Covid 19 - Delivery Information

We are open and shipping orders as usual. Please allow extra time for delivery as Royal Mail are understandably running behind in some areas at the moment.

Washing Instructions

ScratchSleeves are machine washable

  • Use a 40°C cycle
  • 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.