We suggest washing your ScratchMeNots with a mild detergent, such as a baby detergent.
*Please note: Red clothing may bleed, please wash with dark colors or separately. See more suggestions to prevent color bleeding below.
1. Wash on a Cold Delicate Cycle with a mild detergent.
a. No Bleach
b. No Pre-Stain Treatment (as this breaks the silk down and causes it to tear)
2. Tumble Dry Low
a. If ScratchMeNot is not completely dry after the first cycle, finish drying by air drying.
3. Warm Iron if needed
1. Wash Mittens in Cold Water Only
a. This loosens & removes any excess dirt.
2. Wash with Mild Detergent (such as Dreft)
a. No Bleach
b. Do not use Pre-Stain or stain removal liquids
c. Do not leave silk portion to soak in water for long periods of time.
3. Agitate the water with the ScratchMeNot to finish cleaning.
4. Rinse thoroughly.
5. Hand towel dry the silk portion of the mitten, instead of wringing, as twisting silk can break down the natural fibers.
6. Hang or lay down flat to dry
To help make your ScratchMeNot last longer:
a. Use a mild detergent
b. When using the washing machine, open the mittens to prevent other clothes snagging the silk.
c. Use an low drying cycle for 15 minutes, then air dry for the next day’s use. This reduces shrinkage!
d. Hand wash
e. Use several ScratchMeNots throughout the week, so as one is washed, the others can be used.
f. Please note: Red clothing may bleed, please wash with dark colors or separately.
Wash separately in cold water with vinegar and/or salt for 15-30 minutes to let the colors "set". Wash as normal from then on.
Please keep in mind to be careful to wash clothes with dark colors or separately until you are certain the colors will not bleed.
More tips will be added periodically! If you have any questions, contact us!