Take care of your underwear
Swegmark always promises high quality and comfort. But to keep the shape and make sure the garment lasts a long time you have to take good care of your underwear. The right method of washing and caretaking increases its lifespan so you can enjoy your garments and feel comfortable with them for a really long time.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR UNDERWEAR
Your underwear will last much longer if you take good care of it and handle it in the right way. A good bra will last for several years.
HAND WASH IS PREFERABLE
The best for your underwear is to wash it by hand and not in a machine as this tears the materials and can effect the fitting negatively. Wash your undergarments by hand to prolong their lifetime. Clean them with a mild washing detergent, rinse properly and hang up to dry. If you want to wash bras and briefs in the machine the least damaging way to do so is in 40 degrees and using a mild detergent. Coloured underwear should always be washed with a detergent for colours. For white garments you can use a detergent with optical brighteners, as it restores the whiteness. Never use detergent with bleach included, not even for white garments. Always follow the washing instructions. You should also avoid softener as for example sport bras include certain fabrics that can be harmed by this (thin and soft, breathable fibres). The great risk is that the pores in the fibres will be clogged by the softener and the breathable properties are lost.
USE A WASHING BAG
If you choose to wash your underwear in a machine we recommend you use a washing bag if it’s an underwire bra. Otherwise there is a risk the wire in the bra destroys the machine.
Don’t mix tights with white synthetic underwear. All tights contain dye and will release some of it during washing, which white underwear can easily absorb. Underwear should always be washed separately.
HAVE YOUR DRYER ON LOW HEAT
It is best to hang your underwear up to dry. If you prefer to use a tumble dryer, do so on low heat. Otherwise you risk damaging the garment’s elastics. Always check the washing instructions first to see if you can use a dryer at all.
Washing symbols and washing instructions can sometimes be hard to understand and the wrong washing method may end in an undesirable result.
This simple guide to washing instructions and symbols includes most of what you need to know about the most common washing symbols and what they mean. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call our customer support.
Only hand wash at a maximum of 40 degrees. Hand wash at a temperature between 30 ° C and 40 ° C depending on the item. First, dissolve the detergent in plenty of water. Let the textiles float in the soap solution and shake gently. Do not scrub, pull or twist the textiles. Then rinse the textiles well, gently squeeze out excess water and gently pull to the correct shape.
Normal machine wash or hand wash at maximum 40 degrees. Washing programs for dark coloured products made of cotton, polyester, mixed fibres, etc.
You must not use bleach. Always use detergents without any kind of bleach in them.
DON’T USE A DRYER
Should not be tumble-dried. It’s best to hang up your undergarments to dry in order to maintain the materials’ characteristics and the fit.
Will not tolerate ironing or mangling. The underwear contains materials and details that can be damaged if exposed to high temperatures or pressure.
NO DRY CLEANING
Dry cleaning not allowed. And do not use stain removers containing solvents.