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Laundering



Laundering care instructions for each of the fabrics that we offer.

Banjo, Premier, Economy Non-FR, and Poly Satin:

  • Never expose fabric to heat above 140°F during any portion of washing, drying, or ironing.
  • Excessive heat can shrink the fabric significantly and/or shock the fabric into retaining permanent wrinkles.
  • Machine wash like colors only, in cold water using a gentle cycle.
  • If detergent is used, add only a mild liquid detergent to the water before putting the fabric in the machine.
  • Do not apply a concentrated detergent directly on the fabric, as this may alter the color.
  • Never use soap, bleach, or fabric softeners.
  • May be dried in a conventional dryer using an air only setting.
  • If ironing is needed, use only a cool setting.


10.2 oz. Velour, 15.5 oz. Velour, and 24.5 oz. Velour:

  • Never expose fabric to heat above 140°F during any portion of washing, drying, or ironing.
  • Excessive heat can shrink the fabric significantly and/or shock the fabric into retaining permanent wrinkles.
  • Machine wash like colors only, in cold water using a gentle cycle.
  • If detergent is used, add only a mild, non-chloride detergent, adding it to the water before putting the fabric in the machine.
  • Do not apply a concentrated detergent directly on the fabric, as this may alter the color.
  • Never use soap, bleach, or fabric softeners.
  • May be dried in a conventional dryer using a low heat setting.
  • Do not dry clean. Do not iron.


Sheer Voile:

  • Machine wash cool on a Delicate / Gentle cycle.
  • If needed, use only a gentle detergent, preferably one designed for delicate fabrics.
  • Tumble dry on low heat, using a Delicate / Gentle cycle if available.
  • If there is not Delicate / Gentle cycle for drying, you can also hang to dry (not in direct sunlight).
  • For ironing, use low heat and light steam. It is always suggested to test on an inconspicuous area first.


Commando:

  • Commando drape is NOT machine washable. This fabric should never be washed or spot treated with any liquid or detergent.
  • Washing Commando fabric will ruin the nap (fuzzy felt/suede side) and will wash out the topically applied FR treatment.
  • Clean lightly using a soft brush only, when needed.
  • Professional dry cleaning can be done, however the fabric would need to be retested for flame resistance, and may possibly require retreatment after dry cleaning.


Flame Retardant Notes To Consider When Laundering:

  • Premier, Sheer Voile, and all Velours are IFR. These fabrics will retain their FR characteristics no matter how many times they are washed.
  • Banjo fabric will either be IFR or DFR depending on the source used, and either one will retain its flame retardant characteristics for at least 25 washes.
  • Poly Satin is topically treated (FR), and will retain flame retardancy for up to 5 washes.
  • Commando is topically treated (FR), but should never be washed. Washing Commando will wash out the FR treatment.
  • Economy Non-FR drapes are NOT flame retardant.