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Professional designer care instructions

Keep Your Nicest Clothes Fresh!

Years of traveling and witnessing alternative methods of maintenance for your clothes has created an amazingly efficient and simple method where you dont use a washer machine or dryer! In doing so you’ll almost NEVER have to buy replacements again! This comes from our desire to keep our special pieces in pristine condition for as long as possible and our willing to share with the public.
In this Document offered to our ‘VIP LoE’ members (free sign up) we will cover in depth how to clean and maintain different type of tops such as; T-Shirts, sweatshirts, tops, and jackets. Bottoms including; Sweats, Track pants, Joggers, and jeans. Also Showing great ways to keep your suede and leather shoes in Pristine condition!

Quick Tips

ALWAYS read the clothing tag/label carefully for special instructions.
Treat stains immediately. (soaking will help)
  1. Learn to hand wash see instructions in sheet; in doing so you will almost never have to buy replacements. (cool temp water + gentle cycle for washer if needed.
  1. Wash with similar colors 
  1. If using a washing machine make sure to use cool or warm water. NEVER HOT OR COLD STAY MILD
  1. (if applicable)For best results lay clothing flat to dry or hang dry.

Washing your items with washer machine (Not Recommended For Pristine Upkeep)

T-Shirts/sweatshirts/tops: For best results turn clothes inside out and use front load washer + gentle cycle + cool water + mild detergent for colored clothes. (no optical brighteners) ALWAYS AVOID the dryer, ideally flat dry but if not possible hang dry and never Iron the print.

 

Sweats/Track pants/Joggers: Put the bottoms in and wash with a gentle cycle with cool water. Avoid hot water if you can—the heat will deteriorate the fibers and elastic. Do not use fabric softener as that will ruin the fabric’s sweat-wicking finish. If necessary, you can soften your pants by adding a bit of white vinegar with the detergent. Wash Separately From Towels, Denims and Things With Zippers. For best results hang dry; warm iron, dry clean, and wash with like colors. 

 

Jackets: To keep jackets in pristine condition avoid over washing, have steam pressed or dry cleaned. If needed, only hand wash at home with warm water in a large basin with mild detergent , swishing clothing back and forth. Let the jacket lay on a flat surface to dry (hang drying will stretch fibers) if room: or hang dry. Never use the dryer!

 

Jeans: Wash them inside out in the washing machine on the lightest possible cycle (usually called gentle, delicate, handwash) in warm water with one cap full of gentle soap. Lay flat to dry but don’t wait for them to fully dry; rather put them on when they’re almost completely dry which will allow them to stretch back out since jeans get a little tighter when you wash them. 

Hand Washing Instructions

"Do not scrub at clothing while you're doing this and don't cram too many garments in at once. There should be plenty of water sliding around and through the fabric. Change the water every couple loads, especially if you're treating extra dirty clothes"

Step 1: First, read the care label for any specific hand-washing details.

Step 2: Fill a tub or sink with water (recommended temperature on label) and add 1 teaspoon of detergent (use more if washing multiple items). We recommend our Tide Original Scent Liquid

Step 3: Submerge fabrics in soapy water. Gently stir until the fabrics are clean.

Step 4: Empty tub or sink and refill it with cool rinsing water. Add clean fabrics to water.

Step 5: Dissolve 1 tablespoon of Downy Fabric Conditioner (or enough to cover the bottom of the cap) in 1 cup of water.

Step 6: Move fabrics to the side of the tub and pour the fabric conditioner solution directly into the rinse water.

Step 7: Stir the fabrics in the rinse water several times, then soak for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the fabrics several more times.Step 8: Gently wring, and dry as desired; Hang dry or lay flat

Shoe Care Tricks

  • 1.A pencil eraser will clean off minor marks and spots, especially on white leather.
  • 2.Hairspray helps remove ink and pen marks—just blot with a paper towel.
  • 3.For sugar or alcohol spills, a solution of white vinegar mixed with an equal amount of water can be particularly effective.
  • 4.Spray-on spot removers can help clean off oil and grease stains.
  • 5.Rubber cement is another good oil-spot remover. Apply over the spot, let dry and then rub off. (Do not use this treatment on suede.)
  • 6.If you get caught in the rain, let your shoes dry naturally, away from any direct heat source. Stuff the toe area with paper towels to absorb moisture and help retain the shape of the shoe.

Leather Shoes

Materials: Terry cloth rags, Mild sudsing cleanser or saddle soap, Small horsehair brush with handle, Polishing cream, Large horsehair brush, Protective cream or wax matching the color of shoe.

1.Brush off any dust so you don’t rub it into the shoe. Apply a small amount of cleanser to your rag and wipe the entire surface of the shoe. Limit the amount of time the cleanser is on the shoe so it doesn’t start to soak in

 2.  Moisturizing your leather keeps it supple and prevents cracking so be sure to use a brush to apply a small amount of polishing cream all over the shoe; rub for about 30 seconds and let dry for a few minutes. Brush off any excess cream with your large brush. *Note: Polishing creams come in different colors to match leather shades. Be sure to test a small area before applying; otherwise, you could change the color of your shoe. If your shoes have lighter stitching, use a neutral polish.  

3. Leather is very porous, so it’s important to protect your newly cleaned and polished shoes from the elements. Use a small brush to apply a protective cream or wax; use a circular motion; buff to shine with your brush. Use wax for a shinier finish on calfskin or patent leather. For softer Napa and tumbled leathers, use cream.

Suede Shoes

Materials: Suede brush, suede eraser, terry cloth rags and for impossible to remove stains have white vinegar or Isopropyl alcohol ready. 

Suede shoes: DO NOT USE WATER! Using Suede brush lightly brush stained areas in one direction in constant motion (doing so helps break up surface layer of dirt) When brushing, remember to brush with the grain (same direction the suede naturally sits). After gently breaking up dirt from the top layer; use a bit more force to brush in a back and forth motion to break up dirt particles below the surface and to help raise flattened suede fibres. For set in stains and harder stains use a Suede eraser and scrub desired area for 2-3 minutes and wipe away broken up particles. *For Special cases and intense cleaning: Dip the corner of your flannel/face washer into a small bowl of white vinegar or rubbing alcohol (do not drench the entire cloth) before applying to the stain and massing it into the suede in a back and forth motion. The Goal is to dampen the suede, not soak it. Keep working at the mark and reapplying vinegar/alcohol where necessary to effectively remove the stain. Let suede dry to return to natural color and repeat steps if necessary. While both liquids have their own smells, this will fade over time.

Storing Your Designer

  • Never use any wire clothes hangers in your closet for hanging clothes
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  • If your suit/top is wrinkled, skip the dry cleaner. Get it steam-pressed instead.
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  • Dry clean your clothing before placing these items into storage and remove all clear dry cleaning bags to avoid any damage to your wool, cashmere or silk pieces.
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  • Fold each of your sweaters neatly. If you hang your designer sweaters, the delicate fibers will stretch the garment beyond repair.
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  • Don’t place your summer silks, cottons and linens next to your sweaters and evening wear. Hanging or folding your jet beading, sequin, satin and wool garments against your thin summer clothing can cause the accidental tearing of your clothing.
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