Caring for Clothes with the Laundress

Posted by Mac & Mia | December 22, 2016 | Home, Learning, Life

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From dresses and frocks, to pants and woolies, care for your curated childrenswear with The Laundress and these easy steps:

Always pretreat…

Remove food or play stains, such as fruit juice, chocolate, ketchup, grass, and dirt with The Laundress Stain Solution, a pretreat solution. Apply directly to the fabric and work in with a finger or The Laundress Stain Brush. Treat lotion, oil, and grease-based stains with The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar. Soak tough stains on cotton items in hot water; silk items in tepid water for up to 30 minutes.

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For everyday apparel, blankets, lovies & more…

The Laundress Baby Detergent is gentle on little ones and tough on big stains. This highly concentrated formula removes stains and odors, while preserving the color and integrity of frequently washed items. Wash whites, light colors, and heavily soiled cotton items in hot water on the normal cycle. Wash darks, colors, and synthetic items in warm water on the normal cycle; silk items in cold water on the delicate cycle. Protect silk items or pieces with embroidery, frills, and lace by inserting them in The Laundress Mesh Washing Bag. Line dry to preserve fibers, colors, and shape, while also saving energy! Never machine dry silk or wool. Use The Laundress Fabric Fresh Baby to freshen children’s clothing between wearing and washing.

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For warm woolies & cozy cashmere…

Hand-washing is the best and safest method for washing wool and cashmere – even blends. Create a bath of tepid water and add The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hand. Soak up to 30 minutes. Rinse by running cool water through the item until rinse water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, gently press the item against the sink or basin to remove excess water and lay flat to dry. If machine washing, turn the item inside out and place into The Laundress Mesh Washing Bag. Wash on the woolens/delicate cycle in cold water with The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. Never machine dry wool or cashmere. Lay the item flat on a towel in its natural shape and roll the item up (like a sleeping bag) to remove excess water. Then, lay flat to dry on a drying rack. Use The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Spray in between wearing and washing. De-pill the item with The Laundress Sweater Comb or The Laundress Sweater Stone, working in one direction.
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For delicate frocks, party dresses, lace & more…

We recommend hand-washing pieces with embellishments, detailed lace, and the like. Fill a wash basin with tepid water and add The Laundress Delicate Wash. Soak up to 30 minutes. Run tepid water through the item until rinse water is no longer soapy, and gently press the item against the basin or sink to remove excess water. If machine washing, insert items into The Laundress Mesh Washing Bag and wash on the delicate/hand-wash cycle in cold water with The Laundress Delicate Wash. Hang the item to dry or lay flat on a drying rack in its original shape. Freshen in between wearing and washing with The Laundress Delicate Spray.

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laundressheadshotWith her finger on the pulse of the retail industry, Lindsey serves as the resident sales, e-commerce, and digital marketing expert for The Laundress. Before founding The Laundress, Lindsey was the manager of U.S. sales for Chanel Ready-to-Wear, where she managed boutique and large wholesale accounts.

Creative and entrepreneurial at a young age, Lindsey fearlessly dove into the industry with zero inhibitions. She designed and marketed her own line of T-shirts that she first sold on a train to the Hamptons and later launched in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel.

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