Details and Care

Materials

At Zara, you will find a wide range of garments made of natural, artificial and synthetic materials. You can find detailed information about the composition of each item at both Zara.com and in our physical stores.

All our animal products come from animals that have been treated ethically and responsibly. You can find more information by consulting our animal welfare commitment

Our garments comply with the most rigorous health, safety and environmental sustainability standards. We invite you to take a look at our JOIN LIFE section for more information.

Care recommendations

On our website, under COMPOSITION AND CARE for each item, as well as on our garment tickets, you will find information about the best care for your garments.


Here are some additional tips depending on the material used:

  • CottonThanks to its hygroscopicity and morphology, garments manufactured with this fiber offer natural comfort and are pleasant to the touch, making it a suitable material for garments worn directly against the skin. It can be washed according to conventional methods, provided the dye and finishing allow, as indicated on the symbols and instructions found on the label.

  • TencelThis is an artificial fiber made of cellulose. It offers an exceptional combination of aspects: it is soft, strong, cool, absorbent and does not tend to pill. It doesn’t wrinkly easily, won’t shrink, and is easy to iron.

  • WoolA natural fiber, wool is highly moisture absorbent, making it flexible and providing powerful insulation properties and protection against the cold. Garments made of wool don’t wrinkle easily, are soft to the touch, warm and are suitable for fall and winter use. If pilling should occur, the balls may come off with ease. Keep in mind that wool shrinks and can become felted. It should therefore be handwashed in cool water or dry-cleaned, while always following the wash care instructions on our label.

  • PolyesterThis is a highly resistant and versatile synthetic fiber with low moisture absorption and the possibility to carry a static charge. It is easy to care for, does not shrink when washed, does not wrinkle and is fast-drying, however it may show signs of pilling over time. If this occurs, you can cut away the pilling fibers.

  • LinenThis natural fiber offers a pleasantly cool sensation, is resistant, inelastic and highly absorbent, which is why we often see it in our summer garments. We usually recommend handwashing since this material tends to both shrink and wrinkle.

  • SilkA natural fiber with a very characteristic feel and shine. Good moisture absorption. It must not be washed in hot water, nor put on a spin cycle, meaning it should not be dried in a clothes dryer. We usually recommend dry-cleaning and be sure to place another fabric on top of it when ironing.

  • Down coats and puffer jacketsBoth natural down garments and those made with synthetic fibers can be machine washed. We recommend turning the garment inside out and fastening the zippers and hook-and-loop strips. Properly drying the garment is essential to ensuring the feathers don’t clump. Can be machine dried.

  • Leather and suedeFor superficial cleaning, we recommend using a damp cloth. If your item requires more intensive cleaning, we recommend going to a specialist for these materials.

  • Prevent discolorationDue to the dyeing processes we use, some of our garments may experience discoloring more than others. To let you know beforehand, we include informational WARNING tags on these garments.

  • Garments with decorative detailsWe recommend removing the detachable elements before washing, whenever possible.

  • Footwear and bagsAs basic advice for proper footwear and bag maintenance, we recommend you always store them after cleaning in a ventilated space and, when possible, with some sort of element to help them maintain their shape. If your item is made of leather, do not submerge it in water to clean it. If it has stubborn marks, please take it to a specialist.

Glasses

Sunglasses: All our sunglasses feature lenses that protect against ultraviolet radiation (UV-A and UV-B) and reduce visible radiation, according to the filter category indicated in the attached pamphlet.

The filter category of sunglasses lenses is indicated on a sticker found on one of the lenses. Information about the characteristics can be found in the pamphlet that comes with the glasses.

Filter category Visible light transmission Brightness

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Clear or very light tint

80%-100% Inside/Overcast skies

1

Light tint

43%-80% Light

2

Medium tint

18%-43% Medium

3

Dark

8%-18% Strong

4

Very dark

3%-8% Extreme

Main characteristics of sunglasses lens colors:

Gray-Green
Allows the eyes to perceive colors with little alteration.
Gray
Respects natural colors. Recommended for driving.
Brown
Increases contrast and depth of field. Provides a relaxing effect.
Orange
Not suitable for sun use. Orange lenses increase contrast and cause color distortion and glare. Ideal for low light conditions, such as driving in fog.
Yellow
Not suitable for sun use. Orange lenses increase contrast and cause color distortion and glare. Ideal for low light conditions, such as driving in fog.

Perfumes, candles and cosmetics

Our perfumes and their ingredients are not tested on animals for product assessment or any other purposes. They are dermatologically tested: studies are carried out with a skin compatibility test under dermatological control.

  • Composition: All our products include a list of ingredients. Please check each item’s label.
  • Recommendations for perfume care: Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Store your perfumes vertically, never horizontally.
  • The ingredients in our candles include only wax from vegetable sources.
  • Our lipsticks are made with waxes and oils in order to achieve a pleasant and creamy texture. Keep in mind that exposure to abrupt temperature changes may cause these oils to appear as small droplets on the surface of the lipstick. The lipstick will return to its original state, without affecting the quality of the product, once the temperature stabilizes and returns to normal.