The washing methods and maintenance of different fabrics

Introduction: The washing methods can be different according to the fabrics of the Cheongsams, so as the maintenance. Only when you choose the right way of maintenance can you make your dress always be like new.

Fabric of Cheongsam

Fabric of Cheongsam

As we all known, there are lots of different fabrics in the world to make the clothes, so as the cheongsams. The kinds of the fabrics should also be paid attention to when you are choosing one appropriate cheongsam. And after you buying the dress, you should also pay attention to the washing methods of such dresses. Because of that different fabrics need the different ways to wash. If you choose the wrong way to wash the dress, the cheongsam could be damaged or something even worse. So, here I want you to learn some knowledge about such materials and the washing methods about them.

THE SILK FABRIC
The features of the silk fabric: They are made of natural protein fiber, which is beneficial to the human health. This kind of fabric looks really luster, which has a unique “scooping sense”. And we all know that silk feels smooth, comfortable, elegant and luxurious. But every coin has two sides, as we all know; silk has delicate nature, which is really sensitive to alkali reaction. And the silk fabric has poor fastness. Though the strength is higher than other fabrics, the crease resistance is relatively poor. And it cannot bear the abrasion. If you want to choose cheongsam made of silk fabrics, those with loose fitting sense should be taken into consideration. If the fabric is too tight, then some large excessive action will easily cause the questions of “split” or “hook” and other issues, which should be concerned with much care.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of silk fabric:
1, silk clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, silk fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, silk clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the cheongsams, you must hang on the smooth hanger in order to keep the silk safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid yellowing.

THE SILK VELVET
The features of the silk velvet:
True silk velvet is the mostly commonly used high-end fabrics for cheongsam, the feeling of smoothing into the marrow, always give women the perfect care with every inch of the skin. The soft and comfortable feeling is well-known, which can make people feel comfort and intimate. The high-end noble temperament shown by the cheongsams echoed with the elegance and gentleness of those beautiful oriental women. Those Chinese dresses are all full of romantic charm, which can give a little gentleness and remote elegant taste for the whole outfit.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of silk velvet fabric:
1, silk velvet clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, silk velvet fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, silk velvet clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the cheongsams made of silk velvet, you must hang on the smooth hanger, in order to keep the silk velvet safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry the silk velvet clothes, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the silk velvet dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the silk velvet cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid silk velvet cloth yellowing.

THE BROCADE
The features of the brocade fabric: The surface of the brocade is relatively bright and smooth; the texture is close together and thick. The handle is slightly concave and convex, when it receive the perception of light, the color will be shifted, which can be really gorgeous. The texture is vigorous and graceful. The washing methods of the cheongsams made of brocade fabric:
1, brocade clothing has some weaknesses, such as they are afraid of alkali, high temperature and the strength will be decreased when they meet wet atmosphere. And you should also pay attention to the washing methods. The best way is dry cleaning, such as self washing, you should use a neutral detergent, with the low temperature liquid water soaking for 15 to 20 minutes, then gently rub with water drift net. And please don’t use the washing machine, alkaline soap, hot water washing as well as kneading with force.
2, after the wash, you can gently squeeze out the water, and hang them on the clean hangers. Then wait the drip dry naturally, please avoid the fading sunlight exposure, to protect the brocade with the color of plants. And here is a little tip for you, after cleaning, you can put a basin of water, then drip two to three drops of vinegar into the water, dipping 5 minutes and then take the dresses out of the water, hanging them on the hanger in the shade which is opposite the sun. Using the iron to dry the clothes when the dresses have been dried up to 80%. The temperature of the ironing should not be too high nor too low. And it is not suitable for direct ironing. You must stamp a layer of wet white cotton cloth on the top of the dress and then iron the cheongsam, in order to prevent the high temperature making the brocade brittle, or even burning.

THE DOUPION SILK
The features of the Doupion Silk: A silkworm can only node a single cocoon, this is a normal cocoon. Sometimes two silkworms form a cocoon, this is the doupion cocoon. The silk made by these cocoons is called doupion silk. The single silk of the doupion cocoon is much cruder than the single silk of the normal cocoon. So, as a result, the silk made by doupion cocoon is much cruder than those made of normal cocoon. Those silk made of doupion cocoons will be accompanied with various size silk knots, which is different from each other. And they are distributing with some certain rules. After weaving as the silk, there will be some natural knots inflicting on the silk’s surface, which has a sense of three-dimensional feature. This feature is significantly different from other kinds of silk. Doupion silk is a unique kind of silk. The output is limited, and the fabric is very precious. The obvious advantage of the doupion silk is that those cheongsams made of this fabric are not easily to wrinkle. So it has become one of the most favored silk materials by a lot of world famous designers.

The washing methods of the cheongsams made of doupion silk fabric:
1, doupion silk clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, doupion silk fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, doupion silk clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the doupion silk cheongsams, you must hang on the smooth hanger. In order to keep the doupion silk safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the doupion silk dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the doupion silk cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid the doupion silk yellowing.

THE GAMBIERED CANTON SILK
The features of gambiered canton silk: As the original traditional silk fabrics, this fabric can be warm in winter and cool in summer. This fit the sense of environmental protection, and this silk fabric belongs to the high-end silk varieties. The fabric is made of 100% silk, made from the endemic plant called dioscorea cirrhosa in Guangdong province. And these clothes will be dyed with more than 30 multiple procedures, this procedure needs more than 60 days. And this material has a natural plant flavor, the color is quaint nostalgic, which is very suitable for classical charm of the intellectual woman. Gambiered Canton Silk has the characteristics of easily to dry, wrinkle resistance and reduction. And this fabric is much better compared with the ordinary silk, which belongs to the national intangible cultural heritage.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of gambiered canton silk fabric:
1, gambiered canton silk clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, gambiered canton silk fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, gambiered canton silk clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the cheongsams made of gambiered canton silk, you must hang on the smooth hanger. In order to keep the gambiered canton silk safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry the gambiered canton silk clothes, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the gambiered canton silk dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the gambiered canton silk cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid gambiered canton silk cloth yellowing.

THE COTTON
The features of the cotton fabric
This fabric has good moisture absorption, and the touch is soft, comfortable. The wet strength is greater than the dry strength, but as a whole, this fabric is really strong and durable. The clothes made of cotton fabric can be done with good dyeing performance. The surface of the clothes is relatively smooth and the clothes will have a kind of natural beauty. They are also alkali resistant. They can be made into mercerized cotton under the high temperature with alkali treatment.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of cotton fabric:
1, this fabric has good heat resistance and alkali resistance, so the dresses made of this fabric can be used with all kinds of detergents. They can be hand washing as well as machine washing, but it should not be bleached.
2, do not soak the clothes made of cotton. And you should wash the clothes in time. It should be separate washing with other clothes.
3, soaking time cannot be too long, this method is used to avoid color fading.
4, do not twist dry.
5, this kind of clothes should be dried in the shade, avoid exposure, in order to avoid the color of the dark clothes fade. And when you dry the clothes in the sun, you should turn the cotton dress be inside out.

THE LINEN FABRIC
The features of the linen fabric: This fabric is relatively breathable, with the unique cool feeling. Sweat cannot touch the body. The handle feeling is rough, easily to wrinkle. The hemp fiber is hardened, with poor cohesion. Most of the traditional costumes made by cotton blended fiber to avoid the disadvantages of the single fiber, which can also increase the softness of the fabrics.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of linen fabric:
1, acid pickling method: Ingredients: vinegar. This trick is mainly for the cotton clothing and knitwear with the color red or purple. The method is to add some ordinary vinegar into the water and then soak the clothes for a while as you can. And then wash the dresses. But the amount of vinegar cannot be too much, otherwise it will be easily to stain the light colored clothes. If you can often wash clothes like this, you can make sure that the color of the clothes as clean as new!
2, those clothes made of pure natural things are not wrinkle resistant. Of course, we all admit the arbitrary fold is one temperament of the linen fabric. In fact, they had better to be taken good care of, spray some water to some certain part, and then wait for the water to dry and this method can make sure that the clothes will be flat.
3, not hang the clothes in the sun exposure. After washing, you can hang the clothes in the wind, after drying, the surface can be smooth. Additional ironing is not needed.

THE WOOL
The features of wool fabric: They are protein fiber with gentle and natural touch, which is gloss and soft. This fabric has better elastic and crease resistance than other natural fibers. After ironing, clothing made of this fabric has better fold forming and shape retention. The warm aspect is really good. The sweat proof and air permeability are also very good, which can be really comfortable when you are wearing such dresses.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of wool fabric:
The wool fabric can not be washed with water. Water washing will make it easily to cause the result of wool falling. And it will also cause shrinkage as well as deformation. It is preferably to choose dry cleaning.
If there are no conditions for you to keep dry cleaning regularly, you can wash them in accordance with the following ways of washing (special reminder, this way is only for reference, the problem of water washing may occur, this article takes no responsibility of such situations!)
1, the wool is not alkali resistant, which should use a neutral detergent. The best use can be wool detergent.
2, you can soak the clothes in cold water for a short time, and then you should pay attention to the washing temperature, which should not be more than 40 degrees.
3, after washing, you should not twist the wool clothes with force. You can use extrusion to drain the water. And when you dry the clothes, you should hang them in the shade with flat posture, not to expose under the sun.
4, shaping the clothes when they are wet or semi dry, which can keep away the wrinkles.
5, the proposed use can be the drum washing machine, and you should choose light washing gear.
6, high-grade wool or other high end fiber clothing, dry cleaning can be the perfect choice.
7, the type of suit or jacket should be dry cleaning instead of water washing, and please not scrub with washboard.

THE BLENDED FABRIC
The features of blended fabric:
Compared with the single material, the fabric made of different materials is called blended fabric. Blended fabric overcomes the weakness of a single material. This fabric has well conditions flexibility and abrasion resistance both in dry and wet situation. The size is stable, and the shrinkage is small, the dresses made of this fabric is tall and straight, which is not easily to be folded, and they are also easy washing, and drying. But they cannot use high temperature ironing and cannot be soaked in boiling water.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of blended fabric:
1, according to the characteristics of different fiber blending materials, they should be treated with special washing liquid, such as wire hemp detergent, silk brocade detergent, cotton wool washing liquid. Prohibit the use of chlorine, enzyme detergent.
2, after the completion of washing, please do not expose the clothes directly to the sun. Knitting products should be put flat first and then dry them under the sun.
3, in order to make the effect of wearing be more perfect, before wearing, we can first iron the dress.
4, these clothes should be dried in the shade to avoid the exposure, in order to avoid the color of dark clothes fade. If the clothes could be dried in the sun, it should be turned inside out.
5, if you do not wear the dresses, you can place the clothes in a cool ventilated place after washing and drying. You can keep the clothes stacked neatly or hung them in clean pace.
6, if the clothes made of cotton, hemp fiber or plastic fabric should not be ironed.
7, do not use hard brush to scrub the clothes, to prevent the fabric pilling. Do not twist with force after washing, and do not soak in hot water.
8, avoid long time sun exposure, because this action will reduce the color fastness, which can easily make the color of clothing fade or yellowing.

THE FUR
The features of the fur fabric: The fur itself is rich in protein, so it is particularly easy to generate the growth of worms, as well as discoloration. So, in this way, the moth proof moisture proof and anti mildew, anti dust ash are more important than in the common times. So in the wet state, leather board is easily to be mildew and rot, wool is susceptible to be eaten by worms under light exposure. And the hair color becomes dark, gloss variation, oil pollution, and hair sticky, many problems like this will be developed. As we all know, fur dresses are usually made for those women who are in the upper class, no matter in which countries. They are all the same. So, in recent years, more and more ladies begin to choose fur dresses to chase the trend of the fashion, which could add the elegance for her. And now, we should learn something to keep our fur dresses new.
Maintenance modes:
1, fur should be aired at first for 2-3 hours under the sun. And you can collect them after the waste heat dissipated. When dry the fur clothes, you should especially pay attention to the following points, the fur should not be under the sun shines directly, the best way is to cover a layer of cloth, to ensure the fur luster. Otherwise, the strong sunlight will easily make the skin plate harden aging, losing the cortical elasticity.
2, before collecting the fur clothes, you should first wipe the dust on the surface, and then put the health ball which you put into some clean paper into the inside of the clothes, stacked in the drying wardrobe. You should not put something heavy on them directly. Before the rainy season, the best way to maintain the clothes is drying out, to keep away the ventilation, or moisture, mildew and insects.
3, in the period of dressing in furs and collection, the most afraid part is damping. Especially because of that the fur skin plate will be easily to mildew, rot, hair falling and the light effect will make skin hardening in the case of touching water. Special attention should be paid to both high-grade and middle and low animal skins. When the fur once wet or damp, you must not roast the clothes nor to iron them, in this case the skin plate will be contracted, hardening, and even appear the emergence of crack. To dry clothes on the dry place and then brush the hair with a brush, so that you can restore the original appearance of fur dresses.
How to choose the washing method according to the color of the dresses is also important, if you choose the wrong method, the color might be spread, which may damage your cheongsams or other clothes too. So we should choose an appropriate washing method to wash the appropriate dress. Only in this way can you keep your dress safe and beautiful just as the way it should be.

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