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6 Tips to Care for Designer Garments at Home Posted on 30 Dec 12:31

By Nadine Rich

Tips for Caring for your Designer Wardrobe

While caring for your high-quality clothing at home isn’t always the best idea, there are some tips you can implement that will save you from visiting the cleaners too frequently. You can save yourself a lot of time, money, and headache by following the directions on the garment labels and following a few steps before and after wear. Check out these easy yet effective tips to help keep your fine garments looking their best for years to come.
 
Tip 1: Washing
 
When it comes to cleaning high-quality clothing at home, always start by reading the labels. This simple step will make your life a lot easier and prevent any mishaps. For most delicate and designer clothing, the label will usually state whether it is dry clean only, dry clean, or hand wash. Typically, hand washing with a gentle detergent is a safe option. Also, make sure to treat any stains as soon as possible, try not to let them sit and become ingrained in the fabric.  Furthermore, soaking any stains overnight will help to break down the substance making it easier for you to clean. 

Tip 2: Drying

 
Always allow your quality clothing to dry naturally. This means not using harsh heating elements which can cause damage to your garments. The best method is to lay your clothing flat on a clean, dry table outside and turn them over every thirty minutes or so for even drying. This method will also prevent mildew or funny smells from collecting in the threads. The other cool thing about air drying is that this will usually work out any wrinkles in the fabric.
 
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