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What Causes Button Dye Stains?

November 23, 2016

Button dye stains are caused when the dyes on a colored button bleed during cleaning or finishing, creating discolorations or stains on the adjacent fabric. Some dyes used on buttons are soluble in drycleaning solvents, due to being improperly set by the manufacturer. During cleaning, the dyes soften and stain the surrounding areas. In other

Cleaning Band Uniforms

November 19, 2016

We are well into the football season and while many fans may be cheering for the football players are you enjoying the half-time show? Here are some tips to keeping your musical star looking great. Band uniforms are very expensive and generally require professional cleaning. They are usually wool or a wool/synthetic blend, and are

Clothing Damage – Watch Where You (Hair) Spray

October 14, 2016

Be careful of what hair care products you are using, especially if you have long hair. You may be damaging your clothing. For example, sometimes after cleaning, a mysterious color loss appears on the garment that seems to have no explanation. Usually, this color loss or color change is localized in the neckline, shoulder or

Staying Current with Men’s Officewear

September 25, 2016

In the age of the “power suit” and the short attention span, wearing something that is uncomfortable or makes a man look comical can spoil a meeting and take the focus from “this year’s projected growth” to “Oh, my, what is he wearing?” With so many different types of clothing now becoming acceptable in the

Fur Clothing Care

September 13, 2016

Fur clothing is made from animal hides that still have the hair attached. The most common types of fur clothing include fox, mink, sable, rabbit, chinchilla and seal. The presence of hair means that fur clothing requires special care. Store fur clothing during the summer. This generally requires a refrigerated unit made specifically for this

How to Care for Polar Fleece

September 13, 2016

With autumn upon us and temperatures dropping, people are adding an extra layer of clothing in the morning as they prepare for their morning commutes—outerwear. A popular type of outerwear is polar fleece. Polar fleece fabrics are made of a knit construction with a brushed or napped finish. Because of the nature of the fabric

Sunscreens may leave invisible stains on your clothing

June 30, 2016

With the arrival of hot, sunny days comes the need for sunscreens and suntan lotions. While most of us use these products to help protect our skin from the sun, others use them to enhance their skin tone.   Unfortunately, the components found in most sunscreens and suntan lotions can stain fabrics. Most of these

Dry Cleaning Pickup and Delivery Since 1929!

June 17, 2016

Sarni Cleaners revolutionized dry cleaning in Boston by picking up and delivering his customers’ cleaning. See photos of three generations of the Sarni laundry pickup vehicle. In 1929, James Sarni, Sr. revolutionized dry cleaning in Boston by picking up and delivering his customers’ cleaning. Sarni Cleaners truck on Devonshire Street in 1948. (Source: City of

How to minimize color loss

June 13, 2016

Garments lose color for various reasons. Contact with bleach or household cleaning products can disturb dyes, resulting in white discolorations. Same with hair preparations and other moisture solutions or perfumes and other substances containing alcohol. “Fugitive dyes” are not colorfast to cleaning solutions and are the biggest manufacturer-related problem reported by the International Textile Analysis

Laundry Tips for Allergy Sufferers

June 01, 2016

If you suffer from allergies, your laundry could actually be making your symptoms worse. Here are some laundry tips you can use to ensure yours doesn’t cause flare-ups to happen. Wash in Hot Water A leading cause of allergies is dust mites, which can easily get into bed linens, towels, throw rugs and draperies. For