Material and Care
You may know you love the look of a certain fabric and had no problem deciding what to order – but oh no! – it’s the day before your event and your coffee spills on one of your tablecloths. Don’t stress, below we’ve outlined all of the materials and decor we offer and how to properly clean and maintain them.
Here are a few tips to avoid initial linen damage:
- Keep your products in their bags/casing until your event date draws closer and you need to remove them for ironing or prep.
- Always store your products in a safe, dry, dark place as exposure to sunlight and water over time will damage them.
- When in doubt, always contact our customer service department before cleaning linens in any way not listed on this page.
- Avoid fabric softeners with our machine washable and dryable items, they can leave your linens with oily spots or looking limp after laundering.
Because burlap is a natural material made out of 100% jute, it's only normal for it to have a natural scent. One of the best ways to remove this odor is to air outside for 48 hours. If you are looking to clean up the surface area of the burlap, avoid immersing in water. Instead, take a slightly damp washcloth and rub it over the fabric's surface. Flip the cloth to the other side and repeat. You can use mild detergent in conjunction with the water, or dissolve a small amount of baking soda in warm water before dipping in your washcloth. To smooth, you can iron repeatedly on low heat with a buffer sheet between the iron and burlap. We recommend you dry clean the burlap for best results.
Chiffon is lightweight and gauzy material that should be laundered gently. In lukewarm water, add one or two capfuls of a mild liquid detergent. Swish the water and detergent around with your hand to make suds appear, then place the fabric in the water and swirl it around with your hand to clean it. Soak for up to 30 minutes. Afterward, rinse off the chiffon in a bowl of clean water or under a stream of running water until all the soap bubbles disappear. Do not wring out the fabric, instead place the chiffon between two bath towels and place a gentle amount of pressure down on the towels to soak up excess water. Hang and air the fabric to dry completely.
Thoroughly shake out linens prior to washing. Remove any objects that may cause damage or snagging in either the washer or dryer. Faux burlap fabric can be machine washed in cold water with mild detergent. Dry on a low heat setting with cool down cycle. Do not bleach. Remove immediately from the dryer to prevent wrinkles. Iron on a medium setting.
Our mini sequin rounds are hand-sewn on a taffeta backing. DO NOT machine wash. Should staining occur, it is best to direct your attention to the back of the material so as to avoid unraveling of the thread holding the sequins in place at the front of the material. Sparingly spot clean if necessary, focusing on the area with a spot cleaner or mild detergent. Remember to dab, not rub. Rinse the sequined garment in cool water. Should the material require more attention, you can carefully hand wash. To start, add gentle washing powder or small soap flakes to a large basin of cold water and agitate until thoroughly dissolved. Lightly swish the garment through the water focusing only on the trouble sports rather than the fabric as a whole. Remove from the water. Lay flat on a towel to soak up excess water or hang dry. Steam with medium heat SEQUIN SIDE DOWN. Dry clean for best results.
To clean our 100% soft polyester lace, hand wash with very mild detergent in cold water. To avoid distorting the fibers, gently scrub, focusing on any areas of concern. Remove excess water by squeezing the lace linen. Hang and air dry only. Dry clean for best results.
Our lamour satin boasts gorgeous satin undertones with a matte surface. To clean, machine wash cold on gentle cycle and hang to dry. Smooth out any wrinkles by ironing on medium heat. Dry cleaning suggested for peak longevity.
Our organza is fashioned with a nylon base. This makes it easier to care for this fabric at home, although dry cleaning is still recommended for the best results. To begin, soak fabric in a large sink or pail. Use a mild detergent to gently cleanse, then rinse under cool water until no soap remains. Do not bleach. Do not extract. Air dry then iron on medium heat with steam.
Our high GSM polyester woven fabric simulates a cotton or linen feel that is easy to clean. Polyester linens can be washed in a standard washing machine with stain treatment in cool water with mild detergent. This standard event linen is engineered to hold colors better than many other materials, wash after wash. No bleach necessary, unless for whites. Tumble dry on low to medium heat with cool down cycle. Remove promptly from dryer. Iron on a medium setting for wrinkle-free tablescapes.
Our spun polyester fabric is a gorgeous fabric made to mimic satin. It offers outstanding durability and wrinkle resistance. Spun polyester satin fabric is machine-washable in warm water on a delicate setting. Tumble-dry on low heat. If ironing is needed, iron on a medium to low-temperature heat setting.
Spandex is a stretchy, shiny material that gracefully conforms to event tables and chairs for a sleek, contemporary style. Spandex is machine washable, but it is recommended to inspect the cloth for stains prior to washing. Pre-soak the entire cloth in a cold water solution of 1 part white vinegar to 1 part cold water to treat any trouble spots. If red sauce or red wine stains exist on the fabric, un-diluted vinegar acts as an effective stain remover. Pre-treat with liquid laundry detergent for up to a half of an hour to effectively treat coffee or tea stains. Machine wash with cool water and tumble dry on low heat. Promptly remove from the dryer as soon as the item is dry. Drip using a low-temperature setting. The stretch property of the fabric eliminates wrinkles to make ironing unnecessary. However, if ironing is required, iron rapidly without leaving the iron in one place overly long.
Our taffeta linen is a durable fabric with a soft shine. It is machine washable in cold water. No bleach, unless necessary for whites. Wash like colors together. Do not wash with other materials. Dry on a cool setting. Remove immediately and hang to avoid wrinkling. Iron on medium setting.
Our tulle is made from a fine, netted polyester making it very delicate. To clean, first inspect the tulle for stains. Use a mild stain remover rubbing gently with your fingertips until the stain starts to dissipate, then let sit for up to a half hour. After treating the stain, or if there is no stain, hand wash the tulle by submerging in cold water using a mild detergent. Rinse clean of all soap with cold water. Do not wring out. Lay the tulle between two dry towels. After dabbing the tulle of excess water, hang to dry in an open space out of direct sunlight. Iron on medium or low heat.
Velvet should be dry cleaned or spot cleaned to avoid agitation and maintain the integrity of the fabric. To spot clean, use a moist cloth to gently rub over the area of concern. Keep this movement in one direction so as to prevent damaging the nap. If the area requires additional attention, a small drop of delicate laundry detergent may be used. Finish by dabbing away any soap residue with a wet cloth, then gently blotting dry with a clean towel.
Accordion Crinkle Taffeta
Accordion crinkle taffeta is a shimmery creased fabric. The intentional crinkle texture is easy to care for as you don't have to worry about smoothing out wrinkles! To launder, machine wash in cool or warm water with like colors and materials. Only whites are bleach safe. Dry on a low heat setting. It is advised not to iron, but instead steam on medium heat for desired results.
Our chemical lace is comprised of net embroidery with shimmering sequins. Lace requires gentle cleaning, so hand washing in cold water is recommended. Agitate the soapy water and fabric then allow to soak for roughly 30 minutes. Rinse well and gently press out excess water. Do not wring out or squeeze. Hang to dry. For best results, dry clean.
Our crushed taffeta fabric is made of a crinkle-texture material. This durable taffeta can be machine washed and dried as normal for easy, no-fuss laundering. Its crinkled texture makes it even more of a low maintenance material as it is designed to be lightly wrinkled and so requires little to no ironing. It is safe to iron or steam on medium-high heat if needed.
Organza and Snow Organza Curly Willow is both wispy and full of body. Due to its "curled" design, spot cleaning is always the best and safest method for laundering. This cleaning technique should include a gentle hand-washing followed by air-drying. You can also opt to have it professionally dry-cleaned. To create a full look, we recommend you finish by using a steamer on the curly willow.
Diamond Glitz Sequin
Our Diamond Glitz Sequin is a charming addition to any tablescape made from glittering sequins on a taffeta base. To launder, spot treat any trouble areas with a spot cleaner or a little mild detergent (do not rub, but dab gently with the end of a cotton swab to avoid displacing sequins). Hand wash the garment in cold water. Do not wring out or twist to dry. Instead, lay flat to dry. Should you wish to iron, use a low heat setting, ironing the opposite side of the sequins.
To clean and care for Embroidery Swirl fabrics, start by mixing a small amount of mild detergent into cold water. Gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap, then swish and swirl the fabric (do not scrub) several times to fully saturate. Next, remove from the liquid and gently squeeze without wringing (preferably placing between towels to soak up excess liquid from the Embroidery Swirl fabric). Finally, spread flat or hang to dry. To iron, place the fabric between two clean towels and press lightly with a warm iron using the steam setting.
Our faux denim material is made of 100% polyester in a design meant to mimic the appeal of real denim, but with a softer side. This robust material is machine washable and dryable. Do not bleach. Iron and steam as needed to de-wrinkle. When ironing, make sure the fabric is slightly damp such as by using a spray bottle filled with clean water. Set the iron temperature to low or medium heat.
Flip Up Reversible Sequin
Our Flip Up Reversible Sequin is a magical merging of sequins and taffeta. To change the sequin color, simply swipe a hand across the fabric. While we recommend you dry clean our sequin taffeta linen, this fabric can be hand washed or machine washed with cool water on a gentle cycle using mild detergent. Do not bleach. Tumble dry cool or air dry. Iron backside of fabric only.
This lovely fabric features an enchanting velvet damask print on a taffeta background. Flocked fabric should be handled carefully to avoid peeling of the velvet flocking. For best results, we recommend professional dry cleaning. To self clean, the material should be hand washed gently in lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Hang dry only, do not wring out. Can be ironed or steamed for wrinkle control.
Flower Taffeta with Sequin
Delicate 3D taffeta flowers and shimmering sequin patterns decorate our taffeta for eye-catching appeal. Because the sequins and flowers on this fabric are so fragile, we recommend you spot-clean the fabric by hand in cold water. For stain removal, agitate a solution of one teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent with one cup of cool water. Apply the solution via a cotton swab directly to the stain and gently rub until the spot disappears. Hang to dry. Do not wring. Do not bleach. Dry clean for optimal results.
Also referred to as bridal satin, our Gathered Lamour is made of 100% polyester spun to look and feel like matte satin. Due to the delicate nature of the gathering, this fabric should only be spot cleaned or taken to a professional dry cleaner. After each use, remove and inspect for any staining. In a large bowl of cold water, prepare a mixture of a half teaspoon of mild laundry detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar, then agitate the solution until thoroughly mixed. Dip a clean washcloth into this solution and use the tip of the washcloth to gently rub the trouble spot until the stain until dissipates. Hang to dry. Steam before use for best results.
Geometric Glitz Sequin
Our geometric Glitz Sequin is a mesh based fabric. It is a delicate material that can NOT be laundered in a traditional washing machine. Sparingly spot clean only as needed with cold water, then hang to dry. Dry clean for best results as this material requires a gentle touch.
This whimsical underwater-themed fabric features glimmering sequins against a taffeta backing in a mermaid scale or wave style pattern. If the fabric is clean other than a stain or two, try spot cleaning first using a cotton swab dipped in a solution of one teaspoon liquid dish soap and one cup cool water. To clean the entire material, hand wash only using cool water. Allow the material to air dry. Do not place in a hot dryer. To smooth out wrinkles and achieve a fresh, crisp look, iron on low from the non-sequined side. Dry clean for best results.
Mini Rosette on Mesh
This exquisite fabric features mini satin rosettes against a mesh backing. We recommend professional laundering for this delicate material as dry cleaning solvents can safely clean mesh backed event linens without causing harm to the integrity of the fabric. To clean by hand, mix a drop of mild liquid detergent in a cup of water. Dampen a washcloth with the soapy water and spot clean as needed. Lay flat or hang dry to avoid wrinkles.
Oversize Teardrop Payette Sequin
Our Oversized Teardrop Payette Sequin is a delicate fabric with big glittering appeal! This fabric features extra large sequins sewn onto a mesh backing. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, we ask that you DO NOT dry clean or machine wash. This delicate material can only be wiped down with a soft, damp cloth otherwise the sequins risk coming loose.
Our paisley fabric features a mesh backing with embroidered and sequin patterns. It is a spot clean only material. To dissolve and remove stains, mix a drop of mild liquid detergent into a cup of water. Dampen a clean washcloth with this soapy water solution and wring out thoroughly. Using the washcloth, lightly spot clean the paisley material on the opposite side of the sequin until the stain loosens. Hang to dry. For best results, this fabric should be brought to a professional dry cleaner.
Our Payette sequin fabric requires a gentle touch when it comes to laundering. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Use gentle washing powder or small soap flakes dissolved warm water. Dip your washcloth in the solution and rub gently to the grain of the sequins until stain rubs clean. Hang or lay flat to air dry. Do not machine wash. Dry clean for optimal results.
Petal Circle Taffeta
This taffeta fabric is enhanced with delicate petal circle details. It is recommended you hand wash this intricate material, however, our Petal Circle Taffeta is machine washable on a gentle cycle. To hand wash, fill a sink or basin with cold water. Add a few drops of mild, non-alkaline soap and mix thoroughly into the water. Submerge fabric and agitate by hand. Rinse with clean water. Dab the fabric between two towels and then hang to dry. Dry clean for the best results.
Our Pinchwheel Taffeta features gathered pleats that make a lovely pinched pattern. This fabric is machine washable on a gentle cycle in cool or warm water. Avoid hot water temperatures as this may cause permanent wrinkles. Cool dry in the dryer and then remove immediately when the cycle is done to avoid wrinkles. Do not bleach.
This delightful taffeta is gathered to make a quilted pattern. To care for your pintuck taffeta, machine wash on gentle cycle in cool or warm water (cold water with normal detergent works best). Do not wash with other materials. Wash like colors together. Cool Dry. Remove immediately upon completion of the cycle to avoid wrinkles. Do not bleach.
Leaf Petal Taffeta
This taffeta based fabric is detailed with long, stitched pleats and oblong leaf-like accents. Due to the delicate stitch work, hand washing is recommended. Submerge in cold water and scrub gently by hand or machine wash on a gentle/delicate cycle. Hang to dry. Dry clean for best results.
Our ribbon and sequin embroidered linen is stitched onto a mesh background. Because of the highly delicate nature of these accents, notably the ribbon embroidery, this fabric should be dry cleaned only. Hand washing or machine washing could loosen the ribbons and dislodge the sequins and cause damage to the linen.
Constructed from soft 3” to 4” satin rosettes quilted onto a matching satin background, this three-dimensional tablecloth is extremely delicate. We highly recommend dry cleaning to ensure the integrity of the fabric and rosette details. To combat wrinkles, the fabric can be ironed on medium heat with steam.
Sequin Circle Embroidery Taffeta
Our circle embroidery linen highlights sparkling sequins on lustrous taffeta. Hand wash in cold water and hang dry only. To launder by hand, fill a deep sink or basin with lukewarm water adding a few drops of mild soap. Gently mix the soap and water. Borax may be added to treat stains. Submerge and agitate fabric, finally rinsing with clean water before removing to air dry. Steam to remove wrinkles. If ironing is required, chose medium heat and carefully iron around the sequin circles.
Our Vintage Veil fabric is composed of embroidered organza with satin flowers and sequins. Hand washing is always the safest method for cleaning organza in order to maintain the integrity of the fabric and its decorative elements. To begin, add mild detergent to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water. Submerge the material. Gently agitate the water to distribute soap in an even manner. The fabric can be left to soak for up to 30 minutes. After this time, rinse well with cool running water to remove all soap residue. Do not wring dry. Hang dry or press the water out of the fabric using two clean, dry towels. To remove any wrinkles, iron on low heat on the opposite side of the embroidery.
This satin is machine-stitched with an intricate, 3D wave-pattern. To ensure the integrity of the pattern, wash by hand and hang to dry to avoid wrinkles. This material can also be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and then cool dried. Do not bleach.
Woven Mexican Serape
Fill a sink or washtub with lukewarm water. Add gentle laundry soap to the water. Wash your linens by agitating with your hands by gently rubbing and squeezing. Focus on any trouble areas. Rinse all of the soap residue from the fabric. Hang carefully or lay the item flat to dry. When managing wrinkle control, avoid direct heat. Use medium heat only when a layer is between the woven fabric and the iron. Avoid steaming because the material is high-quality and it could take awhile to feel dry. Drop off your tablecloth to have it professionally laundered for best results.
Our banjo drape is composed of a matte, woven-back texture with a raised shine. It is woven so one side has a matte texture with shiny threading throughout. The fabric is treated with special chemicals to make it especially wrinkle resistant. Wash sparingly as any laundering can cause shrinkage. Hand or machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle using mild detergent - NO BLEACH. Hang to dry. Dry cleaning is the best option to ensure the material retains its authenticity. While the pre-treatment keeps this drape largely wrinkle-free, storage can result in minor creasing. Allowing the drape to hang for roughly 24 hours prior to use will usually cause the fabric to smooth itself out without the need for ironing. If wrinkles persist, iron on a medium setting.
Our poly premier drapery is made of polyester that has been woven and treated with special chemicals to make it especially wrinkle resistant. Hand wash or machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle with a light any laundering can cause shrinkage, so wash sparingly or spot clean to keep the drape in its best shape. Allowing the drape to hang for roughly 24 hours prior to use will usually cause the fabric to de-wrinkle without the need to iron. If wrinkles persist, iron on a medium setting.
This gauzy fabric is made of thin, sheer polyester. While our sheer voile can be machine washed on cold and dried on low heat, hand washing with lukewarm water and dye-free laundry detergent is optimal to avoid any shrinkage of the material. Hang dry to smooth out any wrinkles. Dry clean for the best results.
Keep this luxurious drape looking its best by hand washing. To start, fill up a sink or basin with lukewarm water, and then add in mild detergent. Mix in soap evenly in water. Insert the fabric and wash gently by rubbing the fabric between your hands taking care to focus on any trouble spots. Do not wring out. Spread out across flat towels and roll up in the towels so that they absorb excess water. Hang or lay flat to finish the drying process. Steam to release wrinkles, or utilize the silk setting on your iron which uses the lowest heat setting.
To clean acrylic of slight blemishes or dirt, start off by clearing away any debris. Clean the surface with a soft, non-abrasive cloth using small, slow circular strokes. A mild soapy water solution can be used for trickier grime. Dry the acrylic in gentle blots with a clean, dry and non-abrasive cloth. Do not place in dishwasher. Do not submerge in water.
Acrylic Charger Plates
Charger plates are only for decorative purposes and are not to be used to serve or consume food from directly. To clean any spillover or other dirt, wipe with a damp cloth or hand wash in warm water. Avoid prolonged water exposure. Do not place in a dishwasher or microwave. Avoid harsh cleaning products.
Glass Charger Plates
To ensure the longevity and pristine appearance of your glass charger plates, handwashing is recommended using mild detergent and lukewarm water. Also, avoid abrasive scouring pads that may scratch the glass surface. Dry the charger plates with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent water spots. Steer clear of using harsh chemicals or placing the plates in a dishwasher, as this can compromise their delicate finish. When stacking or storing, use protective layers such as felt or cloth to prevent scratches. Handle with care to minimize the risk of chips or cracks, and avoid sudden temperature changes, as extreme hot or cold can cause thermal shock. Regularly inspect for any signs of damage, and if identified, discontinue use to prevent accidents or further deterioration. This will preserve the beauty of your glass charger plates, allowing you to showcase elegance at every table setting.
Acrylic Cupcake/Cake Stands
To clean our acrylic cupcake/cake stands of any blemishes or dirt, start by clearing away any food particles by using a damp washcloth. After the food has been cleaned up, use a micro-fiber cloth with soapy water to clean the entire surface area to shining perfection. Blot dry or air dry before storing. Do not place in dishwasher.
Our acrylic risers can be wiped down of dust or debris using a wet or soapy washcloth, then dabbed dry with a fresh towel. Do not place in dishwasher.
Acolyte Spotlights/Wall Washes
Clean with a damp cloth or cleaning wipe. This unit is not waterproof, so avoid submersion in liquid or otherwise drenching it in any manner. Remove batteries before storing for an extended period of time to prevent damage to your device in the event that the batteries leak or corrode.
Buckles, Pins, & Brooches
Wipe with damp cloth or gently brush the surface with an old, soft-bristled toothbrush dipped in a solution of mild soap and water. Avoid solvent cleaners as they may damage the rhinestones. Do not submerge in water as water may cause elements of the item to “rust” or even cause damage the plating on the brooches.
Burlap Charger Plate
Our rustic chic Burlap Charger Plates are made of acrylic and jute burlap to give it that trending vintage feel. This plate is for decorative purposes only and should NOT come in direct contact with food of any kind. It is not dishwasher safe and should only be spot cleaned with a damp washcloth then left out to air dry. You may use cold water and mild detergent to spot clean any stains.
Crystal Cake Stands
To remove any food stains from our crystal cake stand, simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or glass cleaner, then let air dry. Do not place in dishwasher. Avoid strong cleaners and do not scrub or submerse directly in water.
To remove any food stains from our crystal centerpieces, simply clean with a damp cloth. Create a solution of lukewarm water and mild detergent or vinegar for stubborn grime. Apply to trouble spots with the tip of a cloth, do not submerge. Use only a damp washcloth on any beads. Glass cleaner may be used on centerpieces with a mirrored top, but make sure to wipe off the cleaner completely with a damp towel and dry completely.
Our crystal garland helps create a truly breathtaking venue. To keep each acrylic bead looking its best, wipe downward using a damp or soapy washcloth. Air or towel dry to finish.
Drape Support Clamp
With proper care and handling, you can ensure a durable Drape Support Clamp that will last you through endless events. If the clamp has been exposed to exterior conditions, clean the surface of excess dirt, sand, and oil residue with soap and water or solvent. Always take care to dry the clamp with a rag or keep in a cool place to air dry if exposed to rain prior to storing.
Jumbo Taffeta Flowers
Our Jumbo Taffeta Flowers can be spot cleaned using a damp cloth dipped in a solvent of mild detergent and water. After treating the affected area, blot away soap with a clean, damp cloth. Air dry.
Large Foam Flowers
Our Large Foam Flowers are made from high-quality foam. They are lifelike in appearance and will not crease, crush, or fray. To clean, wipe each petal with a damp washcloth. Avoid harsh chemicals. Do not scrape or scrub while cleaning.
Our metallic centerpieces can be spot cleaned with a damp, non-abrasive washcloth. Do not use steel wool or metal brushes to clean your metallic decor as they can leave behind bits of steel which may rust and cause damage.
Oversized Rose Flowers
Keep your chairs looking their best by lightly dusting our Oversized Chair Flower decorative accents with a clean feather duster or compressed air. Mild detergent can be used for tricky spots by mixing up a solvent with cold water and hand blotting via washcloth. Let air dry or pat gently with a dry cloth. If the item becomes extremely dirty, it may be cleaned using an artificial flower/plant cleaning spray.
To clean our plastic based pearls, wipe clean with a damp washcloth only as needed. If visibly stained, you can mix a solution of lukewarm water and mild dish soap. Dip a soft cleaning cloth in the solution and dab to clean. Do NOT submerge in water as it will weaken the threads. Set the pearls on a soft clean dry cloth to air dry.
Pipe and Drape Sets
After each use, clean the surface of excess dirt and any oil residue with a soap and water solvent. Make sure the pipes are completely dry before storing to avoid rust.
Rhinestone Sash & Napkin Clips
Wipe with a damp cloth and avoid using cleaning solvents as they may change the color of the item.
To clean silk flowers, brush the petals, leaves, and stems with a damp washcloth, clean makeup brush, or soft bristled toothbrush. Wipe away as much dust as possible. You can also use a hairdryer on a cool-air setting to gently usher away dust. Alternatively, you can lightly rinse the flowers gently with clean, cool water then air dry on a stack of paper towels or dry towel.
Silk Flower Petals
Dust lightly with a clean feather duster or compressed air. If the petals become extremely dirty, clean using artificial flower/plant cleaner. Do not machine wash or submerge in water.
Our swatch books are a fantastic way to coordinate your color palette before committing to a full order. Should your booklet require a little TLC at any point, most fabric swatches can be hand washed and air dried. However, because each book is made from different material, please see the specific care instructions for the exact material requiring attention.
Keeping our Valance Hanger clean is easy. Simply wipe clean any dirt from exposure to dusty conditions or after using outside, and then dry thoroughly to avoid rust.
Scuba linens have a smooth, slightly glossy finish, making them a popular choice for clothing, especially in the fashion industry. It's best to machine wash them in cold water on a gentle cycle to maintain their stretch and color vibrancy. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, as they can damage the fabric. Additionally, it's recommended to air dry or use a low heat setting when machine drying to prevent excessive wear and tear. With proper care, scuba linens can maintain their simple yet stylish appeal for a long time.