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Understanding fiber content

Getting out stains is highly dependent on the types of fibers that make up the garment. I am not speaking about satin, or chenille or gabardine, these are types of weave. It is the fibers that should be denoted on a garments label. Man-made fibers such as: polyester, nylon, acetate require different care as opposed to natural fibers: silk, wool, cotton, linen, which are from plants or animals. To make matters more complicated within man-made and natural fibers there are restrictions too. For example you need extreme caution when using any ammonia on a silk or wool but it is fine for cotton and linen. (more…)

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