Garment Care

FAQs About Shirt Laundry

January 04, 2024
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. A fresh, laundered and well-pressed shirt is essential. Utopia Cleaners Boston successfully launders hundreds of shirts every day. And we are very good at it. But, like all things, shirts can outlive their useful life or exhibit other problems. Whether your shirts are

Cleaning “Spot Clean Only” Garments

October 10, 2023

Do you have a garment with a care label that says “spot clean only”? If you do, it means that the garment should not be cleaned in its entirety, whether dry cleaning, wet cleaning or handwashing. Instead, you should only clean the specific stained or soiled area of the garment, referred to as the “spot.”

Professional Care for Delicate Fabrics: Why Silk, Cashmere, and Lace Love Dry Cleaning

September 10, 2023
Delicate fabrics such as silk, cashmere, and lace exude elegance and luxury, making them cherished pieces in any wardrobe. However, caring for these precious garments can be a daunting task, as they require special attention and expertise. When it comes to preserving the beauty and longevity of delicate fabrics, dry cleaning, especially fine dry cleaning,

Caring for Viscose and Rayon Clothing

June 18, 2023

Viscose and rayon are often used interchangeably to refer to the same type of fabric. Rayon is a general term that encompasses several types of cellulose-based fibers, and viscose is a specific type of rayon. Viscose is a popular form of rayon that is made from regenerated cellulose fibers. It is produced by dissolving cellulose

Cashmere Clothing Care

February 05, 2023
Boston has just emerged from the frigid arctic air that swept through New England in the last few days, and it may not be over yet as we are still in the middle of winter. To protect ourselves from brutal cold weather, warm clothing made of cashmere, such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, and

Take Care when Caring for Wool Sweaters

November 30, 2022
Wool sweaters are a staple in Boston. We wear them everywhere, in school, at work, at home, and on many occasions. We even love ugly Christmas sweaters. Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. Here are a few tips on how to care for your wool sweater.

Caring for Swimwear

August 17, 2022

As the summer winds down, you may notice that your swimwear doesn’t look as good as it did when you bought it a few months ago. Most likely, this is a result of excessive exposure to chlorine or improperly washing your items. So how can you keep your swimwear in swimmable condition and looking fresh all

Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing

July 12, 2022

Summer in Boston means more time enjoying the outdoors, whether it’s at camp, playing in the back yard, gardening, or hiking. That can mean a brush with poison ivy. Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) produces an active irritant called urushiol, an oily resin contained in all parts of the plant, but the leaves are the most

Caring for Your Linen Clothes

May 05, 2022
Are you wondering how to properly care for and clean any linen garments or items you own? If so, you’re in the right place! Check out the following tips for how to properly care for and clean your linen items to make sure they stay looking fresh. How to Care for Linen Garments Linen is

How Do You Clean Crepe Clothing?

April 08, 2022
What is Crepe? The fabric crepe was originally made from silk and used to mourn the death of a loved one. Today, crepe is more commonly used in garment construction, as it is suitable for all seasons and many different types of occasions. Evening gowns, dresses, linin garments, suiting and curtains, window treatments and pillows