Armor Lux Care Instructions

You have just purchased a garment made from a selection of quality fabrics and tailored with the greatest care.


In order to preserve the original properties of the garment, we recommend following the care instructions on the composition label. Care instructions are shown with symbols which mean the following.

Backed by our 80 years of experience in producing underwear, ready-to-wear fashions and also clothing for professionals, we would like to give you a few tips that will allow you to keep your item looking new for as long as possible.

Guide for care symbols

  Do not wash with water
  Hand wash
  Symbols underlined with two bars indicate the necessity of a very mild mechanical process.
  Symbols underlined with one bar indicate the necessity of a milder mechanical process.
  Machine wash at 30°C / 80°F
  Machine wash at 40°C / 105°F
  Machine wash at 60°C / 140°F
  Machine wash at 95°C / 200°F

  No bleaching
  Bleaching (and peroxide) allowed
  Use only oxygen bleaches

  Do not tumble dry
  Dry at a low temperature (50°C)
  Dry at a normal temperature (70°C)

Warning: Do not steam iron textiles containing acrylic or modacrylic fibers.
  Do not steam or iron
  Iron at 110°C / 230°F (steam not recommended)
  Iron at 150°C / 300°F
  Iron at 200°C / 390°F

  Do not dry clean with a solvent
  You may dry clean with any solvent except trichlorethylene
  You may dry clean with any petroleum solvent

Guidelines and tips

  • Scrupulously follow the care instructions. They indicate the most suitable temperature and wash cycle.
  • Choose the right cycle on your washing machine according to the composition of the item and the coulors.
  • Your machine has different cycles suitable for all kinds of textiles (wool cycle, gentle cycle, cotton cycle, synthetic cycle...)
  • Do not mix whites with dark or bright colors.
1. Wash and iron inside out
  • This will protect your garment from pilling, fading, and/or dulling.
  • This will protect serigraphs and accessories (buttons, beads,...) from mechanical aggressions.
2. Adjust the amount of detergent to the degree of soiling of the laundry, the amount of load, and to the harness of the water in your region
  • Today’s detergents are very efficient but using too much can harm colors and natural textile fibers.
  • See instructions for your detergent on the back of the packaging.
  • Contact your city hall for information concerning the hardness of your water.
3. Choose the right detergent for your laundry
  • Detergent manufacturers have developed specific products for every type of textile :
  • “Classic” detergents are efficient for removing stains and bleaching ;
  • “Color” detergents protect colors ;
  • Special detergents for “black” fabrics preserve the intensity of black and dark colors ;
  • Special detergents for “delicate” fabrics protect animal fibers (wool, silk).
    4. Air dry rather than tumble dry even if the care label allows it
    • Clothes dryers wear your clothes more quickly.
    5. Do not use softeners on waterproof breathable fabrics
    • Softeners block the pores of the membranes which then lose their breathability.
    6. Use a mild iron (110°C) on the outside of waterproof fabrics when the care label allows it
    • Ironing will reactivate the water repellency of the fabrics.