Have your clothes cleaned frequently. This actually prolongs their life... as soil
and stains left too long are sometimes impossible to remove and will cause abrasion of the fabric and can wear out the fibbers.
any stains with your dry cleaner. Be especially sure to point out light-coloured or invisible spills such as soft drinks or
white wine. These stains contain sugar, which can caramelize and turn brown with the heat of drying unless flushed out before
Bring your garments in for professional care as soon as
possible after staining occurs.
Avoid letting garments come
in contact with products containing alcohol such as perfumes, hair spray, colognes and lotions. When these products dry they
are invisible and will leave spots after being cleaned. Always apply these products before getting dressed and allow them
Allow deodorants and antiperspirants to dry before dressing.
your clothing from excessive perspiration. The chloride salts in perspiration can seriously weaken delicate fabrics and can
cause dyes to change colours.
Protect your clothing from prolonged
exposure to direct sunlight or strong artificial light. Bright colours especially blue and greens tend to oxidize and fade.
iron stained or soiled clothing...these only sets the stain.
Do not store
your clothing in plastic bags. Fabrics, especially natural ones like cotton and linen, they need to breathe.
- If possible try to have matching garments cleaned together. This
applies to clothing as well as household items such as bedspreads, shams and draperies.