Maintenance of your gothic clothes and shoes
Leather and vegan leather, vinyl, velvet and lace, here are some tips to take care of your clothes and shoes bought in the Antre de Syria and keep them for a long time.
To clean a leather item without damaging it, use a clean, soft cotton cloth soaked in baby cleanser or moisturizer and rub gently in small circles. Milk cleanses and nourishes at the same time. Then, use a vegetable grease that will protect and waterproof your jacket or your shoes.
For suede or sheathed leather, never apply grease, cleansing milk or shoe polish. Instead, use a suede eraser or a soft brush.
To clean vegan leather, simply use a damp sponge and Marseille soap, this material does not require special maintenance unlike natural leather.
Vinyl is a material similar to vegan leathers and can be cleaned in the same way, with a damp sponge and Marseille soap. In case of persistent stain, use a cloth soaked in White Spirit and then rinse with a damp cloth. If any traces of water remain after cleaning, simply rub with a soft cotton cloth. Do not store folded vinyl clothes or two items in contact with each other, instead use a cloth to separate them.
First of all, you must consult the label of the garment, the velvet can be woven from different materials. Machine clean according to the material, delicate program.
To clean a satin dress or blouse, prefer a hand wash with lukewarm water and a detergent for wool. To keep the satin shiny, prepare a mixture of water and white vinegar (20cl per liter of water) and a spoonful of white sugar.
To maintain a beautiful appearance of your lace garments, machine wash delicate program, if possible in a washing machine to avoid any direct friction. Prefer hand washing for fine lace or dry cleaning for your fragile items.