All of our clothing is designed to last a lifetime and beyond. There is nothing Smock likes better than a gorgeous dress handed down from mother to daughter! We do our best to create beautiful long lasting clothing, but being clothes for busy little ladies, they will go through natural wear and tear. The secret to a longer Smock life is Washing and Mending: machine wash clothes at low temperatures, with very low centrifuge. Spinning Smocks at high speeds will dislodge stitches and risks damaging the hand work. Iron at low temperatures. And because we hope your little ladies will go forth and conquer in their smocks - no precious wallflowers here please - there are extra buttons to make good and solider on.