The Wonderful World of Sweaters

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips, Portfolio

The Wonderful World of Sweaters

  The Wonderful World of Sweaters As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative trims. Trims such as suede, leather, snakeskin, fur, sequins, and beads add to a sweater’s special...

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The Long and the Short of Shirts

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips

The Long and the Short of Shirts

The Long and the Short of Shirts Dress shirts are the most essential part of any man’s wardrobe and are probably the most underappreciated articles of clothing. Shirts are taken for granted because we expect them to look great all the time. Although they are relatively easy for a professional cleaner to clean and press, a shirt can suffer problems, including ring around the collar, color loss, and fabric abrasion  leading to tears, punctures, and holes. Industry...

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Caring for Your Wedding Gown

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips, Wedding Gown

Caring for Your Wedding Gown

Caring for Your Wedding Gown May and June are the traditional wedding months, particularly in the United States. A wedding gown is much than just a dress, it is a treasure, a symbol of an important event in your life. Whether you are borrowing it from a relative or buying it new, your gown deserves your attention, both before and after the wedding. Choosing a Gown If you are buying a new dress, wedding consultants recommend shopping at least six months before the big day....

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Get ready for the new season!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips

Get ready for the new season!

Get Ready! Getting ready for another year of school, or as a business person, or work-at-home entrepreneur, the fall and winter almost always calls for at least one shopping trip. The most important thing for students and adults alike is to be comfortable in what they’re wearing. That allows the mind to focus on learning and conducting ourselves out in the world comfortably rather than being burdened by self-consciousness. Summer Storage Getting your summer wardrobe...

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Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage

Aahhh, middle of summertime!  Time for family fun, vacations, holiday festivities, and the ever looming “back to school blues”. It is also time to remember to clean those winter items (particularly sweaters; but also coats and jackets) that often get put away soiled.   In the fall, we take them out to discover they have spots, stains, worn linings or torn pockets, and holes that we overlooked in our rush to enjoy the warmer weather. Sugar stains are the most dangerous,...

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Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

It’s a whole lot easier to get rid of unwanted guests before they become permanent residents. Mysterious stains sometimes appear on clothes after a period of time in storage. Faint stains may also appear worse or stains “invisible” to the naked eye may show up only after the garment is cleaned. Making sure clothing is properly cleaned before storage is the best defense against these problems. This is true for all garments including wedding gowns. Club soda...

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Drycleaning Myth Busters!!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Drycleaning Myth Busters!!

Clearing up some Misconceptions about Dry Cleaning May Improve Customer Service Perceptions There are many reasons why a dry cleaner should focus on improving their customer service. Of course good customer service is important for retention and for gaining new business, but excelling at customer service can also help these professionals prevent and reduce their dry cleaner risks. This may be a beneficial time to look at how clearing up some common misconceptions can help...

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Happy Holidays! Look Your Best at Parties!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips

Happy Holidays! Look Your Best at Parties!

Enjoy the party, but with the festivities spills, splashes, and other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on these expensive items. Many formal wear garments are made of luxurious fabrics, such as taffeta, moiré, satin, organza, metallic prints, silk, and velvet. Each of these fabrics requires care in both wear and cleaning. Here are some tips to keep that outfit looking great: Treat stains immediately to avoid damage. Blot stains; do not rub....

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Does club soda really work on spills?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips

Does club soda really work on spills?

Does club soda really work on spills? Everyone “knows” club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal, and as members, we’re pleased to share their findings. The short answer is “yes”...

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Some apps to help you choose what to wear

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Fashionable Apps Having the newest apps downloaded on your phone is the trendy thing to do! It seems there is an app for just about everything these days. There are a bunch of apps that can be helpful on those days when it‘s difficult to decide what to wear. Take a look at these: http://fashism.com/ – Cast your vote “Love it” or “Leave it” on outfits or upload a photo of your own look to see what others think. http://www.clothapp.com/ – Helps organize your...

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Collar Problems on Shirts

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips

Collar Problems On Shirts Men’s shirts can have a variety of problems local only to the collar and neck area due to defects in manufacture, damage or discolorations from conditions of use and/or other problems caused by adverse reactions to commercial laundering. Drycleaning and laundering are both processes that subject the entire shirt and all components to the same treatment and cannot in and of the process itself originate these types of problems. Collar Shrinkage...

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