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Category Garment Solutions

How to Clean Sheer Fabrics

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Blouses, dresses, scarves, and draped-over-foundation evening dresses made of sheer fabrics can be difficult to clean. Chiffon includes transparent, veiling, sheer fabrics with high-yarn twist for str...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/12/2017 12:45:22 PM
 

Yellowing

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Q: A customer brought in a home-laundered shirt with a yellowed collar, cuffs, and front placket. What caused this and can it be corrected? A: The care label probably warned against the use of chl...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 5/8/2017 2:24:37 PM
 

Mysterious Color Loss

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Many times garments contain dyes that are completely colorfast to drycleaning solvents and to water. However, a component of the dye can be disturbed and/or removed by the use of moisture pre-spotters...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/9/2017 10:14:19 AM
 

Stretching Acrylic Knits

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Q: Many knit garments are constructed of acrylic yarn. Sometimes permanent stretching or distortion occurs after cleaning and steam finishing acrylic knits. Why does this happen? A: Professional c...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/9/2017 2:07:41 PM
 

Chenille Sweaters

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Q: How do you clean a sweater with soft, fuzzy yarns in the fabric? What type of fiber is this? A: The sweater described is made with chenille yarns. Short fibers are inserted in the yarn to make ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/15/2016 3:00:32 PM
 
 

 
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