Halloween Horror Survival Guide

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, DLI Publications, Special Care Tips

Halloween Horror Survival Guide

DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use Vol. 78 Halloween costumes are made of many different fabrics, usually combining several styles and trims to give the fabric the best effect. If you’ve purchased an expensive costume it’s best to ask a professional cleaner like us to remove any stains. A chemical that may be safe on one spot could lead to an even worse situation someplace else, possibly causing dye-bleeding, color loss or even disintegration of the fabric....

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The Shirt / Starch Relationship

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, DLI Publications, Special Care Tips

The Shirt / Starch Relationship

Vol. 78 DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use Vol. 77 The Shirt / Starch Relationship Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A study conducted by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, the Association of Professional Drycleaners showed starch and sizings can both protect and harm shirts at the same time. Shirts undergo two types of abrasions. One type is called flat abrasion, and it refers to the...

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Drycleaning Preserves Fresh-Water Resources – Celebrate It!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, Special Care Tips

Drycleaning Preserves Fresh-Water Resources – Celebrate It!

By John Paul Roggenkamp Humans today are consuming resources quicker than ever before in history, water foremost among them. Enormous subterranean aquifers across America are being tapped for industrial and domestic uses alike – some of which Nature struggles to refill quickly enough to meet our increasing demands. As a drycleaners, however, your daily processes don’t use massive quantities of the precious wet that we all need to keep on living. Tim Wolf-Lewis,...

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The History of Seersucker: A Wrinkle in Summer Fabrics

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, DLI Publications, Special Care Tips

The History of Seersucker: A Wrinkle in Summer Fabrics

Close-up of a white & blue striped jacket with blue shirt, pink & blue striped tie on a pink background. Clipping path included. We’re well and truly into the warmer months. With temps soaring and A/C being our constant companion, the last thing you want is to be laden in heavyweight denim, a flannel shirt, and boots. What you need is something lightweight, comfortable and breathable, right? Not forgetting stylish, of course. To help with your summer wardrobe...

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What causes redeposition in laundry?

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Special Care Tips

What causes redeposition in laundry?

A very common and irritating problem in laundry is the redeposition of soil onto fabrics or garments, giving white fabrics an off-white appearance or dulling colored fabrics. This problem occurs when the soil is not flushed fast enough. Redeposition can be caused by several factors. The three most common causes are insufficient detergent, ineffective detergent, and overloading of the washer. To check for redeposition, simply wet a small area of the affected fabric with a...

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