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100% Linen Shirts

Linen Shirt

If you're having trouble processing 100% linen shirts try a hot head press. Steam air finishing equipment will not give the desired hard finish required for most cellulose fabrics such as linen. F...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/16/2017 11:30:58 AM

Caring for Swimwear

Bathing Suit

Q: How should I advise customers on keeping their swimwear in swimmable condition? A: As the summer winds down, your customers may realize that their swimwear doesn’t look as good as it did when th...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/23/2018 11:58:04 AM

Cleaning Winter Wear

hat scarf gloves

Q: My customers are bringing in bags of hats, gloves, and scarves. Is there a fast and easy way to clean them? A: Unfortunately, there isn’t. Examine each item for a care label. Follow the instruc...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/22/2018 10:38:51 AM

Color Loss Streaks in Denim

steaked denim

Q: I washed some denim jeans and noticed lighter streaks throughout them. What can I do to prevent this problem? A: Color loss streaks of this type may result from a few sources. In some cases, t...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/27/2016 10:41:59 AM

Color Variance Due to Facing Materials


Q: My customer complained that the back of her jacket is discolored when she goes outside. What causes this color variance? A: In some cases, facing materials may also be used on the back panels....

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/21/2016 8:56:08 AM

Cushion Covers


Q: I just drycleaned two cushion covers off of my best customer’s very expensive sofa and they shredded around the edges. She said the sofa was new, but the damage looks like “dry rot” from old age to...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/12/2016 10:20:19 AM

Down Feathers Showing

Down Coat

Q: After I dryclean down jackets I can see the feathers showing through. Am I doing something wrong? A: In many cases, on down filled garments the reverse side of the outer shell fabric is coated w...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/18/2016 11:10:36 AM
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