Flat garment boxes are available from any of the suppliers listed above right. (Never store heirloom textiles in plastic bags.) Wrap individual pieces with acid-free tissue paper, and be sure to pad folds with tissue paper, too, to prevent creasing. Store hats, gloves and shoes in archival boxes with acid-free tissue padding to help the items keep their shape.
These archival suppliers offer kits and boxes for textile preservation. Just search on textile when you arrive at the main page to find the goods.
- Gaylord Brothers, (800) 962-9580
- Hollinger Metal Edge, (800) 634-0491
- University Products, (800) 628-1912
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