LATEX CARE 

  • Before wearing latex, always apply HÅRLEM Dressing Powder or HÅRLEM Gloss inside garments to reduce friction and prevent risk of tearing. 
  • Take care when dressing, latex is a delicate material that can be damaged by nails and sharp jewellery.
  • Contact with oils, perfumes, fake tan and deodorant can permanently stain or damage latex.
  • Keep garments away from metals; including jewellery, body piercings and coat hangers. Metals like copper, brass and bronze can stain latex.
  • Exposure to heat sources, flames and excess ultraviolet light can cause surface damage and discolouration to latex.
  • Natural latex rubber sheeting is generally considered non-hazardous; however, the product is manufactured from products that may cause an allergic reaction for some people. If you know you are susceptible to latex allergies, avoid contact with our latex products. 

LAUNDERING 

For best results, follow all HÅRLEM wash instructions. Hand wash only, do not machine wash, do not dry clean, do not tumble dry, do not iron.

PART I: Washing Latex

When garments appear dirty or gloss needs to be reapplied:

  • Add one teaspoon of HÅRLEM Delicates Wash to a sink of fresh lukewarm water.
  • Move garment through the water.
  • Use a soft, clean sponge to wipe excess dirt and gloss.
  • Rinse with fresh water.

PART II: Glossing Latex

  • Add one teaspoon of HÅRLEM Gloss to a sink of fresh lukewarm water.

  • Move garment through the water until it is lustrous and all surfaces are coated evenly.
  • Hang out of direct sunlight on a non metal hanger to drip dry.

PART III: Storing Latex

  • Store garments away from sunlight and heat sources. Exposure to ultraviolet light can cause surface damage and discolouration to latex.
  • Best results are achieved when garments are lightly dusted with HÅRLEM Dressing Powder, wrapped in tissue paper and stored dry in a dark garment bag. 
  • Do not store different coloured garments together as the pigments in the latex can transfer and stain.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • ATELIER HÅRLEM cannot be held responsible for damage to garments due to incorrect use, laundering and storage.
  • Any garment repairs require an assessment to determine viability and responsibility for cost of repair. Repair enquiries can be made by emailing contact@atelierharlem.com

Our latex material, Gloss, Dressing Powder and Delicates Wash are formulated and tested under the ISO house of Quality Assurance and International Standards. The standards serve to safeguard consumers and the end-users of our products.

  • Our latex is accredited and tested under ISO37 & ISO34-1:2015.
  • Our Gloss is accredited and tested under: ISO75 & ISO306.
  • Our Delicates Wash is accredited and tested under: ISO7535.
  • And our Dressing Aid is accredited and tested under: ISO3262.

For further information regarding our quality assurance standards please email us at contact@atelierharlem.com.