Fabric Care Tips by TheHeer.com.
|Acetate||Dry clean only.|
|Acrylic||Machine wash warm using warm water, softener may be added during the final rinse cycle. Machine dry using low temperature, remove; promptly when done.|
|Cotton||Machine wash warm, tumble dry low. Use cool iron.|
|Metallic Cotton||Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, cool iron may be used.|
|Fleece||Machine wash warm and remove quickly to avoid matting. Hang to dry; do not use dryer.|
|Linen||Dry clean is recommended and retains the original crisp finish to the fabric. Hand wash in mild soap no chlorine bleach dry by laying flat on clean non-colored towel. Note: Hand washing softens the feel of the linen which is sometimes preferred.|
|Lyocell||Lyocell garments may be either machine washable and dryable or drycleanable. Read the label. Washable lyocell has the strength and ease of care of other easy-care fabrics. Machine wash and dry at low temperature. Remove from dryer as soon as the garment is dry. If ironing is required, use a moderately warm iron.|
|Lycra||Hand or machine wash in lukewarm water. Never use chlorine bleach onany fabric containing Lycra. Either drip dry or machine dry using low temperature settings.|
|Lycra Velvet||Hand or machine wash in lukewarm water. Never use chlorine bleach on any fabric containing Lycra. Either drip dry or machine dry using low temperature settings.|
|Microfibers||Acrylic,nylon and polyester microfibers are machine washable, machine dryable or drycleanable Follow the instructions for washing fabrics consisting of these individual fibers.|
|Nylon||Most items made from nylon can be machined washed and tumbled dried at low temperatures. Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle. To minimize static electricity use a dyer sheet when machine drying. Remove articles from the dyer as soon as the tumbling cycle is completed. If ironing is required, use a warm iron.|
|Polyester||Use warm water add fabric softener to final rinse, machine dry low and remove promptly from dryer. If ironing is needed use a moderate warm setting. All polyesters can be dry cleaned.|
|Polyolefin||Most items can be washed or dry-cleaned. Most stains can be readily be removed by wiping, using lukewarm water and detergent. If fabric is machine washed, it should be line dried or tumbled dried with gentle or no heat. Do not iron.|
|Rayon||Dry cleaning is recommended. Although hand wash in lukewarm water is okay. No chlorine bleach allowed. Lay flat on a clean non-colored towel to dry.|
|Silk||Dry cleaning is preferred. Hand washing is possible if mild soap and lukewarm water is used. Laying flat on a clean non-colored towel to dry.|
|Spandex||Hand or machine wash in lukewarm water. Never use chlorine bleach on any fabric containing Lycra. Either drip dry or machine dry using low temperature settings.|
|Suede||Recommendation is dry cleaning. Although Machine wash gentle cycle is allowed.|
|Triacetate||Pleated garments are best hand laundered. Most other garments containing 100% triacetate can be machine washed. If ironing is needed, a high temperature setting may be used. Articles containing triacetate require little care due mainly to the fiber's resistance to high temperature.|
|Woodblocks||As with all hand-printed fabrics, we suggest you do the following: prewash by hand with mild detergent and rinse until water runs clear. Dry flat. Additional color transfer from dark to lights may occur when sewn and washed together. We suggest you take this into account when designing your projects. We hope you enjoy the results when you use this ancient fabric handicraft.|
|WoolSuiting||Recommendation is for dry cleaning. Can be spot cleaned with a damp sponge.|
SILK FABRIC & CARE
Say "silk" and what do you visualize? No other fabric generates quite the same reaction!
For centuries silk has had a reputation as a luxurious and sensuous fabric – the one associated with wealth and success. Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to man. The Chinese have used it since the 27th century BC. Silk is mentioned by Aristotle and became a valuable commodity both in Greece and Rome . During the Roman Empire , silk was sold for its weight in gold. Today, silk is yet another word for elegance, and silk garments are prized for their versatility, wear-ability and comfort.
Silk, is the strongest natural fiber. A steel filament of the same diameter as silk will break before a filament of silk. Silk absorbs moisture, which makes it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Because of its high absorbency, it is easily dyed in many deep colors. Silk retains its shape, drapes well, caresses the figure, and shimmers with a luster all its own.
Contemporary silk garments range from eveningwear to sports wear. A silk suit can go to the office and, with a change of accessories and a blouse, transform into an elegant dinner ensemble. Silk garments can be worn for all seasons.
Silk — elegant, versatile and washable. In the past, owning a silk garment meant not only the initial price of the garment but also the cost of dry cleaning. All silk is washable. Silk is a natural protein fiber, like human hair, taken from the cocoon of the silkworm. The natural glue, sericin, secreted by silkworms and not totally removed during manufacturing of the silk, is a natural sizing which is brought out when washing in warm water.
Silk fabrics can be hand washed. Technically, silk does not shrink like other fibers. If the fabric is not tightly woven, washing a silk with tightens up the weave... thus; lighter weights of silk (say a crepe de chine of 14 mm) can be improved by washing, as it will tighten up the weave.
Always dry-wash your silks or wash them with a good gentle soap in cold water.
Give a final rinse in limejuice solution for sheen and stiffness.
Dry your silks in the shade. Drying white silks in the sun turns them yellow. Keep your silk clothes in cool places, where strong light cannot fade the colour.
Iron silks when damp. Never iron jari, as the pile flattens and permanently damages the fabric.
Envelop your sarees in white cotton cloth and refold them at regular intervals of time.
Use clove sticks while stacking silk fabrics and sarees, as it keeps the moths at bay.
Get sandwash silks cleaned only by professionals. To remove surface stains, brush the article frequently with a soft brush.