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Home Fabrics – Cleaning & Care

Home Fabrics – Cleaning & Care

You’ve put a lot of thought into selecting the perfect home fabric for your custom-made draperies or your newly upholstered furniture. Now, do you know how to take care of the home fabrics to make them last longer?

Home fabrics must be protected from the sun. Draperies should be lined, and also interlined, when fragile fabrics are used such as silk. Shades should be drawn during the day and awnings should be used whenever possible. Window glass magnifies the destructive elements in the rays of the sun. The winter sun and reflection from the snow are even more harmful than the summer sun. Trees and shrubbery help protect windows. Colors can fade by oxidation if fabrics are kept in storage for too long a period without airing. Impurities in the air may cause as much fading as the direct rays of the sun.

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