The right way to wash your bra
Delicate underwear calls for delicate handling. To make sure your new bras remain in good condition for as long as possible, we’ll explain how you can care for these delicate items.
How should I wash my underwear?
The best way to clean bras carefully is by hand washing them. Especially when it comes to delicate materials such as silk or lace, hand washing is the best option. For hand washing, use lukewarm water, and preferably a detergent that is designed for delicate materials.
If you nevertheless want to wash your bras in the washing machine, you should definitely use a washing bag. This not only prevents the underwire from coming out, but also prevents damage to your washing machine. Fasten the bras before putting them in the washing machine; this ensures that the fastenings do not damage your other bras. Do not turn the bra cups inwards but leave them in their original shape. Use the delicate cycle on your washing machine and do not wash your bras above 30 degrees. If you follow the care instructions on the label, your bra can stay in good condition for a long time.
Use a good detergent
When it comes to detergent, less is more! This will help keep your bras in good condition for longer.
Only use high-quality delicate detergent; this will gently clean your underwear and protect the material and colours.
Don’t use a fabric softener!
Fabric softener is a bad idea! Even though your bra is made of delicate material, you should never use a fabric softener when washing. Fabric softeners stick to the elastane, which can make your underwear wear out.
What is the right way to dry my underwear?
Never use a tumble dryer to dry your bra; bras are not robust enough for the high temperatures. The high-quality fibres will melt in the tumble drier, making them lose their elasticity and colour. Instead, leave your underwear to air dry. Lie your bra on a towel with the cups facing up. If you prefer to hang your bra to dry, we recommend using a clothes hanger. We do not recommend hanging your bras with pegs, either from their side or by the straps, as this can cause the bra to lose its optimal shape.
Should I iron my bra?
Iron? No, never. It is not necessary, and the high temperatures put additional strain on the delicate materials, lace and colour.
How often should I wash my bra?
That’s a question of personal choice. We generally recommend wearing a bra 3-4 times before washing it. In hot weather, or if you tend to sweat a lot, you should wash your bra more often.
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