How to Care for your Tweed

Tweed is a woolen fabric that is tough and moisture resistant because it is closely woven, but the tight weave of the fabric can allow dirt or stains to become embedded. 

Care needs to be taken with cleaning techniques to keep your tweed looking its best.

 

 

Cleaning:

 

Steaming provides the safest and gentlest finish and freshening.  Steaming reduces wrinkling and kills most germs and bacteria, helping eliminate odors.  If the piece isn't actually dirty, you don't need to take it to the dry cleaners. Instead, save money and reduce wear on an item from the cleaner by steaming it at home.

  

 

Do not hand wash, machine wash, or iron, as this will cause significant damage your unique RYin skirt.

Stains:  The faster you can address a spill, the less likely it will be to cause a permanent stain on the fabric. Address new stains as soon as possible after they occur.  Use a gentle touch and a towel to carefully blot at fresh spills. Do not rub the fabric, since this can push the stain even more deeply into the tweed fibers. Soak up as much of the liquid as you can from the fabric. When in doubt, bring the tweed item to a dry cleaner for professional attention.

Storage:  Store tweed clothing in a cool dry place. Moths are attracted to wool. Put tweed items in a cedar chest or other cool dry receptacle, where moths cannot eat them. You can also buy moth deterrents at your local home improvement stores.