- Swimwear needs extra special care to enjoy a longer life – especially if used regularly in a chlorinated pool.
- All the washing advice for lingerie applies, but swimwear often faces greater punishment at the beach or pool.
- Always rinse swimwear in fresh, tepid water as soon as possible, immediately is best after every wear.
- Follow this again as soon as possible with a hand wash with a gentle detergent and a very through rinse.
- Never leave your swimwear wrapped up in a damp towel.
- If you want your swimwear or bikini to dry extra fast roll it gently in a dry towel to soak up excess water then hang it away from direct heat.
- Never tumble dry or iron swimwear.
- Remember pool chemicals, perfumes, cosmetics, and sun oils and creams could damage and discolor swimwear especially designs using elastane.
- Try the - peg the label – trick to avoid catching the fabric or hand your swimwear to dry on a clothes hanger for maximum airing.
- Always read and follow care instructions on the label
- Use a lingerie wash bag when washing underwear in a machine
- Hand wash any bra with an underwire – wires can be bent, damaged or broken or may even come out in the washing machine.
- Wash lingerie frequently to keep in tip top condition. Perspiration, perfumes and body lotions can all mark the fabric and regular washing minimizes the risk.
- When hand washing always choose a washing liquid or powder specially made for delicate fabrics. Make sure all powder is dissolved before putting the garments in to the water.
- Done leave lingerie to soak for more than five minutes.
- Wash darker colors separately.
- Don’t exceed the recommended washing temperature – remember the latest washing products just as well at 40C, often even at 30C
- Dry lingerie away from direct heat such as radiators, fires or even hot sunshine otherwise they may discolor, especially whites.
- Avoid catching delicate fabrics and laces with clothe pegs – use the washing label to peg bras and pants to the line.
- Do not tumble dry the lingerie unless the care label provides specific instructions
No Tumble Drying
This article must NOT be tumble dried
This article can be tumble dried. The dots represent the heat settings that must be used. 1 dot means a reduced heat, 2 dots mean a normal heat.
This article must NOT be bleached
No Dry Cleaning
This article must NOT be dry cleaned
This article can be dry cleaned. The letters in the circle provides information regarding the cleaning fluids that may be used.
This article must not be ironed
This article can be ironed. The dots on the iron indicate the ironing temperature. 1 dot means the article needs to be ironed on a cool temperature (100c) and 3 dots means the article can be ironed on a hot temperature (200c).
This article is only suitable for hand washing
This article can be machine washed on a delicate wash cycle. Do not exceed the washing temperature indicated on the icon.
This article can be machine washed. Do not exceed the washing temperature shown on the icon.