I have been very lucky in my life in that I have worked in the fashion industry for a number of years as a PR and marketing specialist. One of the perks of my job is that I will sometimes be gifted incredible designer dresses and designer clothes. I know, I know. Poor me. It sounds horrible, right? When I first started working in this industry I didn’t know a lot about fashion and there was a particularly memorable incident where I was gifted this completely stunning Camilla and Marc dress which was made of silk and linen. One night out and a glass of wine spill later, and the white fabric was totally ruined after I tried to wash it with water and found a big water stain on the dress the next day. I have never repeated this mistake since and want to share what I know with you in the hopes that you never have to endure the same face-palm type moment of this day.
When you’re washing linen you need to follow a couple of simple steps to ensure your garments are in top condition for their life.
Silk is a protein structure that is quite similar to human hair and in contrast to the belief that you can only dry clean silk, you can actually wash it without damaging it. Let’s take a look at how.
Leather items make up a surprising number of our products; shoes, belts, skirts, tops – it’s important to take care of them properly to ensure they stay soft and supple. Let’s take a look at how you can care for them.
I do hope that you have found this a useful article about caring for your leather, silk and linen goods and that your designer frocks and accessories stay in excellent condition for years to come!