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Care & Cleaning

A note about caring for vintage and antique textiles:

In order to make your vintage clothing last longer and stronger, you can care for it in the following ways:

  • Don’t store your vintage in plastic garment bags! if you are storing an antique textile please use acid free tissue and an acid free storage box.
  • Wash or dry clean after wearing! Perspiration and deodorant can harm textiles and cause discoloration.
  • Cotton, polyester, or blends from the 1960’s-1990’s can be soaked in cool water with a gentle soap made for delicates, rinsed well and hung to dry away from direct sunlight. If the garment seems to have shrunk, give it a cool iron or a steam to let the fibers relax.
  • Gowns should be professionally cleaned.
  • Use white (preferably acid free) tissue paper on hangers to ease “hangerburn.”  No wire hangers, ever!
  • Antique textiles should be cared for by a professional.
  • Air dry but not in direct sunlight.

If you have any concerns or questions about your garment please feel free to email us!