What is dry-cleaning?
Dry-cleaning simply means that fabric will not be cleaned in a water system but
in a machine using dry solvent.
The dry-cleaning process begins with the pre-treatment of spots and stains
using special cleaning agents. The garments are then cleaned using solvents to
remove soil and stains from the fabric.
One of the great advantages of dry-cleaning is the ability to dissolve greases
and oils in a way water cannot. Natural fibres such as wool, silk, rayon and
polyester are ideal for dry-cleaning but can shrink, distort and lose colour
when washed in water. Dry-cleaning helps to return garments to a 'like new'
condition without shrinkage, loss of colour and fabric distortion.
Limitations of Dry-cleaning:
The nature and age of the stain plus the colour and construction of the garment
sometimes makes stains impossible to remove. We advise you notify us of stains
when placing your order.
Preventing Colour Bleed:
If the manufacturer does not thoroughly test the dyes to make sure they are
colourfast to both solvent and water, some colour may be lost during the
cleaning process. This is considered the manufacturers' responsibility.
Reversing Worn or Torn Areas: This is caused by wear,
perspiration or damage caused by insects or liquid spills. Such holes or tears
may not appear before cleaning but are the result of previous weakening of the
Some tips to help you extend the life of your garments:
Bring a garment for cleaning as soon as possible after a stain occurs. Stains
left for too long can become impossible to remove and will shorten the life of
Keep perfumes, lotions, anti-perspirants and other toiletries from coming into
contact with your clothes. These products generally contain alcohol which can
Protect your garments from excessive perspiration especially silks.
Perspiration left on garments causes many dyes to discolour and silk fabric to
Never rub a stain or attempt home spot removal with either water or cleaning
fluid especially with silk garments.
Remove the plastic bag when you place your clothes in your wardrobe after
It is a good idea to have matching pieces cleaned together (i.e a two piece