Have your clothes cleaned frequently. This actually prolongs their life...as soil
and stains left too long are sometimes impossible to remove and will cause abrasion of the fabric and
wear out the fibers.
Discuss ANY stains with your dry cleaner. Be especially sure to point out light
colored or invisible spills such as from soft drinks or white wine. These stains contain sugar which
can caramelize and turn brown with the heat of drying unless flushed before dry cleaning. These types
of spills if not cleaned will become visible with age.
Bring your garment in for professional care as soon as possible after staining
Avoid letting your garments come in contact with products containing alcohol such
as perfumes, hair spray, colognes and lotions. When these products come in contact with garments they
can damage fabrics and dyes. After cleaning these areas could appear as color loss.
Allow deodorants and antiperspirants to dry before dressing. These products may
also harm the fabrics and dyes.
Protect your clothing from excessive perspiration. The chloride salts in
perspiration seriously weaken delicate fabrics and can also cause dyes to change color.
Protect your clothing from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or strong
artificial light. Bright colors, especially blues and greens tend to oxidize and fade.
Never try to remove a spill by rubbing with a cloth and water. If needed always
BLOT- NEVER RUB a spot. Delicate fabrics such as linen and silk will be easily DAMAGED BY
Never iron stained clothing... the heat only sets the stains.
When possible have matching garments cleaned together. This applies to clothing
as well as household items such as bedspreads, pillow shams, and draperies.