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Garment Care

Can you use the washing machine’s delicate cycle for hand-washable clothing?

August 19, 2019
In caring for your clothing, it is good practice to follow the manufacturer’s label on the garment, especially when it is one of your favorite pieces of clothing and it happens to be quite delicate. So when the label says that it is “hand wash only,” you might want to follow it in order to

Cashmere Clothing Care

February 24, 2019
Cashmere is a luxurious material, often used to make warm winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves. It is a fiber made from the wool of cashmere goats. It is soft and light with excellent insulation. However, these fibers also have a fine texture and are easily damaged. Cashmere clothing therefore requires

Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?

June 17, 2015

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

Caring for Metallic Fabrics

May 27, 2015

Silver and gold metallic fabrics are popular in women’s attire. Metallic fabric is made by spraying a metallic finish on the surface of a cloth fabric. Many of these surface finishes have limited resistance to care procedures and wear. The metallic finish may be removed or corroded and discolored around the neck and underarm area