Monday, 30 November 2015

7 tips for making your tights last longer

"The simple truth is that if you wash and handle your tights like any other item of clothing then you will need to keep replenishing them. If however, you take a little more care and follow our hacks below, you can find yourself investing in more luxurious brands that will go the distance" That is claimed in a recent article in The Telegraph.

  1. Pop them in the freezer
    Before the first wear run the new pair under water until they are damp and then put them in a plastic bag in let freeze overnight. This is strengthen the fiber. Let them defrost thoroughly. 
  2. Go inside-out
    When you wash them turn them inside-out. This is the best way to get rid of dead skin cells
  3. Stay cool
    Hand-washing is absolutely best for long lasting hosiery, but if using a washing machine, stick to cold or cool temperature settings. Never ever tumble-dry and always hang them out to dry.
  4. Compartmentalise them
    If washing tights in the machine, separate them into a washing bag (or just a pillowcase) to avoid them getting stuck in button, hooks and other things in the laundry.
  5. Don’t be soft
    Do not add fabric softener to machine washes, as this only serves to break down the fibres in tights.
  6. Pull the right way
    When dressing do not pull on from the thighs, always start from the ankle gradually.
  7. Go large
    If you’re in-between sizes, choose the larger size. Over-stretching fibres will only cause them to wear faster.

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