Common Care & Repair Tips for Clothing

Rebecca Wilson, passionate about recycling across South Yorkshire
Rebecca Wilson
5 Jan 2023

Caring and repairing for our clothes will help them last longer and prevents them from going to waste. Our Friends at Love Your Clothes have an extensive bank of videos, guides and tutorials on the best ways to care and repair for our favourite garments.

Here are some of our favourites:

video tips for caring and repairing for the clothes we own

Fabric advice- different fabric require different care. If you are unsure about the best way to look after a certain fabric type, check the symbols on the care label. Here are some ways to care for common fabrics:


Caring for wool


Washing and drying silks


Stain removals- Stains can be a real pain but some can be removed using these tricks:


Grass stains


Baby stains






Repairs- you don’t have to be an expert to do some basic repairs and alterations on your clothes. Here are some tutorials to help get you started:


Sewing a button


Ripped pockets

Replace a fly zip


Fallen hem

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