Lingerie Care & Fabrics
Preserving your lingerie comes down to washing it correctly. Although your washing machine may say Delicate Cycle, this is often not gentle enough for your fine European lingerie.
Hand washing is best! Your bras will last for years if you hand wash them and rotate the frequency in which you wear them. Before you ever wash anything, consult the tags on the garment. If you choose to care for it differently than the tag advises, be aware that you may have waived all rights to a replacement should the garment be ruined.
Always check for colorfastness before dunking your entire garment in the water. A good way to test this is to dip a corner in water, hang it over a clean, white cloth (that you do not mind possibly staining), and check to see if any dye drips off. Many dark garments release some dye when they are washed, but it is always good to be aware of this so other garments you might be washing simultaneously are not tinted by the dye.
The best fabric wash to use is Forever New, which has been on the market for over twenty-five years. Forever New is an organic fabric wash which uses gentle ingredients to clean your lingerie and other hosiery. Forever New is available in the classic granule formulation, a liquid formula ideal for dark fabrics and an excellent stain remover perfect for even your most delicate fabrics.
Forever New washing instructions:Begin to fill the sink with lukewarm water, add the Forever New fabric wash, and continue filling. Swish your hand in the water to mix in the fabric wash and add your delicates. Just as with regular laundry, wash like colors together. Swish them for a minute or two, allow them to soak a few minutes more, then rinse twice. Hang them to dry, taking care to reshape the cups if necessary.