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Care Tips

Suggested Wash/Care Instructions

• We hope these tips will provide you with some helpful ways to care for your purchases and take the best possible care of your intimate apparel.

Washing

• Hand washing when worn by hand removes body oils, preserve colours, shape and elasticity, and extend the life of your undergarments in luke warm water using a good quality but mild laundry soap.

• We suggest not to machine wash under-wired garments that may shrink the fabric, distort the bra or cause the wires to push through the fabric.  However it is Ok to wash your lingerie in a lingerie wash bag using delicate cycle and cold water in your washing machine.

• Cold water helps keep white fabrics from going gray and helps keep coloured garments from fading quickly.

• Hot water can damage delicate fabrics such as lace, embroidery, elastics, binding and fade garment.

• Always wash dark, light and coloured fabrics separately.

• Wash your garment in a soap that contains an essential oil known to deter pests, such as eucalyptus, lavender or cedar.

• Most delicate materials can easily be laundered/cleaned at home such as silk, wool, cashmere, embellished garments, rayon and delicate laces.

• Wash your hosiery separately as bra hooks and fastenings can catch and snap your garment.

Drying

• DO NOT put bras or other delicate garments in a dryer as heat can damage the delicate fibres.

• After washing squeeze the water out of your garment and then roll it in a clean dry towel to remove excess moisture or spin the water out in your washing machine

• Let it hang to air-dry or lay flat to dry on a drying rack or dry towel.  Always block garment first.  Blocking simply means shaping the garment back into its original shape.

• Allow to dry away from direct sunlight or heat.

Underwire

To prevent the wire comes out of your bra treat your lingerie with care. Hand wash or use the lingerie bag for machine wash

• Keep your wires if separated from garment as wires can easily be reinserted and ends re-stitched to prevent the wires from coming out again.

Ironing

• Ensure your iron is clean

• Silk - iron on the silk setting while the garment is still very damp

• For delicate fabrics use the proper setting on your iron and using a pressing cloth, iron on the inside of the fabric

• Follow directions on garments labels

Leather

• Store your leather garment in a well ventilated area out of the garment bag

• Allow a wet or damp garment to air dry away from any heat source

• Remove small stains as soon as possible with a cleaner such as saddle soap

• Polish with a good quality leather polish

• Use professional drycleaners for more serious stains

Vinyl

• It is recommended that Vinyl garments be stored in a garment bag away from other clothing

• Hand wash in warm water with a small amount of liquid detergent

• Wash both the inside and outside of the garment, rinse thoroughly in cold water

• Hang to dry inside out and then turn to let Vinyl side dry

• Polishing can be done with small amounts of silicone spray

• Different coloured Vinyls should be washed and stored separately as dark colours can bleed onto lighter garments.

Fabric Softeners

• May contain bleach, whiteners or brighteners which may affect colours of garment

• It can make the dye run or add a waxy finish to the fibres.

• It can break down Lycra and degrade the garment.

Note: These tips are to help you with the care of your products, Flirt lingerie cannot be held responsible for any of these care options.

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