Taking care of your lingerie and swimwear
Taking care of your lingerie
In order to keep your lingerie looking beautiful, we would always recommend that you wash it by hand.
We recommend SOAK as the perfect solution, please click here for more information, but if using an alternative handwash product please take note of the following tips
Use Lukewarm water (never above 30 degrees) as a high temperature can damage the fine materials
Never use fabric softener as it breaks down the lycra and can cause the fibres to close meaning your lingerie will lose its breathability
Check detergent used does not contain a bleaching agent as white lingerie is dyed white – and can turn grey if the wrong solution is used
Avoid compressing or flattening cups as this will cause lasting damage to the shape
Never wash underwired bras in the washing machine; this will affect the colour, but more importantly; the wires may be damaged and/or damage your machine.
Never put lingerie in the tumble drier. Lingerie can dry flat on a towel or be hung on a drying rack. Always hang the bra by the central front panel so it can dry evenly.
Never put lingerie on a direct heat source. Lingerie should not be ironed.
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Taking care of your swimwear
We recommend SOAK as the perfect solution, please click here for more information, but if using an alternative handwash product please take note of the following tips.
Chlorine, sweat and minerals are aggressive enemies of fine elastane fibres.
Therefore, wash your swimsuit after every use with a gentle detergent (no fabric softener) and rinse it clean. This treatment maintains the elasticity and fit of your garment.
It is almost a sin to leave quality swimwear lying around wet and crumpled, or worse, in a plastic bag. Elastane fabrics are quick-drying and best air-dried in the shade. Direct sunlight or contact with a heater make the fibres brittle. Do not tumble dry!
Sunscreen as protection from UV rays is indispensable. Use sunscreen before putting on your swimsuit – and let your skin absorb the lotion for at least 20 minutes (as recommended by cosmetics experts). If you reapply on the beach, try to avoid direct contact between lotion and swimsuit. Apart from possible stains, the chemical cosmetics in the sunscreen also affect the fibres.
Keeping it in shape
With proper care, elastane styles keep their shape very well. However the popular whirlpool and massage jets are poison for your swimsuit. If used for a long time, the high pressure affects the fibres and colours. They lose shape and resilience, as well as their perfect fit.