Clothing Care Tips

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Clothing Care Tips

When it comes to protect your wardrobe investment, it is essential to take good care of your clothes. With correct care your garments will last for many years to come.

After each wearing:

(a) Empty pockets otherwise you may teach them to bulge or sag.

(b) Brush them with a Lint Roller this removes lint, hair, surface dirt and soil and prevents them from becoming stains later on. You can also use a lint brush, but it's slightly more stressful on the fabric.

(c) Air them, lay knits flat on bed for an hour or so to dissipate odours it may have absorbed, such as cigarette smoke. Woven garments should be hung from a closet door or shower rod with ample breathing room to allow any wrinkles to relax out.

(d) Knits should never be hung. Fold them and place flat with breathing room, in closet.

Hanging:

(a) Padded or plastic hangers are gentler than wire ones.

(b) Avoid hanging a jacket, or any heavier garments, by the neck or on a coat rack or hook.

(c) Dry rain-soaked or damp garments thoroughly in a cool, well ventilated place before hanging in the closet.

Storage:

(a) Never store a jacket or any garments in the protective plastic bag. Plastic bags are meant for getting your garments from the dry cleaner to your home only, never for storage. Leaving garments in the plastic bags promotes light damage and mildew, and can dry out leather and suede

(b) Don’t jam your clothes together in your closet, either. If you have a big wardrobe, rotate it seasonally, storing your out-of-season clothes in a separate closet (if you're lucky enough to have one) or in special clothing containers (example: old suitcases).

Stains:

(a) Exposure to air, heat and light sets stains and can make their removal impossible. Treat any stains immediately to keep them from becoming permanent.

(b) Don't Press a garment if it's stained. The heat of pressing will set the stain and likely make its removal impossible.

(c)  Doesn’t Use untested home stain removers or club soda. They can aggravate the condition, or may create permanent damage. Take the garment to your dry cleaner.

Dry cleaning: 

(a) Care for your clothes regularly, and unless you have a spill, you should only have to dry clean them once, at the end of the season.

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