The Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Your Lingerie
Your lingerie is a precious and delicate investment, costing you a pretty penny for a lifetime of comfort and peace – and should be treated as such. Spending a little more effort in taking good care of them now will help reduce waste and have a positive impact on the environment, your wallet and your body. Make your favourite lingerie items last a little longer with our lingerie care tips!
Washing Your Lingerie
Handing washing is the best way to extend the lifespan of your lingerie, especially if they’re made of delicate fabrics like lace, cotton and silk. Soak them in lukewarm water and mild soap before rinsing and wringing them gently. If you’re washing your lingerie in the washing machine (make sure that they’re machine-wash appropriate!), separate them from your other clothes into a lingerie bag before placing it in the machine. Ensure that bra hooks are clipped so that they don’t snag on your other clothes and get damaged.
Don’t use strong soaps or bleach when washing your intimates. The chemicals in strong detergents will break down the fabric and colour of the lingerie. Take note to treat your delicates with care – avoid aggressive handling during handwashing like excessive wringing or scrubbing, as this will ruin the material and shape. Never place your lingerie in the dryer as the heat will shorten the lifespan of the fabric, fade colours and even potentially cause them to shrink.
Our Kiri Lingerie collection is made of polyamide and elastane, a blended synthetic fabric that is durable yet soft. Specially designed to be as fuss-free as possible, our Kiri Lingerie can be washed in the washing machine and dried without worry of shrinkage. It’s perfect for those looking for long-lasting lingerie essential that’s low maintenance and extremely easy to care for.
Storing Your Lingerie
After they’re completely dry, gently fold and stack your lingerie and store them in a cool, dry place. Face the cups of your bras outwards and stack them to preserve their shape and size. You can also consider placing them in a bra storage organiser or drawer set away from the rest of your clothes to prevent any snagging or transference of colour.
Avoid folding your bras in half. This will make them lumpy and uncomfortable and cause extra wear and tear to their wires and seams.
Replacing Your Lingerie
It’s advisable to throw out and replace your regularly-used lingerie every 12 months. This is to ensure that your intimate areas are protected from the bacteria and germs that can remain on old, worn out lingerie even after repeated washing. Maintaining good personal hygiene e.g., clean bathroom habits and regular showers, also helps to extend the lifespan of your lingerie by reducing the amount of bacteria that can transfer onto your delicates.
Check out our Kiri Lingerie Collection, available in classic styles and sizes from XS to XXL!