All of the fabrics we use have been treated at the textile mills for "easy care."
This means that they should be easier to handle after a wash—easier to iron, with less stubborn wrinkles.
However, we don't use traditional "wrinkle free" treatments that are popular with other brands such as Brooks Brothers because it involves heavy chemicals that are harmful to the environment and the people that handle them. Learn more about our approach to responsible sourcing.
"Non-iron" or “wrinkle-free" shirts are convenient, but not for your health.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. In addition to its cancer causing potential, it can also cause “burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation."
At Hugh & Crye, we're not just obsessed with creating shirts that fit. We are 100% dedicated to not killing our customers. It's just a matter of principle, and it's why we don't sell non-iron shirts.
So, the next time you're smoothing out the wrinkles of your gently rumpled H&C shirt, just think: spend 10 minutes ironing now and add years to your life later.
Eco-friendly, wrinkle-free treatments are something we are looking into at this time.