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Maintenance of Silvini products

How to properly wash and take care of clothes, gloves, and accessories.

  • Always follow the graphic symbols on the sewn care labels as they determine the maintenance conditions that are recommended to preserve the longer life and functionality of the product.
  • You can wash the products in the washing machine at the temperature indicated on the label.
  • Do not use fabric softeners or bleaches for functional products, also do not soak these products in the washing solution before washing.
  • We recommend using special detergents for materials containing a membrane (softshell, 4flex membrane), which are now commonly available in drugstores.
  • In case of sweat (e.g. during exercise) we recommend rinsing the product in clean water as soon as possible, in order to protect the colour from long-term effects of aggressive sweat. The rinse as such does not replace washing or the recommended method of treatment, it only contributes to the long-term colour stability.
  • Deodorants can also adversely affect colour stability.
  • When using washing machine, it is necessary to remove or secure everything that could mechanically damage the material. Therefore, always check pockets thoroughly for forgotten things as well as your washing machine. Zippers, shorteners, or plastic patches can damage the material.
  • We recommend washing clothes inside out on low speed (it will prevent the so-called colour pressure). 
  • Remove the clothes from the water immediately after washing and start drying (do not twist dry products with a membrane to prevent damage to the membrane.)
  • Products which contain contrasting colours must be completely drained after both manual and mechanical washing, so that the drying time is not too long for the colours to blend into one another when wet.
  • Our products are not prewashed – there is possibility of colour bleeding. The colour stabilizes after one or two washes.
  • Do not leave your wet clothes folded in a backpack or elsewhere for unnecessarily long time.
  • Dry inside out and never in direct sunlight. Do not tumble dry unless stated otherwise.
  • Some clothes can be ironed at temperature indicated on the label. We recommend ironing on the reverse side.
  • We recommend leaving the removal of intense stains and dirt to professionals.
  • Knitwear is prone to fibre breakage. It is also known that knitted fabrics and fabrics made from synthetic fibres have a higher tendency to form lumps (e.g. PA, PP, PES, etc). When using the products, avoid abrasions (e.g. metal or hook and loop fasteners, backpacks, handbags, jewellery, etc.), as well as leaning on rough objects (e.g. tree bark, plaster, etc…). Tears and abrasions are mechanical damages and therefore cannot be accepted for claim.

Hand-washing materials

  • For both hand washing and for materials containing a membrane (softshell or 4Flex membrane), we recommend using a special liquid detergent designed for these materials.
  • Powder detergents do not have to dissolve completely. An incorrectly prepared washing bath can cause deterioration in the quality of the material or its colour.
  • Remove the clothes from the water immediately after washing and start drying (do not twist dry products with a membrane to prevent damage to the membrane; e.g. with gloves, squeeze the remaining water from the fingers down towards the wrist)

Using fabric softeners

  • Fabric softeners form a film on the individual fibres and thus disrupt the function of the material, such as water-repellent treatment of the fabric, reduction of capillary performance of the fibre or preventing antibacterial function. Fabric softener must not be used on products with impermeability, breathability or wind resistance function, i.e., on all technical materials.

Claim cannot be made if:

  • A change in the properties of textile goods was caused by wear and tear or incorrect use, storage, incorrect intervention, or mechanical damage.
  • A change in the properties of the textile goods was caused by failure to perform necessary maintenance or due to their incorrect implementation.
  • The complaint concerns a defect for which a lower price has been agreed.
  • The textile goods are completely worn out within their utility value.

Overview of the basic symbols of maintenance and care of textiles

wash warm (max 40 ºC, normal cycle)

wash warm (max 40 ºC, permanent press cycle)

wash cold (max 30°C, normal cycle)

wash cold (max 30°C, permanent press cycle)

hand wash (max 40 ºC)

do not bleach

tumble dry on low heat

do not tumble dry

iron medium (max 150 ºC)

iron cool (max 110 ºC)

do not iron

do not dry clean