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Lingerie Care Tips from Hanky Panky
Lace Is Delicate! If You Love Your Hanky Panky Undies, Treat Them Right.
Proper lingerie care is the single most important thing you can do to protect your investment and make your lingerie last a long time.
Hand Washing Lingerie is Super Easy!
Fill your sink or a basin with cool water and a small amount of a gentle detergent like our Hanky Panky Lingerie Wash. Detergents formulated for woolens are not suitable for washing lingerie. Soak your lingerie and occasionally gently agitate by hand. Stubborn spots may require additional soaking, or gentle spot cleaning with a washcloth. Drain and rinse until all suds are removed. Squeeze out excess water. Hang or lay flat to dry.
We Don’t Recommend, but If You Must Machine Wash, Use a Lingerie Bag!
A lingerie bag will help minimize the stress put on delicate items. Separate your items by color and place in lingerie wash bags. Do not over-fill. Do not include bras with hook and eyes in this wash. Use a mild detergent, free of bleach and damaging optical brighteners. Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle. Then hang or lay flat to dry.
Never, ever, ever, put your lingerie in the dryer! We really mean it!
The high heat and agitation of clothes dryers are deadly to delicate stretch fibers. Heat literally breaks the molecular bonds that hold spandex fibers together, while the agitation of tumble drying speeds the process along. And once the spandex is shot, the structural integrity of the lace is compromised, and your undies will never fit again. :(