The Caring for Clothing Guide

November 7, 2018

The Caring for Clothing Guide
Trunk Club

How do you wash a wool sweater? Not sure what to do about the salt stains on your suede boots? And what do you do when you spill—yikes—red wine on cashmere? Don’t. Panic. Quality garments are an investment, so keeping them pristine shouldn’t be a mystery. We’re breaking down how to care for, clean, and store all of your favorite clothes and accessories. Each guide has its own set of tips, along with a care kit of products to keep on hand. We’ve even created a cost-per-wear calculator to help you decide which new pieces are worth adding to your closet. Bookmark this page and revisit our ever-growing guide whenever you need to refresh your memory.




Cashmere 

Just because the tag says “dry clean only” doesn’t mean it’s the only (or best) thing to do. We’ll show you the right way to clean and care for your luxurious investment.

Learn about cashmere


Suede

Whether you have a prized suede jacket to restore to its original splendor or smart-looking boots that need some TLC, these tips will help ensure your suede favorites look their best for seasons to come.

Learn about suede


Wool

When you take care of wool garments, they’ll last. Our guide has the tips you need to give your wool a long lifespan, from cleaning up pills to storing in the off-season.

Learn about wool

Woman cleaning black leather jacket.


Leather

Even if your preference is well-worn leather that looks like it has some stories to tell, following our comprehensive care guide will ensure it stays strong and beautiful for years to come.

Learn about leather

 

Man polishing boots.


Boots

Usually crafted from leather or suede, we really put our boots through their paces. Find out how to properly treat, protect, and clean your favorite pair. Salt stains, be gone!

Learn about boots

Stack of sweaters on a stool.


Sweaters

From a cable-knit pullover made from cotton to a cardigan rendered from cashmere, each of your sweaters comes with a unique set of instructions. Here’s how to care for your entire collection.

Learn about sweaters


Trunk Club’s Cost-Per-Wear Calculator

Your wardrobe should be a lasting investment. To see the real value of your clothes, simply enter information about the type, price, and seasonality of your garment.

Use the calculator

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