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How to Ship Vintage Clothes

how to ship vintage clothesThere is an increasing demand for vintage clothing these days. More and more people are influenced by top models and celebrities who have been seen strutting beautiful antique clothing in the red carpet, making these old threads fashionable once again.  Some people have also become collectors of vintage apparel because of the fine workmanship and intricate details that are not seen on today's fashion.

Another reason behind vintage clothing's resurgence is the increasing interest in environmental sustainability in terms of reusing, recycling and repairing rather than throwing things away. Thus, some people prefer ancient duds than acquire new ones.

Because most vintage clothing came from the bygone eras, they are more fragile and delicate than regular clothes. Thus, proper handling and packing must be observed when shipping them out. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship vintage clothes to ensure that they arrive in the best condition.

Carefully and neatly fold the vintage clothing and wrap in tissue paper.  Place it inside a clean and dry Ziploc bag and seal it close. This will prevent dust, moisture and other elements from getting in contact with the item.

Place the bagged clothing in a sturdy shipping box that is big enough to accommodate the item. Place additional packing material such as more tissue paper or packing peanuts in  empty spaces within the box to keep the item from moving around during transit.

Before sealing the box, place an identification card inside the package such as the name and address of the recipient or a "return to" notice with your name and address. This will be useful in case the address outside the box gets damaged or becomes illegible.

Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Make sure the bottom flaps of the box are securely taped as well as the top.

Label the box with the complete recipient address and protect it with clear tape. Take the package to your local post office or shipping company.

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