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Cleaning Winter Gloves, Hats and Scarves

February 03, 2013

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

Remember last spring when you bagged your hats, gloves, and scarves and
put them in the back of your closet? Well, now it’s time to get them
out and ready for another winter. If inspection shows they were put away
in a soiled condition, now is the time to clean them.

how to clean gloves and scarvesIf care labels
are present, follow instructions carefully. Many synthetics, as well as
cottons and wools, are hand or machine washable. If tumble drying is
recommended, use a low temperature setting.

Wool, fur, and leather
accessories may require our assistance. These materials require special
cleaning and finishing procedures. Any known stains should be pointed
out when you leave them with us. Most items will clean beautifully, but
accessories, particularly gloves, are exposed to many staining
substances that cannot be removed.