Graduation day is one of the most important days in a person's life. The memories, the photos, and the pride that come with wearing a graduation gown are irreplaceable. However, all of that can easily be tarnished by an unkempt, wrinkled gown. Therefore, it is essential to know how to maintain your graduation gown properly.
One question that students often ask when it comes to their gowns' maintenance is whether they can iron them or not. Fear not, for we have done some research to bring you answers!
What Are Graduation Gowns Made Of?
Before we dive into answering this pressing question on every student's mind let us first discuss what graduation gowns are made of.
Graduation gowns are typically made from polyester or acetate materials with velvet trimming and satin lining around the neck collar and sleeves. These materials do not easily wrinkle; hence some cleaning tools may damage rather than smooth out wrinkles.
Here arises our initial curiosity-will wrinkle-prone clothing lend itself well t0 being ironed? Or will efforts applied towards getting rid of creases destroy our precious garment beyond repair.....
Can You Iron Your Graduation Gown?
The answer is both yes & no- but err more on No! Maybe in desperation one should only consider such at last resort as there could perhaps exist unforeseen risks.... This fact notwithstanding does not mean you entirely discard other equally efficient options.
Ironing depends on two factors - temperature and pressure
Leaving aside technicalities :
1.Temperatures above designated levels (either recommended on tags sewn-on /conjecturally determined) can melt nay burn synthetic fabric. 2.Selecting steam as function/conjunctions while pressing down hard inadvertently might ruin delicate(such as silk robes). In lieu thereof vacuum cleaners present themselves better alternatives
|TO IRON OR NOT TO IRON||PROS||CONS|
|Yes||Remove Wrinkles Effectively||High chances of damaging the gown|
|No||Lesser risks involved in other procedures||In some cases, wrinkles persisted after another procedure.|
Another thing to take into consideration when ironing or steaming a graduation gown is that these gowns are very voluminous, and they can easily get caught in an iron's heat plate or steam pipe.
Therefore it is crucial to weigh your options before diving head-on into what could potentially lead to irreversible damage.
So What Do You Do With A Wrinkled Graduation Gown?
Soaking the wrinkled areas with water but not immersing them completely then subsequently hanging out to dry remains effective for polyester robes. Alternatively you might choose airing your robe outside ( sans direct sunlight ) which works wonders oftentimes smoothing out all creases
Secondly steam irons have come up as admirable alternatives capable of de-wrinkling silk & linen robes without potential damages; that said using such equipments requires utmost attentiveness lest one make mistakes!
Laundry care tags on graduation gowns serve guidelines if any with precise instructions towards preserving our valued academic regalia.
In conclusion, there exist several viable methods capable of putting things right with wrinkle-covered graduation gowns-ironed being among those less preferred yet not completely useless - whereas gentle laundry detergents used appropriately help clean off tiny stains and keep fabric fibers looking pristine-clean.