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Proper lingerie care is essential for longer lasting bras and panties and should be done delicately, keeping In mind these 3 points:
Hand washing is preferred over machine washing
Alcohol free detergents are best
Hang drying lingerie is a must
We recommend hand washing bras about every 2-3 wears with an alcohol free detergent for gentle laundering. It's also important to build your bra wardrobe so you'll have a good selection of bras to rotate, giving you more bras to wear and less washing to do. Replace your bras every 6 to 9 months, depending how many bras you have in your rotation and pay attention to the bra's elastic. Over time, the elastic wears out and the bra band can't provide proper support.
Hand Washing Your Bras (Recommended)
You can preserve the life of your hand-washables by following a few simple steps.
Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add an alcohol free hand washing detergent such as Dreft, Ivory Snow, or Forever New. Avoid Woolite which is harsher and can deteriorate elastic
Soak lingerie for up to an hour • Gently rub the fabric together to remove dirt
Rinse in cool water (until the water runs clear)
Lay garment fiat on a towel
Lay another towel over top and press to remove extra water
Always hang to dry
Machine Washing Your Bras
It using a washing machine, a mesh or lingerie bag is best to separate bras and keep them looking fresh.
Hook the backs of your bras • Put similar color items in a lingerie bag
Wash on a delicate cycle in cool water with gentle detergent
When you take your molded cup bras out of the wash, reshape the cups with your hands. Don't wring out or stretch your bras
Always hang to dry. Never put bras in the dryer because the heat will break down the spandex and you will lose elasticity
You may want to wash most of your panties by hand. For the machine-washable ones, wash on a delicate cycle in cold to warm water, not hot. Line dry.
Wash In cool to warm water, not hot, with non-chlorine bleach when necessary. Line dry or air dry to preserve the elasticity of the garment.
Storing Your Bras
Avoid throwing your bras and panties into one drawer and separate your molded cup bras from your bra collection. Molded cups will pucker and bend if inverted or folded, subsequently shortening your bra's life. Instead, buy a drawer with dividers to keep them organized and safe from damage.
Laundering Fabric Tips
Can handle hot temperatures
Chlorine bleach is safe for 100% cotton whites
Color-safe bleach can be used with dyed cottons
Can be dried on high heat
Can be ironed on hot
Microfibers (acrylic, nylon, polyester):
Can be machine-washed on cold to warm temperatures
Can be tumbled dry on low temperature
Most rayon garments must be professionally dry cleaned
Some can be hand washed in cool water
Professional dry cleaning is always the preferable method for washing silk
If you must hand wash, use cold water and never chlorine bleach
Hand or machine wash in cold to warm water, never hot
No chlorine bleach
Color-safe bleach can be used, but be sure to rinse thoroughly
Line dry or tumble dry on a very low heat setting