NILS PRODUCES SKIWEAR USING THE HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS AND MOST EXACTING CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES.


Each garment, if properly cared for is designed to provide years of service. It is therefore very important that the customer is educated on the proper maintenance of the garments.


GARMENT CARE

  • Each garment contains a permanent care tag that details the cleaning instructions.

  • If there is a special warning, as in, DRY CLEAN ONLY or DO NOT DRY CLEAN, this instruction is in easy view.

  • If there are any questions regarding the type of material used or if anyone is unsure as to the proper cleaning, call 800.933.NILS.

ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS

  • Check for WOOL content in all garments

  • When washing a garment remember soap residue reduces water repellency as it creates a conduit for the transfer of water. Be sure garment is completely rinsed.

  • To minimize wrinkling remove from dryer when cycle is complete.

  • If the insulation is DOWN, wash inside out and dry in dryer on NO HEAT add tennis shoe (clean) or two tennis balls to restore loft. DO NOT LET GARMENT SIT FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME IN WASHER.

  • If garment is dry cleanable, CHOOSE YOUR DRY CLEANER CAREFULLY.

  • FAUX TRIM should not be dry cleaned and after washing should be dried on a cool setting or hung to dry. Real fur should be detached for cleaning.

Garment Care - Machine Washable
Garment Care - Care For Your Down Parka

REMOVING STAINS

ALCOHOL

Dilute area with cool water or clear (methyl) alcohol. Follow cleaning directions for garment or fabric.

METALLIC STAINS

Stains caused by tarnished metal surface may be dissolved by applying white vinegar, lemon juice or acetic acid. Then rinse with cool water. If fabric is altered in color, sponge with mild ammonia solution or baking soda.

ANTIPERSPIRANT

Sponge stain with warm water and mild detergent. Rinse well. If stain persists, use chlorine or sodium bleach. Rinse well. Do not iron fabric stained with antiperspirant as it may destroy the garment.

MUSTARD

On washable fabrics, dampen stains, sponge with liquid detergent, then rinse, soak in hot detergent solution overnight. For non-washable materials, sponge gently with alcohol.

BLOOD

Soak washable fabric as soon as possible in cold water until blood rinses out. Then wash per instructions. A few drops of ammonia will aid in removing stains that have set. For non-washable fabrics, sponge with cold water first then use hydrogen peroxide to remove final traces.

NON-GREASY STAINS

Soak and sponge promptly with cold water, then with liquid detergent if fabric is suitable. Remove detergent by sponging with alcohol, then launder or clean according to label instructions.

BUTTER

Follow regular laundering or cleaning instructions.

PERSPERATION

Remove as soon as possible by soaking in warm water containing detergent. For washable fabric, use ammonia to sponge fresh stains, vinegar for old ones.

CHEWING GUM

Saturate area with cleaning fluid and repeat as necessary.

PLASTIC

Rub gently with amyl acetate or trichloraethylene.

COFFEE / TEA

Stretch stained area of fabric over sink or bowl, fasten in place, pour boiling water over stain from height of 2-3 inches. Follow cleaning instructions for garment.

RESINS

Rub gently with cleaning fluid, alcohol or dilute by applying turpentine. Rinse the former substances thoroughly by sponging with clear water, or launder according to directions.

COSMETICS

If garment is washable, apply liquid detergent directly to stain and rub gently until suds form outline of stain disappears.

SOAP

If garment has not been completely rinsed, pressing may cause discoloration which can be removed by re-laundering and rinsing carefully.

EGG

Use dull kitchen knife to scrape off as much as possible, then sponge with cold water. If washable, launder as per label instructions. If not, allow egg to dry after sponging with water, then use cleaning fluid.

FRUIT

Soak or sponge as soon as possible in cold water. Pouring boiling water over the stretched out stain on washable fabric may also remove stain.

SHOE POLISH

Treat as for "cosmetics" above. If stain persists, try sponging with alcohol, or finally with turpentine. If fabric is washable, rinse with warm detergent solution, then plain water if turpentine is used.

GRASS

Rubbing gently with clear alcohol removes most plant stains from both washable and non-washable fabrics. If washable, may also be sponged with liquid detergent.

TAR

Use cleaning solvent on garment stained by tar, asphalt, axle grease, paint or pitch.

GREASE

If washable, rub liquid detergent directly over area. Rinse with hot water if fabric will stand treatment. If not, and for non-washable fabrics, sponge thoroughly with a grease dissolving cleaning fluid.

TOBACCO

Treat as for "grass stains".

GREASY AND NON-GREASY (combination stains)

Treat for non greasy removal first using cold water and detergent, rinse and let dry. Then use cleaning fluid on remainder of stain, repeat if necessary.

WAX

If wax is thick, place article in freezer, till hardened, then scrape with dull knife. Then place stained area between two paper towels and press with warm (not hot) iron. Use cleaning fluid to gently remove last traces of wax. If wax has left dye stain, sponge with alcohol diluted with two parts water.

INK

Some water-soluble types will wash out, others will set in. Test if possible by making a mark on similar fabric and trying to remove it by regular washing. If not, use acetone or amyl acetate, repeat as needed, rubbing gently.