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Caring for Metallic Fabrics

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Silver and gold metallic fabrics are popular in women's attire. Metallic fabric is made by spraying a metallic finish on the surface of a cloth fabric. Many of these surface finishes have limited resistance to care procedures and wear. The metallic finish may be removed or corroded and discolored around the neck and underarm area from the effects of perspiration and body contact. Since the fabrics are often very sheer, they are easily snagged or abraded by jewelry or rough edges of furniture.  Read More >>

Special Care for Silk and Rayon

Millie Kwan - Friday, May 15, 2015

Silk and rayon are two widely used fibers in men's and women's apparel. In today's markets, these fabrics can be seen in high-end designer wear, as well as casual wear. Both fibers may be dyed various colors, from the darkest black to brilliant reds, fuchsia, and yellow.  Read More >>

Prevent Insect Damage to Your Clothing

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mysteriously appearing holes may be the result of insect damage. Often the holes may not be readily apparent until after cleaning. Garments that have been stored for a long time are particularly prone to insect damage. Moth damage is commonly seen on wool fabrics, but beetles, silverfish, roaches, and other insects feed on stains and sizings on fabrics made of other fibers. The type of fabric or food substance insects are attracted to determines whether the damage they cause is direct or indirect.   Read More >>

Cleaning and Waterproofing Raincoats

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

woman in raincoat with umbrellaRaincoats are multi-functional garments that can protect you from rain, wind and snow, keep you warm on cool days, and can even be worn with evening wear. They are indispensable in a Bostonian's wardrobe.

Raincoats come in a variety of fabrics including brushed cotton, water-repellent wool gabardines, blends of polyester and rayon, cotton and wool, and even coated velvets. The traditional yellow raincoat is no longer the norm as prints, plaids, vibrant colors, subdued colors, even combinations of designs and colors appear on the scene. In addition, raincoats today frequently sport trims of fur, suede, corduroy or other decorative fabrics.  Read More >>

Keeping Your Uggs Clean

Millie Kwan - Saturday, December 07, 2013

Ugg boots are typically made of twin-faced sheepskin with fleece on the inside. They are a popular item in our winter wardrobe and many celebrities have been spotted wearing Uggs. In wintry weather, Uggs often develop stains from the snow and slush we trudge through. Here are a few tips to help you keep your Uggs in tip-top shape.   Read More >>

How to Prevent and Treat Sweater Pilling

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Do you find yourself unwilling to wear your favorite and most expensive sweaters because of pilling problems? Sweater pilling is unavoidable regardless of the quality or the cost of your sweater. With natural wool, this problem can turn out to be all the more challenging when compared to artificial fibers and acrylics. Here are some tips on sweater pilling that will help you prevent and treat this problem.   Read More >>


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