To keep your binder looking as fresh as possible and to help it last longer without losing its shape, here are our top tips for caring for your binder

Keep your binder away from direct heat, this means don't hang it on a radiator to dry, don’t leave it out in the hot sun, or use a tumble dryer. We recommend hand washing your binder and hanging to air dry where possible 

How to hand wash

Fill up your sink with lukewarm water 

Add a tablespoon of detergent 

Place your binder in the water and gently swirl it around with your hands for at least 2 minutes. Don't scrunch it up 

Leave it in the water for 30 minutes or more 

Drain the sink and refill with fresh water to rinse the garment and remove the suds 

Repeat as many times as you need to make sure all the detergent has been washed away 

Pat dry with a towel and hang it to dry 

For any small marks such as anti-perspirant or skin transfer etc, you can use a damp cloth or a baby wipe to clean your binder if you're in a hurry. 

Make sure you wash your binder regularly as bacteria can build up and cause skin irritation. 

As part of the compression design, our binders contain a front panel made from strong cotton which doesn’t stretch. This can feel a little stiff and could cause some irritation for wearers with sensitive skin. In this case we recommend using a fabric softener for a few washes to get an ultra-soft feel against your skin. 

Do not iron your binder directly. If your binder is creased, you can turn it inside out and iron only the cotton inside the front on a low-to-medium heat and this will take the creases out from the front. The rest of the binder will be pulled tight when you put it on so any other creases shouldn't show. If you would like to iron the rest of the you could use a tea towel in-between the binder and the iron to protect it from the heat. It will melt onto your iron if you don't!