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Taking care of your clothing can result in so many extra wears out of each item, and clothing that is loved should be treated as such. Clothing and accessories should be considered important purchases no matter what amount we choose to spend per piece, they are definitely not disposable.
Although it can sometimes be easier to throw things in the laundry basket, you should only wash your clothing when it needs it.
With each wash the life of your clothing is slightly reduced, colours fade, stitching weakens. Follow care instructions, they are there for a reason, and use the delicate cycle as often as possible which will also reduce the need to iron certain pieces! Dry cleaning is also damaging to the life of your clothes so for your special pieces dry clean only when needed.
Repair any wear and tear to your clothing and undergarments straight away to avoid damage worsening. Get handy with that needle and thread, we should all know how to hand stitch a hole and sew on a button! Have a fabric pill remover brush on hand to save your sweaters and always ensure deodorants, perfumes and lotions are dry before getting dressed.
Care for your footwear is also of high importance as shoes see the most wear and tear and often require the biggest investment, so it’s worth looking after them. Protect your leather before wear with waterproofer and use a spot cleaner or suede brush for ongoing care. Find your local cobbler to ensure you get shoes re-heeled as soon as required and have TOPY soles applied to any leather soled shoes or footwear that is susceptible to greater damage like boots.
Finally, enjoy your new and improved, organised and full of pieces you love, wardrobe!