Archive | September, 2012

20 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Flax— the oldest fiber

Looking for an alternative to cotton? Flax is the oldest known fabric, and it’s comparable to cotton in all ways – some even better. Flax is eco-friendly and great for high moisture and humidity areas. Flax, otherwise known as linen, is less likely to mildew, keeps the body cool, and costs less than cotton. Another […]

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13 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt care confusion

Does your new shirt label say washable, but the fabric looks and feels like it needs dry cleaning? –Some manufacturers avoid marking an item as “dry clean only” to promote sales, even though professional cleaning would keep the garment looking and wearing its best. Bring it in and our fabric experts will give you the […]

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07 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ruffles and flourishes

Wondering how to make a dress look as good as it did when you bought it? A trip through your washing machine simply removes crisp details like ruffles and pleats. Even careful home ironing can’t get them back without damaging the fabric from high heat. We offer press only services for wash at home items […]

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03 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Washable silk’s short life

Watch out for this season’s “washable silks” with cotton lining. Silk fabric is delicate and prone to losing shape and color in water. The cotton lining holds moisture that speed up deterioration and loss of wear-ability in the silk in as little as one washing. Wondering why the designer chose the combo? The cotton lining […]

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