Fabric care

  • Machine Washing

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

  • Delicate Washing

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

  • Hand Washing

    This article is only suitable for hand washing.

  • Ironing

    This article can be ironed. The dots on the iron represent the ironing temperature. 1 dot means the article needs to be ironed on a cool temperature (100c), 2 dots mean the article needs to be ironed on a warm temperature (150c), 3 dots mean the article needs to be ironed on a hot temperature (200c).

  • No Ironing

    This article must NOT be ironed.

  • Dry Cleaning

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

  • No Dry Cleaning

    This article must NOT be dry cleaned.

  • No Bleaching

    This article must NOT be bleached.

  • Tumble Drying

    This article can be tumble dried. The dots represent the heat settng that must be used. 1 dot means a reduced heat, 2 dots mean a normal heat.

  • No Tumble Drying

    This article must NOT be tumble dried.

  • 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 it in tip-top condition - perspiration, perfumes, and body lotions can all mark the fabric and regular washing minimises the risk.

    - when hand washing always choose a washing liquid or powder specially made for the delicate fabric - make sure all powder is dissolved before putting garments in the water.

    - don't leave lingerie to soak for more than five minutes.

    - wash darker colour seperately.

    - don't exceed the recommended washing temperature - remember the latest washing products just as well at 40C, ofter even at 30C.

    - dry lingerie away from direct heat such as radiators, fires and even hot sunshine otherwise they may discolour, especially whites.

    - avoid catching delicate fabrics and laces with clothes pegs - use the washing label to peg bras and pants to the line.

    - do not tumble dry lingerie unless the care label provides specific instructions.

  • 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 swim wear 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 in a gentle detergent and a very thorough rinse.

    - never leave your swimwear wrapped up in a damp towel! - if you want your swimsuit or bikini to dry extra- fast, roll it gently in a dry towel to soak up excess water, then hang away from direct heat.

    - never tumble dry or iron swimwear.

    - remember pool chemicals, perfumes, cosmetics and sun oils and creams could damage and discolour swimwear, especially designs using elastane.

    - try the peg-the-label trick to avoid catching the fabric - or hang your swimwear to dry on a clothes hanger for maximum airing.