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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
 

Finishing Acetate

Microscopic Acetate

Fabrics containing acetate fibers, such as those shown in the microscopic image, require special precautions in the care process. Sometimes dull areas appear on garments containing acetate after finis...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/3/2017 12:18:35 PM
 

Shine on Dark Garments

Shine on Velvet

Q: I am having problems pressing dark color navy blue, brown, and black jackets and blazers. What is the best way to press such garments? A: Care must be taken when finishing garments like these. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/5/2016 11:55:00 AM
 

Starch and Your Shirts

StarchShirts

Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A DLI study showed starch and sizings can both protect and harm shirts at the same time. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/2/2016 9:56:44 AM
 

Sweater Cleaning Tips

sweaters

Depending on their fiber type, sweaters are susceptible to various problems, including stretching, shrinkage, pulling, and pilling both from use and cleaning. It is important to check sweaters at the ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/5/2018 2:13:56 PM
 
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