All coats are dry clean garments, so their cleaning will require professional dry cleaning. each shyla coat has been made with dedication, passion and elegance, for you to enjoy every day, every day, with the best materials and the finest and most delicate wool. we recommend that your coat is always kept on a hook to avoid deformation of the shoulders, collars and shoulder pads, always remember that these points as well as the buttons and buttonholes of the garment will be the most colorful part of your garment. read the indications on the label. below we show you the meaning of the symbols and care for each type of fabric:
- Always read and follow the fabric care instructions if they are included on your garment label.
- Coats tend to accumulate residue from other fabrics or sweaters. to remove dust and lint from wool coats, especially in darker shades, you can roll duct tape in your hand and run it over the garment to remove it.
microfiber is a tough synthetic fabric made of polyester, polyamides, such as nylon or kevlar or a combination of the two. microfiber is a tough fabric and can be treated for water resistance, but has specific care instructions for natural fibers. treat microfiber with care and your raincoat will protect you from the elements for many seasons.
What to do in case your raincoat gets stained?
pre-treat stained areas with stain remover. choose a liquid stain remover that is safe to use on colored fabrics for best results. test on an inconspicuous area of the trench coat first to make sure the stain remover will not discolor the fabric. dampen the stained area with cold water, then apply the liquid stain remover and rub in gently. for best results, let the gabardine absorb the stain remover for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Always read and follow the fabric care instructions if they are included on the label of your raincoat.
- It is not necessary to wash your trench coat regularly. they are outerwear and as such, rarely come in contact with bare skin, decreasing the need for frequent washing. hanging your trench coat in a place with plenty of fresh air will refresh the fabric between wears.
- Avoid using fabric softeners and dryer sheets with your microfiber trench coat, as they can damage the fabric.
HOW TO REMOVE THE MOST FREQUENT STAINS?
- oil/grease: cover the fresh stain with talcum powder or cornstarch. let stand and brush.
- ballpoint pen ink: wet the area with alcohol and wash.
- chewing gum: rub with ice cube and wash.
- rust: apply a little lemon juice or a special stain remover.
- grass: moisten with alcohol and then wash.
- nail polish: clean with acetone. do not let dry.
- lipstick: wet the area with alcohol.
- milk or coffee: soak the stain with warm water and wash.
- glue: treat with acetone and wash.
- perfume: treat with hot glycerin and wash.
- paint: do not let dry. clean with a cloth and solvent. do not rub. then apply a little talcum powder or corn starch and brush.
- blood: wash with water and detergent. if the stain is very strong apply a little hydrogen peroxide.
- sweat: brush with vinegar and diluted alcohol.
- wine: treat the stain with lemon juice and wash.
use neutral soap.
- liquid soap is less abrasive than solid or granular soap.
- wash garments inside out.
- excessive use of fabric softener may cause stains.
- very strong wash cycles can wear fabrics.
- wash garments in salted water for the first time to keep them looking like new.
- do not hang directly in the sun.
- wash separately by hand in cold water.
- use mild soap paste.
- do not spray.
- do not use detergents, chlorine or bleach.
- hang on plastic hook preferably.
- iron on reverse side and at a warm temperature.
- dark colors are best preserved and "do not shine" if ironed at a warm temperature, upside down or with a damp cloth.