Every garment should have a care label denoting its size, composition of fibres within the material (e.g. 65% cotton; 35% polyester), cleaning instructions, and its country of origin.
The following care tips and cleaning symbols will help protect and prolong the life of your garments. In case of any doubt, always refer to the cleaning instructions on the label.
Quick Care Tips
- Never remove the care label. This has important information about the garment that will help you protect it.
- The older the stain, the more difficult it will be to remove. Send your garments to be professionally cleaned as soon as possible and tell your cleaner what substance caused the stain.
- Do not press soiled clothes, heat sets stains making them more difficult to remove.
- Applying water to ‘remove’ a stain can cause rings that are more difficult to remove than the original stain.
- Alert the dry-cleaner to any stains or odours.
- Protect your garments from perspiration, deodorants, perfume, hair spray, etc. These chemicals can affect colour dyes.
- Guard your garments from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Many white garments are treated with optical brighteners that yellow when exposed to light and heat and coloured garments fade.