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Resources

  • Hanging Garments
    • Store garments in a cool, dry place
    • To protect from dust & sunlight, wrap in white cotton cloth pinning together with clothespins or safety pins. (IE: flat bed sheet)
    Folding Garments
    • Store garments in a cool, dry place
    • Using white tissue paper, fold the garment with the tissue paper. It will help prevent fold lines.
    Tips
    • Natural fibers store well with cedar blocks
    • Man-made fibers store well with fridge/freezer baking soda box
    • DO NOT store garments under plastic bags or garment bags
    • DO NOT store in a damp place
    • DO NOT store where the sun can shine on garments cover with cotton cloth/flat bed sheet
    • Let air out by hanging or laying flat in an area with nice air movement (2-7 days)
    • If you have a group of garments, use a fan to provide air movement
    • Best to hang in a cool place, warm temps don’t provide as much "freshness"
    The Baking Soda Technique: Cleaning Without Water
    • Great for cleaning an area with a strong odor (armpit area)
    • On inside of garment rub dry baking soda into the fabric
    • Leave on garment 2-3 minutes
    • Carefully brush off with towel
    • Repeat if necessary
    The Baby Powder Technique: Cleaning Without Water
    • Great for cleaning an oily residue from collar or oil-based food spot
    • Lay garment flat
    • Pour baby powder covering entire spot
    • Leave it flat, undisturbed for 8-24 hours
    • Shake off baby powder and pat “oily” baby powder into a clean, dry towel.
    • Repeat if necessary
  • Garment Colorfastness – Prior to Hand Washing or Machine Washing 

    Setting the colors of your garment to prevent bleeding

    YOU WILL NEED:

    • Small washbasin or pail
    • ¼ cup table salt
    • 1 ½ gallon COLD water

    STEPS:

    • Using cold water prepare your salt-water bath.  Place garment in the bath, letting it soak for 3 minutes.  
    • Take out garment; be careful to squeeze all of the water out WITHOUT twisting the garment.
    • Note: You can use the saltwater bath on 2 garments before you have to replace your salt water.
    • Proceed with either hand washing or front-loading washing

     

    Hand Washing

    YOU WILL NEED:

    • Small washbasin or pail
    • Mild Soap (IE: Dreft)
    • 2 Towels
    • Hangers or Drying rack

    STEPS: 

    • Using COLD water add a small amount of mild soap. (Note: Be careful; do not use too much soap, colors bleed much worse, use only a ½ or even a ¼ of what you normally use.) 
    • Lightly squeeze garment with hands for agitation where smelly or stains are. 
    • Let soak for 2-3 minutes, maximum.
    • Take out garment; be careful to squeeze all of the water out WITHOUT twisting the garment.
    • Place in COLD water basin/ pail for rinse.  Repeat this step until all soap residue is gone. (2-3 times, you do not want to leave any soap residue on the garment when storing.)
    • Take out garment; be careful to squeeze all of the water out WITHOUT twisting the garment.
    • Lay the garment flat between two towels, pressing with hands to soak up excess water.  Get as dry as possible before hanging garment to dry.  Wetness can cause colors to bleed when drying. 
    • Immediately hang to dry in an open space with a fan to help drying process. The longer the garment stays wet, the possibility of colors bleeding increases. 

     

    With a Front Loading Washing Machine  

    STEPS: 

    • Select a delicate/ hand wash cycle on washing machine
    • Select COLD wash and COLD rinse. 
    • Use a small amount of mild soap such as Dreft.  (Note: Be careful; do not use too much soap, colors bleed much worse, use only a ½ or even a ¼ of what you normally use.)  
    • Wash 3 garments at a time.  (Adding too many garments will cause twisting, adding possibility of bleeding)
    • Immediately hang garments to dry in an open space with a fan to help drying process. The longer the garment stays wet, the possibility of colors bleeding increases.
Measuring Tips

If you have further questions on how to measure properly please contact us.

Bust: Measure the fullest part of bust

Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of waist

Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips

Torso Girth: Start at shoulder measure down between the legs back up to the same shoulder

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