Garment Care

Most of our solid single color garments without ribbon trim, piping, or embroidery may be machine washed with care. Any garment with more than one color, ribbon trim, piping, or embroidery requires dry cleaning by a professional dry cleaner.

For more information on care for specific fabrics visist our Fabrics Page

Choir Robes

During the times your robes are being worn, avoid jewelry with rough edges that might snag your robe and be sure to keep Velcro cuffs closed. Watch out for ragged corners or splinters on hymnals or pews. Heavy perfumes and shaving lotions should be avoided - these odors can penetrate fabric. Use care to keep makeup off necklines of robes and stoles. Makeup bases contain oils that can stain fabric. Avoid spraying hairspray while wearing your choir robe. Do not eat or drink anything other than water while wearing your robe to avoid food or beverage stains. Between wearings, hang your choir robes on our contoured robe hanger, designed to preserve yoke shape and prevent rust stains or crease lines caused by wire hangers. Zip robes or fasten the hook and eye closure to keep it properly aligned on the hanger. Close any Velcro closures such as cuffs.

Don't wait until choir robes or stoles show significant soiling or heavy makeup stains to clean. Schedule cleaning or laundering of robes on a regular basis - at least once a year, more often if your robes feature high necklines.

Most of our solid single color garments without ribbon trim, piping, or embroidery may be machine washed with care. Wash no more than two robes at a time, using cold water, gentle or permanent press cycle wash. Machine dry on delicate cycle with low heat until the robes are "damp dry." Hang on contoured hanger to complete drying, and smooth out any wrinkles by hand while robes are still damp. Any remaining wrinkles should be lightly steamed out with a hand steamer or steam iron on polyester setting.

**Any garment with more than one color, ribbon trim, piping, or embroidery requires dry cleaning by a professional dry cleaner.

 
Choir Caps

Caps must be dry cleaned by a professional dry cleaner. We also recommend storing the cap between wearings with soft tissue paper stuffed inside to help maintain shape.

 
Pulpit Robes

After each wearing, hang your robe on our contoured robe hanger to maintain yoke shape. Zip the robe, or fasten the hook and eye closure, to keep it properly aligned on the hanger. Allow time for any residual body heat or moisture to dissipate before storing in a closet.

Don't wait until there is heavy soiling around the neckline or inside the cuffs to clean. Most of our solid single color garments without velvet panels, ribbon trim, piping, or embroidery may be machine washed with care. Wash no more than two robes at a time, using cold water, gentle or permanent press cycle wash. Machine dry on delicate cycle with low heat until the robes are "damp dry." Hang on contoured hanger to complete drying, and smooth out any wrinkles by hand while robes are still damp. Any remaining wrinkles should be lightly steamed out with a hand steamer or steam iron on polyester setting.

**Any garment with more than one color, velvet panels, ribbon trim, piping, or embroidery requires dry cleaning by a professional dry cleaner.

 
Baptismal Robes

Exposure to high chlorine levels tends to prematurely break down fabric fibers. To extend the life of baptismal robes, we recommend laundering following each use.

Pre-treat any spots and stains as soon as possible, prior to washing. Zip up each robe and fasten the hook and eye closure at the neckline prior to placing in the washing machine. Place no more than two or three baptismal robes of the same color in the wash at the same time. Do not mix black and white baptismal robes in the same wash load. Use warm water on gentle or permanent press cycle, with mild detergent. Machine dry low or on permanent press heat, and remove promptly from dryer to reduce wrinkling. Hang robes while still slightly damp on contoured hanger. Zip robes or fasten the hook and eye closure to keep it properly aligned on the hanger, and smooth out any wrinkles by hand.

Baptismal robes may also be hung to dry. Be sure to use a nonmetal hanger when drying, as metal hangers may rust and spot the robe. Once robes are thoroughly dry, hang in a closet or storage unit until needed. Do not store while still damp.

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