Q. How do you clean winter accessories, such as gloves, hats, and scarves?

A. Remember last spring when you bagged your hats, gloves, and scarves and put them in the back of your closet? Well, now it’s time to get them out and ready for another winter. If inspection shows they were put away in a soiled condition, now is the time to clean them.
If care labels are present, follow instructions carefully. Many synthetics, as well as cottons and wools, are hand or machine washable. If tumble drying is recommended, use a low-temperature setting.

Wool, fur, and leather accessories may require our assistance. These materials require special cleaning and finishing procedures. Any known stains should be pointed out when you leave them with us. Most items will clean beautifully, but accessories, particularly gloves, are exposed to many staining substances that cannot be removed.

If you have any questions about caring for your winter garments consult your professional cleaner.

Courtesy of DryCleaning and Laundry Institute International

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