Wash Care Instructions
Proper lingerie care is essential for longer lasting bras and panties and should be done delicately, keeping In mind these 3 points:
# Hand washing is preferred over machine washing
# Alcohol free detergents are best
# Hang drying lingerie is a must
We recommend hand washing bras about every 2-3 wears with an alcohol free detergent for gentle laundering. It’s also important to build your bra wardrobe so you’ll have a good selection of bras to rotate, giving you more bras to wear and less washing to do. Replace your bras every 6 to 9 months, depending how many bras you have in your rotation and pay attention to the bra’s elastic. Over time, the elastic wears out and the bra band can’t provide proper support.
Hand Washing Your Bras is Recommended
You can preserve the life of your hand-washables by following a few simple steps.
# Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add an alcohol free hand washing detergent such as Dreft, Ivory Snow, or Forever New. Avoid Woolite which is harsher and can deteriorate elastic
# Soak lingerie for up to an hour • Gently rub the fabric together to remove dirt
# Rinse in cool water (until the water runs clear)
# Lay garment fiat on a towel
# Lay another towel over top and press to remove extra water
# Always hang to dry
Machine Washing Your Bras
It using a washing machine, a mesh or lingerie bag is best to separate bras and keep them looking fresh. Most lingerie can be machine-washed at low temperatures (30°C).
# Always use the Delicates setting for this. If your machine doesn’t have one, use the Easy Care setting.
# Always use a mild detergent and ensure the correct dosage of course too much can damage the fabric, while too little won’t get it properly clean. Wash on a delicate cycle in cool water with gentle detergent
# It is best to place delicate items in a special protective bag before machine-washing, closing all Velcro-type fasteners first. Hook the backs of your bras and put similar color items in a lingerie bag.
# Please do not use fabric conditioner.
# When you take your molded cup bras out of the wash, reshape the cups with your hands. Don’t wring out or stretch your bras
# Always hang to dry. Never put bras in the dryer because the heat will break down the spandex and you will lose elasticity.
# To prevent the wire comes out of your bra treat your lingerie with care. Hand wash or use the lingerie bag for machine wash.
# Keep the wires! Your bra would be useless without them. The wires can easily be reinserted and ends re-stitched to prevent the wires from coming out again.
# Fabric Softeners DO NOT use them! May contain bleach, whiteners or brighteners which might affect change in colors. It can make the dye run or add a waxy finish to the fibers. It breaks down lycra and degrades the garment.
# Never use chlorine bleach on protein fibers, such as silk and wool!
# Very diluted bleach may work on vegetable fibers, but must be rinsed out completely.
# Oxygen bleach or diluted hydrogen peroxide is better over all. Soak first and wash thoroughly.
# Ensure your iron is clean
# Silk – iron on the silk setting while the garment is still very damp
# For delicate fabrics use the proper setting on your iron and with a pressing cloth, iron on the inside of the fabric
# Follow directions on garments labels
# Store your leather garment in a well ventilated area out of the garment bag
# Allow a wet or damp garment to air dry away from any heat source
# Remove small stains as soon as possible with a cleaner like saddle soap
# Polish with a good quality leather polish
# Use professional drycleaners for more serious stains
# It is recommended that Vinyl garments be stored in a garment bag away from other clothing
# Hand wash in warm water with a small amount of liquid detergent
# Wash both the inside and outside of the garment, rinse thoroughly in cool water
# Hang to dry inside out then turn to let Vinyl side dry
# Polishing can be done with small amounts of silicone spray
# Different colors of Vinyl should be washed and stored separately as dark colors can bleed onto lighter ones.
# Avoid throwing your bras and panties into one drawer and separate your molded cup bras from your bra collection. Molded cups will pucker and bend if inverted or folded, subsequently shortening your bra’s life. Instead, buy a drawer with dividers to keep them organized and safe from damage.
# Put your apparel away clean. Body oils, perfumes and deodorants may discolor fabrics over time
# You can purchase sachets of lavender or cedar disks to put in the drawer with your garment to prevent pests. Pests such as moths like body smells and will quickly eat a hole in your treasured piece if not store properly.