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How to Clean Velvet Fabric

How to Clean Velvet Fabric

A fabric that has lately been featured on nearly every type of clothing item from dresses to bodysuits, velvet tops the lists of both one of the trendiest and potentially daunting fabrics. Like many of our favorite materials (looking at you, silk), unique fabrics tend to also have very specific cleaning instructions. For those hoping to breathe new life into their favorite velvet statement piece, keeping the item clean is priority one. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to keep your velvet looking lush. Here’s how to clean velvet in five steps.

The first point to note is that velvet can be made out of a variety of fabrics. Before proceeding with any laundering method, check the label to determine the material content of your garment. Silk velvet dominates the luxurious end of the spectrum and should always be outsourced to a professional cleaner. Velveteen, which is derived Read the rest