A Guide to Taking Care of your Y.O.U Undies
How should I wash my underwear?
We recommend washing all clothes in a cool wash (30 degrees) as it's better for the garments and also the environment. However if you're worried about hygiene, you can wash your undies at 60 degrees to kill germs (along with household linen and towels).
Turn your undies inside-out when washing.
You don’t need to wash your bralettes more than once every 1-2 weeks, depending on wear.
Do not tumble dry your underwear, but instead hang them to dry for a smooth, crinkle-free finish. We don't recommend ironing them either, as that will also shorten their lifespan.
Add half a cup of white vinegar to your laundry loads to remove pesky stains, add brightness to whites and neutralise odours.
Do you have any tips for removing stains?
Yes! We recommend Save My Knickers, a sustainable stain removal powder that works to remove blood stains from your underwear, clothing and bedding to make your favourite items last longer. Wear your favourite Y.O.U undies with confidence - no matter what day of the month it is!
Can I mend my underwear?
Increasing the lifespan of clothing is one of the best ways to reduce its overall environmental impact, so we’d highly recommend repairing small faults that emerge in your underwear with age. We’ve got some great resources on this - check out our blog posts on mending.
How should I dispose of my Y.O.U Undies if they cannot be mended?
Once you’re sure your old Y.O.U underwear is beyond mending, simply send the items back to us and we’ll ensure that they get recycled. You can read more about our recycling programme here, we also accept underwear, socks and tights from any brand.
Will my underwear stretch?
Yes, all our underwear is made from 95% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, and 5% elastane. It will mould perfectly to your body during the day! But don’t worry, it won’t lose its shape over time – it will always spring back.
Will my underwear shrink?
No, it shouldn't. All our underwear is made from pre-shrunk fabric, meaning it won’t shrink in the wash, even at higher temperatures. We’ve even had reports of zero shrinkage at (accidental) washing temperatures of 90 degrees!