We all have been there. We buy the most beautiful & comfortable dress that we just want to last forever. But after two wears it seems to be already piling and is outstretched! Oh no!
In most cases, this is preventable. Granted, a lot of clothes these days due to the fast fashion industry are not made with quality materials and craft. Because of this, they are more prone to damage and wear easier than other garments.
Ways Increase Your Clothing's Longevity
In this blog we will review ways to keep our clothes lasting longer, so we can continue to wear our favorite outfits for years to come.
Follow the Care Labels on Your Garment
Garment tags are there for a reason. It is important that you follow them because this will help protect the longevity of your clothes.
Learn How to Properly Wash Your Clothes
Doing Laundry isn’t just throwing everything tightly into the wash and walking away. To properly do laundry, it takes more time and effort if you want your clothes to look their best.
Don’t Wash After Every Wear
With outerwear (i.e. shirts, dresses, etc.) washing them after one wear is not only a waste of time & water, but it also wears your clothes down over time. If you wear an outfit and no strenuous activity was done, wear it again until it NEEDS to be cleaned.
Avoid Certain Activities in Certain Clothes
Performing certain activities in certain clothes can cause more strain on the fabric. The best example of this is pants. When wearing a nice pair of pants, don’t plan to go play rugby after it just rained.
Bring Damaged Items to a Seamstress
If you lose a button, sequin or a tear occurs, don’t throw your outfit away! Bring it to the seamstress and SAVE money.
Don’t Overuse the Iron
The worst case scenario when using an iron too much is iron burn. But also overusing the iron in general will cause your clothes to fade quicker than they should.
Use a Depiller
Sweaters and flannel pills are recurring. Just because your garment is doing this doesn’t mean that is done for. It just means that it needs to be de-pilled.
We hope that this blog was informative and helpful! If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to us!