You might be thinking your expensive leather or fabric Chanel, Hermes, or Louis Vuitton is perfectly fine stuffed with acid free tissue.
It all depends on which type of acid free tissue you're using; buffered, or un-buffered?
Which one are you using?
Unbuffered tissue is PH neutral and best used when storing materials that have a more acidic composition.
These materials are usually animal and protein derived; such as wool, silk, leather, and fur.
Buffered tissue is fine for cotton and other plant based materials.
It's important to know that all tissue paper can absorb moisture, and acidity, and needs be replaced periodically.
Acid-free or PH -neutral are terms that many of us assume indicates a tissue paper's stability.
These terms only mean that the tissue had a neutral PH at the time it was manufactured.
It may not stay that way, if you are storing your scarves or bags inside a box that isn't acid-free; such as a designer box like Hermes.
Many women keep their silk scarves stored inside the boxes; tucked beneath the original tissue paper.
Not a good idea.
Over time, the tissue can pick up acidity from the box; which can cause discolouration and yellowing of silk.
If you store your seasonal handbags, boots, shoes and clothes and lack cupboard space; choose stackable polypropylene (Sterilite and Rubbermaid make good ones) containers. Look for the recycle code number 5, which is considered safe for leather and textiles, and always store containers away from light, heat and damp locations.
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