Our Care Manuals were designed to help you get through laundry day with the confidence and curiosity. We want you to be as happy 10 years down the road as you were the day you purchased your GDS apron, smock or top. And, we'd be thrilled to bits to learn that our manuals helped you appreciate and extend the life of your entire wardrobe, giving you a few tools to create more conscientious wardrobes. 



Cotton is a plant fiber that is grown throughout China, India, the U.S.A. and lots of other countries. This natural fiber is hugely in demand making up nearly 40% of all clothing fibers being produced worldwide. Here are a few tips for extending the life of cotton.


Linen is my favorite fiber. Like cotton, it’s a plant fiber, but it comes from a very different plant and from a different part of the plant, therefore making it behave very differently. This guide offers basic linen washing instructions and tips to reduce its wrinkly texture.



Did you know that wool isn’t one specific fiber? It's more of an umbrella category for the fibers of many animals including a variety of sheep, goats and camel-like animals to name most. It’s grown around the world, but mostly in Australia. Here's how we care for wool in our home.



This fiber is made by a caterpillar attempting to become a moth. Silk is fine, strong and can be tricky to care-for since washing so often changes its appearance. We have a few tricks up our sleeves to help keep silk laundering at home and away from the dry cleaners.