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
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
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
Putting Clothes AwayAvoidThis! And This! And This!
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
Fabric Care Labels All garments must include a care label Regulated by Not required on socks and hosiery
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
Homework:Complete the worksheet onstains and care codes