Brother ™ GT inks undergone extensive washing and cleaning tests carried out by the Institute of AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists The results state that the inks are resistant to washing and behave the same way as screen printing inks washed under the same conditions.

For best results, clean the shoes immediately after they are exposed to dirt.

  • At the beginning remove excess dirt. Use a soft-bristled brush to clean the soles.
  • Prepare a container of water at a maximum temperature of 30 ° C to 40 ° C.
  • Mix the hot water and a small amount of detergent for washing clothes so as to form a slightly soapy solution.
  • Use a sponge or soft cloth, apply a very small amount of the mixture (water and detergent for washing clothes) and clean dirty areas.
  • Use a different sponge or soft cloth, apply a very small amount of warm water and then remove excess of detergent.
  • Leave the shoes to dry at room temperature.
  • Repeat these steps to remove stubborn stains.
It is not recommended to perform any other cleaning methods or use other shoes care products. Do not clean the shoes with a washing machine or any equipment designed for immersion of shoes in water. Do not use dry cleaning, bleach, or other types of cleaning agents / chemicals except for those listed above. Do not dry the shoes with the hair dryer, any other type of device for drying shoes or any equipment used for thermal insulation.
Brother ™ GT inks are prepared on the basis of water (water paint). These are ecological inks specially formulated to dye natural materials. Brother inks are formulated specifically for use with heads of industrial Brother printing machines thus providing a clear, long-lasting prints. 

Inks have the following certifications 

Oeko-Tex(R) Standard 100 Class I
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for the product covers only the properties of finished products or semi-finished products (eg. accessories, materials, threads, dyes) related to health and safety of consumers. It was created at the initiative of Österreichische Textil-Forschungsinstitut (ÖTI) and Forschungsinstitut Hohenstein. These organizations established and manage criteria for the certification.
Clothing with this designation can not contain certain substances harmful to the health of consumers, including substances prohibited by law and the chemical compounds of known harmful effect. The content of many of the harmful substances such as chromium, nickel, lead, formaldehyde, and certain pesticides, but is permitted limited. Product Testing for the presence of harmful substances in the framework of the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is adapted to the purposes of the article (eg. tests of children's clothes are more stringent than the test fabrics for domestic use).

CPSIA 2008
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

The CPSIA defines the term “children’s product” and generally requires that children’s products:
  • Comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules;
  • Be tested for compliance by a CPSC-accepted accredited laboratory, unless subject to an exception;
  • Have a written Children’s Product Certificate that provides evidence of the product’s compliance; and
  • Have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging where practicable.
The CPSIA also requires domestic manufacturers or importers of non-children’s products to issue a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC). These GCC’s apply to products subject to a consumer product safety rule or any similar CPSC rule, ban, standard or regulation enforced by the Commission.
Finally, the CPSIA lists special requirements in Section 104 for certain durable infant and toddler products, including cribs.