Fabric Care

  • Swimwear

     

    • 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.

  • Lingerie

    • 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

  • Tumble Drying

    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.

  • No Bleaching

    This article must NOT be bleached

  • No Dry Cleaning

    This article must NOT be dry cleaned

  • Dry Cleaning

    This article can be dry cleaned. The letters in the circle provides information regarding the cleaning fluids that may be used.

  • Non Ironing

    This article must not be ironed

  • Ironing

    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).

  • Hand Washing

    This article is only suitable for hand washing

  • Delicate Washing

    This article can be machine washed on a delicate wash cycle. Do not exceed the washing temperature indicated on the icon.

  • Mechine Washing

    This article can be machine washed. Do not exceed the washing temperature shown on the icon.