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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Customer Question: Incredible Shrinking Comforter

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips

Customer Question: Incredible Shrinking Comforter

 Q: I washed a comforter that shrank. What happened? A: Some natural relaxation shrinkage can show up after cleaning household items such as comforters, bedspreads, and blankets. There is usually a fullness of the backing or shell fabric, causing a puckered appearance. Also, any piping borders, quilting stitches, and seams may be rippled or distorted. Although many factors can contribute to this type of shrinkage, the major cause is the original fabric not being properly...

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General Care Tips for Textiles

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, General Care Tips

General Care Tips for Textiles Do Not rub; rather blot the spot! If you spill something on a garment, always blot; do not rub!  Rubbing some fabrics, especially silk, breaks the surface fibers. You won’t know it until you wash or dry clean that item, and find you have a frosted or a chalky appearance. Do Not wait to clean stains! Age is your enemy with successful stain removal. A coffee stain that happens today will come out much easier tomorrow than it will next week...

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General Care Tips for Clothing and Household Items

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Customer Bulletins and Education, General Care Tips

General Care Tips for Clothing and Household Items Blot That Spot If you spill something on a garment, always Blot That Spot, and do not rub . Rubbing some fabrics, especially silk, breaks the surface fibers. You won’t know it until you wash or dry clean that item, and find you have a frosted or a chalky appearance. Wine and Age = Good – Stains and Age = BAD Age is your enemy with successful stain removal. A coffee stain that happens today will come out much...

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