Designating sizes for textile may include various different measuring systems, therefore in the following text we shall present the comparisons of various systems which will facilitate easier orientation.
While buying jeans clothing items, you should bear in mind that the lifespan of bleached jeans (very light), as well as intentionally destroyed jeans, or the previously mentioned Used Look is shorter than darker varieties of jeans without the so called worn out areas.
When deciding to buy dark jeans, we should bear in mind that for some time, during washing and wearing, it shall be releasing indigo colour from its area. Of course, this should include only the minimum quantities, yet one should not expect it will “perform” like stonewashed jeans. The maintenance instructions provided on the accompanying labels should by all means be preserved. Dark jeans should best be washed upside down (this shall enable it to retain the new look for a longer period of time) and it should be washed with similarly coloured items. Stonewash means that while being washed, the clothing item is, mostly, treated with volcanic rock.
True admirers and followers of jeans culture do not iron their jeans.
While purchasing a clothing item, please read the maintenance instructions carefully - if the clothing item should not be washed in water i.e. at home, but it should be treated at the dry cleaner's only, it should be borne in mind that the price paid for the clothing item shall be increased for the maintenance costs. For this reason, cleaning is often more expensive than the clothing item itself.
The first rule of thumb for removing the stains is – treat them immediately while they are still fresh. Later, their cleaning becomes more difficult as stains penetrate deeper into the fibre. Natural fibre materials are more difficult to clean than synthetic materials. It is best to let stains on more expensive clothing items be removed by professional dry cleaners or, if you wash them yourselves, use professional cleaning agents offered on the market:
It is primarily necessary to determine:
the type of the stained textile (cotton fibre, wool fibre, synthetic fibre, mixed fibres etc.)
and the type of stain (blood, eggs, coffee …)
It is recommended to check the colour resistance of the stained textile (by using a damp, white cotton cloth rub the textile that is being checked and should no colour mark remain on the cloth, it is relatively well resistant). Upon determining colour resistance, the cleaning agent should be selected.
- blood – immediately rinse with cold water, older stains should be washed in thick detergent solution or sodium bicarbonate
- coffee – stain should be covered with a few drops of milk and immediately rinsed with water in which a bit detergent has been dissolved
- perfume – stain should be removed with grass alcohol - clean with a mixture of alcohol and ammonia in the ratio 2:1
- eggs – rinse with lukewarm water, do not leave the clothing item soaked in water. the egg stain on the wool should first be dried, and then removed by brushing it (carefully, with a soft brush to prevent pulling out the wool fibres) the stain on cotton and linen should be treated with glycerine, and then with a detergent, and then brushed once it becomes dry. The stain on the silk should first be degreased with textile gasoline, not for gasoline for vehicles!) ), and then rinsed with water.
The pieces of advice mentioned above are always welcome, however today’s market offers a wide range of universal and specialised cleaning agents and you won’t make a mistake if you use them, following the instructions provided by manufacturers.
SYMBOLS, UV LIGHT, MOTHS
In order to allow your favourite clothing item to stay in use for a long time, it is necessary to know how to treat it properly. In this rubric, we shall instruct you about the basic clothing care rules. While purchasing a clothing item, please read the care label carefully.
Moths destroy natural textiles. The clothes kept in the closet should be well cleaned, in other words: it is not advisable to store a clothing item which has been worn, without having it cleaned first. It is not advisable to keep paper items in the clothes closet.
It is recommended to use moth repellents with fragrance and there are plenty of them available on the market. You should choose one that has a long lasting fragrance and that is pleasant to us (moths escape from any intense fragrance, therefore if we use one that is not pleasant to us such as for example mothballs, we shall not feel comfortable in such clothes).
While drying the clothes, it should not be exposed to direct sunlight. UV rays are harmful for fibres, particularly for textile colours. Sunlight is not the factor that dries the clothes, it is the air circulation. For this reason, clothes should be dried on shadowy spots where there is a good air circulation.