Features and care

Materials

At Zara you can find a wide range of garments in natural, artificial and synthetic materials. You can find detailed information on the composition of each item, both on zara.com and in store.

All our products of animal origin come from animals that are treated in an ethical and responsible manner. You can find out more information by accessing our commitment to animal welfare

Our clothing meets the most stringent health, safety, and environmental sustainability standards. We invite you to look at our JOIN LIFE section for more information.

Care instructions

On our website, under the option MATERIALS AND CARE for each item, and on the labels on our clothes. you can find information on how to care for them.


Here is some additional advice for each type of fabric used:

  • CottonDue to its hygroscopicity and morphology, items made from this fibre provide natural comfort and a pleasant feel, making it the ideal choice for garments that come into direct contact with the skin. It can be washed by conventional methods, provided that the colour and finish permit it, according to the symbols and instructions on the label.

  • TencelThis is an artificial cellulose fibre. It offers an exceptional combination: smooth, strong, cool, absorbent, and barely any tendency to pill. It doesn't tend to crease or shrink, and can be easily ironed.

  • WoolAs this is a natural fibre, it has a high degree of moisture absorption, it is flexible and has good insulating properties for protection against the cold. Woollen items do not crease easily, they are soft to the touch, warm, and suitable for autumn and winter garments. If pilling develops, the bobbles can be easily removed. Bear in mind that it shrinks by felting and should be washed by hand, at low temperatures, or dry cleaned, always following the washing instructions on our label.

  • PolyesterThis is a very hard-wearing, versatile synthetic fibre, with low moisture absorption, that can accumulate static electricity. Easy care, it does not shrink or crease when washed, and it dries rapidly, although it can develop pilling. If this happens, pills can be removed by cutting the fibres.

  • LinenThis natural fibre provides a comfortable fresh feeling. It is strong, with little elasticity, and very absorbent, which is why it is common to see it in our summer garments. We usually recommend washing it by hand, as it has a strong tendency to shrink and crease.

  • SilkNatural fibre with a very characteristic feel and sheen. Good moisture absorption. Cannot be washed at high temperatures, or spun, therefore it is not advisable to dry it in a tumble drier. We usually recommend dry cleaning, and when ironing, always place a cloth over it.

  • Down and padded jacketsGarments with both natural fibres and synthetic fibres can be washed by machine. We recommend turning the item inside out and closing zips and hook and look straps. Drying is very important, to avoid the feathers clumping. You can use a tumble dryer.

  • Leather and suedeIf the cleaning is superficial, we recommend using a damp cloth. If you need to do a deep clean, we recommend using a specialist in these materials.

  • Avoid colours fadingDue to the dying processes used, some of our garments can fade more than others. To advise you in advance of this, we mark the labels of these garments with a WARNING.

  • Garments with decorative detailingWe recommend removing any detachable detailing from the garment before washing it, whenever possible.

  • Footwear and bagsAs basic advice for good maintenance of your footwear and bags, we recommend that you clean them before storing in a ventilated space and if possible, with something that helps them maintain their shape. If the item is leather, do not submerge it in water to clean, and if it has stubborn stains, use a specialist.

Glasses

Sunglasses: All our sunglasses use lenses that protect from ultraviolet radiation (UV-A and UV-B) and reduce visible radiation, depending on the filter category indicated in the accompanying leaflet.

The category of protective filter on sunglasses is indicated on the sticker on one of the lenses of the glasses and the features are in the accompanying leaflet.

Category of filter Visible transmittance Solar luminosity

0

Very clear

80%-100% Inside/Overcast sky

1

Clear

43%-80% Lightweight

2

Medium

18%-43% Medium

3

Dark

8%-18% Strong

4

Very dark

3%-8% Extreme

Main features of the filter colouring on sunglasses:

Grey green
Almost unaltered perception of colours.
Grey
Respects natural colours. Recommended for driving.
Brown
Increases the contrast and depth of field. Provokes a relaxing effect.
Orange
Not for solar use. Increases the contrast and alters colours and glare. Ideal for low light conditions, such as driving in fog.
Yellow
Not for solar use. Increases the contrast and alters colours 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 to evaluate the product or for any other reason. They are dermatologically tested: skin compatibility testing is done under dermatological control.

  • Composition: Each of our products has a list of ingredients. You can consult the label for each product.
  • Care recommendations for perfumes: Store in a cool place and do not expose directly to sunlight. Store perfume upright, not on its side.
  • The ingredients in our candles are vegetable oil-basedwax.
  • Our lipsticks are made with waxes and oils to obtain a comfortable and creamy texture. Keep in mind that if exposed to sudden changes in temperature, these oils may appear as small droplets on the surface of the lipstick The lipstick will retain its original appearance, without affecting the product quality, when the temperature stabilises.