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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

Spotting with Bleaches


When spotting with bleaches, keep in mind that bleaching is a process that changes the color of a substance to a colorless state through a chemical reaction. This means that the stains or dyes are not...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/12/2018 2:00:34 PM

Problems With Two Bolts


Over the years, DLI’s Garment/Textile Analysis Laboratory has received numerous complaints of articles that change color on certain panels during cleaning. This discoloration stops at the seam or pane...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/7/2018 8:54:59 AM

Drapery Rings

Q: Draperies often have large yellow or tan rings after drycleaning. What causes this problem? A: Many drapery fabrics have sizings or finishes applied during manufacture for stability, luster, an...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/22/2018 1:36:06 PM

How to Clean Without a Care Label

Missing Care Lable Image

When garments do not have a care label, you must determine the safest method of cleaning for the garment. Following are a few quick tests you can perform to determine the cleanability of a garment. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/14/2018 10:49:39 AM