Sylvia P selects the best possible fabrics and materials from the world’s leading manufacturers, however certain fabrics and materials are more vulnerable to foil loss, fading and piling.
Velvet and Nylon Lycras are the most resilient fabrics which incur the least amount of fading. Mesh, Mystique and Holographic Lycra are the most sensitive fabrics which, with repeated wear and washing, may fade. Sylvia P’s sublimated fabrics won’t run as the ink is fused into the fabrics with over 200 degree heat.
When purchasing garments with light and dark colours please note that colour transfer may occur even when washing instruction has been followed correctly. Perspiration and deodorants contributes to the colour transfer. Perspiration and deodorants may cause fabric to fade.
Crystals can be applied to all fabrics, excessive wearing and stretching may result in crystals falling off. Areas where crystals have been applied may dull slightly due to the heat application. To avoid pilling, do not let fabrics come into contact with any rough surfaces or velcro.
Over time fabrics may fade, lose some foil, colours may transfer and/or crystals may dislodge due to wearing and washing even when the instructions above have been followed. Below are care and washing instructions to maximize the life of the garment.
IMPORTANT WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
Turn garment inside out when washing
Machine wash using mild liquid detergent (woolwash)
Wash on short cycle in cold water
Tumble dry immediately after washing on low or no heat
Soak, bleach or use strong detergent or softener
Iron, dry clean or hang dry
Leave in direct sunlight or plastic bags for long periods
Use antiperspirants or deodorants prior to or while wearing