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Special Care for Silk and Rayon

November 03, 2014

Silk and rayon are two widely used fibers in men’s and women’s apparel. In today’s markets, these fabrics can be seen in high-end designer wear, as well as casual wear. Both fibers may be dyed various colors, from the darkest black to brilliant reds, fuchsia, and yellow. Follow the tips below to make sure your

Removing ink stains from your clothing

July 03, 2014

 I tried using hairspray and water to get an ink stain out of my dress shirt. It removed the ink, but left a discolored mark where the ink used to be. What happened? Answer: As you have discovered, using hairspray can remove ink stains, but it can also lead to other problems. Hairspray can contain

Wear Scarves to Avoid Soiling the Collar

May 01, 2014

One of our recommendations for keeping coats, jackets and blazers in top condition is to wear scarves to avoid soiling the collar, especially for leather and suede coats. Below is a video “25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes” from Wendyslookbook. Enjoy!

Does Dry Cleaning Reduce Clothing Life?

April 16, 2014

Does frequent drycleaning shorten the life of a garment? On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment unwearable, but ground-in dirt and soil act as an abrasive, like sandpaper, causing rapid wear of fibers. Also, insects are attracted to soils such as

How to remove grass stains

March 24, 2014

Most grass stains can be removed by simply washing the item according to the care instructions, especially if the stain is fresh. But if the stain has been allowed to set or proves to be difficult to remove, you may need to try other treatments.   Treat the stain as soon as possible, using a

Are suede and leather cleaned the same way as other fabrics?

January 04, 2014

No. Special procedures and additives are used on leathers to help retain their color and texture. Sometimes suedes and leather are redyed to replace color loss. It is not always possible to replace or match the colors.  

Cleaning cushions and upholstery

December 27, 2013

Q. During my spring cleaning, I washed my couch cushion cover it is now too small, totally off color, and crumbly on the inside when I got it out of the laundry. What happened? A. The fabric covering for stuffed furniture and cushions is known as upholstery. The covers on the cushions usually have a

Get with the Program: Recycle Your Hangers

September 29, 2013

If you are a frequent drycleaning customer, you may have more hangers in your closet than you know what to do with. Rather than throw out the ones you are not reusing, why not recycle them by returning them to us? More than just freeing up closet space, recycling hangers is good for the environment

The Twelve Holiday Parties: Holiday Spills and Splashes (Part IV)

September 03, 2013

Before the tenth holiday party, my neighbor said to me, “Don’t wear your gold lame cocktail dress to a crowded party in a hot room.” What’s so bad about that? Answer: Partygoers need to be particularly careful of metallic fabric that can corrode if exposed to moisture. To prevent dampness to lame and other metallics,

The Twelve Holiday Parties: Holiday Spills and Splashes (Part III)

May 28, 2013

After the seventh holiday party, my cousin said to me, “My suede outfit got soaked in the rain.” How do I handle soaked suede? Answer: Hang it out to dry. Do not use a blow dryer or heater. When dry, brush with a stiff brush. After the eighth holiday party, my daughter said to me,