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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 >>

Cleaning Winter Gloves, Hats and Scarves

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Q. How do you clean winter accessories, such as gloves, hats, and scarves?  Read More >>

Holiday Party Stains

Millie Kwan - Saturday, June 01, 2013
Removing Holiday Party Stains  Read More >>

How Do You Clean Cotton?

Ken Sarni - Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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How Do You Clean Crepe?

Ken Sarni - Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Due to its fiber composition, most crepe garments are “Dryclean Only.”
  • Crepe is extremely susceptible to shrinkage when exposed to moisture. This is especially true for crepes that contain wool, silk, or rayon. Home stain removal on crepe garments may also result in localized shrinkage.
  • If the care label says it is safe to wash the garment, use cool water, rinse thoroughly, and extract lightly. Air dry. Do not tumble dry.
  • Finishing usually requires blocking the fabric to get it back to its original shape.
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How Do You Clean Linen?

Ken Sarni - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Linen is washable, but it can shrink if it has not been pre-shrunk by the manufacturer. Check the label before laundering.
  • If machine washing linens, use warm water and a short, gentle cycle.
  • Separate colors before washing. Many linens may bleed.
  • Dry linen garments on a clothing rack or hanger.
  • Have all pieces of your linen outfits drycleaned at the same time to avoid color discrepancies.
  • When pressing, use a high temperature with a spray mist or damp cloth.
  • If your linens have been treated with a wrinkle-resistant finish, use a lower setting on your iron.
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