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15 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Feeling a little rock n roll?

Is your fashion style retro, rock n roll or rebellious?  Get ready to have your senses shocked and your fashion rocked with Betsey Johnson’s spring/summer 2013 line.  With her trademark boundary-pushing fashion styles that have made statements since Carrie Bradshaw turned heads on Sex and the City, Betsey does not disappoint this year.  Instead, she […]

09 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dull duds

Do your clothes look dull after you take them out of the wash? Home laundry products often react with hard water and leave residue behind that builds up on your clothes.  Combat the dinge with baking soda. Mix ¼ to ½ cup into the water before you add detergent or clothes. The baking soda softens […]

04 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Big game blues

Did someone spill big game snacks on your favorite game gear? Have no fear, even if your team didn’t win we can save the day, whether it’s mustard, alcohol or cheese – but we have to get it fast.  Don’t let tricky stains set into the fabric.  Dye-based stains will absorb and distort the colors, […]

02 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Winter coat bubbling over?

Is your favorite coat looking rippled? Modern outerwear is often constructed using adhesive to bond outside and inside layers, adding shape and form without bulk.  Time, wear and exposure to the elements can break down the adhesive, creating a bubbled, rippled appearance.  We see this effect most often at high-stress areas— shoulders, elbows, bust and […]

31 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Want another trick for dryer sheets?

Cut out the spray chemicals when trying to prevent bugs from biting while outside – instead, stash a dryer sheet in your pockets – it acts as a repellant without putting anything on your skin. Layer dryer sheets between stacks of folded linens in your closet – the fresh scent will help keep prevent stale […]

25 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Eco-friendly fashion

Mother Earth is thanking the fashion industry this year – why you ask? The past year has brought more recognition about the importance of sustainable fashion choices.  Bamboo and linen/flax (the oldest known fabric ) are making a comeback and are easily created.  Wools are back in the good graces of even the most sensitive […]

23 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Green up the new year

Save the planet, one item at a time – let us know if you want to help us reduce this new year.  Ask us to fold your sweaters and shirts – they will be returned in a recyclable paper bag in a group instead of multiple hangers and packaging for each item. Small steps lead […]

18 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Are your shirts getting tipsy?

Have you noticed a dark spot at the tips of your shirt collars?  Are certain shirts, like your blue ones, more noticeably tipped, while others aren’t at all?  Did they seem to just appear, doing a “vanishing ink in reverse” trick? What you have noticed is the adhesive from the shirt’s construction finally showing through […]

16 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Ring around the…

Collar and cuffs gets worse over time. Unfortunately, these high friction points are hard to protect. Over time soil, sweat and abrasion causes the fabric to break down, making it more susceptible to discoloration and permanent staining. We take extra care in using the proper cleaning methods and pre-treatments to get these nasty rings out […]

12 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Out of the blue?

Turning pink? Certain knits interact with various chemicals in lotions, perfumes and food to name a few, and after cleaning, leave a pink spot behind.  Don’t spin your wheels trying to cover up this spotty problem; re-dying clothes after manufacturing is never successful. The dye won’t cover and will discolor everything in the wash next […]