5 things we are thankful for at Isabel Garretón
As a brand that gives back with every stitch and every design inspiration, we have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Like Oprah, we focus on what we have and what we have accomplished in our quest to help Chilean artisans and their families live a better life. We feel so grateful for the opportunity to make a sustainable difference in the lives of so many good hearted, talented and hard working people over the last 25 years.
Here are the 5 things we are thankful for this Thanksgiving:
Those who support our social enterprise to help women.
The talent of the artisans who make each of our designs unique.
The fairytales and fantasies that make childhood special and give us endless inspiration.
The shared family time that Thanksgiving and other holidays bring.
A moment to pause and say ‘thank you’ for the things in life that make us happy.
We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving,
The pictures are done, the gathering, the ceremony and the party are over.
Here you are, holding a beautiful and special piece you want to keep and take care off. Be this a Christening Gown or Blessing Gown, a Flower Girl dress, or a Wedding Gown. You are thinking they may be other occasions, someone in the family will use it, or your child’s child may wear it in time.
The issue is how to do it?
How to put these special pieces in storage and keep it safe from elements that will damage the dress, gown, or romper such as humidity, mildew, moths, etc…
We include with every Special Occasion piece we ship a card with care instructions we thought to share:
Care & Conservation
Light – Low light levels are preferable for storage. Sunlight and fluorescent light are specially damaging.
Humidity & Temperature – Moist air, (over 60% humidity) warmth & lack of air circulation encourages mold, stains & deterioration. Basements and attics may provide extreme fluctuations in humidity levels, which is to be avoided. Plastic bags can trap humidity & result in mildew.
Insects – Inspect the garment regularly, furniture and carpet beetles & webbing clothes moths are specially attracted to silk.
Materials – Protect the textile piece from direct contact with wood, (avoid cedar chests especially for cotton and linen) ordinary cardboard or metal. Layers of acid free tissue or unbleached cotton muslin can be used to line boxes or containers. Ideally, wash the muslin or change the tissue once a year. Flat storage or rolled in acid free tissue is better than hanging.
If you want more information or details on how to storage your heirlooms safely, we have compiled a list of additional resources you may want.
If acid free tissue is not available. Replace with white tissue & renew every year.
Archival boxes (acid-free) can be purchased from conservation supply businesses.
Flower Girl Dress,