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Care Instructions

Usually compression stockings last for around half a year till the fabric’s firm texture and medical effectiveness start deteriorating. Regular washing is not only important for hygienic reasons but it also restores firmness to the stockings widened through constant wearing. Compression stockings can be washed by hand or in the machine and some are even suitable for the dryer. Please consult the manufacturers’ washing and care instructions for additional information.

The right way to wash compression stockings

Delicates programme

Don´t bleach

Tumble dry

Don´t iron

Don´t dry clean
gentle

Washing

  • Wash inside out!
  • Wash before first use!
  • If possible, wash every day (max. 40°C), at least every second day
  • With commercial mild detergent (particularly suitable for compression stockings is Ofa clean special detergent), don´t use fabric softener
  • Rinse well, but don´t rub or wring
  • Air dry on a towel or in a tumbler dryer (delicates programme), never iron or dry on a radiator

Care

  • Store in dry place, protect against direct sun
  • Avoid stockings with silicone coated grip tops being in contact with solvents, creams and moisturising liquid soap, as the adhesiveness can be strongly affected
  • Maintain regular foot care and wear sensible footwear
  • Pilling is normal with textiles and no grounds for complaint
  • Never repair stockings yourself but return the damaged stocking to the specialist dealer the stocking was bought from

Pull-on aids

The slip-in, slip-out system does not make putting on compression stockings and pantyhose an early morning feat of skill. It allows you to slip into the stocking and day with speed and ease.
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