Wash and Care (Socks)
milkteds® compression hosiery can be washed as normal as the elasticity is restored during the washing process. In order to maintain the compression factor and prolong the lifespan of this luxury milk-fibre, it is advised that the product is washed with due care and attention as below:
We would recommend that this product is ideally hand washed in cold water using a gentle soap, although you can machine wash using no higher than a 30° gentle wash cycle and mild detergent.
Furthermore, we recommend that you avoid the use of fabric conditioners as they may damage and wear down the fibres shortening the lifespan of this product. Please do not bleach, iron or dry-clean.
This product is suitable for a low heat tumble dryer, however we recommend that you air dry where possible, refraining from drying in strong sunlight or on a radiator.
To maximise the lifespan of this product, please use a wash bag, and always turn this product inside out prior to washing.
Ideally compression socks should be replaced after three months of regular use and six months of occasional use to maintain the correct level of compression.
You will find it much easier to put on milkteds® socks compared to other compression socks of a similar degree of compression, and importantly no special devices or gloves would be required.
In fact, even though they are a graduated fit, you are still able to ease your foot through the sock as if you are wearing a non-compression pair of socks. However, you may find it more convenient if you try to fit the sock by sitting down comfortably. Have one leg raised at a time and start by rolling (gathering) each sock (check correct side) with your thumbs inside the foot. Line up the seams with your toes and work progressively up the foot, ensuring the heel is correctly placed. Pull upward past the ankle, towards the knee, one leg at a time.
The high degree of elasticity in the milkteds® yarn mix allows for the socks to be pulled up past the knee, however, to ensure correct compression and to avoid over constriction at the knee/ lower thigh, please ensure that the sock is worn below the level of the knee. If the sock appears to be slightly long, gently smooth it downwards below the knee and adjust to your lower leg length, trying to avoid any folds or creases along its entire length.