Did you know brands are required to create a garment care label or that small (and often itchy) tag for every garment they manufacture? As a matter of fact, luxury and high-end brands like Mackage and All Saints employ a team of quality assurance experts to test clean their products before developing these wash instructions. When determining how to wash a garment, always start with the garment care label. We’ve put together this garment care guide to offer some extra help when it comes to cleaning your favourite items.
Silk, Linen, Cashmere and More
You should always dry clean clothes made from linen, silk, or cashmere. As garments made from these materials are often investment pieces, it’s better to be safe than sorry. They’re also quite finicky and difficult to clean in nature, making it difficult to succeed using a DIY cleaning approach. Additionally, clothes made from leather, suede, and fur should always be taken to a specialist.
Velvet, Embellishments, and More
More and more brands are embracing designs using bold colours, fringe, embellishments, and sparkles. It may be obvious, but never put these garments in your washing machine. Clothes with added embellishments are likely to get destroyed in a regular wash cycle. Fringe often tangles and knots, while loose beads and sequins can damage your washing machine.
Long or Full-Bodied
Super long gowns or full bodied down coats should be handled by professionals too. Even the most high quality and modern day washing machines and dryers are not equipped to clean these items. For instance, dry cleaning a down coat like a Canada Goose or Moncler at home can take up to seven hours and multiple wash cycles.
And of course, always dry clean your investment pieces and designer products! Schedule your free pick up and delivery today or give us a call at 416 239 2301 to get a quote and learn more about our dry cleaning process.