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Care of Brocade Garments

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Care of Brocade Garments

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Brocade is a fabric woven with an elaborate raised design, often using gold or silver threads. Extra care taken when laundering the garments will protect the longer floating threads that form the design and give it its lovely finish.

First, read the garment label. Some brocades can be hand washed, other must be dry cleaned. Hand wash in cool water using a mild detergent. Never scrub vigorously or wring the garment.

To prevent snags or pulls that could happen in the dryer, dry brocade garments flat. To prevent crushing or flattening the design, always iron on the wrong side of the fabric. Use a press cloth or unprinted woven cotton towel between the iron and the fabric.

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