Hi, Guest

Author Topic: Iron Heart Product Care Guidelines  (Read 6483 times)

Offline Giles

  • IHUK Crew
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
    • View Profile
Iron Heart Product Care Guidelines
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:20:38 pm »

We don’t consider ourselves the total experts on how to wash and care for your Iron Heart gear, but here are some guidelines that might help.  Extra special attention should be taken with the Superblack, SBG and Cotton Duck fabrics, as these are susceptible to white marks and creases if not washed with special care.

Raw Denim

Always soak before wearing, not only does this shrink the raw denim to tag size, it also beds in the constructional stitching, lessening the possibility of a stitching problem (e.g. crotch blowout).  Ideally soak for an hour or so in a bathtub or large sink of hot water and drip dry.  If you cannot drip dry, soak up the excess water with an old towel and lie flat on a clothes rack to dry.

Regular and Pre-Soaked Raw Denim (does not need soaking before wearing)

1. Turn garment inside-out
2. Hand wash, or machine wash on relatively short cycle (max 40°/100° F) with slow or no spin
3. Shake/stretch item to ensure no creases before drip drying or drying flat on clothes rack.

Superblack and SBG (Superblack Fades to Grey) Denim, Cotton Duck

1.  Turn garment inside-out
2.  Hand wash in large sink, or make garment wet before putting in washing machine
3.  Use a liquid vegetable soap (powder and flakes are more likely to leave residue)
4.  Wash on the gentle cycle
5.  DO NOT use the spin cycle (this is the most important)
6.  After washing, use a towel to soak up the extra water
7.  Lie flat on a clothes rack to dry

Cotton Flannel or Chambray Shirts, Cotton Jersey T-Shirts and Sweatshirts/Hoodies

These can be washed on a regular machine cycle, (max 40°C/100°F) with quite fast spin.   To avoid shrinking, DO NOT tumble dry – hang garments flat to dry and press if required.

Many thanks to Dr Pat and other Iron Heart Forum members for your valuable contributions.

Please PM me or email paula@ironheart.co.uk if you have any specific questions, or recommendations/comments on Iron Heart product care guidelines.
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011