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Complete Fabric Care Guide

Untitled design(2)Every type of fabric requires a personalized care routine, which can make laundry very complicated. Here is a list of some of the most common fabrics, their qualities, and how to care for them:

Polyester– Chances are, you have quite a bit of polyester in your closet. It’s one of the most used synthetic fibers in clothing due to its wrinkle and shrink resistant qualities. Polyester can be washed in your machine at home with no issue.

Linen– Due to its breathable texture and lightweight feel, linen is a favorite for warm days. Some linen blends can be washed in your machine at home, but it is particularly difficult to press, even with professional experience. To keep the original look and feel of linen it should be dry-cleaned.
Silk– Luxurious as it may be, silk items take a little extra care. Some silk items have already been treated and pre-shrunk but it’s best to check the label before tossing it in the washing machine. For best results your silk items should be dry-cleaned.
Cotton– The easiest fabric you could ask for, cotton typically doesn’t call for specialized care. Because it’s one of the most popular fabrics used for clothing, most all cotton items have been pre-treated and shrunk and are ready to be washed in your washing machine.
Rayon– Similar to cotton and linen, rayon is a comfortable fabric that seems to get even cozier with wear. Since it’s made from natural fibers and prone to shrinking, rayon should be dry-cleaned or carefully hand washed.

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Welcome to the new

The new

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website at You’re already here reading this post, so chances are you’ve already browsed around. We’d like to share some of the key features of our new site – actually, sites! Because Sir Galloway Fabric Restoration, our sister company, also got a brand new website. (more…)