage and the piece could disintegrate in the wash.
Newly completed embroidered projects in good condition that have been worked in cotton embroidery thread often need just minimal cleaning, or just need to be vacuumed using a clean piece of nylon cover placed over the vacuum hose (worn-out pantyhose and knee-high stockings are perfect for this). Heavily soiled items might need a mild bath. Hand embroidery that need a thorough cleaning can be freshened easily in room-temperature water with a mild soap like Orvus paste or sodium borate (aka borax) dissolved in water with a ratio of 1 teaspoon per gallon. Allow the piece to soak for 15 to 20 minutes to loosen and release dirt and accumulated debris. Rinse thoroughly after soaking at least twice with clean, room-temperature water.
We do not recommend hand embroidery on Pius fabric.

- Machine embroidery : on Pius fabric, is machine washable or can be taken to a dry cleaner.

- Application technique : give to a reliable dry cleaner only, can not be machine washed.

- Digital printing : on Pius fabric, is machine washable or can be taken to a dry cleaner.


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