Posts Tagged ‘garment care’

Complete Fabric Care Guide

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

Untitled design(2)Every type of fabric requires a personalized care routine, which can make laundry very complicated. Here is a list of some of the most common fabrics, their qualities, and how to care for them:

Polyester– Chances are, you have quite a bit of polyester in your closet. It’s one of the most used synthetic fibers in clothing due to its wrinkle and shrink resistant qualities. Polyester can be washed in your machine at home with no issue.

Linen– Due to its breathable texture and lightweight feel, linen is a favorite for warm days. Some linen blends can be washed in your machine at home, but it is particularly difficult to press, even with professional experience. To keep the original look and feel of linen it should be dry-cleaned.
Silk– Luxurious as it may be, silk items take a little extra care. Some silk items have already been treated and pre-shrunk but it’s best to check the label before tossing it in the washing machine. For best results your silk items should be dry-cleaned.
Cotton– The easiest fabric you could ask for, cotton typically doesn’t call for specialized care. Because it’s one of the most popular fabrics used for clothing, most all cotton items have been pre-treated and shrunk and are ready to be washed in your washing machine.
Rayon– Similar to cotton and linen, rayon is a comfortable fabric that seems to get even cozier with wear. Since it’s made from natural fibers and prone to shrinking, rayon should be dry-cleaned or carefully hand washed.

Take the worry out of laundry day by dropping off your delicate care items with us. We guarantee a professional and timely cleaning for the most beloved pieces in your wardrobe.

Yes, We Can Fix It!

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

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How many times have you put on your favorite shirt or pants only to be surprised with a missing button or stuck zipper? Sometimes a quick fix is easier said than done when it comes to your busy schedule, leaving your favorite items to sit in the back of your closet unworn, or even get tossed out with the weekly trash.

Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills each year, often because they don’t fit or have a minor issue. Don’t throw away your favorite items just because they have a small tear or are missing a button. Here at Sir Galloway, we provide garment repair services for all your garments. Even better, we’ll check your garments each time they are cleaned and make minor fixes for free.  We offer:

  • Zipper replacements
  • Torn seams
  • Button replacements
  • Rips or tears
  • Adjust hems
  • Adjust sizes (let in or let out seams)

Never throw out your favorite shirt again! We think your favorite garments should stay in your closet, not tossed out or forgotten because of a minor issue. Next time your garments need cleaning and repairing, bring them in to Sir Galloway. Our on site professionals will take care of them for you with spectacular results.

3 Tips to Make Your Suit Last

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

Oscar Wilde so wisely said, “A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.”

We believe an expertly cleaned suit is an even greater step to a professional appearance and elevated career mojo. The suit demands and portrays respect. A well cleaned suit could make a great first impression or seal the deal in an important meeting. But suits don’t only apply to business. For any special occasion like a wedding or charity gala, your suit can set the tone for a great event.

That being said, caring for your suit properly, in between cleanings, is essential. We will do everything we can do make your suit look it’s best, but with these three tips you can extend the lifetime of your suit and prevent irreparable damage in the long run.

Tip 1: Don’t Treat Stains. If you stain your suit, your first action should be to take it straight to a professional. Do not try to treat a stain yourself. You may cause more damage or make a stain permanent. Read here for the full list of DON’T’s when it comes to stain treatment.

Tip 2: Hang Your Suits. Do not fold your suit or lay on a surface. Hanging the suit, allows the fabric to recover from being worn and the pull of gravity can take out most wrinkles. Make sure the pockets are empty to avoid odd shapes in the suit.

Tip 3: Cover Your Suit. Use a cloth cover to prevent stains and allow the air to circulate through the suit even when it’s stored.

Follow these tips and your suit will provide many years of use. Don’t forget to professionally clean your suits with . Sir Galloway. We are Miami’s experts in suit cleaning and will do our very best to keep you looking sharp for your business and personal events.

Give Your Skin Some Love

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

MCAreaRugs (1)We’re always so careful about what we do with our skin. We use sunscreen, daily moisturizers, masks, peels, facials, toners, cleansers, creams, and more. Sometimes we’re so focused about what goes on our skin that we forget about what it touches, our clothes. Every day when you wear that suit into work, your skin is exposed to whatever cleaner was used. We make sure to treat your clothes with the same respect you would treat your skin.

We are committed to being green and that means our cleaning products and packaging are environmentally friendly, as is every step of the process along the way.

Since we care about your skin, we ensure that all the clothing is cleaned and processed with environmentally friendly methods. We use a safe silicone solvent that is non-abrasive, non-carcinogenic and does not contain perchlorethylene.

After your clothes are safely cleaned they are later hung on recycled hangers and stored in biodegradable poly bags that are sturdy and environmentally safe.

Don’t go through all the hassle of keeping your skin soft and smooth only to expose it to dangerous chemicals. Contact us today and let us show you the green way is the right way!

The Perfect Shirt

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

The Perfect Shirt

At Sir Galloway Cleaners we have spent 30+ years striving for perfection. Our customers acknowledge it with their loyalty and reviews, and today we’re proud to say we have elevated our Deluxe Shirt Service to another level. Introducing… The Perfect Shirt.

Formaldehyde? No thanks!

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

Formaldehyde molecular structure

A recent issue of Consumer Reports, quoted by National Clothesline and the National Cleaners Association, reaffirms the industry’s long-held concerns with so-called “wrinkle-free” finishes on garments. On one hand, it has been proven that they reduce the life span of a cotton garment by 20 to 25 percent. And, more importantly, the fabric “continues to release low levels of formaldehyde throughout its lifetime.”

If the term “formaldehyde” sounds familiar, it is probably for all the wrong reasons… among others, it’s used for embalming, treating warts, various industrial processes, and it’s also one of the harmful ingredients in cigarettes. Certainly not the kind of stuff you want in contact with your skin!

Cleaning and Storing Garments to Prevent Insect Damage

Written by Sir Galloway Cleaners. Posted in All About Dry Cleaning

Moth on fabric

Direct damage occurs when insects such as webbing cloth moths, casemaking cloth moths, and sometimes termites, feed directly on the fabric. This group of insects attacks wool, mohair, natural bristles, fur, feathers, and down. They also damage blended fibers such as wool/polyester – dispelling the notion that the use of synthetic fibers immunizes the fabrics against insect damage.