George Kotsiopoulos Talks Wearable Fashion

George_sketchbookThe other day I had the opportunity to chat with George Kotsiopoulos, co-host of the Fashion Police and ambassador for P&G Fabric Care’s Washable Fashion Initiative. He shared his tips for washing your clothes--even those labeled dry clean only--at home.

"If your invited to a last minute holiday party, you want to be able to throw your clothes in the washing machine--there's no time for dry cleaning," he says. "It's old fashioned, but totally modern to wash your clothes at home."

For the best results:

  • For cashmere or silk, hand wash or use the delicate cycle on cold water.
  • When in doubt, don’t put the item in the dryer. Throw a towel down on top of dryer and let the item dry flat or invest in a drying rack. Don't put it on a hanger, because it can stretch out!
  • Do dry clean clothing that needs to maintain its shape, including anything with shoulder pads or foam.
  • Wash with a quality product like Tide Pods. The 3-in-1, single unit doses , which contain cleaners, stain fighters and brighteners, work in any machine. (They're also the only laundry detergent I use!)

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