Here is our own Lingerie tips and care guide sourced from various family members and lingerie enthusiasts
Hand washing is the safest method for treating delicate bras, underwear, and lingerie.
Prepare a bath: Fill a basin or sink with tepid water and add 2 capfuls of a delicate wash of your choosing.
Soak for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse well: Squeeze out water, do not ring or twist as this will stress the elastic and reduce longevity.
Skip the dryer and hang to dry – the dryer will break down the elastic fibers.
If there’s colour in the water: This is normal, the dye is simply releasing color. You will not notice any loss of color post wash.
Rinse well: Run tepid water through items until rinse water is no longer soapy.
Remove water: Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of your item.
Hang to dry or lay item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack.
Alternatively you can place your wet lingerie on a clean towel to dry flat.
If your item needs finishing, steam to remove wrinkles; do not use the iron directly on silk or synthetics.
Lingerie with leather accents can be difficult to care for – often leather can crack or discolour when wet. Always check the care label to see whether or not the leather is washable. If not, you should consult a trusted dry cleaner.
If you are up to the risk, test your leather pieces by wetting a small, inconspicuous section of the leather with a cloth and allow to air dry. If the leather retains its smooth, soft touch, it should be safe to hand wash in tepid water with Lingerie Wash or Delicate Wash.
Stain removal: Treat stains, especially those on straps & underwire, with the specialist delicates stain bars.
Odor removal: Add ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar to a tepid water bath, and soak item for 30 minutes.
And Don't Forget...
Bypass the Cleaners
Nearly 90% of your wardrobe is washable- including wool, silk, and most synthetics. Keep an eye out for viscose, rayon, and polyimides – they can be problem causers.
Additionally to prevent colour from fading, toss your garments in the wash with a teaspoon of salt!
We always recommend steaming over ironing. It’s safer and more fabric-friendly, not to mention much easier to execute. Just hover over a hung item with the steamer’s nozzle and work in vertical movements from top to bottom.
The best way to avoid stains- especially build-up on areas close to the skin like armpits, straps, and collars- is to pretreat garments each time before laundering…even when no stains are visibly apparent. Trust us, your pieces will last longer and wear more beautifully over time.
Additionally for those pesky underarm stains you can remove them with easy homemade recipes instead of bleach or stain sticks. Mix an everyday dishwashing liquid, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda to create a scrub that gets stunning results.
Scrub stubborn sweat stains with equal parts lemon juice and water.