There is no answer...July 7 2010 at 6:01 PM
Kate (Login horbaczewska)
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Response to Re: Protect Your Treasures From Adverse Temps!
As a textile conservationist, there is no answer really as long as you are wearing/using the items.
Sweat, hair, oil and dirt all leave a 'fingerprint' as it were on the item and it will, in the long run cause a deterioration.
It's a decision that a lot of RAF reenactors will have to come to, we're already halfway there-what we can replace with museum quality replicas we do, and put original stuff into temperature controlled storage.
I'm always happy to advise reenactment chums (gratis!) if you have an issue with a particular item.