- 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.
- Go inside-out
When you wash them turn them inside-out. This is the best way to get rid of dead skin cells
- 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.
- 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.
- Don’t be soft
Do not add fabric softener to machine washes, as this only serves to break down the fibres in tights.
- Pull the right way
When dressing do not pull on from the thighs, always start from the ankle gradually.
- Go large
If you’re in-between sizes, choose the larger size. Over-stretching fibres will only cause them to wear faster.
Monday, 30 November 2015
7 tips for making your tights last longer