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When a Garment's label says "washable", does this mean it cannot be dry cleaned?

Not necessarily. The Care Label Rule states that only one suitable method of care must be on the label. Cleaners usually follow the care instructions, unless otherwise requested. If you want washable items dry-cleaned, the cleaner may ask you to sign a damage waiver.

Does frequent dry-cleaning shorten the life of a garment?

On the contrary, frequent cleaning prolongs the life of a garment. Not only do stains set with age, making the garment un-wearable, but ground-in dirt and soil act as an abrasive, like sandpaper, causing rapid wear of fibers. Also, insects are attracted to soiled clothes will cause further damage.

How can you help your clothes and your cleaner?

  1. Bring your garments in for professional cleaning as soon as possible after staining occurs.  Stains or soils left too long may become permanent.
  2. Discuss any stains with our cleaning staff.
  3. Keep perfumes, lotions, deodorants, antiperspirants, and other toiletries away from your clothes.  These products likely contain alcohol which will damage some dyes.
  4. Protect garment, especially those make of silk, from excessive perspiration, as this can cause dyes to discolor.
  5. Have matching pieces of an ensemble cleaned together so any color fading will be uniform.
  6. Don't press stained or soiled clothing, as the heat may set some stains.

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