Caring for your designer Liz Davenport fashion clothing

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Have a Liz Davenport outfit in your wardrobe ? A shirt, top, pants, skirt or jacket ? With care they will stay fresh and fashionable forever.

Cocoon Jersey (95% Rayon, 5% Spandex)

  • (A) Hand wash
  • Do not bleach or soak.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • (C) Dry in a towel
  • (D) Shake to remove creasing
  • (E) Dry in shade

 

Silk (100% Silk)

  • (B) Dry clean only

 

Davencrepe (100% Polyester)

  • (A) Hand wash warm/cold
  • (B) Dry-cleanable
  • Do not bleach or soak
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Rinse well
  • (C) Wring dry in a towel
  • (D) Shake to remove creasing
  • (E) Drip dry in shade
  • Iron if necessary

 

Hi-Tech Jersey (90% Acetate, 6% Lycra)

  • Wash separately before use.
  • (A) Gentle hand wash.
  • Do not bleach or soak
  • Do not tumble dry
  • (C) Wring dry in a towel
  • (D) Shake to remove creasing
  • (E) Dry on a flat surface away from sunlight
  • Light warm iron if required
  • Do not dry clean

 

Further information:

(A) Hand wash.

A mild detergent is recommended, and I use Wool Wash. Knead garment in the soapy water while rotating, and watch the clear water change as dust, smoke and 'other things' are removed. Squeeze to remove most of the water, and then repeat in clean water, repeating until clean water stays clean. Squeeze out excess water without wringing.

(B) Dry-cleanable.

Self-explanatory.

(C) Wring dry in a towel.

Lay a clean, dry towel on the floor, and position wet garment in the centre leaving about a hand-width from the top. Fold/roll entire length of towel from one side until you have a 'sausage' with garment (usually) hidden from view inside. Holding top of towel, place one foot on the bottom of the towel, and begin to twist in one direction. This will start a spiralling action, which is continued with more force until spiralled towel turns back on itself shortening into loops. Keeping your foot on the bottom of this twisted shape, exert more pressure by pulling up - stretching the loops - then relax pressure. Unrolling moist towel will expose almost-dry garment.

(D) Shake to remove creasing

Particulary for crepe, jersey and many of the Polyester fabrics.

(E) Dry in shade

Unless heavy jersey, garments can be hung immediately on plastic or wooden coathangers. For Jersey garments I use an old, clean, fly screen laid flat which allows positioning of garment into shape while providing air circulation.

 

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