Kelly’s Dry Cleaners Fabric
Care Guide: How to
Upkeep Your Fabrics
B L O G | K E L L Y ' S D R Y C L E A N E R S
Proper care and maintenance of
fabrics are very important. Some
types of fabrics may require special
attention. Lumping everything
together will damage your clothes.
Although it is tempting to do
shortcuts when it comes to
laundering, taking the time to do it
right is worth the effort.
After all, your wardrobe represents a
huge investment of money, time, and
creativity. Never let carelessness cost
We’ve put together a few guidelines
to help you care for your clothes.
While you can always check fabric
care symbols, following these basic
rules of laundering can help you get
clean and good-looking clothing
after every wash.
Linen, made from fibers of the flax
plant, is often treated with sizing, a
finish that makes it crisp. It wrinkles
easily and may require ironing.
Dry cleaning is highly recommended
to preserve linen colors. You can hand
wash or machine wash at your own
risk. Linen absorbs more water
compared to other fabrics, so do not
overcrowd the washer.
Remove any stain immediately using
non-bleach products. Bleach can
weaken the fibers and destroy dyed
Always hang your linens to dry.
Tumble drying them may cause
shrinkage and creases. Never wash,
dry, or iron linens at a temperature
exceeding 60 degrees Celsius as fading
This natural fiber is one of the world’s
oldest clothing material. It is supple,
strong, and lustrous.
Washing silk requires extra care to
prevent tightening or puckering of
many weave patterns. Deep dye tones
may not be color-fast too.
Check the garment label. It should tell
you which design is washable or for
dry-clean only. If washable, use gentle
Hand liquid soap or baby shampoo
without conditioning additives are
Do not tumble silk in a dryer. Roll it in
a towel to press out water, and then
hang to dry.
Who does not wear cotton? It is a
worldwide favorite because it