These are a few tips to help you keep your garments like new for years to come.
Spills on Silk
- Blot the stain, never rub it or you may remove the fabric’s dye. Have the silk garment professionally dry cleaned as soon as possible.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
- Exposing your garments to direct sunlight will result in irreparable damage to the fabric, causing permanent discoloration.
- Never use plastic bags, even dry cleaning bags, to store your clothes. Clothing needs to be exposed to air, so instead take an old cotton sheet and cut a hole in the middle for the hangar. Drape the sheet around the garment and loosely tie at the bottom. Use a pillowcase to cover shorter garments, like blouses, jackets and skirts.
- Heavy plastic tubs with lids that seal shut can be used to store your Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer garments. Fold each garment and loosely pack them in the tub. Add cedar shavings stuffed into a knee-hi stocking to repel moths and other insects.
- Always launder or professionally dry clean your garments before storing them away. Damaging insects are attracted to food stains, body odors and perfumes!
- Hairspray, colognes and perfumes can damage your garments leaving dark stains over time. Apply these products before dressing.
Suede & Leather Warning!
- Never, ever apply an adhesive, such as a peel-and-stick nametag, to suede or leather. The adhesive cannot be removed from the garment!