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Garment Cares

Garment Cares
November 23, 2015 0 Comment(s)
by Andrew Cambridge Categories: Tips
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Wool is naturally stain-resistant & many common stains can be easily removed, but it always pays to act quickly to prevent stains from setting into the fabric. Garments with stubborn stains (including paint, nail polish and dyes) should be taken to the dry cleaner as soon as possible. Otherwise we recommend you use these stain removal techniques.

EMPTY POCKETS

Before storing or washing, remove belt & empty pockets to avoid sagging & bulging. Store with closures zipped or buttoned.

BRUSHING

Brush your suit lengthwise after wearing to remove surface soil & dust.

AIRING

To remove odours, hang your suit out in fresh air on a shaped or padded hangar.

RESTING

Rest your suit for 24 hours before wearing again. The natural resilience of wool allows it to shed wrinkles & return to its natural shape.

REFRESHING

Woolen garments can be refreshed by hanging them in a steamy bathroom. Moisture from the steam will remove wrinkles. Dry away from direct heat. If your suit gets wet, dry it at room temperature, away from direct heat or sunlight.

IRONING

Many woollen garments do not require ironing, but smooth fabrics may look better if pressed.

DRYCLEAN

Wool should be dry-cleaned sparingly. Otherwise it can go shiny. Use a reputable dry cleaner & identify any spots or stains for special treatment.

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

Remove excess liquid by gently dabbing with a sponge.

BLOOD

Quickly dab with a damp sponge to remove excess blood. Then dab very gently with undiluted vinegar followed by cold water.

BUTTER AND GREASE

First lightly scrape the surface of the stain to remove any excess oil. Then gently sponge with dry cleaning fluid.

CHEWING GUM

Scrape off excess gum then sponge with dry cleaning fluid.

CHOCOLATE

Sponge with cold soapy water.

EGG

Scrape off excess egg and then sponge with cold soapy water.

FOOD

Place towel under affected area. Gently rub soda water toward centre of the stain.

GRASS

Soap very gently using mild tablet soap or flakes, or dab gently with a cloth soaked in methylated spirits.

INK

Immerse in cold water.

LIPSTICK

Can often be removed by rubbing white bread over the stain with a firm gentle motion.

MAKE-UP OR SHOE POLISH

Rub gently with a cloth soaked in turpentine or dry cleaning fluid. Rinse with mild soapy water.

MUD

Allow to dry, and then brush off excess mud. Sponge from back with cold soapy water.

RED WINE

Immerse in cold water.

WAX

Carefully scrape off as much wax as possible with a butter knife. Place blotting paper over the wax and gently iron on wool or dot 2 setting.

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