You are investing in your kilt so you want it to last as long as possible. Your kilt will last for a lifetime if you take care of it properly.
How do you care for your kilt properly? Which can store hundreds upon hundreds of kilts simultaneously, is an expert in the subject. These are our top tips.
STORAGE OF YOUR KILT
Before storing your kilt, always be sure to air it thoroughly. It is best to air your kilt outside on a sunny day.
Hanging your kilt in the bathroom (but not IN) will allow it to absorb the steam. Before you store your kilt away, dry it thoroughly in a cool, dry place.
We recommend a quality hanger to secure your kilt throughout the entire top if you plan on storing it for a long time. For short-term storage, a steel Kilt hanger will do the trick. Keep your kilt from sagging by clipping both the front and back together.
Wool likes to breathe, so make sure your custom-made kilt has plenty of room in your wardrobe. Pick up a Kilt Carrier & Roll Set for extra protection.
CLEANING YOUR KILT
Spills happen. If you spill something on your kilt, dab (don’t rub) the spot with a clean, damp, lint-free cloth right away.
If this doesn’t work, you have options depending on what type of kilt it is.
Our Essentials kilts can be washed. You can wash at 30 degrees (it saves money and energy). To reduce creasing, spin the synthetic cycle for a few seconds. To prevent damage to the buckle, tie your straps before you put your kilt into your washer.
When finished, hang your kilt to dry on a kilt hanger to reduce the need for ironing.
CUSTOM MADE KIT
Wool is extremely resilient and naturally resists dirt so care for your custom-made kilt is minimal. It’s best not to try to clean up a spilled liquid by rubbing it with your fingers. Make sure you choose a professional cleaner who is familiar with the area.
You can lightly brush your bespoke kilt with a soft cloth brush to keep it clean and free from dust and lint.
IRON YOUR KILT
Ironing a kilt is almost impossible. If the kilt is hung in a hot environment, any light creases will disappear after a few days.
Here’s how to iron your kilt if you feel it needs it.
Use a cool iron to iron the reverse side of your fabric. Be sure to align your pleats correctly and not let them slide off the ironing board. You might consider asking a friend to help you align your pleats.
CUSTOM MADE KIT
Turn on your iron and place the kilt’s apron, with the underside facing towards you, on the ironing board. To protect the fabric, place an ironing cloth on top of it and lightly iron the cloth. Do not iron back-and-forth – just place the iron on top of the fabric and lift it before moving on to the next section.
Iron wool on the wrong side of the fabric to avoid shiny marks.
The pleats of your custom kilt rarely require pressing. To steam your pleats, we recommend waiting for your kilt to be professionally cleaned.
TRANSPORTING YOUR KILT
You can temporarily transport your kilt in your car by changing your outfit on a carrier that is attached to the suit hook.
Rolling your kilt is a great way to save space and reduce ironing when traveling long distances. Our specially designed Kilt Accessories and kilt roll set is the perfect solution, allowing you to roll your kilt and carry it over your shoulder.
Since our beginning in 1998, Kilt Rental USA has provided authentic, imported Scottish goods to those celebrating Celtic heritage.