How to care for your fabric

Curtains should be hung at least 10cm from the glass to enable air to circulate. This assists in preventing mildew and reduces heat build up, both of which can adversely affect your fabric.

To maintain and preserve the life of your soft furnishings, regular dusting and vacuuming should be undertaken, however, frequent laundering is not usually required.

Should washing be required, always refer your fabric's care code, as some fabrics require specific washing instructions:

CARE LABEL No: 1

For use on velvet & silk fabrics

Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Do not wash. Do not iron. Dry clean only P 50 Possible shrinkage 3%

 

CARE LABEL No: 2

For use on viscose/acetate and other fabrics which may Shrink, such as bulky cottons.

Protect against sunlight with lining or other shading devices. Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Do not wash, Use warm iron. Dry clean only P 50 Possible shrinkage 3%

 

CARE LABEL No: 3

For use on printed or dyed cotton and linen fabrics not pigment dyed.

Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Washing:- Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drip dry in the shade without delay. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Use warm iron lengthways. Dry cleanable P 50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

 

CARE LABEL No: 3M

For use on cotton with metallic print.

Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash in synthetic detergent which does not contain enzymes or perborate. Do not bleach. Do not soak. Do not rub or wring. Drip dry in the shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to dry. Warm iron under dry cloth. Do not dry clean X. Possible shrinkage 3%.

 

CARE LABEL No: 4

For use on polyester/cotton, polyester mixture & polyester fabrics, woven or knitted.

Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. For best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry immediately. Use warm iron. Dry cleanable P 50. Possible shrinkage 3%.

 

CARE LABEL No: 5

For use on acrylic and modacrylic fabrics.

Remove hooks rings & trims before cleaning. Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. Warm hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not rub or wring. Do not tumble dry after washing. Drip dry in shade for best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry and rehang immediately. Cool iron if required. Do not steam iron. Dry cleanable P 50. No steam pressing. Possible shrinkage 3%.

 

CARE LABEL No: 6W

For use on acrylic foam backed fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and cotton.

Regular care will minimize the need for additional cleaning. Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment. Always exercising caution when spot cleaning. Test cleaning on non exposed surface. Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion. Cleaning Washing: Possible shrinkage 3% Remove hooks, rings and trims before cleaning. Curtains are heavy when wet. Professional wet cleaning recommended. DO NOT CLEAN IN DOMESTIC WASHING MACHINE! Hand wash in cool-to-warm (Max 40o C). Mild detergents, such as wool mixes are recommended. Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade. Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes line. Do not iron/press coated side. Warm iron/press on fabric side only. Drycleaning: DO NOT DRYCLEAN.

 

For further information please refer to the SIFAA website – www.sfiaa.org.au


Special home washing instructions for Thermaldrape Curtains and Sheers

Coated fabrics (Thermaldrape®)
• Remove hooks, rings and trims before washing.
• Use a large container or bathtub to wash curtains.
• Do not soak, bleach or wring fabric.
• Try to use a natural soap, not a detergent.
• Do not tumble dry.
• Do not use pegs or fold curtain over a clothesline.
• For best results, hang from clothesline using the curtain's hooks.
• Avoid direct sunlight when drying.
• When ironing, Make sure the iron is used on the fabric side only, on a low to medium heat.
• Some fabrics may also be drycleaned.


Sheers
• For best results, hand wash in a bathtub of mild suds.
• Use the shower to rinse.
• Allow to drip dry.
• Some fabrics may also be drycleaned.