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February 2012

How long do drapes, comforters and other household textiles last?

February 11, 2012

The American National Standards Institute, Inc. approved the Fair Claims Guide for Consumer Textile Products. This standard provides the guidelines for determining liability for claims adjustment purposes for textile products. It also includes the following life expectancy chart for household textile items: Life Expectancy Table Item Years Bedspreads   six years Blankets – Heavy Wool and Synthetic

How Do You Clean Cotton?

February 01, 2012

Most cottons can be washed, but some require drycleaning, so it is important to check the instructions on the care label before cleaning. Separate colors before washing. Many cottons may bleed. Check the care label for special ironing instructions. Most easy care cottons such as those labeled “wash and wear” and “little or no ironing”