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How to Care for Beaded Garments

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How to Care for Beaded Garments

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Beading brings flair to our clothes but it needs some special care to keep it looking its best. First, always check the garment label to see if the garment is machine washable or hand washable. If it says dry clean only, believe the label.

Machine Washing

Button or zip the garment completely. Turn the garment inside out so that the beading is protected. Use the gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent.

Hand Washing

Again, button or zip and turn the garment inside out. Use cool water and a detergent designed for hand washing. Do not scrub vigorously or wring the garment tightly.

Drying

Never put beaded garments in the dryer - the beading could melt. If the garment is woven, it can be hung to dry. Knitted items should be dried flat.

Stains and Freshening

For stains, start with a bit of club soda applied sparingly. Work from the outside of the stain toward the center. Use a hair dryer to avoid excess moisture which can leave a ring.

To freshen the garment use a fabric freshener spray on the inside of the garment. Use club soda around the collar and cuffs to remove any stains before laundering.

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