LATEX CARE

Latex should be fun to wear. Latex will require more care than other clothes in your wardrobe. Rubber is an organic material that will naturally decay with time.  Appropriate care and treatment will extend the wearing life dramatically.

THINGS TO AVOID

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DRESSING IN LATEX

 We advised using a good dusting of talc inside the garment, this will prevent the inside sticking to itself and drying out. Use a light dusting after washing garments once the latex is dry. Talc is a good dry glide to allow easy fitting with tight garments.  Alternatively a light smearing of a latex-safe lubricant inside the garment also works. When undressing, simply slide, or roll off.

 

POLISH

 

 

Polished rubber gives a mirror finish, this also acts as a hydrating moisturiser. Use a dry lint free cloth and several sprays then buff.  Alternatively, a latex safe silicone spray can be used for that ultimate high gloss.

CLEANING

 Each latex item should be hand washed in warm, mild soapy water. Hang to dry thoroughly before storage. Never hang your garment with metal hangers or clips, they will mark and stain. All metal notions including zips/poppers/cord ends, should all be dried immediately. Metal will stain the rubber and cause it to decay or rot over time.

STORING

All items should be dusted or polished before storage, this will avoid surfaces clinging tightly together. Pulling stuck surfaces apart may result in torn rubber, be careful!  We recommend storing in a cool, dry, dark place, such a garment bag or a plastic dry cleaning bag inside your closet

JACK will not be held responsible for any garment damage due to misuse or improper care.

Please refer to our Returns and Exchanges page for further details.  

 

 

SHARP OBJECTS - A tight latex garment will act like a stretched balloon, a snag on something sharp will destroy your garment instantly. Tears can only be repaired by patching.

EXCESSIVE SUNLIGHT -  Excessive and prolonged exposure to sunlight will cause colour fading. We recommend storing latex in a cool dry place, such as a dark garment bag. Alternatively, lay flat or  hang appropriately (no metal hangers), do not not bunch. 

WASHING MACHINES - Never wash latex in the washing machine. Latex should be gently hand washed in warm soapy water then well rinsed and hung to air dry.

STRAINING GARMENTS -  Latex is much weaker when wet. Take extra care when removing sweaty latex clothing or handling washed latex. Do not strain garment, wring or crumple. 

STAINS -  Avoid grease, baby oil, fresh fake tans and metals. This will discolour and destroy the integrity of the rubber deteriorating the surface.