About your Garment
The fabrics use in the leotard designs are extremely delicate and do require careful handling and cleaning. All fibres, whether natural or synthetic, will deteriorate over time and the sensitive natural of the materials used for our leotard designs will mean that some fading or colour bleeding through washing may occur. In addition, the leotard fabrics can be quite sensitive to perspiration, deodorant, chalk and other substances they may come in contact through normal use. Even with proper care and washing some discolouration may occur. We will not be able to accept any returns due to any of these occurrences.
Some fabrics are more vulnerable to colour fade or loss of shine than others. Velvet and Nylon Lycra's are the most resilient fabrics which incurs the least amount of fading. Mesh, Mystique and Holographic Lycra are the most sensitive fabrics which with repeated wear and washing may fade.
On some designs we also offer Swarovski Crystals which can be applied to fabrics adding that special glow or personalisation to a leotard. Swarovski Crystals are susceptible to falling off through normal wear and stretching of the material. We will not be able to accept any returns due to crystals falling off through normal wear.
The following care instructions will assist in maintaining your leotard in optimal form and preserve its longevity.
HAND WASH in COLD WATER only
DO NOT soak, bleach or use harsh detergents or fabric softeners
DO NOT wring or hang soaking wet
DO NOT tumble dry, iron or dry clean
DO NOT leave in direct sunlight
DO NOT store garment in plastic bags, leave damp garment folded or rolled up
Before the first wash, perform an initial rinse to remove any excess dye from the material. Place the leotard into a large amount of cold water with no detergent and hand wash briefly allowing excess dye to rinse out of the fabric. Remove the leotard immediately as to not allow the leotard to soak in the discoloured water. Take special care of leotards containing both light and dark colours in their design. You may want to undertake this initial rinse twice for these designs.
To was the leotard hand wash in fresh cold water using a very small amount of detergent. Do not use harsh detergents or fabric softeners. If the water starts to discolour, remove immediately and rinse in fresh cold water until discolouring has stopped. After washing, rinse using fresh cold water and remove.
Lay the leotard between two towels and roll up to remove excess water. Do not twist or wring the leotard and never hang soaking wet as this may cause colour bleeding. After excess water has been removed, hang the leotard to dry avoiding direct sunlight. Try to separate the front and back materials so that they do not touch to avoid any colour transfer between sides.