Do's and Don'ts

Do's and Don'ts

Do's and Don'ts for Delicates

  • Do hand wash in cold water using a mild detergent, like Woolite. This will gently clean the garments while preserving their shape and material.

  • Don't wring or twist wet lingerie. Soak the items in cold water with mild detergent and gently squeeze the suds through the garments. Rinse them with cold water and blot them with a towel. Lay flat to dry.

  • Do use a lingerie bag if you machine wash. A finely-woven mesh bag with a zipper closure works best and is available at any sundry store. Use only cold water and mild detergent on the gentle cycle. Be sure to clasp all hooks to prevent tangling.

  • Don't throw lingerie into the dryer. The elasticity of lingerie will break down in even the lowest heat setting. So lie flat or hang items to dry out of the sunlight.