PVC is a layer of vinyl poured over a cotton-poly backing.
It is colored during manufacture and can have all manner of colors
and textures applied (eg shiny/matte, glitter/glossy, etc). It can
be embossed (imprinted) or silkscreened (painted), but printed designs
tend to rub off over time.
wash in warm water with a small amount of detergent (use liquid
rather than soap flakes, as they can stick to the PVC).
Make sure you wash inside & outside of the garment. Rinse inside & out
thoroughly in cool water until all soap has been removed. Hang to drip-dry
inside out. When the inside is dry, turn right way round & allow
PVC side to dry.
- If necessary, polish with silicone spray, e.g. Armor-All
or STP Son-Of-A-Gun, as well as Black Beauty or Cult. For squeak-free
wear you can also wipe down the outer surface of your PVC clothes with
a light layer of silicone-based lube.
- PVC can bond to garments containing cotton. PVC
breaks down to release ethylene gases which destroy natural fibers
and cause the bonding to become "gooey" and break.
PVC is best stored in a garment bag away from other clothing.
- PVC melts at high temperatures. Keep away from any
open flames and store in a cool, dry place.