All garments that are underwired need the same care when washing – this includes bras, swimwear and tank tops! We advise that you hand wash these items as machine washing can shrink the fabric, misshape the wires and cause them to push through the fabric.
If the wires come out of the garment completely they can cause considerable damage to your washing machine, which can be costly to fix. Good news for your repair man, but definitely not for you!
We also advise that you dry your underwire garments away from direct heat, as radiators and tumble dryers can also damage and degrade the wires.
For non-wired lingerie, it's also best to handwash. Use cool water when you are hand washing as hot water can damage delicate fabrics like lace, embroidery, bindings and elastic. Using cool water will help keep the garments' colour and will prevent white fabrics from going gray.
You can prolong the life of your swimwear and help protect it against the damaging effects of chlorine, perspiration and suntan lotion by rinsing it out in cool water immediately after you have used it. You should avoid using fabric softener, because this breaks down elastane and degrades swimwear.
Metal beads and trim can become very hot when exposed to direct sunlight or worn in a sauna, so please exercise caution.
All our jersey tank tops have a built in underwired bra and a cotton elastane outer so we advise you hand wash using a mild non-biological detergent, to ensure that colours remain bright, and line dry to keep the garments in good shape and prevent shrinkage. To keep your strappy top in the best condition always follow the washing, drying and ironing instructions on the label.
Most of our clothing and nightwear is machine washable. To keep your clothing and nightwear in the best condition, always follow the washing and ironing instructions on the label inside the garment.