Why a special wash for hosiery? Each time hosiery is laundered with soap or detergent especially in a washing machine, nylon fibers deteriorate. Weakened fibers are more susceptible to runs, snags and sagging.
Hosiery, especially vintage style hosiery needs special care and even benefits from a pre-wash in Hosiery Mate before wearing.
What is Hosiery Mate? Hosiery Mate is a gentle one-step wash that cleans, conditions, and deodorizes hose in just 15 seconds. You will love the silkier feel of your cleaner, fresher hosiery after this treatment. This unique, patented formula also strengthens and softens delicate fibers to prolong wear life. Additional benefits include elimination of static cling and preservation of elasticity and color.
How does it work? Adding Hosiery Mate to water releases an emulsified resin polymer that electro statically bonds itself to the fibers as a protective coating while allowing the mild detergent system to lift out soil and perspiration. The soil is then kept in suspension and removed in the water, rather than redeposit onto the hosiery. Each pair comes out clean making rinsing totally unnecessary.
Three easy steps to clean and protect hosiery:
1. Pour a capful of Hosiery Mate into a half basin of warm water
2. Swish gently for 15 seconds
3. Squeeze out excess moisture, no need to rinse