Sequins, Sparkles, Silk and Suits….it’s the Holiday SOCIAL SEASON!

The kids may be excited for Santa’s arrival, but give us all the sparkles, sequins, silk, suits and chiffon this holiday season! We love that the holidays bring family and friends together. From the start of December it seems like the evenings and weekends book up with various social events, so it’s time to start pulling out all your favorite party pieces from your wardrobe!

It’s always a good idea to take a quick look to make sure there are no lingering stains or tears on any of your dresses, skirts, shirts or suits. Here are some quick tips for caring for some of the trickier materials that make their debut over the holidays:

  • SILK: If you decide to walk your silk pieces at home, be sure to hand wash individually in the sink with cool or cold water (to help keep the color) and gentle detergent. Place the garment in the water, gently stir and let it sit for a few minutes before draining the soapy water and rinsing. To dry, gently blot the item with a clean, white towel, then use a padded hanger to hang over the bathtub to drip dry.
  • SEQUINS PIECES: Before you do anything, check the label. Many pieces are dry clean only due to the delicate nature, but some allow for handwashing. If handwashing, use cool water and gentle detergent – never scrub or wring the garment. If there is a stain, try spot-cleaning with a solution of 1 tsp of liquid dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of cool water. Mix well and use a cotton swab in solution to remove stain, then blot with a clean white cloth.
  • FUR: Never wash your furs in a washer or dryer – this will immediately ruin them. At the start of each winter season, you should get them professionally cleaned with a dry cleaner you trust, like Fabricare. This periodic cleaning, as well as proper storage (which Fabricare also offers!) will help keep your furs looking FAB! And during the winter season, hang your furs up on study wooden hangers and in breathable garment bags. This everyday care will help them maintain their look and shape.

Some stains and repairs are better left to the professionals! Fabricare Cleaners can clean & repair all types of materials in time for your festivities – even the most delicate of materials.

If there is anything Fabricare can do to help you prepare and enjoy the holidays, please reach out at anytime by emailing or calling 203-229-0001.

Wishing you the most FAB holiday season from our family to yours!