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Garment Care

How to Properly Care for Bamboo Clothing and Bedding

October 05, 2021
There are many benefits to wearing bamboo clothing, including that it is both comfortable and sustainable. When you've enjoyed the softness and a small carbon footprint of bamboo clothing, you may wonder: What's the best method for washing and caring for bamboo clothing? Bamboo clothing care instructions There is no single method for washing and caring

Back To School Tips for Clothing Care

September 11, 2021

In Boston, getting ready for another year of school almost always calls for at least one shopping trip. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or college student you’ve got some looking good to do this year. The most important thing for students is to be comfortable in what they’re wearing. That allows the mind to focus

How Do You Clean Cotton Clothes and Household Items?

August 18, 2021

  Boston can be very hot in summer and clothes made of cotton are a great choice in this weather. Cotton tablecloths, bed linens and other household items are also a favorite. So it’s worth looking into how we can best care for cotton to keep it beautiful for a long time. Washing Cotton Clothes

How to Speed Up Laundry Day

May 02, 2021

Laundry always seems to take too long. Each step — sort, wash, dry, and fold — takes time.  There are ways to simplify and speed up the process. Sort Ahead of Time Don’t wait until laundry day to sort. Use separate baskets and put your jeans or shirts in the right basket at the end

Prevent Insect Damage to Your Clothing

April 10, 2021

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

Moving from Winter to Spring: the Ins and Outs of Storage

March 06, 2021

After a long slumber, your spring and summer clothes will need to be awakened and taken out of storage. Warmer clothing, such as long skirts and heavy jackets can be safely tucked away to make room for the less-inhibiting light fabrics of spring. How your stored spring and summer wardrobe looks when it comes out

How to Care for Velvet Clothing and Household Items

January 12, 2021
Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes. What is velvet? Velvet has long been known as the

Buying and Cleaning Sweaters

October 13, 2020
As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative

How to clean baseball caps

September 18, 2020
We're well into the Boston Red Sox Games season and your favorite player's cap may be looking a bit dingy.  While most components of the baseball uniform, such as shirts, pants, and socks, are machine washable, what about baseball caps? Well, for baseball caps, the preferred method of care is to simply hand wash the

Cleaning Warm Weather Clothing Takes Care

August 10, 2020

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather in Boston. With that come many products that can damage our clothing. Here are some quick tips to minimize that damage. Antiperspirant Potential Problem: Build-up from deodorant and antiperspirant products can cause fiber damage and yellowing.  Blue and green on silk and wool are particularly