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Caring For Your Clothes

Washing instructions and tips for caring for your clothes.

Sorting

Sort garments by their colour, similar colours together whites, darks etc as coloured garments that are meant to be washed at a higher temperature can release excess dye into your wash.

  • Always read the label and washing instructions before you wash your clothes.
  • Close zippers and hook and loop tape fastenings before washing as delicate items may get damaged.

Washing

  • Wash garments inside out to protect the fabric.
  • Always follow the detergent manufacturers guideline for the amount of clothes to be washed. It is an urban myth that the more detergent you use will give you better results, it can leave residue on the garment and cause clothing to irritate your skin.
  • Wash at 30C to save energy and money (George tests at 50C to ensure the items do not shrink in the wash)
  • Using fabric conditioner will keep your clothes looking newer for longer and help keep fibres feeling smoother and softer against the skin. (Always read instructions for exceptions)
  • Use Wool/Silk detergents for delicates where it states on the care label
  • Ensure that your washing machine is full or three quarters full, this will help save energy by doing less washes. You could also lower your spin speed, use a synthetic cycle or select manually (around 800rpm) and line Dry where ever possible.
  • Where applicable, reshape your clothes whilst damp.

Hand Washing

  • Always ensure the detergent is dissolved in water before adding the garment, avoid excessive rubbing or wringing and rinse out carefully.

Tumble Drying

  • Always check to see if a garment can be tumble dried, never tumble dry a garment that shouldn't be tumble dried.
  • Tumble dryers can use a lot of energy, If you are using a tumble dryer, use the maximum spin speed on your washing machine to help reduce drying times.

Ironing

  • Follow the instructions on the care label
  • Sort garments into similar fabric piles to reduce the need to alter temperatures on your iron.
  • To avoid iron marks iron garments inside out and delicate fabrics on a lower temperature setting.
  • Do not iron over prints/trims or embellished items


Fabric Qualities & Benefits

Cotton

  • Cotton is a cool, breathable natural fibre, very absorbent and comfortable.
  • Always try to line dry when you can and wash inside out and use fabric softeners to keep your Cotton garment looking good.

Viscose

  • Viscose is a hardwearing fabric that is soft , comfortable and drapes well.

Modal

  • Modal is a type of viscose which is soft, smooth and breathable take out - and is resistant to shrinkage, it stays particularly soft through repeated washing.

Linen

  • Linen like Cotton is a natural fibre which keeps you cool and is comfortable to wear and not clingy. It resists soiling well and is long lasting getting better with age.

Wool

  • Wool is a natural fibre and keeps you warm when its cold and cool when its warm, it is a good thermal isolator and is also very absorbent.

Polyester

  • Polyester is very strong, durable, quick drying and easy to care for.

Acrylic

  • Acrylic is ideal for sportswear as it is light, quick drying and also keeps you warm.

Lycra ®

  • Lycra is a premium brand elastane it is ideal where stretch is desired giving great recovery performance in stretch garments. It is lightweight, quick drying, and breathable it is resistant to bacteria and used particularly in swimwear, hosiery, leggings & underwear.

Nylon (Polyamide)

  • Nylon is strong, durable and quick drying, it has the ability to stretch and is particularly good for stockings

Silk

  • Is a natural fibre that has a soft handle, is tear resistant and drapes particularly well, it is kind to your skin and can be worn in all seasons.

Angora

  • Angora is a natural fibre and is soft, light and has a silky texture and is 8 times warmer than wool.

Cashmere

  • Cashmere is a natural fibre is strong and light and is extremely warm to wear.

Jersey

  • There are three types of 'Jersey'
    • Single Jersey - A single faced fabric with natural stretch and recovery
    • Interlock Jersey - A double faced fabric with more natural stretch and recovery
    • Rib Jersey - A double faced fabric with a rib appearance having a lot of stretch and recovery.

Fluoro

  • Wash your fluoro inside out
  • Don't use softeners
  • If line drying ensure the garment is inside out
  • The colour will fade in direct sunlight

Related size guides

George

Kids Measuring Tips Girls, Boys & Baby

Kids

  1. Height - Place feet together flat on floor, measure from the top of the head to the ground without shoes.
  2. Chest - Place tape measure under the arms, measure at the fullest part.
  3. Waist - Measure around the natural waistline.
  4. Hip - Measure across the fullest part of the bottom.

Girls

Girls Height/Weight Chest Waist Hip
6-9 Months 68-74cm/up to 21lbs, 9.5kg - - -
9-12 Months 74-80cm/up to 24lbs, 11kg - - -
12-18 Months/1-1½ Years 80-86cm 49-51cm 50-51cm 52-54cm
18-24 Months/1½-2 Years 86-92cm 51-53cm 51-52cm 54-56cm
2-3 Years 92-98cm 53-55cm 52-53cm 56-58cm
3-4 Years 98-104cm 55-57cm 53-54cm 58-60cm
4-5 Years 104-110cm 57-59cm 54-55cm 60-62cm
5-6 Years 110-116cm 59-61cm 55-57cm 62-65cm
6-7 Years 116-122cm 61-63cm 57-58cm 65-68cm
7-8 Years 122-128cm 63-67cm 59-60cm 68-71cm
8-9 Years 128-135cm 67-69cm 60-61cm 71-73cm
9-10 Years 135-140cm 69-73cm 61-64cm 73-78cm
10-11 Years 140-146cm 73-74cm 65-66cm 78-80cm
11-12 Years 146-152cm 75-79cm 66-67cm 80-84cm
12-13 Years 152-158cm 79-83cm 67-68cm 84-87cm
13-14 Years 158-164cm 83-85cm 68-70cm 87-92cm
14-15 Years 164-170cm 85-89cm 70-72cm 92-94cm
15-16 Years 170-176cm 89-94cm 72-74cm 94-98cm

Boys

Boys Height/Weight Chest Waist Hip
6-9 Months 68-74cm/up to 21lbs, 9.5kg - -
9-12 Months 74-80cm/up to 24lbs, 11kg - -
12-18 Months/1-1½ Years 80-86cm 49-51cm 50-51cm 52-54cm
18-24 Months/1½-2 Years 86-92cm 51-53cm 51-52cm 54-56cm
2-3 Years 92-98cm 53-55cm 52-53cm 56-58cm
3-4 Years 98-104cm 55-57cm 53-54cm 58-60cm
4-5 Years 104-110cm 57-59cm 54-55cm 60-62cm
5-6 Years 110-116cm 59-61cm 55-57cm 62-65cm
6-7 Years 116-122cm 61-63cm 57-58cm 65-68cm
7-8 Years 122-128cm 63-67cm 58-60cm 68-70cm
8-9 Years 128-135cm 67-70cm 60-62cm 70-73cm
9-10 Years 135-140cm 70-73cm 62-64cm 73-76cm
10-11 Years 140-146cm 73-76cm 64-66cm 76-79cm
11-12 Years 146-152cm 76-79cm 66-68cm 79-82cm
12-13 Years 152-158cm 79-82cm 68-70cm 82-85cm
13-14 Years 158-164cm 82-86cm 70-73cm 85-88cm
14-15 Years 164-170cm 86-89cm 73-75cm 88-91cm
15-16 Years 170-176cm 89-93cm 75-77cm 91-94cm

Baby

Baby Height Weight (lbs) Weight (kgs)
Tiny Baby 50cm up to 6lbs 2.7kg
First Size 56cm up to 9lbs 4.1kg
0-3 Months 56-62cm up to 12lbs 5.5kg
3-6 Months 62-68cm up to 18lbs 8kg
6-9 Months 68-74cm up to 21lbs 9.5kg
9-12 Months 74-80cm up to 24lbs 11kg
12-18 Months/1-1½ Years 80-86cm - -
18-24 Months/1½-2 Years 86-92cm - -

Baby Dual Sizes Weight (lbs) Weight (kgs)
0-6 Months up to 18lbs 8kg
6-12 Months up to 24lbs 11kg

Baby Toddler Hat Sizes

Age 1-2 yrs 2-4 yrs
Size 51cm 52cm

Kids Hat Sizes

Age 1-4 yrs 4-8 yrs 8-12 yrs 12-16 yrs
Size 52cm 53cm 55cm 56cm

Boys Collar Sizes

Age 3/4 4/5 5/6 6/7 7/8 8/9 9/10
Collar Size 28cm 29cm 29cm 30cm 31cm 32cm 33cm

Age 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16
Collar Size 34cm 35cm 36cm 37cm 38cm 39cm

Kids Sock Size

Age 0-3 Months 3-12 Months 12-24 Months 2-3 Years 4-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-13 Years 14 Years +
Shoe Size 0-0 0-2½ 3-5½ 6-8½ 9-12 12½ - 3½ Girls
4-5½
--or--
Boys
4-6½

Girls
6-8
--or--
Boys
7-10

Adjustable Waistbands

To ensure a comfort fit in our Kids clothing, there are adjustable waistbands from 1yrs to 14yrs.

To operate you just need to pull the elastic inside the waistband until you achieve the perfect fit and then secure with the buttons inside. Simply adjust the elastic and button position to adjust the fit.

Wash Care Codes

The table below will help you to understand the wash care codes

Cotton wash

Cotton Wash (No Bar) - A wash tub without a bar underneath indicates that normal (maximum) washing conditions may be used at the appropriate temperature.

Synthetics wash

Synthetics Wash (Single Bar) - A single bar beneath the wash tub indicates reduced (medium) washing conditions at the appropriate temperature.

Wool wash

Wool Wash (Double Underline) - A double underline beneath the wash tub indicates much reduced (minimum) washing conditions, and is designed specifically for machine washable wool products.

Wash by hand

Wash by hand

Do not bleach

Do not bleach

Hot iron

Hot Iron

Warm iron

Warm Iron

Cool iron

Cool Iron

Process

Bar beneath the circle will indicate the solvent and the process to be used by the dry cleaner.

Do not dry clean

Do not dry clean.

May be tumble dried

May be tumble dried.

Tumble dry, high heat

With high heat setting.

Tumble dry, low heat

With low heat setting.

Do not tumble dry

Do not tumble dry.

Do Not

A cross through any symbol means "Do Not".