Solumbra FabricMachine or hand wash in cold water using mild detergent. Wash darks separately. Hang dry or tumble dry on gentle, low heat. Remove promptly from dryer. Cool iron only. Do not use bleach or Woolite. Do not dry clean.
Colorblocked Solumbra FabricUse extra care in washing your color-blocked Solumbra items. Machine or hand wash in cold water using mild detergent. Remove promptly from washing machine to prevent color bleed. Hang dry or tumble dry on gentle low heat. Remove promptly from dryer. Cool iron only. Do not use bleach or Woolite. Do not dry clean.
Solumbra II, III, IV and WaterShade® FabricsMachine or hand wash in cold water using mild detergent. Wash darks separately. Hang dry. Do not use bleach or Woolite. Do not dry clean. After swimming, promply rinse Solumbra garments in cool water. To gently remove the chemicals found in pool and ocean water, we encourage customers use our Water Garment Cleaner.
Solumbra GlovesHand wash in warm water. Rinse immediately. Do not bleach. Air dry flat. Do not twist or wring.
Solumbra HatsHand wash with cold water using mild detergent. Reshape and dry flat. Do not use bleach or Woolite. Do not twist or wring. Do not dry clean.
Cotton Canvas HatsSpot clean with cold water using soft brush. Do not twist or wring. Dry flat. Do not dry clean. If the Solumbra hat has a rust-proof brim rod, do not fold brim.
Straw HatsOur straw hats should not be submerged in water or worn in wet conditions. Do not pack flat or crush.
Sunscreen StainsCertain sunscreen ingredients stain clothing fabrics, including Solumbra fabrics, and the stains can be challenging, if not impossible, to remove. Please be cautious when applying sunscreen. Solumbra is not responsible for sunscreen stains to Solumbra fabrics and products.
Sunscreen ingredients may create a combination stain that often contains an oily or a rusty component:
Oily stains are difficult to remove from all fabrics including Solumbra, so you should try to avoid them by applying the sunscreen directly to your skin and allowing it to dry before putting clothes on.
Rusty stains may be harder to remove. These stains are a result of the chemical reaction that takes place when sunscreens containing avobenzone or oxybenzone come in contact with water or perspiration.Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxides, also sunscreen ingredients, may stain white and dark colored fabrics. These stains are more likely to wash away when using normal care instructions.
We encourage you to do your own research with the sunscreens you use and see how they stain fabrics. Also, we want to remind you that it is not necessary to wear sunscreen under Solumbra products. Sunscreen is important on any exposed skin areas such as face, neck, and back of hands.
We have found that some sunscreen stains may be partially or fully removed by using Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid and/or Carbona #9 for Rust and Perspiration. Please visit these companies websites for more information and instructions.