Care Label Facts: Polar Fleece

With autumn in the rear-view mirror and winter upon us, temperatures are dropping. People are adding an extra layer of clothing in the morning as they prepare for their morning commutes—outerwear. A favorite type of outerwear is polar fleece. Polar fleece fabrics are...

How Do You Like Your Shirts?

Starch and sizing additives can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly on dress shirts. These additives can protect and harm shirts at the same time. Shirts undergo two types of abrasions. Flat abrasion occurs when the shirt rubs against another surface. Flex...

Poison Ivy – Q & A

Q. My daughter had poison ivy last week and I am worried that the clothes she wore will cause her to relapse. Is there anything I can do to be sure she won’t get it again from her clothes? A.  Both dry cleaning and laundering are acceptable cleaning methods for...