- Always hand-wash your newly-bought garment separately to test for colour-bleeding. Do not soak - soaking allows further damage to the fabric if it colour-bleeds. Some fabric such as denim does bleed in the initial few washes. Bear in mind that this is an important first-step even for the luxury-brand clothing.
- If your newly-bought garment does not colour-bleed, you can wash them together with similar coloured fabric in the washing machine. Generally it is safer to have one load for light colours and one load for dark colours.
- Protect those garment that stretches easily by placing them in an appropriate-size laundry net .i.e. use a small laundry net for a small item like a fitted tshirt. Placing a small fitted-tshirt in a big laundry net defeats the purpose as the tshirt will still be able to toss and turn and stretch freely in a big space.
- Hand-washing is still recommended for delicate material such as lace.
- Usage of a separate dryer may damage some delicate fabric and is not usually recommended if there is adequate space for you to air-dry your laundry.
- Always start your iron on a low-heat and increase the heat if necessary.
- Reverse ironing is recommended for fabric with a shiny-finish and also for rayon.
- Generally, steam iron is a safe way to straighten your clothing, especially for thin and delicate fabric like lace and chiffon.
- Some fabric such as silk, leather and wool will need special care. We recommend that you leave this to the experts by sending them for dry-cleaning.
Care for Your Vintage Dresses
- There is no special care needed for vintage dresses unless it is made with one of the delicate fabric stated above. Please follow the first-wash and first-press guidelines above for your newly-bought vintage dresses.