Storing your wardrobe in a proper manner ensures it’s longevity. Dye transfer is a problem which often cannot be remedied and there are a few ways to avoid doing this;
- Avoid dye transfer by washing like colors together. A gentle cycle (or shorter cycle) with cold/cool water will also help prevent this.
- Before wearing your new denim, be sure to give it a wash to rid them of any excess dye and don’t store them next to leathers/suedes or pastels, whites etc. Your white shirt/blouse will thank you for it!
- Use acid-free tissue between layers of folded items for further dye transfer protection
- Don’t store your patent leather handbag in contact with other items Stuff the bags with acid-free tissue to maintain the shape and avoid creases. Finally, find a dark, dry, cool area with good air circulation for storing your nice handbags, and generally avoid attics and basements.
Keep an eye out for:
- Poor quality dye
- Wear and tear (fabric breakage)
- Incorrect dye for fabric being used
- Dye item may require a ‘fixer’ to bind dye
Content provided by Hallak: The Couture Cleaner
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