Wash and Care (Tights)
milkteds® compression tights benefit from regular washing as the elasticity is restored during the wash 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 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 tight 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® tights compared to other compression hosiery of a similar degree of compression and no special devices or gloves would be required. In fact, even though our tights are a graduated fit, you are still able to ease your foot through the leg.
However, you may find it more convenient if you try to fit the tights as if you are putting on a pair of stockings. Start by rolling (gathering) the tights with your thumbs inside one of the feet. Line up the seams with your toes and work progressively up the foot, ensuring the heel is correctly placed. Pull up towards the ankle, and then the knee, by doing one leg at a time. Continue pulling the tights up past the knee and thighs in both legs and up to the waist. Finally, use the palm of your hands to smooth out any folds and creases.
The elasticity in the milkteds® yarn mix allows for the tights to be straightened out. Once on, gently smooth the tights up the thigh and adjust to your leg length, trying to avoid folds or creases along the main compression zone, which starts at the ankle and gradually diminishes towards mid thigh.