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Six truths about dry cleaning

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Does drycleaning shrink clothes?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Usually not. The drycleaning process is carefully controlled.

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

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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.   Read More >>

Keeping Coats, Jackets, and Blazers in Top Condition

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, January 04, 2012

While your favorite coat may be keeping you warm this month, we all have jackets and blazers that we use through the year and these pieces of clothing can take a beating. The care method for a coat will depend on its fiber content. For example, coats made of wool, leather, and suede may require more care than coats made of other fibers.  For the most part, follow these tips to help keep your coats looking great year round:  Read More >>

How Do You Like Your Shirts?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

sarni cleaners shirt laundry bagsWe all have our own preferences for how much starch we like in our shirts. By choosing no starch, light or heavy starch, we can choose how our clothing looks and feels. Starch offers a host of bonuses and drawbacks. The major benefits to starching are a cleaner, crisper look and improved resistance to stains and wrinkles.

However, the price we pay for this resistance is a possible reduction in the shirt’s wearlife due to a decreased resistance to bending and straightening. Light starch may be the answer to limiting the negative effects while gaining the benefits of starch. This way you’ll get a crisper shirt that’s got some stain protection, but won’t wear out quite as easily as a heavily starched shirt.

Here are some of the pluses and minuses to having your shirts starched:  Read More >>

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

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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?  Read More >>


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