Caring for your Covertogs

Although we use the best quality Italian Lycrathat is woven and treated to protect the elastine fibres from breaking, your Covertogs garments still need gentle care.

The most important thing you can do when cleaning a swimsuit is to rinse it off immediately after wearing, then handwash it well when you get home. This will minimize the amount of time the fabric is exposed to harsh agents like sunscreen, perspiration, salt, and chlorine. The quicker you wash it the less likely your covertogs will smell of chlorine.

Wash Your Covertogs By Hand

Women’s swimsuits aren’t like other clothing. Between the damaging rays of the sun, salt water, sunscreen, chlorine and other chemicals, your bathing suit can really take a beating. Please don’t throw them in a washing machine. They need to be taken care of to look pristine – and this means hand washing using a mild hand soap.

The agitation of a washing machine can damage the fabrics even if set on the gentle cycle. The dyes in the fabrics are also more likely to run and potentially ruin your other summer clothes.

In fact washing your swimsuit in the washing machine is probably the worst thing you could do to a piece of women’s swimwear. Bathing suits need gentle love and care.

Don’t Use Laundry Detergent, You’ll Regret It Later

Many guides out there say to use a little bit of detergent to clean your bathing suits. But laundry detergents are far too harsh for most swimwear and will often cause the color to fade, especially brighter colors. Even just a little bit of detergent can lead to color fading. And never use bleach!

Instead use mild hand soap that doesn’t have added moisturizers. This will help your covertogs last much longer.

Despite Every Instinct To Do So Don’t Wring Out Your Swimsuit

The Lycra we use is very fast-drying so no need to wring please (-:

It is very tempting to do this but you need to resist. Wringing your Covertogs is the fastest way to wear it out because Lycra loses its shape and elasticity when wrung. If you must remove excess water, lay it flat on a towel and roll the towel up and squeeze gently. Remove it from the towel and lay it flat to dry.

It Should Go Without Saying, Don’t Put Your Covertogs in A Dryer

The constant tumbling of a dryer combined with the excessive heat are a quick way to ruin your Covertogs.

We love to hear from Covertogs customers with feedback, queries and comments – good and bad!

Karen Newton / Phone 021 0372509 / karen@covertogs.co.nz