Our designer Treena puts all her love into creating beautiful products so we decided to pick her brain and put together a care guide so you can get the most out of your kinis.
- How to wash your kinis
I think of my bikini as I would a new silk dress, very delicate and special. Our lycra is a very soft fibre fabric and like all delicate fabrics hand wash only. My routine is to rinse them after swimming with a gentle body wash. I rinse them thoroughly to make sure there is no soap build up then I wring out and excess water, then lay them to dry on top of a clean white towel. I like to lay my bikini to avoid peg marks and stretching out of shape with the weight of any excess water. If you find there is any left over sand after washing pull gently on either side of the fabric and gently rub with your finger tips, any left over sand should flick right out.
- Let’s talk fake tan
I still tan however I always make sure I tan the day before hitting the beach. This way I shower the night before and morning of wearing my bikinis to make sure no tanning agent is left on my skin. If you wear your kinis as you tan and accidentally get some on them they may turn a red or pink colour so it’s best to avoid wearing them on tanning day. However if you do get some tan on them by mistake we can help you get it out. Simply pop them in warm water straight away and use your favourite stain remover that is recommended for the colour of your bikini. Soak for 10 minuets then form a paste with your stain remover, lightly rub the paste into the stain with your fingertips (please be careful with your nails) then rinse after 5 minuets. Repeat until the stain is removed. Once the stain is gone give your whole bikini a full hand wash.
Please note that this method might not work on all stains as some might have more stubborn ingredients & please always be sure to read the stain remover instructions to ensure they are safe to use on lycra and colours.
- Don’t forget your Towel!
When hitting the beach or pool make sure your bottom is sitting on a towel. Our fabrics are super delicate and rough surfaces like wooden benches, concrete and rocks can pull on the fabric. Over time this may lead to a balling effect. This balling effect can also be caused if they are rubbing against a hard fabric like denim. If you are rocking skin tight jeans it’s best to slip on some nickers and carry your kinis in a scratch proof bag in your beach bag.
We know this is a lot of info so just to recap here are Treena’s top takeaways;
- Hand was only in a mild detergent and cold water only.
- Lay flat to dry, in the shade on top of a clean white towel.
- Please please don’t tumble dry.
- Don’t leave them rolled up wet.
- Avoid contact with hard and rough surfaces.
- Always rinse after use.
- Please don’t wear on fake tan day to avoid stains.