MISS LONTAY'S Care Advice for Washing
last longer if they are washed inside out. Streaks on clothing can
then be avoided.
Never allow coloured garments to dry outdoors in sunlight. They
can become discoloured and "sun-bleached".
Shirts retain their shape better if they are dried hanging on a
clothes hanger. Straighten the seams and collar and the shape will
be better retained and the shirt easier to iron.
garments retain their shape better if they are dried flat.
Separate garments into dark, light and colours. Never wash dark
and lights together.
Always make sure that the washing powder
is completely dissolved in the water before putting the garment
into it. Never sprinkle or pour washing powder directly onto the
garment or allow coloured garments to soak. This can result in discolouration.
Avoid leaving garments to soak!
Washing of wool and
Garments of untreated wool or silk, with washing
instructions "hand wash, max 40C", demand special care.
Use a washing powder that is specifically intended for 40C washing
in water. Do not soak. Wash directly in water of the correct temperature
with the washing powder well dissolved in the water. Gently squeeze
the garment in the washing water, do not rub or ring out. Rinse
thoroughly. A short spin removes excess water best. Shake out the
garment once it is half dry, to give it a "fuller" feel.
Dry heavy knitted garments flat.
Whilst it is stated dry clean only for silk
velvet garments. It is possible to hand wash them, followed by a
light tumble dry. Do not iron silk velvet as it will flatten the
in Degrees Celsius
LINEN: - High temperature max. 20
WOOL NATURAL SILK: - Medium temperature max. 15
POLYAMIDE ACRYLIC: - Low temperature max. 11
Water must removed from the textile before
drying. Virtually all textiles can be given a short spin, for a
maximum of one minute. Many garments can also be tumble dried. On
the other hand, avoid tumble drying garments that you particularly
cherish, as tumble drying wears the garment.