Archive | February, 2015

27 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Corduroy…

is an old-school favorite for comfort and warmth. To protect the pile, launder corduroy garments inside out, following care instruction labels to a tee. Iron inside out while still damp, then turn right side out and smooth the pile in the right direction with a soft cloth. Even easier? Bring your corduroy to us for […]

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25 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Save the shoes!

Winter can be rough on footwear (unless you’re wearing flip flops year round) and foul weather, deicer and dirty slush take a toll. When shoes or boots get wet, let them air dry at room temperature before stowing. Wipe stained areas with a damp terry cloth to remove soil and break up any rings. Thoroughly […]

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19 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

“Mommy Dearest” had a thing about wire hangers.

Did you know 3.5 billion wire hangers end up in landfills every year? When your closet gets overwhelmed, resist the urge to toss wire hangers into the trash or recycling – return them to us. We can reuse them or recycle the steel to greatly reduce carbon impact. Help us sustain the Earth while you […]

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15 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Friday the thirteenth.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia. Sounds like one of those old-fashioned cleaning fluids that left an oily residue, stale smell and ecological repercussions. Rest assured and fear not, we’re cleaning your clothes with the cleanest, safest and least-toxic products available. After all, you should be able to trust your cleaners to be green, clean […]

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13 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The jean jacket.

The denim coat was first seen on 19th century Japanese firemen, marked with bold indigo symbols. By the end of the century, Industrial Revolution factory workers wore blue jackets, source of the phrase “blue collar.” In 1905, Levi’s “Type I” was the choice for rugged workwear. By the 1950’s, Brando, Presley and those crazy beatniks […]

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06 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Club soda, pros and cons.

The stain removing “magic” of club soda works part of the time for part of the stains. It never works on grease or oil. Greasy stains look absorbed and have no “ring.” Never use club soda on fine fabrics like silks. The dyes may bleed and run. Splashing club soda on wine, coffee or colored […]

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04 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Save the memories.

Everyone has an heirloom item made of fabric. Wedding gowns are such popular heirlooms we offer special preservation services. But the same careful cleaning and archival storage can benefit any textile. Grandmother’s lace tablecloth, Dad’s letter jacket or uniform, antique tapestries or christening gowns. We’ve seen it all and can recommend the right procedures and […]

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