Washing Guide For Your Designer Kaftans

How to Care for your Lindsey Brown Resortwear

Lindsey herself hand washes and steams all her own LB wardrobe without the use of harsh chemicals. We've given you some washing tips and cleaning tips to keep your Lindsey Brown Designer Kaftans and Silk Tops looking fabulous and new.

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 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.

Follow our care instructions, to remove salt and suntan lotion that may have built up into the fibres from your holiday. Each item has a wash care label. If you are unsure, send a quick email and we can advise you on the care advice for each product.

Baby Wipes are great for removing stains, use gently to wipe off make up or stains.

You can hand wash in 100% Cold water only. If you decide to hand wash your item, hand wash only in Cold Water using a non-bio liquid or powder. Dilute the liquid in the water, and gently wash.

Do not soak silk, we recommend dipping into 100% cold water, remove excess water and hang dry immediately.  Reshape whilst damp.

Do not use Stain removers, as they may remove the colour from the garment or embellishments.

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.

We suggest pressing with a clean steam iron instead of dry cleaning. Iron using a low setting only, for delicate silks and iron whilst damp. Test before 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.

Invest 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. These are great to take on holiday also, Lindsey never travels without hers.

If you 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 as perc and can be used on our silk and cotton fabrics.

Green Dry Cleaning, is the best method a new environmentally friendly method which cleans and freshens a garment and replaces the need for harsh chemicals. Google Green Dry Cleaners in your area. 

If you choose to dry clean, we suggest  your professional dry cleaner follows symbol  Lindsey Brown Resortwear Dry Cleaning option F for delicate silk embellished fabrics.  as shown here

If you need to alter your Lindsey Brown Resortwear Designer kaftan or top, we often leave 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 

If you would like anymore information about washing your designer kaftans, please do not hesitate to get in touch with team who will be happy to help. Please call on +441162414627 or email us at orders@lindseybrown.com


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