Choosing & Caring for Down Comforters

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Choosing and Caring for Down Comforters Although cleaning down items usually is not a problem, a comforter with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, or become matted. Inspect the comforter for these things before purchasing: • Make sure the comforter is well quilted. Quilting stitches should run both vertically and horizontally with quilting lines about 8–10 inches apart. • Check the strength of the stitching. Comforters with...

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Take Care When Caring for Wool

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Take Care When Caring for Wool Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room temperature. Do not hang near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps remove surface soil. If the care label suggests hand washing, use cool water with mild soap or bleach-free detergent. Soak up to five minutes and rinse...

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Special Care Tips for Wool

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Special Care Tips For Wool Wool (Animal Fibers) Common Types: Cashmere, Merino, Mohair, Virgin Wool, Angora, Source: Animal hair, such as from a sheep, goat, alpaca, or rabbit Benefits: Very warm, great to wear in cooler temperatures Lighter or tropical weight fabrics were developed so wool can be worn year-round. Very durable fabric Precautions: Holds odors; so clean regularly. General Care: Usually dry cleanable in any solvent If hand washing, dunk the fabric, don’t...

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Special Care Tips for Silk

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Special Care Tips For Silk Tips on Silk (Animal Fiber) Source: Silk worm Benefits: Beautiful, brilliant colors Luxurious fabrics Precautions: Due to bright colors, dye fading may occur when cleaned Bright colors fade readily to sunlight Discoloration and staining from perspiration General Care: Usually drycleanable in any solvent If hand washing, do not twist or wring to remove moisture Use a mild detergent when washing Partial tumble dry to soften, followed by air drying...

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Special Care Tips for Rayon

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Special Care Tips for Rayon Rayon (Man-Made Cellulose) Other Common Names: Viscose, Lyocell, Tencel, Source: Wood pulp Benefits: Beautiful, brilliant colors Luxurious silk-like fabric Precautions: Due to bright colors, dye fading may occur when cleaned Bright colors fade readily to sunlight Water spots or rings develop readily due to sizing in fabric If washed, fabric may feel limp General Care: Usually dry cleanable in any solvent If hand washing, do not twist or wring to...

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Special Care Tips for Polyester

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Special Care Tips For Polyester Polyester & Nylon (Synthetic Fibers) Source: Man-made Benefits: Comfortable to wear Dyes easily Easy care, and dries quickly Precautions: Heat sensitive, can be damaged by hot irons and high drying temperatures Bright colors fade readily to sunlight Discoloration and staining from perspiration General Care: Usually dry cleanable in any solvent If washable, use permanent press cycles, which are shorter and gentler than cotton cycles. If...

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Special Care Tips for Cotton

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Special Care Tips For Cotton Cotton, Linen, Ramie (Cellulose Fibers) Source: Plants Benefits: Comfortable to wear Breathable fabrics Precautions: Wrinkles easily General Care: If drycleanable, these fabrics can be processed in any solvent. If washable, follow normal home washing and drying methods. These fabrics will require more ironing than most to achieve a wrinkle-free appearance. Tips: To get a crisper look when hand ironing, mist the fabric with water before ironing....

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