GARMENT CARE (Revised)
Important: This information
pertains to Swiss cottons, washable
garments and washable textiles
only. If the manufacturer of your garment or fabric says Dry
Clean Only, please do not attempt to wash it. Always follow
the manufacturers instructions for best results.
As for antique and/or vintage garments
- please consult a specialist who can examine and evaluate the condition
of the garment.
Remove any jewelry, beauty pins, etc.
Hand wash using a mild product specially formulated for fine
fabrics. We highly recommend Forever
New Fabric Care Wash. It has a natural citric base and doesn't
leave harmful residue on the fabric.
No chlorine bleach please. It can yellow the fabric. (Pre-treat
stains as soon as possible because the longer you wait to remove
the stain, the harder it is to remove it.) For stubborn stains
we use The
Stain Remedy by Forever New.
Gently wash it by hand and when finished, poor out the soapy
water and gently squeeze the excess soapy water out of the garment.
Never twist or wring your garment. Refill your wash bowl with
fresh water and put the garment in the fresh water. Gently swish
and squeeze the garment in the fresh water to rinse out the
Again, remove the garment from the water, squeeze out the excess
soapy water, poor out the rinse water and again refill your
bowl with fresh water. *I will repeat this process 3 or 4 times
or however many times it takes until all the soap is out of
*Update: Since switching to Forever
New Fabric Care Wash I have not had to spend so much time on
rinsing. It rinses out easily, leaving the garment clean and
fresh, without a dulling residue. I can sincerely say that it
is the best fabric wash I have ever used.
Important Note: Please remember
that when your garment is wet it will be heavy and needs extra
support when you lift it from the water to avoid strain on the
Lay flat to air dry.
*Disclaimer: The garment care and storage information
on this website are only suggestions and are without warranty. For
specific information pertaining to your garment consult the manufacturer
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