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The Truth about Garment Bags

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Maria Kazzi


Throughout the years you’ve made a significant investment in your wardrobe, so it makes sense that you would want to safely protect and store your favourite dresses, suits, leather or wool jackets, right?

Well, so many of us overlook the importance of protecting our garments against environmental elements, and it can cause serious irreparable damage. As well as this, people are unaware of the type of garment bag they should be using and may even be using ones that are causing the damage.

Our clothes need ongoing care and protection against pesky insects (especially moths), dirt, dust, mould, moisture and humidity. These are all priority concerns when storing your garments' for long periods, or until the next season. 




Say No to Plastic Bags and Non-Woven Fabrics

Peva Garment BagWe Repeat: Say NO to plastic and non-woven bags! Generally, these are the most common types of garment bags, and they’reGreen non-woven supermarket bag cheap, and usually manufactured from plastic (PEVA – commonly used in shower curtains) or non-woven fabrics, similar to the material used to make supermarket bags. 

Mould on jacketIt is important that you completely avoid these types of garment bags, especially in warm climates, as they can cause serious, irreversible damage such as mould (particularly to your suede and leather jackets). These unfavourable bags also cause fading and discolouration (yellowing) in cotton, silk, embellished pieces, wedding gowns and other delicate fabrics.

The reason being is that our clothes need fresh air to rejuvenate and nourish the fabric fibres of your garments. It's basically like "freshening them up". When using these types of plastic and non-woven garment bags, NO fresh air can comfortably circulate in and around your garments', particularly if stored for long periods, in crammed wardrobes, or from season to season.

These types of garment bags are ineffective and can impair, ruin and deteriorate your garments when stored for long periods of time. 

Instead, by storing your garments in a natural fibre such as 100% cotton garment covers, it is guaranteed to safeguard your garments' and promote their longevity, particularly for long term storage (more on this below.) 














Dry Cleaning Plastic Bags

Dry cleaning plastic bagDry cleaning plastic bags should NEVER be used to store your wears. The only purpose of these bags is to transport your dry cleaned clothes from the shop to your home safely.  Discolouration can be caused by BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) an anti-oxidant found in these plastic bags which can further ruin your garments; especially leathers, suede, velvet, wool, cotton, silks and other delicate fabrics. 



If you are storing your clothes in these plastic dry cleaning bags, they will potentially trap moisture (especially in the warmer months) and block natural air flow circulating through to your garments. This means the freshly pressed fabric fibres cannot comfortably breathe and it will again lead to mould build-up and yellow spots (especially when exposed to excessive sunlight) and cause fading and discolouration of your treasured garments.  


Those Pesky Insects (especially moths)













Moth damage to wool pantsKeep in mind, those nasty insects have a tendency (especially in the warmer climates) to make a bee-line for your favourite suit, dress or garment and 'go to town' on it causing unwanted damage. Have you experienced this? I sure did, as this is exactly what happened to my favourite grey pant-suit when it was not protected in my wardrobe! See picture.



Moth damage to wool scarfFACT: Moths and especially their larvae and other insects feed off food crumbs, make-up, deodorant, perfumes and hair left on your garments. Make sure you remove these contaminants from your coats, jackets, suits, dresses etc. before long term storage. A wash down, dry cleaning, airing them out will work. Just follow the care instructions which you'll find on the inside of your garment to provide the best care for your cherished garments'. 



















































Kazzi Kovers Garment Bags are Eco- Friendly | 100% Cotton and Biodegradable

Eco-friendly garment bagsCotton is a sustainable, renewable and biodegradable fabric. It is good to know that cotton takes up to 3 - 6 months to breakdown, whereas other materials and fabrics, particularly plastic garment bags, can take up to 20 - 200 years, if at all, to breakdown. 



Kazzi Kovers Premium Garment Bag is crafted from 100% Cotton fabric and is eco-friendly, which makes it the best natural and safest alternative to cheap non-woven, plastic, peva, nylon or polyester garment bags.

  • Cotton is a versatile and natural fabric. It is lightweight, breathable, hygienic, acid-free and incredibly durable and strong.
  • Cotton is also a low maintenance material, which makes it easy to wash, and it is reasonably quick to dry. 
  • Cotton also reflects heat in the warmer climates and provides insulation in cold climates - so the garment covers are perfect for short and long term storage and safeguard your clothing throughout the seasons.


    Regular and Large Garment Bag Combo

    Each Kazzi Kovers Garment Bag is custom made and designed to store and protect your every day, occasional, seasonal garments' and delicate pieces; including your suits, dresses, jackets, coats, formal attire, sporting gear and more.

    They are especially nurturing towards natural fabrics such as wool, leather, suedes, furs, cotton, silk, lace, embellished and other delicate fabrics while maintaining fabric integrity.

    Kazzi Kovers garment bags are also guaranteed to safeguard and promote the longevity of your garments' and provide protection from the elements, all year round (love that!).

    You'll also find comfort in knowing that each garment bag is fully-enclosed. That is, once you fully-zip your Kazzi Kovers garment bag, it makes it virtually impossible for dust and dirt to enter, and it also creates a natural barrier for those nasty insects (especially moths) from piercing your garments. 
















    Streamline Your Wardrobe

    By streamlining your wardrobe and placing all of your seasonal and occasional garments; such as leather jackets, wool coats and suits, one-off pieces and other favoured garments in 100% Cotton Garment Bags, it is proven to be the safest and most sustainable, eco-friendly option. Doing so also promotes garment longevity and continued wearability.

    Whether you're a business person, a traveller, a sports person, an event coordinator, a bride-to-be, or simply someone that likes to take care of your beautiful wardrobe and your treasured pieces - Kazzi Kovers 100% cotton garment covers are for you. 


    Kazzi Kovers Garment Bag Features
    • These stylish and practical garment bags make wardrobe organisation simple and easy
    • Suitable for Ladies and Gents
    • Each cream-coloured garment bag fits up to 3 items and is available in two generous sizes - Regular and Large
    • Each garment bag is also equipped with a full-length, side-zipper for quick and easy access
    • A double-stitched, strong cotton loop is sewn in at the bottom for your convenience, so it's simple for you to fold the bag over when travelling
    • Great for business, well-seasoned and occasional travellers
    • Ideal for storage, home and travel purposes.

    They're just perfect (even if we do say so ourselves!)


    Fresh Air For ClothesTIP: Every 6 to 12 months take out your garments; suits, dresses, coats and jackets etc. and air them out in the fresh air (away from direct sunlight) for 1 to 2 days - especially if you don't wear them all that often. They will love you for it! And it will prolong the integrity of the fabric and the fibres so you can enjoy wearing them for years to come.




















    Kazzi Kovers Garment Bags Are Ideal For
    • Storage and or Travel | For all types of fabrics and garments including suits, coats, gowns, dresses, jackets, embellished and delicate pieces.
    • Business Travel | For suits, dresses, coats, jackets, ties.
    • Bride/Groom | Wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, mother-of-the-bride, men's suits.
    • Destination Wedding | Travel with your wedding dress on the big day. Ideal for bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dress, Mother-of-the-Bride. (After your big day, you can store your dress in the Kazzi Kovers Garment Bag to preserve its longevity/heirloom.) 
    • Delicate and Embellished Garments: Dresses, costumes, heirlooms, one-off pieces, kaftans, saris + more.
    • Fashion Events | For designers, models and garment protection during transit.
    • Dance | Dance costumes, sequined dresses, leotards, tutus, outfits.
    • Vintage Clothes | Protect your priceless vintage pieces; dresses, coats, jackets, fabrics.
    • Equestrian and Sporting Attire | For all events. Also, for home and storage purposes.
    • Cruises and Black Tie Events - Pack and protect your gowns or suits when travelling.
    • and more.


    SHOP NOW || Garment Bags | Individual and Combo Packs

    INDIVIDUAL - REGULAR: Ideal for Suits, Jackets, Coats, Dresses, Cocktail / Formal Dresses, Embellished and Beaded Garments, Delicate and Natural Fibres (leather, wool, silk, suede, fur, velvet), Seasonal Garments, Saris, Kaftans, All Types of Costumes, Vintage Clothing, Uniforms, Heirlooms and more.


    1 x Regular Garment Bag










    INDIVIDUAL - LARGE (or long): Ideal for Wedding Dress, Formal and Cocktail Dresses, Gowns, Embellished and Beaded Garments, Delicate and Natural Fibres (leather, wool, silk, suede, furs, faux-furs, velvet), Long Coats, Seasonal Garments, Saris, Kaftans, All Types of Costumes, Vintage Clothing, Uniforms, Heirlooms and more. 

    1 x Large Garment Bag





























    These combo packs offer great value and include a Regular and or Large Garment Bag combinations.

    Perfect for when you need more than just one!

    For example: 1 x Regular + 1 x Large Garment Bag Combo (displayed in photo).

    You can choose from 6 Garment Bag Combo Options

    Garment Bag Combo Packs


    PACKAGE OFFER | Save $2.95 - $4.95

    If you have a one-off piece, a favourite suit or dress that you wish to protect, or perhaps an heirloom, our Kazzi Kovers all-in-one packages are ideal and offer great value.

    Each package includes your choice of a 100% Cotton Garment Bag (Regular or Large) and one FSC® Certified European German Beech Wood Hanger.  

    Ideal for your occasional, seasonal and one-off pieces such as your suits, dresses, formal and cocktail wear, wedding dress, coats, jackets, costumes, sporting attire, heirlooms and more. 

    Wood Hangers are available in Natural Wood Grain or Walnut colours.

    See Packages.



    Large-garment-bag-wood-hanger-package-offer           Large-garment-bag-and-Walnut-wood-hanger-package


    Remember if you ‘Love it, Cover it!®’  

    Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers

    Updated 01.07.2019


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    We pride ourselves on providing safe and natural alternatives to Protect, Organise, Store and Travel with our range of premium covers and accessories. Visit Kazzi Kovers for our full suite of products and updates.



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