We get this question all the time and the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Plastic Bags are placed over your clothes to protect them from the elements when they are being transferred from our facility to your home. Once they arrive at your home, they should be removed from the plastic bag then stored. I know this may sound crazy but clothes need to breathe and they cannot breathe in a plastic bag. The plastic bags can also cause oxidation which leads to discoloration of the clothes. The damp environment in the bag will be a breeding ground for moths, which will eat through your clothes. Most of us have special outfits that we only wear once in awhile, such as formals. If you’d like extra protection for these specialty items, you can place your items in a cloth garment bag. Arrow sells garment bags in our store and on our website. http://www.arrowcare.com/store/p10/BREATHABLE_GARMENT_BAG_39%22.html
...we want you to know that after the season is over and your gown has been cleaned at Arrow, you might want to consider its special storage.
First, we don't recommend that you store it for long periods in the plastic bag that Arrow provides for temporary, safe transportation purposes. But we DO recommend that you take some steps to protect your special garment from dust and fading and also from insect/mite damage. Insects are often attracted to wools and silks and also cottons and some synthetic fabrics.
We suggest a small investment in Arrow's "Breathable Garment Bags". These handy and inexpensive bags come in both short lengths for suits and jackets in long lengths for coats and dresses and gowns. The bags are made of a synthetic fabric mesh that allows its contents to "breathe". This quality helps extend longevity of the garment.
"Breathable Garment Bags" can be purchased on-line by clicking here at a modest cost in either short or long sizes. Purchases in quantities of 10 or more is possible at even lower cost.
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