To keep fine quality children's clothing looking great, here are some suggestions for caring for your little one's clothing. Our suggestions are listed here to assist you, but we cannot take responsibility for the final outcome.
In general, please check the fabric care labels in the garment for the designer's recommended cleaning instructions. If clothing care labels confuse you as much as they confuse us, please take a look at this guide provided on the Proctor & Gamble Tide website:
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It's better you dry clean the following fabrics: velvet, silk, wool. It is best not to dry clean unnecessarily, to prevent excessive wear or fading. If an article of clothing was only worn for a short period of time, and is not stained (sometimes this is true, believe it or not), it may be better to air it out and iron the clothing lightly (on the inside of the garment) for an additional wearing.
Many fine fabrics are washable, such as certain linens and cotton, but extra care must be taken when pre-treating apparel for stain removal or using excessive elbow grease in scrubbing the stain. The extra care can help prevent ruining the finish or sizing of the fabric or fading of the garment's color. Always test an inside seam or hemline for color fastness when using a stain treatment. Also, rinsing a garment in cold water is preferable over hot water, which tends to set the stain. If you have children, you are probably an expert on stain removal; however, some suggestions on treating stains on kids clothes can be found on the Proctor & Gamble Tide website.
Kids' clothing that is stained should be washed as soon as possible to avoid allowing the stain to set, making stain removal more difficult.
Always clean high quality children's clothing that is washable on the gentle cycle with a gentle, non-perfume detergent. Partially dry on a low heat setting, and then block dry until the garment is completely dry.
If needed, iron the clothes on a low heat setting. Ironing silks, wools and velvets on the inside of the garment will prevent you from scorching the finish of the fabric. Also, a hand steamer may be preferable for velvets so as not to flatten the pile of the fabric.
Caring for fine children's clothing is worth the extra time. Anichini garments can last a lifetime and be in excellent condition when you want to pass them down to your grandchildren!