Luxury items require special care. As our products are made from top quality materials, special care also guarantees long life. To make sure you continue to enjoy our products for a very long time, the following are a few tips about washing and caring for your favourite items!
We generally recommend washing most of the products carefully by hand. When machine washing, please protect products by washing them in a special mesh laundry bag. When hand washing please make sure the liquid detergent is always fully dissolved.
Do not use chlorine bleach, fabric softener, or cold water wash on any compression garment, as it will break down the fibers.
We recommend washing your hosiery products by hand in warm water every time they are worn, using a very mild and gently cleaning liquid detergent. Each time they are worn, hosiery items (especially with the silicone bands) absorb cream or lotion residues as well as finest skin particles. That impairs perfect fit if hosiery is worn again without being washed.
- When machine washing we recommend using a mesh laundry bag and the delicates cycle to protect your hosiery in the washing machine.
- When hand washing, please put a little mild detergent on your hosiery and squeeze it gently in warm water. Rinse thoroughly but do not use fabric softener. Now your hosiery is once again pleasantly fresh, the silicone layer on hold ups is free of residues and you will have the pleasure of a perfect fit.
Please hang to dry and avoid excessive heat to protect the fabric.
Hosiery with silicon bands (hold ups/ thigh high) may also require additional care to ensure that the silicone band stays in place. Approximately once a week, you should clean the band using a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.
Hosiery products have particularly delicate structure and rough hands, fingernails and jewellery can run and snag them, so please don't forget to remove your jewellery when applying the hosiery or hand-washing them.
We generally recommend washing knitwear products carefully by hand. Please wash any knitwear inside out to protect fibers.
- When machine washing, please protect products by washing them in a special mesh laundry bag. Use mild detergent for very delicate items.
- When hand washing please make sure the liquid detergent is always fully dissolved. Rinse products first with warm water, then with cold. Then roll up knitwear in clean thick towels or spin using the short spin program (never wring out). After spin drying gently reshape garment.
The use of a fabric softener is recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Viscose material can be hand-washed or machine-washed at 30°C in a mesh laundry bag. Also viscose is known for "wet rigidity", i.e. the garment becomes hard and shrinks somewhat, but will quickly regain its original shape when ironed. The use of a fabric softener is recommended, hang to dry.
You can clean faux furs, also called fake furs or synthetic furs, by hand, in a washing machine or at the dry cleaner. For the best result and to avoid damaging the fur we recommend you to us dry cleaning.
- When machine washing the faux fur, if it's part of a garment - please turn it inside out, this will limit the wear on the fur. Set the washing machine to use cold water and the delicate wash cycle and use a mild laundry detergent. Add a fabric softener in when the rinse cycle starts and rinse in cold water. Remove the item when the wash cycle stops and absorb excess water by rolling the item in a thick towel.
- When hand washing faux fur, please use cold or lukewarm water with some mild laundry detergent. Agitate the water with your hands to create suds before washing the item. Rinse the item in cold water until all the suds are gone. Remove the water from the item by rolling it in a thick towel.
After the washing, shake the item to fluff up the faux fur. Pull the item to reshape it into its original shape and dimensions, taking care not to damage it. Leave flat to dry.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a layer of vinyl poured over a cotton-poly backing. It is coloured during manufacture and can have all manner of colours and textures applied (e.g. shiny/matte, glitter/glossy, etc). It can be embossed (imprinted) or silkscreened (painted), but printed designs tend to rub off over time.
- We recommend hand washing PVC garments or garments with PVC elements in warm water with a small amount of detergent (use liquid rather than soap flakes, as they can stick to the PVC). Make sure you wash inside and outside of the garment. Rinse inside and out thoroughly in cold water until all soap has been removed. Hang to drip-dry inside out. When the inside side is dry, turn right way round to allow PVC side to dry.
To restore or improve its shining, if necessary, polish with silicone spray. For squeak-free wear you can also wipe down the outer surface of your PVC clothes with a light layer of silicone-based lube.
PVC can bond to garments containing cotton, as PVC breaks down to release ethylene gases which destroy natural fibers and cause the bonding to become "gooey" and break. Therefore PVC is best stored in a garment bag away from other clothing.
PVC melts at high temperatures. Please keep away from any open flames and store in a cool, dry place.
Correct care will insure that you silk products will last for years without losing their quality. A few important rules need to be observed as silk is a natural fiber and cannot be treated as debonair as e.g. synthetic fiber.
Please pay special attention to the following instructions: never spray silk with perfume or deodorant; never bleach silk; never expose silk to direct sunlight for longer periods of time; don't spray silk with water while ironing; don't treat individual stains with water; always iron the backside only and never wring dry.
Silk products can be dry cleaned or hand washed.
- When hand washing silk products, use a mild detergent or specially formulated silk shampoos. Soak silk in lukewarm water for 3-5 minutes, please note, if silk is dark or printed, do not let it soak. Just quickly wash it in cold water by gently moving the fabric during soaking from side to side, but do not wring dry. Handle wet silk with even greater care as it is very delicate. After a maximum of 5 minutes remove silk from water and rinse the fabric with cold water adding a tea spoon of vinegar to completely rid it of the soap. Wrap silk in a dry towel to remove the remaining liquid. Use several layers when using dark or printed silk. Roll out the silk and straighten it gently at the corners. Now you can iron it.
Silk should always be ironed from the backside and it should always still be slightly moist. Check your iron's setting before ironing silk and don't iron silk too hot. Always remember that silk is a protein structure much like human hair and heat will damage it.