Caring For Your Lingerie & Nightwear

How you care for your lingerie and nightwear can really impact on its longevity. Basically, the more love you give your garment, the longer it will last. 

We always recommend that you follow the care information from the product supplier. However, in case you need a little extra guidance, we’ve put together a few washing guidelines that will help you to look after your lingerie.

BY HAND

  • Remove any jewellery and ensure your nails do not have any sharp edges.
  • Shallow fill either a clean sink or a bucket using the specified amount of bleach free mild detergent.
  • Swirl the garments gently in the suds.
  • Gently rub any stubborn areas with your thumb, taking care not to agitate the fibres as this could cause them to break.
  • Leave the items to soak for up to an hour.
  • Remove the items and rinse under gently running water.
  • Do not machine wash a hand wash item – the hand wash cycle on the washing machine will still potentially damage your item so please do not machine “hand wash” a hand wash only item.

MACHINE WASHING

Only machine wash your garments if the care label advises that this is the correct method of washing. We would not recommend machine washing for lingerie such as bras, hosiery and lacy or intricately designed items. However you may extend the life of your delicates by following these simple steps:

  • Use a mild detergent formulated for delicates that does not contain bleach.
  • Turn items inside out to help to prevent any build-up of lint during washing.
  • Place the items in a delicates bag to prevent them from becoming tangled and damaged when placed in the washing machine.
  • Put the washing bag in the washing machine on a low temperature setting and on the delicate cycle.
  • Do not wash with other items.
  • Do not machine wash a hand wash item – the hand wash cycle on the washing machine will still potentially damage your item so please do not machine “hand wash” a hand wash only item.

DRYING

  • Dry the items on a towel. To blot off any excess, gently roll or fold the towel up with the garment inside, unroll and leave to dry naturally.
  • Never dry lingerie on a radiator or over a direct heat source.
  • Do not hang hosiery to dry because this can cause the fabric to stretch.
  • Never put hosiery in the tumble dryer as this will cause the elastane fibres to lose their elasticity and it will affect the way it fits.
  • Do not wring your hosiery as this could cause them to lose their shape and can break the yarns.
  • Do not tumble dry any delicate items as both the heat and the motion of a tumble drier may cause your items to perish or become faulty.

STORING YOUR BRA

T-shirt bras need special attention. Fold them in half and put one cup inside the other, or stack them side by side. Just take care not to dent the cup shape by stuffing them into a drawer.

TIP: Try not to wear the same bra two days in a row. By alternating your bras you give the fabric time to recover.

TIP: Iron silk and cashmere on the reverse side on the cool, delicates setting whilst taking care to avoid any trims. Silks should also be ironed with a pressing clothing to protect the garment.

Our lingerie does not usually contain rubber latex, however some products may be made in a factory that also manufacture products containing latex, therefore there could be small amounts of cross contamination and we cannot guarantee own brand product to be rubber latex free.

REMOVING CREASES FROM YOUR BRA CUP'S

Wrinkles and creasing can and does happen in bra padding but know that your garment is not ruined or faulty. This is a problem that can be fixed quickly and easily.

You are going to need to add a bit of heat to release those creases. This can be done with a garment steamer, the steam from an iron or even the heat from a hair dryer. First, hang the bra on a hanger so you will have both hands free. Heat the area that is wrinkled and use your fingers on each side to smooth out the wrinkles in the padding. If you are using steam, be careful not to apply the steam to your fingers as you could easily burn yourself. Apply pressure from the inside of the cup towards the outside to help reform the cup to its proper shape. Run your fingertips from the band to the top of the cup applying even pressure as you go.

Once everything is smoothed out again, let it cool completely before wearing. Be sure to properly store and wash your bra to prevent future wrinkles. Most bra padding do not play well with machine washing and drying. Be sure to check your labels for proper care instructions.