You really can wash these items!
We hesitated to make a Suits Washing Recipe for the longest time because we didn’t want people to think we were crazy, but – since the demand is incredibly strong for a dry cleaning alternative – here’s what we do.
WARNING : Any items made from rayon or a viscose blend are unpredictable so wash at your own risk!
- Pre-treat underarms and collar and cuffs each time you wash – even if you don’t see a stain.
- Use The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar to remove ring around the collar, stubborn stains, grime and grease commonly found on cuff & shirts. Lather bar with water and work soap into stained areas and soak.
- Stains can build up and appear over time from food, body products (deodorant), perspiration & body oils, etc. To treat underarm stains use The Laundress Stain Solution.
- Run hot water* (we pour boiling water from the kettle) onto the area and soak. Repeat until satisfied (we recommend this also for coffee and wine stains).
*Safe for cotton and linen fabrics only.
- Turn item inside out.
- Put in The Laundress Mesh Bags.
- Put in machine on cold water woolens/delicate setting in machine with our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.
- Take out after cycle, turn right side out and hang.
- For Jackets – make sure you use a good hanger on the shoulders and stuff sleeves with tissue or paper towel to keep shape.
- For Pants – hang on the waist, long to dry.
- Steam well while damp and then finish when dry. Do not iron.
Tips and Tricks:
- Freshen with The Laundress Fabric Fresh between washing and wearing to remove odor and bacteria
- If you are dry cleaning, don’t over dry clean – keep it down to once or twice a season. It will help your items last longer.
- Get a good steamer – we do NOT recommend ironing these items.