By Zaf Udin 06/09/2011 Google+
A good rule of thumb is to always read the care and content label to determine how to care for your garment. There may be times when the merchandise looks as though it could be laundered, but for construction reasons, has been designated as "Dry Clean Only."
If a label says "Dry Clean Only," it is recommended that both parts of a two-piece outfit be dry cleaned together, even if only the pants or the jacket needs cleaning. Subtle changes can occur in the cleaning process, and dry cleaning pieces together ensures that the outfit color stays consistent.
When the care label reads "Use Mild Detergent," use a gentle detergent meant for cold-water washing of delicates.
When the care label reads "Hand Wash," use lukewarm water. Do not use chlorine bleach on colored items.
If label reads "Machine Wash," then use all-purpose detergent and follow temperature instructions on garment.
If label reads "Tumble Dry," remove promptly when finished to avoid wrinkles. Knits (T-shirts): To avoid shrinkage, dry flat.
Leather - Suede
Garments should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Storing leather or suede in plastic bags will dry out or discolor the skins. A simple paper cover over the shoulders will keep dust off the garment.
Keep suede garments cleaner between professional cleanings by removing dust with a dry sponge.
Hang leather or suede garments on contoured wooden or plastic hangers. They will keep their shape better.
Don't allow leather or suede garments to become overly soiled between professional cleanings. They may become impossible to restore.
If label reads "Machine Wash and Dry," follow temperature instructions on fabric.
Linen should be pressed with a hot iron while still slightly damp.
If care label reads "Hand Wash," as in the case of some in silk knits, use a neutral soap. Rinse. Gently press out excess water in towel. Don't wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams and air dry fabric out of direct sunlight until slightly damp.
To iron silk, steam press wrong side while slightly damp
General: Because leather is soft and supple, it has the ability to stretch and conform the shape of the foot without losing its elasticity. It also has the ability to "breathe" because it contains countless pores that allow moisture to pass through.
Patent: Use damp cloth and shine all over with soft dry cloth. Petroleum jelly may be used in small amounts to return softness. Do not use shoe polish