Lux Washable Leather

Lux Tenebrae are the only company in the world making sumptuous corsets and luxury lingerie in a full range of Pittards dress glove leathers




Where Lux Tenebrae leather items are made from  Pittards glove leather, they are washable unless otherwise stated. We use Ecover Brand, Delicates - for washing silk and wollens.

However, we have found that even with following the instructions, there will be a little loss of colour, and the leather will not be quite as soft at first. But, it soon regains it's flexibility. There is no need to feed the leather, your body oils will do that for you.

Leather Corsets are DRY CLEAN ONLY because of the metal boning. Lambskin, Calfskin and Python are DRY CLEAN ONLY because of the finish.


Washing instructions:

Hand Wash -  For best results -

  • Produce a good lather in lukewarm water using mild detergent or soapflakes.
  • Immerse your item and wash gently on your hands.
  • Remove item and rinse thoroughly in clean water.
  • Squeeze out all excess water from the fingers downwards and pull gently into shape.
  • Hang to dry away from direct sunlight or heat.
  • White items should not be washed with coloured articles. Coloured items may be washed with articles of a similar colour provided the above instructions are followed.
  • For best results wash items before they become too soiled!

Machine wash:

  • Wash your item on the low temperature (up to 30°C) gentle cycle of a domestic washing machine (only where recommended).
  • Use a mild soap or soap flakes that are recommended for washing woollens.
    • Cotton or synthetic washing materials and those containing bleach or Sodium Perborate are not suitable.
    • Do not use any fabric conditioner.
    • Do not use strong washing materials as they may damage the leather's performance properties.
  • Ensure that your items are thoroughly rinsed.
  • Spin gently, pull into shape and hang to dry in natural room temperature away from direct sunlight.


  • When nearly dry, put the item on hand to restore shape and softness.
  • Remove from your body and hang up to dry fully.
  • When dry place on your body and buff the surface with a soft cloth.

Colour Fastness

The colour fastness of leather is highly dependent on shade and finish

The aniline glove leather we use, by virtue of its delicate nature, can be made using only a limited range of dyestuffs meaning certain intense fashion colours may achieve no better than grade 2 on a grey scale assessment.This is perfectly adequate for everyday wear on it's own but requires caution if the leather is to be used in conjunction with other materials.