Washing Guide For Your Designer Kaftans
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LINDSEY BROWN RESORT WEAR:
When packing your Lindsey Brown garments, wrap in tissue to avoid contact with other items that may snag or pull the fabric when compressed against each other in a suitcase OR turn them inside out to protect the detailing and pack within other plain cotton items. Belts, bra hooks and zips could damage delicate silks when placed directly on top of each other during transit when heavy suitcases are packed on top of each other.
When wearing be careful to avoid direct contact with watches or sharp jewellery that may catch or cause pulls in the fabric, as we cannot be held responsible for snags or catches caused by undue care or attention caused by the wearer.
When storing, hang or fold as you prefer. We recommend silk tops with tie backs, such as the Manhattan to be folded, as they could pull the back ties if hung tied, for long periods of time.
WASHING AND CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR DESIGNER RESORTWEAR:
Each item has a wash care label. Please follow our care instructions to remove any salt or suntan lotion that may have built up into the fibres from your holiday and to keep your Lindsey Brown designer resort wear looking fabulous and new.
To remove stains: Do not use Stain removers, as they may remove the colour from the garment or embellishments.
Instead we recommend using Baby Wipes as they can gently wipe off make up marks or the majority of stains. Gently dab or wipe the garment, there is no need to rub. The wet mark from the baby wipe will usually disappear quite quickly and you can always try a second time.
To wash: You can hand wash in 100% cold water only using a non-bio liquid or powder. Dilute the liquid in the water, and gently wash.
It is important not to soak silk, we recommend dipping into 100% cold water, remove the excess water and hang dry immediately. Reshape whilst damp.
When hand washing cotton, as with all dark dyed and hand dyed fabrics, some colour may wash out which is more apparent when hand washing. Rinse in cold water by hand to avoid colour run. Please note colour will only run if you have used hot water and biological powders and a stain remover which could contain a bleaching agent.
If you can we recommend investing in a home hand steamer, as this is much easier than ironing and more effective. A garment steamer can be used directly onto any delicate fabrics, beads and sequins and silks and will not cause any damage. Streaming will remove all creases in seconds. Hand held steamers are also great to take on holiday, our design director Lindsey Brown never travels without hers.
We suggest pressing with a clean steam iron instead of dry cleaning. If you don't have a steamer Iron using a low setting only for delicate silks and iron whilst damp. Before you iron you resort wear, test on the inside first to check the temperature & use a clean white towel if you are unsure if your steam iron is clean. Always avoid ironing beads, sequins and threads.
If you do wish to dry clean your garments, please check with the dry cleaner, that they are not putting your item into a generic dry cleaning machine as this will be too hot and can damage the garment, as we recommend zero heat on our beading or sequins. Many dry cleaners use a harsh solvent called perchloroethylene or perc which is too harsh for most fabrics we all wear daily , including the delicate silks of the Lindsey Brown Resortwear designs. We advise you to check with your dry cleaner if they use Hydrocarbon instead, which is still a solvent but not as harsh and can be used on our silk and cotton fabrics.
If you choose to dry clean, we suggest your professional dry cleaner follows symbol as shown here
Alternatively, a better option for dry cleaning is Green Dry Cleaning as it is an environmentally friendly method to clean and freshen a garment and replaces the need for harsh chemicals. Google Green Dry Cleaners in your area or visit Johnsons' GreenEarth for a directory of local cleaners.
ALTERATIONS FOR LINDSEY BROWN RESORT WEAR:
We often design our hemlines and sleeve lengths without embellishment so you can alter easily to your desired length. Please use a reputable service, or get in touch and we can alter your item for you, at a minimal charge.
A copy our our product care is enclosed with each Lindsey Brown Order but if you are unsure then please send our personal shoppers a quick email and we can advise you on the care advice for each product.