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The Starch/Shirt Relationship

Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, mainly dress shirts. A study conducted by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), the association of professional dry cleaners, showed starch and sizings could both protect and...

Bedspreads and Comforters

Bedding supplies typically last a long time. Comforters and bedspreads usually last five to six years on average. A bedspread is an outer covering for a bed that goes over the sheets and blankets. It is usually a decorative component of the bed set. A comforter is a...

Hand Washing Label

Q: The care label on a sweater indicates it is hand washable. Can I wash it in a machine on a delicate cycle? A: There is some risk involved in using any care process not recommended by the manufacturer. Handwashing involves manual removal of soils with water,...

Button Dye Stains

Q: What causes button dye stains? A: Button dye stains occur when the dyes on a colored button bleed during cleaning or finishing, creating discolorations or stains on the adjacent fabric. Some dyes used on buttons are soluble in drycleaning solvents, due to being...