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Metal fabrics

Metallic fibers have been around for ages, but they are making a comeback in a heavy way. A few tips when buying these fashion must-haves: many are designed to have a wrinkled appearance, but as you wear them, the heat of your body relaxes the woven-in metals and releases the crinkle. Frustrated trying to iron? It’s for the same reason – the heat from pressing will smooth, but as soon as the fabric cools, the metals crinkle back up.

The rule says never rub stains, but why?

The deeper the color the more likely you could “rub out” the dye. You take the chance of breaking fibers and “roughing up” the surface each time you rub a stain. If you break the fibers you create an obvious dull or light spot that may be permanent.  Your drycleaner may be able to improve the problem, but in most cases, it will only be a temporary fix. Remember: Always blot stains with a dry white cloth — never rub.

Cut off at the elbows

Have you noticed wear and tear on your shirt cuffs?  A business shirt has a lifetime of about 35 washes – after that the fibers begin to naturally break down and show fraying, fringe and color loss.  The next evidence of age is wear at the elbows. But don’t worry when that happens to your favorite shirt – our alterations staff can turn long sleeves into short. Upcycling older dress shirts gives you a low cost way to add another round of wear.

Out of the closet

Does shared closet space make finding your favorite outfit a hassle? Tired of shuffling dry cleaning bags only to find the pants you were looking for was in another bag with your partner’s jacket?  Let us know on your next visit – we’re happy to package your cleaning separately based on male, female, and children’s attire. Then putting them away is a snap. Better yet, finding your outfit during early morning marathons to work and school becomes so much easier.

Enzymes to the rescue

Did you know phosphates are harmful to healthy water quality, but often used in laundry detergents to fight stains?  Read the ingredient labels when buying home detergents.  Our cleaning products are enzyme-based cleaners that you can’t buy for at home use. They cost more a little more and are a lot more complicated to use that home products. Enzymes only work in a specific temperature range and require proper equipment to ensure the enzymes are allowed to do their work.  Interested in finding more information on the science of phosphates?  Start here and learn how you can reduce the impact from your home,  http://goo.gl/vIs7O