Second Hand Clothes – The Importance of Care and Repair

If you love investing in second hand designer clothes and swapping or selling your second hand designer clothes, it is vital that you know how to care for them and repair them when necessary. In a rebellion against the rampant consumerism and fast fashion, many people are now opting to buy quality designer clothes and then swap or sell them for second hand designer clothes when they feel like a change.

The fast fashion approach over the last few years has seen a disappearance of care and repair of clothing. Instead people opt to through the clothes away and start again. A quality piece of clothing is an investment and should be treated as one. It can provide you with years or wear and will have a superior cut and quality of fabric than a cheaper piece of clothing. It can also act as currency when looking to update your wardrobe and can be swapped at a swishing (clothes swapping) party or on a clothes swapping website.

A valuable and treasured piece of clothing should be stored very careful to help preserve it’s beauty and shape. Wooden coat hangers are the best for hanging clothes on, knitted and woollen items should neatly folded and stored with cedar wood balls to stop moths. Very delicate items should be folded and wrapped in acid free tissue paper. You should pay careful attention to washing and drying instructions on the labels of clothes to avoid damage or shrinkage. Bad stains should be tackled immediately and if unable to remove try taking to a dry cleaner o specialist clothes cleaning company.

Simple repairs like replacing buttons, sewing hems and sewing up small tears can be done straightaway. For more serious damage a seamstress may be able to use their expert skills to make your clothing look as good as new again. For second hand clothing that does not fit quite right, it is also well worth employing the services of a seamstress to make alternations and get that perfect fit.

Source by Ceri Heathcote

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