Clean Vintage Clothing

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hey readers!

I am working on an amazing video to show behind the scenes looks from The 18th Street Fashion Show soon. For legal reasons I can't show the video until after the show anyway; so I have been busy editing the video until then. I have been pondering the idea of starting to collect and sell vintage clothing on E-bay. I know how important it is to clean a vintage garment carefully and researching today I came upon this gem. GREAT ideas for those who love vintage clothing but had no idea how to clean it yourself. Enjoy my favorite modern day vintage lady, Dita Von Teese.

Cleaning Vintage Clothing
How to clean vintage clothing varies by the age of the garment and the type of material. The main basic rule is not to put anything vintage through the washing machine or dryer. Hand wash or dry cleaning are the best ways to clean vintage, although I have used the washing machine as a basin when the garment is too large to fit comfortably in the kitchen sink, but make sure that you do not use the agitator when the garment is soaking. I usually fill the washer half full with warm water, a tablespoon of salt and mild detergent and let it soak. To move the garment around, I use a long wooden spoon to gently move the garment around, being careful not to tear the material.



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