Clothing Care Tips: How to Care for & Wash Your Favorite Fabrics

Givenchy praised fabric and knew how to elevate clothing with the right material. We all have our favorite fabrics, from warm cashmere to the smoothness of silk, or the rugged feel of denim blue jeans, and everything in between. As fashionistas, we love fabric which means we have to take good care of it. Trust me, darling, if you take good care of your favorite fabrics they will take care of you.

How to Take Care of Denim

Denim is one of the most beloved fabrics in the world, and for good reason, it’s fabulous! You should never wash denim clothing on warm, if you must wash a pair of denim jeans, wash it on cold. Many people are averse to washing their jeans because it can change their shape. One alternative to washing denim clothing is to freeze it, this will eradicate bad odors and retain its original shape.

Taking Care of Leather

Never ever put leather in a washing machine, unless of course, you’re trying to destroy your ex’s jacket. When cleaning a leather jacket properly, you have to be gentle. Start brushing it down with a soft brush and then wipe the jacket down with warm water. For the most part, this should be all you need to do to keep a leather jacket reasonably clean. When a deeper cleaning is required, take it to a professional.

How to Handle Silk

Silk is one of the most luxurious materials in the world. Clothing should be an experience, and when it comes to an experience, silk really delivers. The soft smooth feeling of silk against your skin is an experience in and of itself.

To clean a silk garment, you should either wash it by hand or wash it on cool-warm. If you’re using a machine to dry it, put the dryer on tumble dry-cool. Alternatively, you can air dry it by hanging it up outside.

Cleaning Wool

Wool is a generous material, it keeps us warm in the cold months and looks incredible. Not all wool clothing can be washed in a conventional laundry machine. Always check the label for more direction. Some wool garments will need to be dry-cleaned, others can be cleaned by hand.

One final tip, never wash wool clothing in cold water. Washing wool clothing in cold water will cause the garment to shrink. Well darlings, now that you know more about how to take care of your favorite fabrics it’s time to get out there and start wearing them!


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