The experts at Lindeman's can answer your dry cleaning, wet cleaning, laundry, textile and fabric care questions.
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Q: Does dry cleaning shrink your clothes? A: No, not if the dry cleaning process has been carefully controlled. Excessive shrinking is caused by improper preshrinking by the manufacturer. Q: I know that sun can damage draperies and upholstery fabrics. Can it also damage clothing? A: Direct sunlight can damage the strength of most fabrics, and this also includes clothing if left in the sun for long periods of time. Q: What is fame fading? A: Color loss to fabric due to exposure to sunlight, home lighting and atmospheric gases. This type of fading can range from slight fading to very drastic change in color. Very often blue, green or purple fabrics turn a reddish color. Q: Where do the yellowish and brown stains on garments come from? A:Most stains occur when you spill food, oily substances and beverages on your clothing. Often, a beverage is blotted up, and when the area dries there is no noticeable stain. With exposure to heat and the passage of time, a yellow or brownish stain will appear. This is caused by oxidation of the sugar contained in the beverage. Q: How long does a shirt normally last? A: According to the International Fabricare Institute, the average life expectancy of a shirt is 35 to 50 washings. This may vary due to the fabric content, abrasion of the shirt while wearing. Q: What is velvet? A: Velvet is a fabric made of rayon, acetate, silk, rayon, or a blend of these fabrics. Velvet has a short, closely woven pile. Some velvets are very moisture-sensitive. Simple perspiration, water-soluble food or beverages may cause flattening of the pile. In some cases, special finishing procedures may restore the appearance of the fabric. Q: Does dry cleaning shrink your clothes? A: No, not if the dry cleaning process has been carefully controlled. Excessive shrinking is caused by improper preshrinking by the manufacturer.
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