Some Facts About Wool - Used For Clothing And Garments
Facts about WOOL
Wool fiber actually has tiny pores. When it's dyed, the pores open and the dye is absorbed into it. That's why wool garments look and stay so rich in color.
Wool can be stretched up to 70% of its natural length and still retain its shape when released. In other words, it won't sag and wrinkles relax easily.
Wool's natural climate control system keeps you comfortable because it insulates you from heat and cold by trapping little pockets of air.
Wool is so strong, it's used to cover tennis balls and billiard tables. So fine, it's the choice of tailors and designers around the world.
How to Care For Your Fine Woolen Garments
Brush after every wearing with a soft firm bristled brush.
Hang your clothes where they can breathe. Luxury fabrics have a resiliency and are able to shed wrinkles. They need air to help them spring back into shape.
Give your clothes a rest. A 24-hour rest will not only rid them of wrinkles but will also help them wear longer.
Empty your pockets between wearings. Heavy objects strain pocket seams and pull the fabric out of shape
Treat stains promptly. Take your clothes only to a reputable dry cleaner.
Press and dry-clean your clothing at least once a season, and especially before storing.
Store your clothes carefully. Make sure they are clean before storage. The smallest stain can invite moths. Cedar lined closets, or fresh cedar blocks, are best for storing your tailored clothing.
Fold the knits.
To remove wrinkles, hang your garment in a steamy bathroom.
How to Care For Your Fine Neckwear and Eliminate Wrinkling.
Step 1: Always unknot your tie when not in use and give it a few days rest before further wear.
Step 2: Roll your tie tightly and let it sit for a day or two.
Step 3: Hang the tie after wearing and the wrinkles will disappear.
Cleaning Stains on Neckwear
Step 1: Water Stains: Brush tie one way with a dry wool cloth, or
Step 2: Choose a professional with a good reputation in neckwear care to dry clean your ties.
Eliminate Fraying and Loose Threads
Step 1: If the ties threads pick, never pull the treads or shave down with a blade or scissors, this will damage the tie instead.
Step 2: Light a match and carefully burn off the excess frayed threads without burning the tie. This will give new life to the tie.
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