Caring for Elegance: Ruth Tate's Guide to Washing, Hand Washing, and Dry Cleaning

Caring for Elegance: Ruth Tate's Guide to Washing, Hand Washing, and Dry Cleaning

In a world where fashion often comes with complex care instructions, Ruth Tate  aims to simplify the process, empowering you to care for your garments with confidence. As we explore the nuances of washing, hand washing, and dry cleaning, our commitment to preserving the longevity and beauty of your wardrobe takes centre stage.

Washing your garments is more than just a routine; it's a practice in preserving the craftsmanship and quality of your clothing. At Ruth Tate & co we understand that different fabrics demand different care. Our comprehensive care guide ensures that you can confidently care for your garments, keeping them looking as exquisite as the day you first laid eyes on them.

For those who prefer the convenience of machine washing, Ruth Tate provides clear guidelines on which fabrics are suitable for this method. We believe that your lifestyle should complement your style, and our commitment to practicality means that you can maintain the elegance of your wardrobe without compromising on convenience.

Hand washing, on the other hand, is an art that we encourage you to embrace. The gentle touch of hand washing ensures that delicate fabrics are treated with the care they deserve. Ruth Tate Sydney's care guide offers step-by-step instructions, allowing you to enjoy the process of hand washing (or using the handwash cycle of the washing machine) while extending the life of your garments. Colours will last a lot longer with handwashing. 

For those garments that require the expertise of professionals, our guide to dry cleaning provides a roadmap for preserving the intricate details and luxurious textures. Ruth Tate Sydney acknowledges that some fabrics and embellishments demand specialisd care, and our recommendations for dry cleaning ensure that your garments receive the attention they need to endure the test of time. For leather and specialist cleaning we recommend No D Lay in Rozelle.

Beyond the practicalities of care, Ruth Tate recognises the environmental impact of traditional dry cleaning methods. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we test if fabrics can be handwashed instead of dry cleaning and therefore give the customer the choice. Some wool shrink when hand washed so we will have to keep it as Dry Clean Only..

Caring for your wardrobe is a partnership between you and your garments. One important tip is to never put clothes away in your drawer or cupboard if they are dirty or have been worn. Moths are attracted to the skin cells left on clothes after wearing, always wash/clean them before putting away. Ruth Tate Sydney's care guide is not just a set of instructions; it's a journey in maintaining the integrity of your wardrobe, ensuring that each piece remains a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication invested in its creation.

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