Bra and Lingerie Care
We want you enjoy your bras and lingerie for a long time – years not just months. That is why we recommend hand washing your delicate items. Your new bra won’t last forever but, by following the care instructions, you can prolong its life. Lingerie washing instructions are always placed on the label of the product. Perfumes, lotions, and perspiration can be absorbed by fine fabrics. Body chemistry can cause straps and bands to lose elasticity with time. Proper regular washing will help prevent this damage. However improper washing can shorten the lifespan of a bra or even destroy it.
The easiest way to do it is to fill up sink with cool or the lukewarm water and add a mild detergent suitable for delicate clothing and that does not contain bleach. It’s a good idea to attach hooks and eyes, separate colors, and wash matching sets together. If your bra has removable inserts, you can remove them during the wash.
Soak you lingerie in similar colors for at least 5 min or longer (or as recommended by the detergent manufacturer). Agitate or rub gently soiled area if needed. Rinse well with cool water. Gently squeeze out excess water. Do not twist or wring. Gently reshape padded bras if needed. Lay flat or hang to dry. Dry your bras away from radiators and sunshine to avoid fading of colors and discoloration of whites.
Do not use dryer to dry your delicate lingerie. Heat of a dryer may destroy elasticity and fine fibers and lace.
We do not recommend washing bras in the washing machine simply because machines are too harsh on the fine delicate items. Machine wash is not recommended for delicate lingerie unless specifically noted on the manufacturer’s label. Even then we recommend using laundry bag. It will help protect your delicates from twisting, stretching, and tangling during the wash cycle. Wash on the delicate cycle. It’s a good idea to attach hooks and eyes, separate colors, and wash matching sets together.
Swimsuits are subject to rather extreme environment that can damage the integrity of fabrics: UVs, chlorine water, salt water, sand, body sweat, tanning oils and sunscreens. We are constantly trying to find the best fabrics in the market to ensure your swimsuit can last you long time.
The best way to take care of your swimsuit is to rinse it after each use. It does not matter if you go swimming in salt water, chlorine treated pool or hot-tub or just lay out in the sun – we still recommend you rinse it in a shower or sink using only mild detergent. It is important to wash the swimsuit so body oils or sunscreen lotion as well as salt, chlorine and sand do not accumulate in the fabrics. Failing rinsing it after each use can result in faster fabric deterioration.
It is advisable to pay attention to the material composition and washing instruction labels placed on lingerie and swimwear garment.
International Washing Symbols
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Wash by hand. Do not wash in the washing machine. Max. temp 100F or 40C. Handle with care.
Do not wash.
Do not dry-clean. Do not use solvents.
Do not bleach with chlorine.
Wash in water with temperature 100F or 40C.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.