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!