Item Care



Latex


Keep latex garments away from oils, creams, polishes and leather goods.
Avoid prolonged exposure to heat, sunlight and humidity.Avoid sharp objects.

Keep away from copper, brass, and bronze, as these metals stain latex.
Lighter coloured & translucent latex will permanently stain a brownish-colour when it comes into contact with copper based items, this includes coins and jewellery.
Be careful around candles, cigarettes, and other open flames. Latex is flammable!

To put on, first lightly powder the inside with scent-free talcum powder, or apply a personal lubricant.
Latex garments can be worn with a matt finish or highly polished. To achieve a polished finish, spray with a silicone product, personal lubricant or latex shiner. You can find the shiner we love most in our own store here. Be gentle when polishing items with appliqué detail, rubbing too hard can lift the appliqué off.

To clean, wash in warm water with a few drops of antibacterial soap. Rinse well and hang to dry or dab with a tissue. Leaving your item dirty with sweat and body oils will harm the latex.
Do not wash latex garments with feathers or eyelets, as they may stain. Surface clean only.
Do not iron, dry-clean, or put latex garments into a washing machine or dryer.

When not in use, lightly talc your item, carefully fold and place the item in a plastic bag and put in a closed drawer or similar, if the item is a light coloured latex and has metal fastenings wrap these in a piece of tissue paper so that there is no contact between the fastenings and latex to avoid the possibility of staining. Light coloured and translucent latex, can discolour when in direct contact with darker coloured latex, store separately.

Fabric


Most fabric items may be hand washed in cool water and drip-dried.
Cotton and silk may shrink dramatically, and therefore dry cleaning is strongly recommended. Polyester and other manmade fibers are highly flammable and need to be kept away from open flames and heat. Do not wash garments with feathers or eyelets - surface/dry clean only.

Feathers


Feathers are sensitive to humidity and moth. Store in a garment bag away from direct sunlight. Moth balls may be needed.In case of bending or loss of shape, the feathers may be lightly moistened and reshaped. Do not get fully wet and dry thoroughly before use or storage.
Hair dryer may be used.Do not moisten feathers while in contact with other materials, as feather dye can leak. Do not wash latex or PVC garments with feathers, as they may stain.
Surface clean.

Collective Chaos is not responsible for damage to items that have not been looked after. However, we do offer a reasonably priced repair service for all your latex items and free repair of our own items, if proven defective upon receipt. Please email for more info.


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