Q. OMG! I took the tags off my stockings / socks / leg warmers / tights / leggings and don't know how to care for them!!! What ever will I do??
A. DON'T PANIC! Artisan socks has your back! Or your feet, or, well, you know. Here's the info we have for you about socks, stockings, leg warmers and other item product care in general by brand we carry.
Artisan Socks Presents; How to Care for Everything But Not How To Care For Your Relationships, So Really Just How To Care For Stuff you bought From Us*
It's easy to forget about how to wash your socks when you're worried about how many there are, but here are some tips for keeping your socks in their best, brightest, and most comfortable condition to extend the lives of your favorite socks.
Some of our manufacturers recommend hand washing your socks for best results, but most of our socks are okay in the washing machine with like colors on a gentle cycle with cold water and no bleach.
Your socks will also last longer if you line dry them, but some brands will let you put them into the dryer. And remember, colors will stay true longer if you wash your socks inside out.
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Of course, instructions vary depending on the sock manufacturer, and we strongly suggest you follow each brand's instructions for their specific socks. Here's a cheat sheet for after you cut the tags off of your socks:
* We don't presume to tell you how to fix and or care for relationships, that is most certainly not our area of expertise, but we do very strongly recommend that while hanging most socks and stockings out to dry, doing the same with people is often strongly frowned upon and counter-productive. We understand that sock care is not a metaphor for pretty much anything other than sock care making it not a metaphor, but instructions actually. And even though we're giving you instructions, please don't feel we're being all bossy and stuff. We're just trying to help, and certainly not the same way your mother-in-law's just trying to help when she tells you it would work much better if you cooked your Turkey a different way. Thank you for understanding.
Care Instructions By Brand**
**Sorry, for some reason they aren't arranged it any logical order right now. Scroll down the page and hunt out what you're looking for and apologies for making you work so hard to gain your knowledge..)
Vintage Creations Cashmere Arm Warmers:
Dry clean only.
Lara Kazan Leg Warmers:
Dry clean only. Cotton knit leg warmers can be hand washed.
Gentle cycle, cold water, no bleach, line dry.
Machine wash using cool or warm water and tumble dry low. Turn inside out, do not use bleach, do not iron and do not dry clean. We do not recommend using fabric softener because it coats the wool fibers reducing their ability to breathe with your body.
Machine wash, tumble dry low. (Or conserve energy and hang dry!) Do not bleach.
Hand wash separately. Drip dry. Do not bleach.
Machine wash, tumble dry. Non-chlorine bleach when necessary.
Tights and leggings are machine wash cold, line dry.
Machine wash, no chlorine bleach, warm water, separate colors.
No matter how colorful socks you have bought, they can all be machine washed in 40 °C / 104 °F. Avoid bleaching or ironing the socks (Who irons socks? Mr. Monk, stop that.). Even if our socks are tough, they'll last longer if you keep them out of the tumble dryer. Wash inside out.
Sock It To Me / Diesel Sweeties:
Wash in cold water with like colors.
Celeste Stein Tights, Leggings, and Trouser Socks:
Machine wash, delicate cycle.