Customer Question: Incredible Shrinking Comforter

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips

Customer Question: Incredible Shrinking Comforter

 Q: I washed a comforter that shrank. What happened? A: Some natural relaxation shrinkage can show up after cleaning household items such as comforters, bedspreads, and blankets. There is usually a fullness of the backing or shell fabric, causing a puckered appearance. Also, any piping borders, quilting stitches, and seams may be rippled or distorted. Although many factors can contribute to this type of shrinkage, the major cause is the original fabric not being properly...

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DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use for COLD WEATHER!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Blog, DLI Publications, Fabric Care Tips

DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use for COLD WEATHER!

DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use Vol. 7   Take Care When Caring for Wool Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room temperature. Do not hang near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps remove surface soil. If the care label suggests hand washing, use cool water with mild soap or...

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Happy Holidays! Look Your Best at Parties!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips

Happy Holidays! Look Your Best at Parties!

Enjoy the party, but with the festivities spills, splashes, and other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on these expensive items. Many formal wear garments are made of luxurious fabrics, such as taffeta, moiré, satin, organza, metallic prints, silk, and velvet. Each of these fabrics requires care in both wear and cleaning. Here are some tips to keep that outfit looking great: Treat stains immediately to avoid damage. Blot stains; do not rub....

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Sweater-Mania!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Blog, DLI Publications, Fabric Care Tips

Sweater-Mania!

DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use Vol. 27 Sweaters range from lightweight to heavyweight, cotton to ramie to wool, fall colors to winter colors to spring colors. They can be pullovers, buttoned, vests, short-sleeve, or long-sleeve. They can be made of silk, angora, chenille, rayon, acrylic, and more. Then there are the trims, such as lace, suede, fur, leather, beads, sequins, appliques, beads, and even snakeskin. We love them all and we love the way you look in them....

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Does club soda really work on spills?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips

Does club soda really work on spills?

Does club soda really work on spills? Everyone “knows” club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal, and as members, we’re pleased to share their findings. The short answer is “yes”...

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Collar Problems on Shirts

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips

Collar Problems On Shirts Men’s shirts can have a variety of problems local only to the collar and neck area due to defects in manufacture, damage or discolorations from conditions of use and/or other problems caused by adverse reactions to commercial laundering. Drycleaning and laundering are both processes that subject the entire shirt and all components to the same treatment and cannot in and of the process itself originate these types of problems. Collar Shrinkage...

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