I get asked all the time if items can be washed and if the design will stay on, and the short answer is YES - only if you care for your item in the correct way. I have added details below of how each reworked item should be looked after...
Painted Blazers & Denim
If your blazer/denim has fabric paint/Posca pens ONLY they can be washed on cool. These garments will have been heat set before sending out, however if you are concerned about the design, give it one last iron, inside out, before washing.
Any coats or blazers with embellishments such as gems, trims or patches are dry clean only to prolong the life of the added design.
All leather jackets have an added protection of a clear lacquer. This should ensure the design stays on. These are dry/wipe clean only.
Shoes & Boots
All shoes and boots have an added protection of a clear lacquer. This should ensure the design stays on the shoes or boots. These are wipe clean only.
Spray Painted Shirts
These can be washed in the machine. I would suggest washing on cool and inside out. When it comes to ironing, ensure you iron inside out on the cotton setting - so you don't ruin your iron! The shirt will feel 'stuck' together but will easily peel away.
Tie Dye & Bleach (Acid Wash)
Anything tie dyed or bleached can be washed, on cool in your washing machine. The more you wash your item, the more the colours will fade. Please be aware that colour can transfer so please wash and dry your tie dyed item separately from your other clothing.
When bleaching a garment it does weaken the material, and over time and wear this can cause the garment to rip or tear - this is a normal after effect of bleaching!
Fabric Paint: Heat set on blazers, denim, cotton, polyester - Can be washed on cool, safe to iron
Acrylic Paint - only used on Leather/Pleather: Clear lacquer - Dry/wipe clean only
Posca pens: Heat set on blazers, denim, cotton, polyester - Can be washed on cool, safe to iron. Clear lacquer on leather & pleather - Dry/wipe clean only
Patches, Gems, Trims, Studs, Glitter etc: Attached using fabric/super glue - Dry clean only, do not iron on embellishments
Spray Paint: Heat Set - Can be washed & ironed on reverse
Magazine transfer: Set with clear acrylic - Can be washed on cool if on denim, if on any other fabric please dry clean only.
Foil: No set required - Can be washed on cool if on denim, if on any other fabric please dry clean only.
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