Washing instructions for your garment can be found on the affixed label. Here are a few more tips on caring for certain materials and garments for the sake of the environment and your clothes! Couture, hand-made clothing is a treasure of someone’s time, skill and artistic talent. Whether you’ve received one as a gift or done the work yourself, proper care of them will help them last for many years to come.
Jersey, Knits, Chiffon & Cotton Fabrics
These types of fabrics are better cared for with dry cleaning. Alternately they will usually call for a delicate machine wash cycle, cold water and light drying.
· Machine wash on the gentle cycle in cold water; do not mix with regular laundry
· Hand wash in cold water; do not mix with regular laundry
· Choose a mild detergent
Hand Washing Tips:
· Gently swirl the item in the water; never wring or scrub
· Drain the sink and add fresh cold water for rinsing. Repeat this process until all the water is clear and free of suds
· Support the item from underneath as you transfer it to a dry towel for drying
Reshaping and Drying
· Gently remove excess water and lay item flat on a dry, absorbent towel; do not wring the towel
· Allow the item to dry for 24 hours
· If not completely dry, flip the item over unto a dry towel, arrange into shape, and dry for another 24 hours
· Fold your garment and put it away. Never hang a knitted garment, the weight will stretch out the shoulders quickly
Stains & Spills:
Stains and spills are usually treatable through a dry cleaner. Don't attempt to clean the stain yourself. It is advisable to clean your garment after every use. Do not allow stains and spills to stay untreated for any great length of time or you will have difficulty in removing them.
Hand washing may seem like a lot of trouble, but you can be sure that plenty of work went into creating your garment.