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How to Properly Clean Your Blazer

Posted by Patricia Spencer on
How to Properly Clean Your Blazer

 

For many, a blazer is more than a special-occasion jacket.  Either it’s something that’s required daily for work, or it’s a staple of our wardrobe.  The question is, how can you clean your blazer properly without damaging the fit and beautiful stitching, not to mention the material?  In some cases, with the help of all-natural cleaning products, you can wash a blazer at home, but there are exceptions.  Let’s find out more.

Can You Wash Your Blazer at Home?

Whether or not a blazer can be washed at home will depend on its material as well as its construction.  Some blazers, like those made from cotton, polyester and other machine-washable materials, can be washed using basic home methods, while other blazers, like those made from wool or silk, will strictly require dry-cleaning.  The care label on your blazer will tell you everything that you need to know in this regard.

Machine-Washable Fabrics

If you have a blazer that can, according to its care label, be washed in a washing machine and dried in a dryer or through air-drying, you’re in luck since this is by far the easiest way to keep that blazer clean. 

Ideally, you should use natural, gentle laundry products since the construction and the fit of a blazer can easily get damaged using harsher chemicals.  Always aim to go with natural laundry pods that can clean without harming your blazer.  It’s best to use non toxic and delicate laundry pods like Grab Green Delicate Laundry Detergent Pods.  These delicate laundry pods are ideal for fine fabrics such as this, as the gentle formula cleans deeply without fading, shrinking, or causing clothes to lose their shape.  It’s your solution for washing all your dedicates, WITHOUT harmful chemicals.

Assuming that the blazer doesn’t require air-drying, put it in the dryer on the “permanent press setting”, unless your care label says otherwise, along with Classic Laundry Dryer Sheets, as these sustainable dryer sheets will keep your blazer soft and cling-free.

Handwash Only

If your blazer requires handwashing rather than machine-washing, go ahead and follow the care label directions to make sure you’re using the right water temperature.  In this case, you can still use some eco friendly laundry detergent powder like our 3 in 1 Laundry Detergent Powder; dissolves in water to wash your blazer effectively.

Dry-Clean Only

If your blazer must be dry-cleaned, then you absolutely need to take it to a drycleaner rather than trying to clean it at home – or else your blazer may get ruined.  Certain materials, like silk and wool, require dry-cleaning only, and can’t be ironed at home either, as they must be pressed at the drycleaners. 

If You Need to Spot Treat a Stain on Your Blazer

In the event that you have a stain on your blazer, and you don’t have time to clean it, the good news is that there are natural cleaning products that can spot-treat the stain until you’re able to tackle it more aggressively.  Mix a little bit of cold water with the Grab Green Liquid Dish Soap, which is a non toxic dish soap that’s mild enough for most fabrics.  Dip a clean, white cloth into the solution and dab the stain repeatedly until its appearance is diminished.

Treat Your Blazers Right Regardless of the Material

Because blazers can vary so much in terms of material and construction, two similar-looking blazers can require completely different approaches to getting cleaned.  What’s most important is following the care instructions on the label of the garment, so that your favorite blazers can last for a long time to come.

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