Size Guide
Care Guide
Wash Guide

Caring For Your Clothes

Washing instructions and tips for caring for your clothes.


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.


  • 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.


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


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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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

How to measure

Women's Footwear Size Guide

Parts of the shoe Materials
Upper - the outer surface Leather - leather with a coating of thickness 0.15mm or less.
Lining and sock - the lining of the upper and insole which make up the inside of the footwear. Coated leather - leather with a coating of thickness greater than 0.15mm but less than a third of the overall thickness.
Outer sole - the bottom part of the shoe which suffers abrasive wear. Textile - a material which has textile fibres making up at least 80% of the weight.
Other materials - all other materials including leather with a coating greater than a third of the overall thickness

UK SIZES 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CONTINENTAL SIZES 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Footwear Size Chart

UK SIZES 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CONTINENTAL SIZES 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44

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


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".