Proper Storage

A major cause of damage to textiles is humidity and temperature. Store your textiles properly.

To protect fine garments, please do not:

  • Use regular paper, cardboard, wood or wood products (cedar vapors are ineffective and cedar oil can be volatile).
  • Avoid containers using adhesives such as urea-formaldehyde (which can secrete damaging acids).
  • Store garments long term in non-recommended plastic garment bags (no air circulation)
  • Use mothballs (while they do discourage larvae, they are not a repellant and are a suspected carcinogen).

Please do:

  • Store your textiles in polyethylene plastic or acid-free cardboard boxes.
  • Ensure that your garments are clean and dry before storing them in a cool, dark, dry location with good ventilation (no basements or attics).