Scroll through useful articles and tips on how to take care of your favorite clothes!
1. CURLING: Knitted and weaved clothes are prone to curls. This curling is in most cases irreversible (consult the closest Stegno). Clothes made of acrylic fibers are easier to drain than wool, which is why woolen knits can be a better choice. When you do not wear the knits, they must be folded. Be careful not to hang your knits.
2. PRINTS: Some clothes have prints, patterns or colors that are simply painted or glued to the surface of the fabric. The printed surface may be damaged or corrupted even with the most careful cleaning either in the dry or in the water. Before buying such a cloth it would be useful to look closely at whether the color or the pattern penetrates the fabric altogether. If not, think well before you buy it.
3. COTTON - KNITTED: Cotton knitwear is fashionable, does not curl, fit nicely and is very comfortable. Cotton knitwear is often unstable due to loose knitting, lack of elasticity of the yarn and improper preparation. Some common complaints are squinting, curling and distortion. Cotton knitted fabrics can be dry-cleaned successfully but due to the absorbent properties of cotton stains are not always possible to remove due to the mild solvents used.
4.SHRINKING: A fabric gathers / enters if it has not been properly pre-fabricated or the fabric has been stretched to cover a larger surface during production. Examples are woolen fabrics, angora fabrics and curtain fabrics. The leather and suede can also be gathered. In general, we must avoid buying clothes that barely fit us.
5.PURE SILK: Silk is a delicate cloth. It can be irritated / thawed or torn / open even when wearing it normally. The colors that are often used on silk fabrics are not stable, so they lose color even with daily use of sweat and deodorants. Discoloration can also occur during the selection with professional solvents, and often on silk fabrics we prefer to tolerate a small stain rather than risk destroying the garment due to discoloration.
6. FAUX LEATHER: We never clean dry on imitation leather made of vinyl. There is the possibility of breaking or peeling. The imitation of the castor can be dry-cleaned if the polyurethane was made with careful quality control. If not, imitation will peel or roll. The imitation castor that is made of pieces of fiber stuck on the cloth can also peel off as wearing it during cleaning. Many Kastor imitations can not be cleaned. Our dry cleaners take on imitation leather and castor only under the responsibility of the customer.
7.VELVET: The velvet is usually popular for official outfits. But we have to be careful because they have sensitivity to the pile, which can be worn at the rubbing points as we wear it, especially in the back of the legs and elbows. Acetate velvet is the hardest to clean. Never try to make stains on the velvet because you are in danger of destroying it. When buying clothes we always check the quality specification labels and the cleaning method. When buying clothes, we always check the quality specification labels and the cleaning method. Cleaning labels should clearly indicate / show the chemical and how to clean the fabric, including the accessories they may include. Clothes should be kept clean after the end of each season in order to avoid the appearance of yellowish stains that make them indelible. Avoid exposing the clothes to light or sunlight so that their color is not distorted. When we store the clothes, we always watch if we hang some rusty, not touching the fabrics.
1 SEQUINS: Unfortunately there are many problems that can be created with sequins and depends on the material being made and the method used to place them on the fabric. Many colored coatings on the tassels are glued to their surface. The adhesive dissolves in the dry cleaning process, the paint leaves and can dye the rest of the cloth. Some sequins are made of gelatinous materials that are affected by the heat in the ironing process or even by the sunlight and can blur, melt or curl. In other cases, the tassels are made of plastic and can be completely dissolved during dry cleaning. A problem we usually encounter with sequins is when they are passed with a stitch / thread and can be wiped off when the thread breaks.
2 BUTTONS: Most buttons do not have any problems during cleaning, but there are some types of buttons to avoid. When buying a clean, dry cleaner, ask the store vendor if the buttons are dry cleaned. Few manufacturers use polystyrene buttons that melt in dry cleaning (the problem is quite common in military clothing). In some rare cases, when the dye is not dyed, there is the possibility of a paint leak from the button to the garment. This can happen even when wearing the garment or when the garment is exposed to temperature and humidity during ironing at home. These stains are often permanent and can not be removed. Diamond-shaped balls are often placed on the buttons to give them a more impressive look. In most cases they are glued and may leave either during dry cleaning to dissolve the glue or even during normal use of the garment.
3 KNIVES: The batons make the garment more impressive, but if they are not made with the right materials, they can break, deform or pick up. In many cases they are not properly placed in the garment and after cleaning are almost useless.
4 LEATHER: The skin is generally always fashionable and used by many clothing manufacturers to improve their appearance such as jackets, dresses, coats, sweaters and blouses. Usually, the manufacturers of clothes are watching and using materials that do not lose color and do not crack. In some cases, however, these leather decorations or labels may burst during cleaning or even when wearing the garment, and the problem becomes particularly intense when combining dark decoration with a light fabric. The label on the label that the garment is cleaned either dry or with water does not guarantee that it will not break down. So when you buy a leather-decorated garment, tell the store that you know the problem and that if the decor is not manageable, you will return it. Raincoats and caps are usually decorated with real leather or with buttons and buckles covered with leather that lose color and break during cleaning but even with everyday use. The problem arises when the manufacturer uses lower quality materials.
5 BEADS: The beads at this time are a basic ornament in many dresses both daily and officially. Most beads are glass but other materials such as plastic and wood are used. Plastic can melt in dry cleaning, even if we keep the garment safe from temperature and mechanical friction, so we can always keep our customers informed. Wooden beads can crack during cleaning. A very widespread decor is also the small plastic mirrors that have a silver lining, and the glue that keeps that lining dissolves in the dry cleaning, resulting in the loss of the mirror effect.