A Little Bit of Background History
Garment care has had a reputation of being difficult and boring, and from a historical point of view, it’s actually true. Caring for clothes was a necessity, and in every woman's home you would find remedies and methods for everything. It wasn’t for nothing that women of that time actually went to housewife schools, taking care of the home and the clothes of the entire family was demanding.
More and more people are starting to appreciate textiles and clothes for the valuable resources they actually are, and that’s why we’re seeing an upward trend of interest in garment care. The primary benefit for the environment and the wallet is to make the clothes we already own last longer. But then we need to care for them in the correct manners.
Modern Tools for Garment Care
Steamery has dedicated years to develop modern, easy-to-use and dare we say – nicer looking – products for clothing care. They require neither training, nor previous knowledge.
But, what’s for what? Our gentle introduction gives you a foundation to rely on. We explain all the products, what they’re used for and what the alternatives are. It’s up to you to decide which ones you can’t live without.
Getting Rid of Wrinkles and Creases from Clothes
Cirrus No.1 and Cirrus No.2 Steamer
For a very long time the iron has had a given spot in our broom closets. However, more and more people are replacing it with a smaller, more neat and gentle option: the hand-steamer. A steamer uses hot steam instead of a warm metal plate to flatten out the wrinkles and creases. A steamer heats up and is ready to use in less than thirty seconds and requires no ironing board. Just press the steamer against the garment where it’s hanging and start to steam. Some prefer to place the garment on a hanger while steaming, others like to keep it lying on the bed – both alternatives work. Generally, we would say it’s more practical to steam pants horizontally, and dresses, shirts and coats vertically. The steam will make the garment look fresh and unused, it will also reduce bacteria and foul smells.
- Works on all kinds of garments (except fabrics that easily stain from water)
- Requires no ironing board and is easy to carry and bring on travels
- Great to refresh clothes that are worn, but not dirty
- Practical when you steam curtains, pillows and sheets
- The water tank needs a refill approximately every third garment