Textiles need to "breathe" in order to last a long time without fading or turning yellow. While many of our Christening gowns and Christening outfits come with a zippered vinyl bag, please do not use it to store your gown. The chemicals in plastics can cause severe damage to your childs Christening outfit over an extended period. Paper boxes and tissue should also be avioded unless you are absolutely positive that they are acid-free.
Also avoid bags with zippers or snaps as metal can corrode. Do not use an ordinary wire hanger. If you want to hang your christening gown or outfit , use a plastic, rubber coated or stainless steel hanger.
The safest way to store your Christening gown or Christening outfit is in a 100% cotton bag. A 100% cotton storage bag that is made of all-natural cotton, containing no dyes or other chemical treatments, such as bleached muslin, is recommended.
Before storing your Christening outfits or Christening gowns, make sure they are clean. If the laundering instructions allows for hand washing, do so with a enzymatic cleaner, if needed, then rinse thoroughly with distilled water. Be certain to store it without any soap residue. Let dry completely and press before storing.
Where you store your Christening gowns or Christening outfits is one of the most important considerations. Attics get too hot and basements can get too damp. The best place to store your gown is in a cool dry space.