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Care of Corduroy Garments

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Care of Corduroy Garments

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Corduroy is a sturdy, long-wearing fabric but it needs a bit of extra care to keep it looking its best. A cotton fabric, it is woven to have a pile and lengthwise cords, ridges or ribs.

Special care will help keep the pile from being crushed or distorted. Button or zip garments and turn them inside out before laundering. Use warm water, regular detergent and a normal setting in the washer.

Shake out the garments before placing in the dryer. Use a permanent press setting and remove the garments while they are still damp. Smooth seams, pockets and shirt plackets. Hang to complete drying and iron on the wrong side of the fabric. If pile is flattened, it can be revived by brushing gently.

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