Clothing care basics

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Clothing care basics

  1. 1. Clothing CareBasicsChapter 14
  2. 2. Why Care for Clothes? Organized, clean, in •Save time good repair and money when you need them •Last longer, if stains are dealt with quickly •Avoid dry-cleaning bills
  3. 3. Stains DO NOT DO – 4 options Launder in hot water without  Rinse in cold water treating stains  Soak for 30 minutes  Can set the stain and make  Bleach – diluted, only for it almost impossible to whites remove  Pre-treat – liquid detergent or paste on stain before laundering Other pre-treatment options Prewash soil and stain remover Don’t use enzyme pre-soak with wool or silk!  protein-based fibers An enzyme pre-soak for Chocolate, blood, egg, meat juice, milk, perspiration, grass, or other protein stains
  4. 4. Pressing vs. Ironing Pressing is a light touch-up of a garment, lifting and lowering the iron lightly from one area to the next Ironing the whole garment is more time consuming and involved
  5. 5. Putting Clothes AwayAvoidThis! And This! And This!
  6. 6. Putting Clothes Away Put woven garments on hangers Empty pockets, close Use a wide hanger zipper or top button for jackets or crease-prone items  Knitted garments should be stored on a shelf or drawer
  7. 7. Fabric Care Labels All garments must include a care label Regulated by Not required on socks and hosiery
  8. 8. Care Codes  Care codes were standardized in 1997 due to globalization of fashion production Use of Dots For Defining Temperature of Water for Tumble Dry Washing Symbol Wash Symbol Definition Description 95°C Near boil Do not wring 70°C Extremely hotBleach 60°C Very hot Dry Flat 50°C HotIron 40°C Warm Line Dry 30°C CoolDry Clean
  9. 9. Homework:Complete the worksheet onstains and care codes

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