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Summer Hats: Take Good Care Of Them

summer hat

Summer hats are chic and an excellent and practical accessory.

Summer is the season for hats and quality hats have a high price tag. So how do you take care of your hats to make them last longer, stay cleaner and look newer?

1. Wipe/ brush them regularly

Even if your hat doesn’t look dirty it helps to wipe it regularly. This will clear the dust, which otherwise tends to stick to the texture and with time gives the hat a worn look.

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Regularly brush your hats to take off the dust and dirt

2. Wash by hand with a brush and mild soap

If your hat is visibly dirty, you’d better wash it manually with a brush and preferably only where it is dirty. If you can’t spare the time use a washing machine on a hand wash program.

hand wash

Gentle washing methods are crucial for preserving the natural shape of the hat and its material

3. Dry to return the initial form

When your hat is washed and wet, tuck some towels, which can be wrapped in a clear plastic bag to prevent soaking. Dry your hat naturally – dryig machine is an absolute No. Ironing is not recommended, not to mention that you’d find it really hard to iron a hat given its shape. Direct sunlight is OK if your hat is of light color but might bleach darker hats.

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Tuck towels to allow the hat return its previous shape while drying

4. Store carefully

At the end of the season store your hat in a way that preserves its shape. Hang it on a hanger, place it upside down or tuck some old unnecessary clothes in a baseball-type of hat. Anyway, make sure your hat preserves its natural form through the months. Cramps that stay for a prolonged period are hard to mend.

hat hanger

How you store your hats determines what you’ll get at the start of the next season

UByDesign offers a selection of summer hats and of course you are welcome to join in and upload your unneeded summer hats for sale.

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Jeans! How To Make Them Last Longer?

blue jeans and a tshirt

It’s certain – jeans are the most widely worn piece of clothing nowadays. Definitely you’ll have a favourite pair of blue (or other colour) jeans. You love them so much that you want to wear them forever. But do you know how to care for them?

Don’t wash them (often).

Jeans don’t like washing, in fact any piece of clothing would worn out faster when washed more frequently. Try to wash your jeans as little as possible.

When you do wash your jeans, do that by hand or in the washing machine at “hand wash” program. The temperature must be lukewarm, the detergent – mild. When you place your jeans in the washing machine turn them inside out.

Dry cleaning your jeans is a bad idea. It’s far better to wash them with water and mild soap than to expose them to all chemicals of a dry cleaning. If you have a stain at your jeans, try to remove it carefully – first by brushing the residual if it’s food, mud etc. and then cleaning the very spot rather than the whole piece of clothing.

Air dry your jeans – better inside than in bright sunshine. Drying them in a machine won’t do them a favour. At first your jeans might be a little hard but in a few hours after you’ve worn them they will get to their usual mild state.

So, handle your jeans with care and wear them with joy!

And here is a selection of UByDesign jeans:

Dark Blue Skinny Jeans

Light Gray Skinny Jeans

Blue Skinny Jeans

There’s plenty more for you to see and like at ubydesign.net