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