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Category Garment Solutions

How to Test Color and Trim

Colorfast test

With todayís wide variety of colors and trims, it is important to test for colorfastness and cleanability before processing garments. A simple test can be done for colorfastness by wetting an unexpose...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/24/2017 10:22:19 AM
 

Dye Migration on Leather/Cloth Combos

Leather Trim Dye Bleed

Leather trim may be used on a variety of garments. In many cases, the leather trim can bleed after cleaning. Therefore, it is very important to check the care label before cleaning. Oils and dyes u...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/17/2017 1:46:35 PM
 

Home Stain Removal

Wine Stains

Q: One of my regular customers called for advice on how to remove wine from an everyday tablecloth. What advice can I give my customers about home stain removal? A: Many customers have items that t...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/7/2017 10:22:12 AM
 

Wetcleaning and Spotting White Silks

Silk

DLIís Garment Analysis Laboratory has seen many white silks that are yellowed from alkaline spotters and detergents. The lab had two cases in which off-white silk wedding gowns were wetcleaned in an a...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/1/2017 2:00:13 PM
 

Shaping Neckties

Tie

Neckties are cut on the bias when constructed. This can lead to stretching or distortion of the tie with repeated wear and/or cleaning. Many neckties can be restored to their original shape with the u...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/24/2017 12:18:09 PM
 
 

 
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