Always handle rubber carefully - Pulling too hard can leave permanent finger indents, and sharp nails or jewelry can tear the rubber. Before attempting to put on tight latex garments such as catsuits, stockings, gloves etc they should be lubed liberally on the insides with 100% silicone oil. This will make them easier to slip into. Use the palms of your hands to smooth the garments on instead of gripping with fingernails. Never use petroleum based products, solvents or greases like baby-oil, or body lotions on latex.
Clothing made of rubber (latex) is delicate and requires special care in storage and handling. Exposure of latex garments to heat, sunlight and moisture can cause the latex to turn white or rot.
Light coloured and semi transparent rubber may stain from prolonged exposure to metals, sweat and make-up. Contact with copper or copper based alloys should be avoided as this will tarnish latex.
After wearing rubber garments they should be rinsed in lukewarm water with a little soap or mild detergent. Rinse well and hang to dry. Rubber discolours slightly when wet. This will disappear once the rubber is completely dry. Remember to re-shine your rubber after it has been washed & dried to condition it. To make your rubber shine use a 100% silicone spray, wiped on lightly with a lint free cloth.
Prolonged exposure to heat, sunlight or moisture will eventually weaken the fabric. It is essential, to always store rubber clothes in a cool, dark, dry place. We recommend storing rubber in an opaque flat plastic container or hanging in an opaque plastic garment bag. Separate your pieces with white tissue and make sure metal parts do not touch other garments to avoid staining. House of Etiquette does not accept responsibility for staining or distortion of rubber as these processes are beyond our control.
Following these steps will ensure you prolong the life of your rubber clothing so you can continue to enjoy your garments year after year.
RUBBER ALLERGY INFORMATION
Our rubber clothing is cut from latex sheeting and our gloves are molded out of natural rubber latex. Although our rubber is considered hypoallergenic, the natural proteins found in natural rubber latex can cause some people to have an allergic reaction. This allergic reaction is very rare but we advise customers with a history of this sensitivity to avoid rubber clothing; it is therefore the customers’ responsibility to ensure they do not suffer from this allergy prior to purchasing our rubber clothing.