Can I buy garment care products at Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Clothing, especially your career wardrobe, is an expensive investment, and taking proper care of your garments can save you considerable money over time, not to mention the time and frustration of having to repair or replace garments unnecessarily. Here at Spotlight, we have a number of items for sale that will help you keep your clothes looking their best.
What tips are there for looking after garments?
Here are some top tips to help you with garment care:
1. A stitch in time saves nine is an old proverb, but it is still as true today as it ever was. Repair small rips, tears or loose hems immediately and avoid the problem getting bigger and unmanageable. Don’t wait with sewing back loose buttons either, as you risk them falling off without you noticing it, and they may be hard to match in size or colour later.
2. Use good quality coat hangers. Don’t rely in those flimsy metal hangers from the dry cleaners, as they can make marks in the shoulders of your garments and get garments to sag, and they can even cause damage over time.
3. Don’t over-wash garments. Excessive cleaning of clothing wears it out sooner. Some items of clothing can be worn more than once before washing or cleaning if you give them just a little care when you remove them. Check the garment when you take it off, looking for spots, tears, lint, or anything else that would send it to the dirty clothes hamper.
4. Treat spots and stains as soon as possible. If you take the garment to a dry cleaner, point out any spots so that they can be given extra attention. It also helps if you can identify what caused the stain. If the garment is washable, use a spot remover that is appropriate for the type of stain and the type of fabric.5. Always follow the cleaning instructions on the garment label to save your clothes from damage. Hot water will shrink rayon, wool, silk, and other fabrics. It will also fade some colours. Heat from the dryer may also shrink garments.
What type of garment care products does Spotlight stock?
Here at Spotlight, you can find a number of different lint remover products. Lint is the common name for visible accumulations of textile fibres and other materials, usually found on and around clothing. These short fibres may either detach or be jostled out of the weave of which they are part during normal wear. This is the reason that heavily used articles like shirts and towels become thin over time, and why these particles collect in the lint screen of a clothes dryer. It is also not very pretty when it collects on jumpers and clothes, so removing it carefully improves the appearance of your garments.
The other thing that these fibres may do is cling together due to static electricity. To reduce static cling, use a handy spray like the ones available in this product range at Spotlight. There is even a small bottle that is ideal for in your handbag or case when travelling.