Your lingerie will naturally look good for longer if you take careful note of the care instructions on the label. Most lingerie can be machine-washed at low temperatures (30°C). Always use the Delicates setting for this. If your machine doesn't have one, use the Easy Care setting. Always use a mild detergent and ensure the correct dosage - too much can damage the fabric, while too little won't get it properly clean. It is best to place delicate items in a special protective bag before machine-washing, closing all Velcro-type fasteners first - or hand-wash them in warm water. Please do not use fabric conditioner.
Never wash whites and colours together - even by hand. This can cause discoloration, or turn your garments grey and dull. To bring your whites up bright and fresh again, you can occasionally use a net curtain whitener.
Never dry your lingerie directly on heaters, in direct sunlight or in the tumble-dryer. The wear and tear on fabric and lace is exacerbated by extreme heat.
The most common garment care symbols
Can be bleached.
|Do not bleach.|
Can only be bleached with oxygen and not chlorine.
| ||Dry clean only. The letter in the circle provides information for the dry cleaner.|
|Not suitable for dry cleaning.|
Do not wet to clean
Dry in dryer at normal temperature.
|Dry only at low temperature.|
Do not tumble dry.
|Can be washed at indicated temperature.|
Special delicates programme at 30°C degrees max., gentle treatment.
|Special delicates programme at 40°C degrees max., gentle treatment.|
Must be treated with care. Can, however, be washed in a washing machine.
| ||Hand wash, do not wring.|
Do not wash.
|Do not iron.|
Can be ironed, heat indication High e.g. linen.
Can be ironed, heat indication Medium e.g. polyester.
|Can be ironed, heat indication Low e.g. polyamide.|