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CLOTHING STORAGE

"CARE FOR YOUR CLOTHES LIKE THE GOOD FRIENDS THEY ARE" - JOAN CRAWFORD

Aura-Ganize has designed and hand-crafted muslin cotton garment bags for clothing storage and protection.

 

In an effort to not only organize, but also to care for the items of value in our lives, Aura-Ganize would like to share some general clothing preservation tips with you - for those valuable/sentimental/delicate items in your wardrobe:

  •  Clean items before storing them away. Stains are easier to get out when they are fresh.

  • Keep away from light. Natural sunlight and also indoor light rays can be damaging to natural fibers (e.g. cotton/linen) and animal fibers (e.g. silk and wool.)

  • Rooms with large changes in temperature such as the attic or basement are not recommended for storage of valuable or delicate clothing as the fluctuations can speed up deterioration of fabrics.

  • Avoid hanging valuable or precious clothes that you will not be wearing frequently, especially if they are heavy. The weight will pull the garment down and it will start to lose its shape. If items must be stored on a hanger, ensure the hanger is padded and cover it with pH neutral acid-free, lignin-free archival tissue paper. The only exception to the hanging recommendation is fur, leather, and outwear. Those are best stored hanging-up.

  • Remove items once a year to air them out and let them breathe for a day or so, taking care with unfolding and refolding.

  • Un-dyed, unbleached cotton muslin is more breathable than regular cotton and is recommended for wrapping or storing your outfits.

  • Use pH neutral acid-free, lignin-free archival tissue paper between folds or to buffer areas such as bodices. Do not use regular tissue paper, as it is not pH neutral and could damage your clothing over time.

  • Treasured garments should not be in direct contact with wood or plastic, in general.

  • Keep pests (e.g. moths) away using a pouch of lavender, cloves, or cedar oil. Avoid moth balls as they have a lot of chemicals in them.

To learn more about clothing protection and how Aura-Ganize ventured into product development, read this article in the Aura-Ganize blog.

 

AURA-GANIZE MUSLIN GARMENT BAG FEATURES:

  • 100% unbleached organic muslin cotton

  • Non-acidic and breathable, more so than regular cotton

  • Measure 15.5" (39.37cm) W x 15.25" (38.73cm) L

  • Sturdy brass zipper enclosure

  • A label holder on the front

  • ​Reusable and sustainable 

  • Designed and hand-crafted in the USA

  • ​Great for: clothing, keepsakes, travel.

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