The Truth about Garment Bags


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 severe irreparable damage. As well as this, people are unaware that the type of garment bag they are using may even be causing the damage, particularly plastic garment bags and cheap non-woven bags.

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.  

What you need to know when choosing the right garment bag. 


Plastic and Non-Woven Garment Bags

We repeat: Say NO to plastic and non-woven bags! These are the most common types of garment bags, and they're cheap, and usually manufactured from plastic (PEVA - most commonly used in shower curtains) or non-woven fabrics, similar to the material used to make supermarket bags. 

It is important that you completely avoid these types of garment bags, especially when storing your garments in summer or in warm and humid climates. These bags can cause severe and irreversible damage such as mould build-up (particularly to your suede and leather jackets - see picture). The plastic and non-woven bags also cause fading and discolouration (yellowing) in cotton, silk, embellished pieces, wedding gowns and other delicate fabrics, especially when stored long term.

Black leather jacket with mould spots

The reason being is that 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 garment bags, NO fresh air can comfortably circulate in and around your garments' and wardrobe, particularly in cramped spaces, or spaces that lack fresh airflow. 

These types of garment bags are ineffective and can impair, ruin and deteriorate your garments particularly if you are storing your garments for longer than twelve months, or extended periods. Furthermore, when plastic and non-woven garment bags are stored long term, you'll find they tend to crumble, fall apart or disintegrate into a million pieces (I know this from experience). This then allows dirt, dust, moths, and other critters to subliminally enter the bag you had 'protected' your garments' in and cause further unsuspecting damage. Ouch! 

















It is so easy with our busy lives to keep our freshly-pressed garments straight into our wardrobe and not think twice about it until next season. 

Plastic dry cleaning bags

Dry cleaning plastic bags should NEVER be used to store your wears. These bags are not purposed for storage or for protecting your garments long term. The only purpose of these bags is to transport your freshly dry cleaned clothes from the shop to your home safely. That is it!

If you are using these bags to 'protect' your garments, be aware that garment discolouration and yellowing can be caused by BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), a chemical anti-oxidant found in these plastic bags. BHT can also be found in food, cosmetics, jet fuel, as an additive to 'preserve' a product or item - when, in fact, it can be detrimental in more ways than one. 




Dry cleaning bags do not allow sufficient airflow in and around your garments. These unfavourable bags can also lead to staining, mildew growth, weakening of the fibres and yellow spots can also form - especially on delicate fabrics and when exposed to excessive sunlight. Dry cleaning plastic bags can cause fading and discolouration to your treasured garments when stored for months on end, or even years. 

| TIP: I recommend you check your wardrobe to see if you have "unknowingly" stored your garments in these bags. Then kindly remove (your choice), and dispose of thoughtfully. |

Instead, by storing your garments in a natural fabric 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.



Moth damage to wool

Moths and especially their larvae, and other insects feed off food crumbs, make-up, deodorant, perfumes, hair and other contaniments left on your garments. Make sure you remove and launder these contaminants from your coats, jackets, suits, dresses etc. before any long term storage. Also ensure that your garments are thoroughly dry before storage. 


Keep in mind, insects (especially in the warmer climates) tend to make a bee-line for your favourite suits, dresses or garments and 'go to town' on them causing unwanted damage. Have you experienced this? I sure did. This was the damage caused by moth larvae to my favourite grey pant when it was not protected in my wardrobe! See picture below. You go to wear your garment only to find that moths have a field day? Has this happened to you?.

Moth holes in grey wool pants 

TIP | Make sure you follow the care instructions which you'll find on the inside of your garment to provide the best care for your clothing. A wash down, spot wash, dry clean and or airing out your garments before long term storage will also help prevent moth damage. |

For extra care and protection, add Cedar Wood Blocks | Rings to repel moths and absorb any odours in your wardrobe or storage space. 



100% Cotton | Biodegradable Fabric

Environmentally friendly tree heart


 Cotton is a sustainable, renewable and biodegradable fabric. It is super positive 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. 



WHY WE LOVE COTTON GARMENT BAGS?  - And so will your garments!

Regular and Large Cotton Garment Bags | Kazzi Kovers 

Kazzi Kovers Premium Garment Bags are crafted from 100% Cotton. Cotton is the best natural, safest, eco-friendly alternative to cheap non-woven, plastic, peva, nylon or polyester garment bags.


Cotton plant with white scarf
  • Cotton is a versatile and natural fabric. It is lightweight, breathable, hygienic, acid-free, plastic-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. Cotton garment covers are perfect for short and long term storage and will protect your clothing throughout the seasons. 

    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, wedding dress, kaftans, heirlooms, sporting gear and more.

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

    You'll also find comfort in knowing that each cotton garment bag is fully-enclosed, and includes a full-length side zip for easy access. 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 entering and piercing your garments. 

    The garment bag opening: The sheer weight of your garments that you are storing, will weigh down the cotton garment bag and seal off the slit/opening at the top where the hanger sits. This also prevents any moths, dirt, dust etc from entering the garment bag and further protects your garments from the elements, and those crazy critters entering the garment bag.

    Garment bag opening - 8cm

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




    Garment bag on wardrobe rail

    Storing your favourite, seasonal and occasional pieces in Cotton Garment Bags also helps promote garment wearability. Take the time to streamline and protect your wardrobe including your dresses, suits, tops, shirts, pants, jackets, coats, heirlooms and more. This means organising your garments in such a way that makes them easily accessible, and properly maintained year-to-year and throughout the seasons. 

    100% cotton garment bags are simply the safe, sustainable and the eco-friendly option for storing and protecting your cherished garments' and wardrobe long term. 


    • These stylish and practical garment bags make wardrobe organisation simple and easy
    • Suitable for Ladies and Gents
    • Each cream-coloured garment bag is available in two generous sizes - Regular and Large, and in Combo Packs
    • Each garment bag is 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!)



    | TIP: Every 6 - 12 months take out your garments' including your dresses, suits, jackets, coats etc. Air them out in the fresh air (away from direct sunlight) for 1 - 2 days, especially if you don't wear them all that often. They will love you for it! |





    Taking care of your garments is easy. Avoid using plastic, non-woven and dry cleaning bags to store your clothing. They can and will cause mild to severe damage to your garments when stored long term.

    Natural Cotton Garment Bags will help protect and prolong the integrity of the fabric fibres of your garments, so you can enjoy wearing them for years to come.   



    • Storage and 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 and tuxedos. (After your big day, you can store your dress in the Kazzi Kovers Garment Bag to preserve its longevity/heirloom.) 
    • Wedding | Travel with your wedding dress on the big day locally or for your destination wedding. Ideal for bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dress, Mother-of-the-Bride. 
    • Delicate and Embellished Garments: Dresses, costumes, heirlooms, one-off pieces, kaftans, saris, jabots, bar/barrister gowns and robes, + 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.


    Thanks for reading.  

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

    Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers

    Updated 12th November 2020


    Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers


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