Exposure to high chlorine levels tends to prematurely break down fabric fibers. To extend the life of baptismal robes, we recommend laundering following each use.
Pre-treat any spots and stains as soon as possible, prior to washing. Zip up each robe and fasten the hook and eye closure at the neckline prior to placing in the washing machine. Place no more than two or three baptismal robes of the same color in the wash at the same time. Do not mix black and white baptismal robes in the same wash load. Use warm water on gentle or permanent press cycle, with mild detergent. Machine dry low or on permanent press heat, and remove promptly from dryer to reduce wrinkling. Hang robes while still slightly damp on contoured hanger. Zip robes or fasten the hook and eye closure to keep it properly aligned on the hanger, and smooth out any wrinkles by hand.
Baptismal robes may also be hung to dry. Be sure to use a nonmetal hanger when drying, as metal hangers may rust and spot the robe. Once robes are thoroughly dry, hang in a closet or storage unit until needed. Do not store while still damp.
In-stock item orders that are received by 2PM PT Monday through Friday (holidays and Saturdays excluded) are shipped the next business day, and are normally delivered within 7-10 business days, depending on delivery method selected. When selecting your shipping method, please bear in mind that orders placed today will not be processed or shipped today, but will be processed the very next business day. The soonest we may ship your order is the next business day after you place your order.
The distinctively durable Viva is the fabric chosen for most of our Murphy Qwick-Ship choir robes. Woven of 100% polyester, easy-care Viva is treated to release stains and soil, and requires little or no ironing. Viva may be machine washable or may require dry cleaning, depending on color and trim combinations. Single or similar color robes and accessories are machine washable. Items tailored in contrasting colors, light and dark combinations, or featuring corded piping, monograms, or metallic trims, should be dry cleaned. All shades subject to dye lot variations.