Handle With Care

Careless handling is one of the most common causes of unnecessary damage to textiles. However, it is probably the easiest to prevent.

When handling fine textiles and garments, please do not:

  • Wear jewelry that might snag threads (rings, bracelets, watches or dangling necklaces)
  • Over-handle your fine textiles

Please do:

  • Provide solid and appropriate support when handling and storing (fold on a clean table and use appropriate hangers for your clothing items)
  • For fine fabrics such as vintage or heirloom items, we suggest wearing white cotton gloves