Wardrobe Care

FABRIC

  • Do not leave your garments in the plastic cover provided by your dry cleaner
  • Biggest threat to your clothes is not cleaning them and leaving them dirty from one season to another. At the very least, your wool coats and jackets should be washed at the beginning and end of each season. However, it would be wise to clean them more often because dust and other dirt particles can sneak into the weave and wear down the fabric like sandpaper. That’s something you want to avoid with especially expensive items.
  • Hang clothes outside of the wardrobe for at least 2 hours before putting them away. Especially wool, needs air to help it spring back into shape.
  • Use lint brushes to remove lint: Make it a habit to brush your suit before placing it to your wardrobe or closet.
  • Deal with stained clothes as quickly as possible. Stains left unattended may develop stains and damage the fabric
  • Never rub stains, blot with white absorbent paper towel – one piece in front and one behind.
  • Do not be tempted to apply white wine, soda water, salt etc to stains; it makes the stain more difficult to remove.

UPHOLSTERY

  • Dry Clean your upholstery and curtains regularly to remove accumulated dirt, moisture and allergens. Negligence in cleaning may result in irreparable damage like weakening of fabric , permanent stains and frayed edges
  • Water stains on your upholstery and curtains should be immediately dried with a blow dryer. Damp fabric gets damaged easily and is difficult to restore it to its original condition.
  • Dry Cleaning is a better option to clean upholstery and curtains. Washing causes rapid wear and tear and poses a higher risk of shrinkage.
  • If you buy curtains and other home furnishings of the same fabric, always have them all cleaned together with the same dry cleaner. Otherwise they may fade in different proportions.
  • When you have a stain on upholstery, do not be tempted to apply white wine, soda water, salt, etc on them. It makes the stain all the more difficult to remove. Do not rub the stain either, instead blot
    with white absorbent paper towels – one piece in front and one behind.
  • Rubbing natural fabrics may result in permanent removal of the dye which becomes more apparent after dry cleaning
  • Clean stains on non-removable fabrics with a good spot or spray cleaner. Also, treat them once or twice a year with a professional product that deep cleans and can be used at home. A final dirt and moist repellent treatment is advised as well. These will be available at your professional dry cleaner’s.

BED & TABLE LINEN

  • It’s better to launder bed and table linen than to dry clean them. Laundry will preserve its colour and it’s also a more hygienic option.
  • Do not use chlorine bleach while cleaning your linen because it will reduce the fabric’s lifespan and may turn them yellow/brown. Instead ask your dry professional dry cleaner for non-chlorine whiteners, ideally with optical whitening.
  • Never store used or dirty linen without washing them.
  • If you like your table linen starched, send it to your dry cleaner for starching just before you set it out. Storing starched linen will dis colour the fabric.
  • Always keep linen in well ventilated cupboards or use professional moisture absorbers to prevent mildew. These are available at your local dry cleaner’s.
  • Folded linen should always be kept away from direct sunlight to avoid dis colouration of the fabrics along the folded lines.

SHOE AND BAG CARE

  • Like garments which needs to be regular dry cleaned, shoes and bags needs to be regular cleaned and polished to maintain and prolong their lifespan and maintain their appearance. Cleaning and polishing should be a regular part of accessory care. If you use the same bag frequently, it will require cleaning every 2 months in general. This is especially important in countries with humid weather, where the humidity can contribute to rapid fungi formation.
  • You should also clean your bag/shoes whenever it gets stained. Stains can become permanent if left untreated for a long period.
  • Moisture is not good for the leather bags. Keep them in dry places in a cotton/ breathable bag.
  • Suede/Velour: These are difficult to clean if they get stained. Give them regularly to your dry cleaner/ shoe repair shop to keep them clean Leather: Polishing of shoes is critical including the fact. For example they should not be too shiny unless it is a lacquered shoe.
  • Shoe trees: Place wooden shoe trees inside the shoes after use, thus retaining the shape and removing moisture. Shoes should not be a tight fit, have just sufficient tension to hold in place without stretching at top of the heel. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes on consecutive days. The life of your shoes can be greatly extended if they are rested between use.

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