Don't know how to wash clothes with sequins? Just wait until you check out our tips! But first... how about some curiosities about this fashion?
A sequin is a decorative element in the shape of small discs. Colloquially, we say that a garment has sequins, but the fabric embroidered with sequins actually has a name: it is sequin! Sequin comes from French, pailleté, which means "glitter." Many people are in doubt as to which name to use: sequin or sequined. The answer is there 🙂 ?
Oh, and if you think it's a current trend: sequins are believed to have been used since 2,500 BC! A sequined cape was found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, one of the most famous figures in Egyptian history!
From history, we can see that the Egyptian people have always splurged on clothing accessories, such as gold and silver jewelry - and those who could not afford it used colored ceramics. Even with the few resources of the time, no detail was left behind: weaving, sandals, accessories and cosmetics.
In addition to the Egyptian influence, there was also the influence of the stage: have you ever noticed the costumes of the shows of the Broadway The famous little red shoe of Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" is a great example!See_also: How to do laundry: complete guide with practical tips
And finally, in the 1980s, the disco and pop culture arrived with everything, combining the fashion of sequins in fabrics with big names that marked the era, such as the own Michael Jackson .See_also: Small kitchen: 40 tips for decorating and organizing
How to wash clothes with sequins: list of suitable products
Now that you know the whole sequin story, let's get to cleaning. The products you can use are:
- Tixan Ypê Liquid Soap
- Ypê Traditional Detergent Neutral
How to wash clothes with sequins step by step
Clothes with sequins cannot be washed in the washing machine. Therefore, when cleaning, it is recommended to soak it in a solution of neutral soap with 1 liter of water or neutral Traditional Detergent, for up to 20 minutes.
How to dry clothes with sequins?
Do not wring out or let dry in the sun, as this can damage the sequin material. After washing, wrap the garment in a towel to absorb excess water, then lay it out on a horizontal clothesline (as hanging is not recommended) and wait for it to dry in the shade.
Can you iron with sequins?
Turn your sequined garment inside out and leave the iron on a low heat setting so as not to damage the details of the fabric. This is because sequins are usually made of plastic material and can melt in contact with excessive heat, deforming them.
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How to store clothes with sequins?
The most recommended is that it be in fabric bags, TNT or in boxes, to preserve your garment and not risk the sequins falling off. To further reduce this risk, you can wrap the garment in tissue paper or turn it inside out and store it in the bag or box.
Avoid hanging on hangers, as the weight of the sequins can deform the piece or even stick to other pieces.
Finally, do not use plastic bags for storage, as this material can encourage the appearance of fungus on clothes.
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