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Today’s wool

Wooing over the latest wools but scared of getting the woes instead? Lightweight and fresh, wool is the preferred fabric for fashion staples – pants, suits, skirts and sweaters. The eco friendly fabric has evolved to be lightweight when needed, and durable when necessary. Forget the itch, the wools of today are not what you remember: soft and supple, colorful and long lasting, wool works in the office and out on the town. Dressed up or lounged down, wool is the must have fabric of every eco-conscious consumer.

Saturday night fever

Are you giving yourself a fever when deciding what to wear this Saturday night? Leisure suits are the last thing you should think of when you hear polyester. Forget those old styles – the polyester of today not only holds designs, forms, and color better than most fabrics, it also offers durability and long term wear. From wedding gowns to your favorite slacks, polyester pleases. Less expensive than other fabrics, poly provides you the opportunity to have high fashion at lower cost. So strut your stuff and enjoy the feel of polyester fashion without the fear of looking out of date.

Starched or soft?

Linen can go both ways – let us know if you like your linen to stand up- a little starch goes a long way to keep that crisp linen feel. Do you like the smooth soft feel instead? Our professional staff can dry clean your item and hand press it in a way that keeps the form while still staying soft and smooth to the touch. Not all linen shirts are the same, so remember to tell us your preference when bringing them to us – we will keep your favorite linen garment in the shape you like the best.

Metal fabrics

Metallic fibers have been around for ages, but they are making a comeback in a heavy way. A few tips when buying these fashion must-haves: many are designed to have a wrinkled appearance, but as you wear them, the heat of your body relaxes the woven-in metals and releases the crinkle. Frustrated trying to iron? It’s for the same reason – the heat from pressing will smooth, but as soon as the fabric cools, the metals crinkle back up.

The rule says never rub stains, but why?

The deeper the color the more likely you could “rub out” the dye. You take the chance of breaking fibers and “roughing up” the surface each time you rub a stain. If you break the fibers you create an obvious dull or light spot that may be permanent.  Your drycleaner may be able to improve the problem, but in most cases, it will only be a temporary fix. Remember: Always blot stains with a dry white cloth — never rub.