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How to Remove Mold From Leather

August 02, 2017

Leather clothing should be cleaned and stored with care every year to maintain its beauty. If not done right, mold may grow on the garment. To remove mold from leather, you can try the following method: use a mild dish soap detergent and water; apply the soap mixture to the area using a soft-bristled toothbrush,

Look your best on the slopes!

July 16, 2017

Instead of sulking over the brutal snowy winter, how about embracing it with some fun activities such as snowboarding or skiing? Whether you are spending a ski weekend in New Hampshire or perhaps the Blue Hills ski area just outside Boston, your ski jackets, pants and gloves do get soiled at the end of the

How to Prevent and Treat Sweater Pilling

June 20, 2017

Do you find yourself unwilling to wear your favorite and most expensive sweaters because of pilling problems? Sweater pilling is unavoidable regardless of the quality or the cost of your sweater. With natural wool, this problem can turn out to be all the more challenging when compared to artificial fibers and acrylics. Here are some

Go Green with Reusable Canvas Laundry Bags!

May 05, 2017

According to some estimates, over 5 billion plastic bags are used annually and each plastic bag can take hundreds of years to decompose. When they do decompose, they leave small particles behind that pollute the environment. The plastic poly bags used for your drycleaning break easily and are usually thrown into the garbage after a

Keep your whites bright!

March 02, 2017

Spring and summer bring out the brightest of colors – reds, pinks, yellows, purples, blues, and especially whites. If you want to keep your whites bright and looking good, read on.   In their natural state, many fabrics have an off-white or yellowish cast and are, therefore, often bleached to remove their natural color. Manufacturers

Take Care when Caring for Wool

February 20, 2017

Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room temperature. Do not hang near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps remove surface soil. If

Keeping Athletic Uniforms Clean

February 16, 2017

With Spring comes the arrival of the spring sports season in Boston – and Spring athletic uniforms for student and professional athletes. As sports uniforms are bound to experience significant soiling and wear, special attention should be paid to their care. Sports uniforms are usually made from synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, spandex, or

Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing

February 07, 2017

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 produces an oily resin that causes the familiar rash. When clothing comes in contact with poison ivy the oil remains on the fabric. The

Updating Your Fall Closet

January 11, 2017

The first step toward having a great wardrobe is being able to work with what you already own. You may think you need to start from scratch, but what about those great clothes you already have in your closet? If you have a great skirt and no matching blazer, why buy a new set? Just

Stain Removal Tips – Lipstick, Gum and Chocolate

January 07, 2017

Every now and then, our customers would inquire about home stain removal tips for makeup, wine, oily food, milk and so on. We try to answer some of these question on this blog. In this post, we provide three home stain remedies for lipstick, gum and chocolates.   Lipstick One home remedy for removing lipstick is