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The Truth about Garment Bags

Posted on December 03, 2015 by Maria Kazzi


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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 first priority concerns when storing your garments for long periods of time, or until the next season. 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING YOUR GARMENT BAGS..

 

Say No to Plastic Bags and Non-Woven Fabrics

Plastic-garment-coverWe Repeat: Say NO to plastic and non-woven bags! Generally, these are the most common types of garment bags and they’re cheap, and generally 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 green-non-woven-supermarket-bagyou completely avoid these types of garment bags as they can cause serious, irreversible damage such as mould (particularly to your suede and leather jackets), also fading and discolouration (yellowing) in cottons, 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 garment bags made from plastic and non woven materials, NO fresh air can comfortably circulate in and around your garments particularly if stored for long periods of time or from season to season. 

Instead, by storing your garments in a natural fibre such as 100% cotton garment covers, it is guaranteed to safeguard your garments and maintain fabric integrity. Cotton also has many fabulous attributes that preserves the longevity of your garments' for the short and particularly long term storage (more on this below).

 

 

 

 

Dry Cleaning Plastic Bags should NEVER be used to store your wears. dry-cleaning-plastic-bagThe 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 hydroxyltolune) an anti-oxidant found in these plastic bags which can cause irreparable damage to your garments; especially leathers, suede, velvet, wool, and other delicate fabrics.

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

Why Kazzi Kovers Garment Bags are an Absolute


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're Environmentally Friendly 

Environmentally-friendlyCotton takes up to 3 - 6 months to break down where as other materials can take up to 100-200 years, if at all, to breakdown. Each cotton garment bag is environmentally-friendly due to the natural cotton fibres which makes Kazzi Kovers Garment Bags the best and natural alternative to cheap non-woven, plastic, nylon or polyester garment bags.

Cotton is also a fabric that has many fabulous attributes when it comes to storing your garments for the short and long term. It is a natural fabric, lightweight, breathable, hygienic, acid-free and incredibly durable and strong. It is also a low maintenance fabric which makes it easy to wash and it is reasonably quick to dry.

Why Kazzi Kovers Garment Bags?

Garment-Bags-Combo-PacksKazzi Kovers Premium Garment Covers are made from 100% Cotton - and not from unfavourable plastics or non-woven materials. Each breathable cotton bag offers fantastic benefits and premium quality by protecting your garments against all climates. Cotton also reflects heat in the warmer climates and provides insulation in cold climates - so they're perfect all year round!

They are ideal for storing your everyday, occasional and seasonal garments and they're guaranteed to safeguard and promote your garments longevity. Whether you're a business person, a traveller, a sports person, an event coordinator, a bride-to-be, or someone that simply likes to take care of your beautiful wardrobe and your special pieces - these 100% cotton garment bags are for you!

Each garment bag is custom made and designed to comfortably store and protect all types of clothing and delicate fabrics. You'll also find comfort in knowing that each cotton garment bag is fully enclosed. That is, once you fully-zip up your Kazzi Kovers garment bag, it makes it virtually impossible for those nasty insects to enter. So your treasured garments are protected from both the inside and the outside (love that!). 


And if you're worried about dirt, dust, mould, moths and those nasty closet insects that just love to chew their way through your dresses, woollen coats, suits or jackets - I know, because this is exactly what happened to me! See picture. Or you just simply wish to take extra care of that one-off piece such as your suit, dress, wedding gown, jacket, coat or your favourite attire, then storing your garments and heirlooms in 100% Cotton Garment Bags is your safest option. 

  

  • 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 are 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!)

 

TIP: Every 6 to 12 months take out your garments; suits, dresses, coats and jackets etc and simply air them out in the fresh air 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, mens 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 | Provide protection for your priceless vintage pieces; dresses, coats, jackets, fabrics.
  • Equestrian Jackets | For events to and from. Also, home and storage purposes
  • Cruises and Black Tie Events - Pack and protect your gowns or suits when travelling
  • and much more ..

 

SHOP NOW || Garment Bags | Individual and Combo Packs Available

 

1xRegular-Garment-BagINDIVIDUAL - 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.

 

 



 

1xLarge-Garment-BagINDIVIDUAL - LARGE: 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..

 

 

  

COMBO PACKS: 

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). 

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You can choose from 6 Garment Bag Combo Options:

2 x Regular Garment Bags
3 x Regular Garment Bags
2 x Large Garment Bags
1 x Regular + 1 x Large Garment Bag
2 x Regular + 1 x Large Garment Bag
1 x Regular + 2 x Large Garment Bag 

     

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    For FSC® Certified European German Beech Wood Hangers and Garment Bag - see Packages (includes wood hanger + garment bag package) for that special outfit or your seasonal garments such as suits, dresses, coats, jackets, pants and more.

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    For FSC® Certified European German Beech Wood Hangers - see Packs (includes wood hangers in packs of 3 or 5 in Natural or Walnut.)

     

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

    Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers

    Updated 9.7.18

     

    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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