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Washing Instructions / Tips and Tricks

Learn how to separate your laundry, how to fill the machine correctly and what to consider when drying the laundry.

Separating the laundry

  • Separate your laundry according to the washing instructions on the garment’s label.
  • Separate dark and light clothes in order to avoid colours turning grey.
  • Turn coloured clothes inside out before washing. This way, the colour stays bright for a longer period of time, and streaking is avoided.
  • Make sure to empty the pockets of all coats, jackets, and trousers before washing and close the zips and buttons. Treat stains with Sonett Gall Soap before washing or according to the tips for stain removal.

Filling the machine correctly

  • Fill the machine (front loader) so that there’s a fist’s width between the washing and the drum. This way the detergent dissolves better, the clothes are cleaner and residues are thoroughly rinsed away.

    Dosage

    • Various tables will show you what to take into account when measuring out the laundry detergent, and how you can adapt the amount of laundry detergent and softener to be measured out according to water hardness and degree of soiling in order to obtain an ideal result.  
    • Please follow the instructions on the respective label concerning the dosage. 

    Tips and Tricks

    Tips and tricks for stain removal and for washing and cleaning with Sonett products

    5 basic rules to remove stains

    • Remove stains as soon as possible and then wash the fabric as usual (follow label instructions).
    • If possible, mechanically remove large stains in advance.
    • Treat stains outside in.
    • Dab stains on delicate fabrics, do not rub or brush.
    • Test the colour fastness on a small hidden area before treating the stain.

     

    Sonett products for stain removal

    Fruit, grass and vegetable stains

    Apply Sonett Gall Soap, leave for a few minutes, rinse out and wash as normal. Please test the colour fastness of the garment on a small hidden area before treating the stain.

    Fat stains

    Apply some undiluted Sonett Orange Power Cleaner, leave for a few minutes and then wash out. This is ideal for removing fat stains on delicate garments. Or treat with Sonett Gall Soap or Sonett Stain Removal Spray, see above.

    Felt tip and ink 

    Can generally be removed well with Sonett Gall Soap or Sonett Stain Removal Spray. 

    Milk, blood and protein stains 

    Thoroughly rinse out all protein stains using cold water, then, if necessary, treat with Sonett Gall Soap.

    Coffee and tea stains 

    Pre-treat the stain with lemon juice or Sonett Laundry Rinse, rinse thoroughly and then wash as normal. Light fabrics can be washed as normal with Sonett Bleach Complex (50 °C / 122 °F), without any pre-treatment. 

    Cocoa and chocolate stains 

    Spray on Sonett Stain Removal Spray and leave on to be effective for 10 minutes, then rinse or put garment straight into the washing machine. 

    Wax stains 

    Place blotting paper on the wax and carefully warm with a hair-dryer. Remove the remaining wax with a solvent. Be careful with hot irons. In this case the wax liquefies too quickly and can become fixed to the fibres. 

    Rust and old blood stains

    Place the stain in Sonett Laundry Rinse, rinse with cold water and then wash as normal using Sonett Bleach Complex, if possible. 

     

    How to wash and care down jackets and pillows

    Laundry Liquid for Wool and Silk is quite well tolerated by down. Note: Whilst drying, down must be continually moved in order not to stick together.

    Unless otherwise indicated, please proceed in the following way:

    • Select gentle wash cycle (30 °C/85 °F)
    • Use Olive Laundry Liquid for Wool and Silk without softener
    • Add extra rinsing cycle
    • Spin very gently only
    • Tumble-dry small load at low temperature
    • Important: Keep shaking the downs every now and then when drying them on a washing line.

    How to wash sportswear and microfibres 

    such as Goretex, Sympatex, Softshell etc.

    Please read the garment’s label. Unless otherwise instructed, proceed as follows:

    • Select setting for a delicate (warm) wash (40 °C/100 °F)
    • Use Sonett Laundry Liquid Color, ensure that you use the correct dose
    • Select additional rinse cycle
    • Spin-dry very gently
    • If using a tumble dryer, set at a low temperature and use a smaller load.

    How to wash and care sheepskins

    Wash sheepskin only when airing, beating and brushing the item are no longer of any use, and the less often the better. Even washable sheepskins generally tend to become hard after washing; therefore the best way of cleaning is one which keeps the leather as dry as possible.

    Unless otherwise instructed, proceed as follows:

    • Depending on the size of the sheepskin, place the same size towel over the edge of a bath tub and lie half of the sheepskin on this.
    • Using the shower head and lukewarm water quickly wet the skin; avoid soaking this as much as possible. 
    • Mix Sonett Olive Laundry Liquid for Wool and Silk in a small container with water (approx. 5 ml = 1 full teaspoon in 100 ml of water = 1 small yoghurt tub) and shampoo half the sheepskin and, if necessary, treat any stains with it.
    • Then quickly rinse, using the shower head and lukewarm water and ‘press dry’ with a hand towel. Repeat this procedure for the other half of the sheepskin.
    • Place on a clothes horse to dry and while drying, shake occasionally. Please do not place it in the sun or near radiators. The dried skin can then be brushed with a coarse brush and will look as good as new.