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Fabrics

Caring for Chintz

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Spring is a popular time of year to clean household items such as draperies, bedspreads, and dust ruffles. Many of these fabrics are coated with a glossy finish. These finishes are referred to as poli...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/27/2018 11:03:22 AM
Care Label, Fabrics

Cleaning Winter Wear

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Q: My customers are bringing in bags of hats, gloves, and scarves. Is there a fast and easy way to clean them? A: Unfortunately, there isn’t. Examine each item for a care label. Follow the instruction...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/22/2018 10:38:51 AM
Stain Removal

Spotting with Bleaches

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When spotting with bleaches, keep in mind that bleaching is a process that changes the color of a substance to a colorless state through a chemical reaction. This means that the stains or dyes are not...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/12/2018 2:00:34 PM
Fabrics

Problems With Two Bolts

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Over the years, DLI’s Garment/Textile Analysis Laboratory has received numerous complaints of articles that change color on certain panels during cleaning. This discoloration stops at the seam or pane...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/7/2018 8:54:59 AM

 
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