The party season has kicked in and the few weekends before Christmas are all merry and bright. Which means accidents - such as make-up or self-tan lotion on the neckline of a garment or an accessory piece. But that’s just a sign of a jolly good time and there’s no reason for hesitation when picking out your outfit, for example one of the Eco Faux Furs pieces, for the festive season events.
The Eco Faux Furs are very much wearable art and can be cleaned. Pictured is the much loved Swan neckpiece stained with concealer/ self-tan lotion after a few fab nights out. The accessory piece being crafted from wool and silk it is ‘dry-clean only’, however there’s no need for a visit to the dry-cleaners in this case. The first step is to grab a special silk & wool dry-cleaning wipe and carefully try removing the stains with it. I warmly recommend the Swedish Silk & Clean International AB ‘s alcohol containing wipes that don’t leave ring marks on silk and other delicate natural fibres like the water and oil based cleaning wipes do. - So don’t use the regular baby wipes or make-up removal wipes for cleaning your Eco Faux Furs linings unless it in very rare occasions is made from polyester satin!
After the stain removal, to remove unwanted odours such as cigarette smoke remains or food smells air the garment outside in dry breeze. Avoid spraying perfumes, deodorants and haircare products on wool and silk, do add them before you get dressed.
If the piece is stained on the tuft side for example with food, wine, oil,… the soonest, bring it to the special dry-cleaners who are proven professionals in cleaning the woollen textiles. If you’re unsure where to go looking for one, please drop me a line and I’ll find one for you.
Please note: if you borrow Heli MG Eco Faux Furs from a fashion library what ever the case return the garment immediately to your local branch and let the authorised personnel deal with the cleaning, don’t try and do it yourself. There’s no need for worrying your heart out either as said before the Eco Faux Furs can be cleaned to look like brand new again and again!