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Care and Storage of Antique Clothing & Textiles

Posted by Bella Coeur on

Care and Storage of Antique Clothing & Textiles

One of the questions  I get asked most is .. how to care and store precious antique clothing and textiles.

First, let’s define what an antique textile is. The generally accepted definition of “antique” is any item that is over 100 years old. That makes all Victorian and Edwardian clothing antique. Clothing from the 1920s is quickly becoming antique, as well. But it just makes good common sense to include any fragile textile or garment that is collectible and/or meant to be kept over time in this definition.

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