caring for your glyde-tex latex

All Kim West garments are Glyde-tex latex and have been treated with Fade Stop before they leave our workshop.

Latex will fade in UV light but Glyde-tex is slightly more resistant to fading.  Fade Stop provides an effective shield against sunlight.

Glyde-tex and Fade Stop will not prevent your latex from marking if handled incorrectly. Lighter colours can absorb stronger colours. Store separately. 

Copper coins can permanently mark lighter colours, be sure not to touch the fabric after handling coins.

Oils will mark the latex. Wash hands after applying make-up.



When applied regularly and after washing, Fade Stop prevents latex from fading in daylight. 



Wash item in cool, mild soapy water . Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry (NOT on the washing line in bright sunshine), turning once to ensure it dries all over. Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer on a cold setting and constantly turn the garment with your hand to ensure it dries evenly. Reapply Fade Stop. Glyde-tex washes easily and doesn't stick to itself.

Store in a dark cupboard on a plastic or soft padded hanger. Cover with a black bin liner or a suit/dress bag.

Some items such as the quilted designs should be wiped with a damp cloth and not washed.

Tip! Here at Kim West we prefer our latex to have a natural shine. We do not recommend the use of silicone sprays and polishes as they leave a sticky, oily or greasy film on the latex. Once you start using these polishes you have to continue as they will leave the latex looking dull when not used. Polished latex attracts dust, finger prints and hair. It will also leave marks on furniture.