I am frequently asked about laundering techniques and for the most part, following the instructions on the care label is the best idea. For lingerie without a care label, hand washing is best or possibly machine washing if it can be done on a very gentle cycle. Keep in mind that delicate fabrics do best with lingerie soaps that are designed for fine fabrics, so be sure to keep a small bottle, such as Eucalan Fine Fabric Wash on hand. Probably the most important rule of laundry is to keep lingerie out of the dryer. Heat and tumbling destroy delicate elastics, so hanging these items to dry means the difference between a garment lasting for years instead of just a few months.