- How do I store all my Shoes neatly & keep them easily accessible?
- Use our Stackable Shoe / Boot Boxes. Can be stacked up to 10 high.
Also our Stackable Shoe Rack product.
- How do I care for my shoes when damp?
- Always use our Shoe Trees to retain the shape & allow the shoes to dry naturally.
Also use our Shoe Fresheners to keep your shoes smelling clean & fresh.
- Fabric goes shiny when ironed ?
- Use either our Ironing Pad & / or Ironing Cloth. The Ironing Pad easily clips onto the base of most irons & will give a really smooth finish as well as protecting your garments.
The Ironing Cloth is a specially coated polyester mesh that lets the heat & steam pass through the cloth into the garment but prevents the material going shiny. Ideal for delicate fabrics.
- Want to keep all of your Family's small laundry items seperate whilst in the wash ?
- Use our Net washing Bags - we have various sizes available. Each bag is zipped.
Ideal for care Homes , Colleges, Schools & Hospitals
- Want to wash your Bra's safely ?
- Use our specially designed Bra Net Washing Bag.
Helps prevent wired bra's damaging the washing machine / tumble dryer drum
- Want to prevent sewn-in belts, buckles & /or studs etc from damaging other clothes whilst in the washing machine / tumble dryer ?
- Use our Net Washing Bags
- Drying damp knitwear ?
- Use our Bendy Hangers. The hangers can be shaped to insert into the neck of the garment & then be re-shaped to allow the sweater to dry without those unslightly "lumps" showing on the shoulders of the garment.
- How do I hang my Trousers properly ?
- Hang your Trousers by the Turn-Ups with our Trouser Clamp Hangers. There is a lot more fabric around the waist & therefore the weight pulls the material downwards & helps the creases to drop out.
You can also use our various Hangers with Clips to do the same job
- Not enough height in your wardrobe to hang your Trousers full length ?
- Use our Non-Slip Trouser Hangers & / or our Wooden Hangers with a Non-Slip grip Trouser bar
- Need to make better use of your wardrobe space ?
- We have various Space Saving Hangers to maximise your hanging space.
- Jackets with wide shoulders ?
- Use our Shaped Wooden Suit hanger or Combination Hanger - both with chunky shoulder design
- Why do I need a Shower Wiper Blade ?
- The shower can be an unhygienic area in the home. Use our deluxe Shower Wiper Blade to wipe away water immediately after using the shower will help to reduce the build - up of bacteria laden residue and also help stop those unattractive water marks from forming.
- How do I protect my Clothes from Moths ?
- We have an increasing problem with certain types of Moths that can cause major damage to garments made of Natural fabrics.
We recommend a combination of protective Garment Covers / Bags and some of our extensive Moth Deterrent
Cedar Wood is the natural moth repellent and we have many products based on cedar. Hang your clothes on our exclusive Cedar Wood Hangers.
The products are safe to use, non-toxic & non-carcenogenic.
- How do I iron corduroy without crushing the pile of the fabric ?
- Use our Caraselle Ironing Cloth
- How do I iron cotton shirts & blouses to get a perfect finish ?
- Putting on a beautifully ironed garment is a pleasure. Pressing the item should also be a pleasure & not a chore.
First rule of ironing is to let the iron & the ironing board do as much of the work as possible.
Heat & steam will do most of job for you.
Use a good size ironing board preferably with thick underlay. A quality steam iron with a good anti-calc function to prevent build up of scale in the iron. A water sprayer, also I would recommend having an ironing pad & ironing cloth to hand for use with delicate fabrics.
Every garment as it's own " lay " & getting the shirt onto the ironing board will ensure a perfect result every time.
Undo all the buttons on the garment & remove any collar stays. Ensure the iron is at the correct temperature - too hot & you could damage the item, too cool & you will make extra work for yourself !
There are no rules as to the sequence of ironing a shirt but my preference is to begin with the yoke followed by the sleeves & thenonto the main body of the garment leaving the collar to last as that is generally considered the most important part of the look of the shirt.
If possible remove the garment from the tumble dryer whilst it is still slightly damp. I always use a water sprayer with a fine spray onto all shirts before ironing.
I like to wear my shirts with razor sharp creases in the sleeves. This is very easy to ahieve if you first hold the sleeve at each end by the seam & lay the sleeve flat - smooth out any wrinkles. Begin with the back of the sleeve. Iron the cuffs on the inside & avoid any puckering. Iron into the sleeve from the cuff to remove any creases. Then turn the sleeve over to just lightly finish off the razor sharp crease.
Next I would press the main body of the shirt, usually on the inside first & not directly onto the buttons as this can make them brittle. Iron the facing on the inside of the buttonhole panel & then the rest of the front. Go around the buttons with the point of the iron. Press the back of the shirt working up to the main pleat but do not iron it flat.
Finally press the collar on the inside. Iron from the collar points to prevent any puckering.
Hang the garment on to a good quality hanger with the correct shape. We have a variety of such hangers [25, 121, 1115, 1227,1233, 1261, 1304 ].
Fasten the top two buttons & the bottom button to let the garment dry & hang properly. You may find vour Over Door Hanger particularly useful when ironing. You may choose to use our Rose Linen Spray from the Heathcote & Ivory Collection when ironing to give your garments a wonderful aroma
Now admire your perfectly ironed garment !
- How do I remove Wundaweb from a garment ?
- Method 1: Pressing
You will need:
• A soft, clean cloth.
• A damp pressing cloth which should be thoroughly damp and re-wet for each pressing with a hot iron.
a) Cover the area of web to be removed with the soft, clean cloth.
b) Cover the cloth with a damp pressing cloth and press with a hot, dry iron until the soft cloth is very damp and hot.
c) When the soft cloth is considered to be really damp and hot, it should be lifted sharply from the fabric. This action will remove the unwanted web.
d) Repeat actions 1, 2 and 3 above until the web has been removed or softened to an acceptable level.
A clean portion of cloth should be used for each pressing and care should be taken not to contaminate the fabric from other areas of the cloth already used for removing the web.
Method 2: Isopropyl-Alcohol solution
We suggest you buy a few millilitres of Isopropyl-Alcohol, obtainable from chemists and make up a solution of this by adding 10% volume of water and gently warming the resultant mixture (9 parts Isopropyl-Alcohol to 1 part water).
The affected area should then be dabbed lightly with a soft cloth using a blotter behind to catch the surplus solution. Repeat this action until the residue is removed.
We recommend that you try this solution on a small piece of fabric before using overall.
- I have moths in my wardrobe what do I do ?
- The dreaded clothes moth comes in a number of formats but the most commonly found in UK homes are Webbing Clothes Moth(Tineola biselliella) and Case Bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea pellionella) . Others that may be encountered are the White Shouldered and Brown House Moths.
The Webbing Clothes Moth is found in many a wardrobe and chest of drawers and will usually attack the very best natural materials, such as cashmere! Damage is usually just small holes but an attack can be very expensive as one hole can render a £200 garment unwearable!!!.
Webbing Clothes Moth as so named because they leave trails of silken thread where they are active. Life cycle can take up to three years. Average female lays 40-50 eggs.
The Case Bearing Clothes Moth is more commonly found attacking carpets and soft furnishing and can cause very significant damage. Having a life cycle at least twice per year and laying around 60+ eggs at a time, the Case Bearing Moth is a destructive beast. This moth is eaier to locate than the webbing model! It lives its larval stage in a pupal case and these cases can be found littering the infested area. Sometimes they take on the colour of the fabric being eaten but most commonly are whitish and look like pieces of cooked rice! You can see the brown head of the larvae at one end if they are active.
As with most pests, hygiene is the key to control. Vac the insides of wardrobes, storage areas and hidden floor areas regularly and try not to store soiled clothes as these are much more readily attacked by moth.
Move clothes regularly, check for moth activity, take outside and shake or brush. The Roller Clothes Brush is useful for removing moth eggs from close knitted and woven clothing. Keeping clothes in proper covers can reduce the risk of attack significantly and installing deterrents into wardrobes and drawers, such as Cedar Balls and Aromatics, will deter moths from setting up home and destroying your clothes.
If clothes are found to be infested, then, if not too damaged, they can be placed in polybags (sqeeze air out) seal and freeze for 72 hours. This will kill larvae and eggs. There are no insecticides that you can safely apply to clothes but it would certainly help to spray the insides of storage cupboards and drawers with insecticide.
Little can be done to protect carpets other than regular vaccuuming of hidden areas.
Infestation in carpets will almost certainly need chemical application to remedy. Some natural fibre carpets are pre-treated with insecticide in production but this is not a guarantee that the carpet will not still be attacked.
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