Machine-wash in cold or warm water with any of the Skip Intelligent detergents. Skip Intelligent Perfect Whites will leave your white cotton fresh and bright. The sun tends to yellow white cotton garments so, line-dry in shade for the best results.
Hand wash silk in cool or lukewarm water using a small amount of detergent such as Skip Intelligent Delicates. Never wring. Instead, roll the item in a towel and lightly press the water out. Iron silk garments with the coolest of irons when still slightly damp.
Remove light stains by blotting with an absorbent cloth dipped in cold water. To hand wash wool, use detergent diluted in lukewarm water and let the item soak for a few minutes before rinsing in cool water. Skip Intelligent Delicates is perfect for wool. To dry, gently squeeze the garment and lay it flat. Use cedar hangers to repel moths and prolong the life of your wool garments.
First test for colourfastness. Dip a cotton swab in Skip Intelligent Concentrated Liquid and hold it on an inconspicuous area for two minutes to see if the colour bleeds. Rayon can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle setting. Hang out items when totally wet without wringing or twisting the fabric. This will prevent creasing and ensure the garment doesn’t lose its shape.
Use cold water setting and cycle suggested by the tag on the particular item. If you are unsure of the best cycle to use, always use the gentle cycle to be safe. Wash nylon separately from other types of fabric. An all-purpose laundry detergent should be sufficient for nylon. For more delicate items, use a mild detergent like Woolite or Dreft. Use only non-chlorine bleach on nylon if needed. If you dry your nylon in the dryer (as opposed to drip-dry), make sure the dryer is set on its lowest setting, and remove items promptly when cycle is finished. Iron when necessary, using a cool setting. Nylon can melt easily, so you should never use a warm or hot iron setting. Extensive washing and automatic drying of certain more delicate nylon items can lead to “piling” (i.e. annoying little nubs on the fabric). To avoid this, hand-wash and drip dry when possible. When cleaning delicate nylon such as lingerie and hosiery, always put the items in a mesh bag for machine washing or wash them by hang. Use warm water along with a gentle detergent for best results. Hang or lay flat to dry. Adding fabric softener either to the rinse cycle in the washer or with a dryer sheet in the dryer will greatly reduce the static on nylon.
Machine-wash in warm water with Skip Intelligent Fabulous Edition detergent for vibrant clothes of all colours. To curb static, use fabric softener. It will leave your clothes feeling soft and smelling great.
Machine-wash in warm water and a fabric softener should be added during the last rinse cycle to keep the garment soft and fresh. The garments can be dried in a dryer at a low temperature. Be sure to remove the items from the dryer as soon as they are done drying to prevent wrinkling. If an acrylic item needs to be ironed, use a moderately warm iron to do so.
To retain maximum shape and flexibility, spandex should be hand washed only, using lukewarm water and mild detergent, such as Woolite or Deft. Never twist or wring Spandex when washing, but gently knead the garment and rinse thoroughly with cool, clear water. Again to retain maximum shape and flexibility, Spandex should not be placed in the dryer. Air dry by either placing on a flat surface. Avoid ironing Spandex. If you deem ironing to be absolutely necessary, use the lowest temperature setting and place a pressing cloth between the garment and the iron, making sure to iron very quickly (leaving the iron too long in one position, or allowing it to rest directly on the fabric can seriously damage the fabric). Do not dry clean Spandex unless the label instructs you to (dry cleaning can temporarily swell the fibers, misshaping the garment. Plus, the fibers tend to hold the odor of dry cleaning solutions). Never use bleach on Spandex as long as the care instructions on your garment do not indicate otherwise).
Keep leather items out of the sun and keep the items in a cool, dry place when not in use. Don’t leave your items in a humid or wet basement, this could promote the growth of mildew. Don’t keep your leather in plastic either. Removing all air supply from the leather is bad for the material. Add moisture to your leather.
Hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Do not use a hair dryer, clothes dryer, or any direct heat on the fur. After it is dry, shake again to fluff the fur. Do not comb or brush the fur, simply smooth the fur with your hand. If your coat gets completely soaked with water, it should be taken to a professional fur cleaner immediately so the hides can be treated correctly to prevent shrinkage. A natural fur coat should be cleaned every year by a professional fur cleaner, not a dry cleaner. Even if you don’t wear it often, animal fur gathers dust, oils, and odors. A professional cleaning will add luster and shine to the fur and keep it from becoming matted.
Wash in warm soapy water at up to 40°C. Do not use detergents containing solvent, peroxides or bleaches on PVC without consultation. After applying detergent/disinfectant remove any residue with a clean, soft cloth and rinse with fresh warm water immediately after use. Do not excessively rub or scrub and do not use abrasive implements to clean as these may damage the surface of the fabric. Do not dry-clean PVC.