Use non-biological washing powder, as the mittens include 100% silk fabric which can be degraded by biological detergents
If your washing machine tends to tangle clothes during the wash cycle, we suggest putting your ScratchSleeves in a laundry bag or pillow case to minimise stretching. This is particularly important in North America where the washing machine drums are much larger.
Turn your ScratchSleeves inside out before washing
They can also be tumble dried and ironed, but please avoid stain removers as they are often based on a biological formula which degrades the fabrics.
To check your detergent is suitable for use with silk
Anything marked “safe for wool” is fine
Enzymes to look out for and avoid are: protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase and mannanase
PLEASE ALSO AVOID THE USE OF ECO EGGS WITH ScratchSleeves. Although they are often recommended for use when dealing with allergies, they increase the alkalinity of the water which denatures the silk.