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August Newsletter

  Fancy Fabrics Require Gentle Treatment     Fancy Fabrics Require Gentle Treatment Not all fabrics are created equal. Garment construction plays a major role in its cleanability, impacting its use in wear. Here are three extreme examples of higher maintenance clothing items and how to make them last longer and look their best. Special Care […]

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July Newsletter

  Look Good Feel Good Drycleaning Frees Time and Brainpower       Look Good, Feel Good Drycleaning Frees Time and Brainpower Don’t you hate ironing? Studies show ironing is one of the most disliked household tasks. Fortunately, there is a better option for you and your clothes. Time really is worth more than money. […]

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June Newsletter

Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?       Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains? 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 […]

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May Newsletter

  How White Are Your Clothes? Gown Restoration Brings Old Memories Back to Life         How White are Your Clothes? Keeping your whites looking healthy is more of a challenge today than ever. Unlike the old days consumers cannot simply add a little bleach to the wash. Instead of making them whiter, adding bleach might actually […]

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Dark Spots on Shirt Collars

THE PROBLEM. The collar points, or tips, have small dark spots. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. The collar points are stained with a darker color on colored shirts and yellow or grey on lighter colored shirts. WHAT CAUSED THIS STAIN? An adhesive is applied to the fabric and the interfacing, during manufacturing, to stabilize and shape […]

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Oxford Cloth Damage

Why Does This Happen: OXFORD CLOTH DAMAGE? THE PROBLEM. Oxford cloth is a type of shirt fabric weave and is very popular, but the durability of this fabric has limitations. The yarn is thin and breaks easily and random small holes often appear in the fabric. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE? The hole will often start […]

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