How to care for your ZZ swim
To increase the longevity of your Zulu & Zephyr swimwear, we recommend that you follow our care guide below.
- Gentle cold hand wash immediately after use ensuring all salt, sand and chlorine is removed.
- Please do not soak.
- Lay flat, out of direct sunlight to dry.
- Do not roll up wet.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Do not iron, bleach, wring, tumble dry, dry clean or wash in warm or hot water.
- If needed, wash your swimsuit with mild detergent in cold water.
- All our swim fabrications have been tested in chlorine, salt, mineral pools and sea water, but due to circumstantial variations some colour change may occur.
- Our soft, cotton swim fabrication is delicate so ensure you follow this care guide carefully.
- Avoid contact with rough surfaces such as rocks, pebbles, stone and concrete pool surfaces.
- Do not stretch or pull your swimwear with force.
- We do not take responsibility for the balling of fabrics and loss of elasticity.
- We recommend that you do not wear your swimwear in spa baths as the high levels of chlorine and extreme heat could cause fading and damage to your swimsuit.
- Sunscreen lotions, tanning oils and moisturisers can stain, mark and damage your swimsuit.
- Do not leave your swimsuit in direct sunlight as this may cause fading and damage to the material.
How to care for your ZZ knits
Due to the delicate nature of all knitwear, a little extra care is needed when washing & storing. By following our simple steps you will be able to improve the longevity of your garment to last you many seasons.
- Cold hand wash separately.
- We recommend using gentle or wool detergent. Do not use any bleaching agent.
- Wash with care, do not rub or wring.
- Do not soak.
- Rinse in cold water and gently squeeze out excess water.
- Reshape and dry flat in shade.
- Do not tumble dry.
- Do not iron.
- Always store knitwear folded to maintain shape.
- Do not hang as gravity will distort & stretch the garment.
- Do not store damp.
- Pilling or balling is a natural occurrence for both synthetic and natural yarns, and will essentially occur when fibres close to the surface of the knitted garment are subjected to friction and movement. To limit this, avoid consistent rubbing against another garment or surface.
- To keep knitwear looking optimal we recommend using a wool comb. Ensure the knit is completely dry before gently brushing in a single direction to remove pills or balls.
- Due to knit construction knots may appear on the outer or inner of your knitted garment. These are unavoidable as the construction is essentially long strands of yarn, or multiple strands (ends) knitted together. Each spool of yarn needs to be tied off to the next to achieve a continuous strand. Should one become visible, to hide, gently pull through to the reverse side of the garment taking care not to pull too hard and distort the surrounding knit.
- If there are loose ends of yarn visible, these are most likely from the linking stitch (like a seam in a woven garment). Rest assured this is not a sign of unravelling, and they may be tucked back into the nearby seam, or tied off by tying to a nearby loop.
- Knitted garments are prone to snagging or pulling, especially in chunky knits with multiple ends of yarn used in the construction. Whilst it is important to avoid a loop being caught on jewellery or hardware, if this happens do not cut the yarn to hide it, as this will cause the garment to unravel. Instead, it may be pulled out of sight, through to the inside of the garment.