A major cause of damage to textiles is humidity and temperature. Store your textiles properly.
To protect fine garments, please do not:
- Use regular paper, cardboard, wood or wood products (cedar vapors are ineffective and cedar oil can be volatile).
- Avoid containers using adhesives such as urea-formaldehyde (which can secrete damaging acids).
- Store garments long term in non-recommended plastic garment bags (no air circulation)
- Use mothballs (while they do discourage larvae, they are not a repellant and are a suspected carcinogen).
- Store your textiles in polyethylene plastic or acid-free cardboard boxes.
- Ensure that your garments are clean and dry before storing them in a cool, dark, dry location with good ventilation (no basements or attics).