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Rua de Barreiros, 74,
4715-166 Nogueira,
Braga, Portugal

Rua do Monte de S. Bento, lote 11 e 12,
4705-700 Fradelos,
Braga, Portugal


+351 253 257 148 (Seg-Sex: 9h00-19h00) (Chamada para a rede fixa nacional)

Rua de Barreiros, 74,
4715-166 Nogueira,
Braga, Portugal

Rua do Monte de S. Bento, lote 11 e 12,
4705-700 Fradelos,
Braga, Portugal


+351 253 257 148 (Seg-Sex: 9h00-19h00) (Chamada para a rede fixa nacional)
Soap Meshes and Silks - 125g
Soap Meshes and Silks - 125g

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  • Brand: Ach Brito
  • Model: MM-SMSC120

Ach Brito's Malhas & Sedas Soap is an ideal soap for delicate clothes and hands.

Produced with coconut oil and perfumed with the exotic fragrance of coconut, the Malhas & Sedas soap, it was for many years the soap chosen for washing the noblest and most expensive fabrics in Portugal.

Registered in 1953, the Malhas & Sedas soap continues to maintain the formulation of excellence that popularized it.


Indicated for:

  • Manual laundry, especially delicate laundry.
  • Hand washing of oils, for example, in workshops.
  • As it is enriched with coconut oil it is also recommended for the skin
  • Animal washing. You can use this soap to bathe the animals, it's great for the fur.





Additional information

How to wash clothes by hand?

Hand washing clothes takes more work, but it's worth it when you want to give extra life to special pieces of clothing.

Most washing machines have a delicate program, however if we wash certain types of clothes by hand we will have better results.

Learn here different techniques for washing clothes by hand and taking care of different fabrics.


Always read the label with instructions.

  • If the label has the hand wash symbol, follow the instructions below to clean it manually.
  • If the label says "dry cleaning only", avoid washing it at home.
  • If the label says "dry clean", you can try washing your clothes by hand.
  • Before washing clothes by hand, check in a small inconspicuous area first to make sure the fabric is firm.
  • Certain fabrics require special care. Items such as delicate lingerie, wool and silk should be hand washed to maintain color and shape.
  • Baby clothes may also have special hand washing requirements.
  • Silk clothes should not be washed by hand if they are bright, patterned or dark colors, as dyes may fade.

Below are step-by-step instructions on the best way to wash clothes by hand, and other advice on how to dry your clothes. In this way, it extends the useful life and keeps the clothes with the same appearance as when it was purchased.


How to wash clothes by hand?

Step 1: Read the label
Read the laundry label for specific product recommendations for hand washing. Then choose the best hand washing detergent. If there is no reference on the label, choose a neutral detergent or dish detergent.

Step 2: Fill the bathtub / basin with water
Fill a small bathtub or sink with water at the temperature recommended on the care label. If there is no caution label, choose cold or warm water. Add about a teaspoon of detergent. You may need more detergent if the garment is large or several items.

Step 3: submerge and dive
Dip the laundry in the soapy water and let it soak. Use gentle strokes to dab the garment in the soapy water. Avoid rubbing or twisting. These actions can stretch or damage the fabric. Gently wash the clothes in soapy water until they are clean.

Step 4: wipe and repeat
Drain the sink or bathtub and refill with cold rinse water. Push the laundry up and down in the water until all the soap is removed. If you're not sure, smell the clothes to make sure they don't smell anymore. Repeat the process with clean water, if necessary.


How to wash bras and lingerie by hand?
To preserve the shape and delicate details of bras and lingerie, hand washing is recommended.

Step 1: Dip the bra
Fill a sink or bowl with warm water. Add a neutral detergent to wash your hands, without alcohol, and mix with the water. Place the bra carefully in the solution and let it soak for 15 minutes. Using your hands, apply the foam to your bra.

Step 2: Rinse the bra
Remove the bra from the water. Hold under the sink or faucet in the bathtub and let the water drain through the bra, rinsing out all the soapy water. Be sure to rinse until the bra no longer releases foam.

Step 3: dry bra
To get rid of excess water, gently fold the bra against a towel before spreading it out to dry. Place the garment lying on a towel and place another towel on top and press to remove excess water. Hang to dry.


How to wash tights by hand?

Delicate tights and stockings require careful washing to avoid breaks and tears.

Step 1: Prepare the Detergent
Fill a sink with warm water and add half a cup of neutral detergent to wash the socks. Any detergent will do, but you can also look for detergents made especially for delicate clothes. Make sure to use warm water, as hot water can actually reduce the elasticity of the socks and change their elasticity.

Step 2: Submerge Tights
First, turn the pants inside out. Gently place the pantyhose in the water mixture and rub. Avoid rubbing and pulling. Gently rub the areas that are most prone to bacteria, such as the feet and the groin area. Soak for 10 or more minutes.

Step 3: rinse and dry
Remove the tights from the water. Wash them with cold water running from the tap. Rinse until no more foam comes out of the socks. Squeeze into a ball and squeeze out the excess water. Place your tights on a towel and wrap to dry as much as possible. It is recommended for drying it on a lint-free towel.


How to wash a sweater by hand?
Check the label on the sweater before washing. Many materials, including cashmere and wool, have to be washed by hand.

Step 1: Prepare the Detergent
Fill a bathtub or sink with warm water and a few drops of mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid. To neutralize the perspiration odor, add 3/4 cups of white vinegar.

Step 2: Wet and rinse the sweater
Turn the sweater inside out. Dip it in the water and shake gently. Be careful not to stretch it. Soak for 10 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water, until no soap residue comes out of the clothes.

Step 3: dry sweater
After diving, press the sweater to remove excess water. Place it on a white towel, on a flat surface (a white towel prevents the transfer of ink from the towel to the sweater). Gently roll the towel and sweater to remove excess water.

Dry the sweater on a flat, moisture-resistant surface, preferably mesh, which allows air to circulate. Keep it away from the sun and heat.


How to wash a hat by hand?
Caps are useful for protecting your eyes from the sun, but they can quickly get dirty with perspiration and body oil.

Step 1: Pre-treatment of stains
First, make sure your cap has a cardboard flap. To do this, just touch; if it has a hollow sound, it is likely to be made of cardboard and you should avoid submerging it in water. Instead, simply wipe with a cloth or brush without submerging.

If your hat is stained or discolored, especially around the sweat band, treat it with a gel stain remover before washing. Allow the solution to soak according to the manufacturer's instructions before washing.

Step 2: Fill the washbasin and wash your hat
Fill a sink or container with cold water, enough to completely submerge the hat. Add a few drops of liquid laundry detergent and shake the water until bubbles form. Soak the hat for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 3: wipe and dry
Rinse the hat with cold water and squeeze gently to remove the foam, avoiding the visor. Dry with a clean towel, then air dry, placing a small bowl or container to keep in shape.

How to dry hand-washed clothes?
After washing your clothes by hand, you will probably need to dry them. Hanging clothes to dry instead of the dryer can prevent them from shrinking, fading and other heat damage.

Step 1: Squeeze out the water
Gently squeeze out excess water from the clothing. Do not wring clothes, as this can stretch the fibers and damage the fabric.

Step 2: place a towel
On a flat surface, lay out a clean, dry bath towel (which has been washed several times and is no longer lint-free). Place the freshly washed clothes on the towel, giving it shape. Wrap the towel, wrapping the clothes in the towel. Gently press the rolled towel to stimulate water absorption. Repeat with another clean, dry towel if the first one gets soaked.

Step 3: Air dry

Follow the instructions on the clothing label. If there is no label, place the hand-washed clothes on a clean, dry white towel, spread on a flat, moisture-resistant surface. Turn the clothes over periodically and replace the damp towel with a dry one, as needed. Air dry your delicate lingerie on a clothesline. If the dry laundry is wrinkled, check the label for the appropriate ironing temperature and, if necessary, gently press the laundry to finish. If there is no caution label, test in an inconspicuous area before pressing. Hang or fold clothes as soon as they are dry to prevent wrinkles.


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