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Wash & Care

Wash & Care for Longer Lasting Product Life


M1 & M2 Antimicrobial Masks wash by hand at 60° centigrade. Enhanced treatments good for 20 - 25 washes.

V1 & V2 Counter-Covid Masks wash by hand at 40° centigrade (the temperature is lower for the V masks due to the masks self sanitising properties. Enhanced treatments good for 30 washes.

Simplest way is to soak in a bowl of water, add some detergent/fairly liquid and leave to soak for half an hour. Then rinse thoroughly, wring out excess water, and hang to air dry. Mask protective properties are cited by the scientists to last for repeated and extended washes, but as a precaution we recommend between 20 - 25 washes for the M1 and M2 antimicrobial masks, and 30 washes for the V1 and V2 Viroblock Masks, depending upon your degree of use. Wash after every single use instance.


Washing hosiery with lycra is good, as it helps restore the elasticity. Wash them by hand, or on a very very gentle low temperature wash cycle, protecting with a wash bag, or inside a pillow case, however they will retain their appearance longer if you do wash by hand.

They are best air dried, as extensive heat can degrade the elastane fibers quicker.