When it comes to storing delicate clothing like vintage wear, it is important to take the utmost care. To help keep your vintage wear looking pristine, we’ve got a few simple tips and storage tricks inspired by our most recent mention in the online edition of Vogue U.S. Check out the details here.
Remember: Fashion Is Fragile
There are a variety of factors that can age and damage vintage clothing, such as air exposure, unstable temperatures, or simple neglect of care. Fabric materials are extremely susceptible to damage if left uncared for properly. Here are a couple of simple clothing care tips to remember.
How To Properly Care For Your Vintage Clothing
Continually inspect your garments. Routinely inspecting your items for things like dust, musty smells, or overall deterioration can help give you an idea of the best environment for your items.
Stray away from harsh care methods. If you’re caring for vintage items, be gentle. Avoid machine washing, extreme heat from irons, or tumble dry machines.
Certain fabrics can require specialized care. If you want to keep your clothing pristine, don’t hesitate to get the help of professional cleaners and start a conversation regarding your needs.
Storage Tips: Look For Storage Materials That You Can Trust
With long-term storage, materials matter. Look for protective supplies like rolls or sheets of acid-free tissue paper, specially designed for archival packaging and storage.
“No luxe closet is complete without ample acid-free tissue. “Lilah Ramzi, Vogue U.S.
Take it from the luxury storage and fashion archivists mentioned in the online edition of Vogue US, “No luxe closet is complete without ample acid-free tissue. Use the tissue to eliminate creasing, pad shoulders, stuff sleeves and/or handbags to maintain their shape. Tissue is also helpful for separating items in a crowded closet or storage box. Be sure to use tissue to separate embellished/beaded items from other items that could snag as well as to avoid dye transferring of leather, suede, and denim pieces.”
Fun Fact: Not only is our Acid Free Tissue Paper ideal for archival use, it is also FSC® certified. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
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