How To Take Care Of Every Delicate Fabric And Stain This Holiday

    And beyond

    by · December 19, 2016

    Illustrated by Jihyang Lim

    There’s no way around it: Holidays can get messy—and we mean that quite literally. Whether you’re attending tightly packed parties where people drink a few too many and full-on bump into you with their drinks, or you’ve loaded too much on your spoon only to end up with mashed potatoes on your lap at Christmas dinner, spills happen. Instead of instantly throwing our clothing into an ever-growing “to take to the dry cleaners” pile or resort to donating our shoes because of that stubborn stain we didn’t attend to until a month post-fact, we thought it was time to crack down on our 2016 resolution—you know, the one that we made immediately following that last NYE party—to learn how to salvage our favorite pieces at home.

    With that in mind, we caught up with Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd—founders of The Laundress, an eco-friendly line of detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning products with a flagship in Manhattan’s SoHo—and David Mesquita—owner of Leather Spa, the premiere shops with several Manhattan locations—to get their tips on how to take care of spills that threaten to ruin the trickiest of holiday fabrics (think: faux fur, leather, velvet) accessory repair and carethis season sans, most times, a trip to the cleaners. Ahead, their advice.

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