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How to care for velvet clothing and household items

Millie Kwan - Friday, July 17, 2015

Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes.

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How long do drapes, comforters and other household textiles last?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The American National Standards Institute, Inc. approved the Fair Claims Guide for Consumer Textile Products. This standard provides the guidelines for determining liability for claims adjustment purposes for textile products. It also includes the following life expectancy chart for household textile items:   Read More >>

Cleanability Codes for Household Fabrics

Millie Kwan - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Clean cushions and sofaUpholstered furniture may come with the manufacturer’s recommended method of cleaning. The American Furniture Manufacturers cleanability code may either be permanently attached to the upholstered piece or a part of the hang tag. Upholstery is not covered under the Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Rule. Labeling of furniture is strictly voluntary. The following cleanability codes were designated by fabric manufacturers. Caution: Never remove cushion covers for separate cleaning or washing. Any tumble cleaning method can destroy the back, shrink or otherwise damage upholstery fabric.  Read More >>

Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Club Soda removing stainsDoes 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 in stain removal, and as members, we're pleased to share their findings. The short answer is "yes" club soda can be a big help in the short term, but "no" it is not the end-all, be-all stain removal miracle it is made out to be.  Read More >>

Tracking your order: How we keep it straight

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Week after week you drop your clothes off to be cleaned.   After we process your order, how can we tell your navy blue wool pants from the many other navy blue wool pants we receive?  That’s easy.  Before a garment goes through our drycleaning operation we give it a tag, so we can identify its owner. We do this by attaching a tag to each garment. The tags are specially manufactured so the ink and dye will not wash out during cleaning.  Read More >>

Specialty Dry Cleaning Services Can Save You Up to 90%

Millie Kwan - Saturday, June 06, 2015

Some clothes care services are a little harder to find than others. A tear in an heirloom garment does not mean it is lost forever. Faded colors can be brought back to life and clothing can be restyled to reflect more current fashion trends. More often than not we can help you get your garment back in shape again. If we don’t offer a particular service, we are in touch with someone who can.  Read More >>


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