Have you recently purchased an expensive piece of clothing, such as a wedding dress or leather jacket? Perhaps some bed sheets or a nice tablecloth? Acquiring your first piece of high-end clothing or furniture can be a very rewarding experience. Even if you bought it second hand for a great price, owning anything that’s been well made with quality materials is a milestone worth celebrating.
Once you’ve worn it, however, how do you clean it? Throw it in with your other clothes, or by itself in a delicate garment bag? Hand wash it? Throw it in the dryer? What do the symbols on the confusing ‘care’ label even mean? The answer- dry cleaning! Often, high-quality materials require a special kind of cleaning process called dry cleaning. Although the name is misleading, dry cleaning isn’t dry. Instead, garments are dipped and soaked in a special chemical solution designed to be gentler on fabric.
Of course, there are a few specific garments that are associated with dry cleaning such as; down jackets and pillows and feather stuffed duvets that usually require dry cleaning treatment due to their size. However, size isn’t the only feature to consider when deciding whether or not to dry clean a garment.
If you need a reliable dry-cleaning company in Vancouver, look no further. Read on for a list of 7 fabrics that will last longer if properly washed by a dry-cleaning service.
Lingerie, tie’s, dresses, and even bedding can be made of silk, or contain some silk in them. Due to the nature of the fabric, when silk is dyed it does not fully absorb the colour. Washing it in a washing machine can cause silk to fade due to the water absorption, cause its shape to distort, or due to the spinning action of most washing machines.
Wool is naturally water-resistant but soaking it or letting it go through an entire wash cycle can cause the fibres to weaken and shrink. As wool is a naturally strong and durable fabric, garments made of 100% wool will last a long time if properly cared for and that includes cleansing through dry cleaning.
Suede, like leather, is made from animal hide, typically from sheep, cows or goats. Suede, however, is much more difficult to care for than leather. Items made of suede include jackets, hats and shoes. Light, moisture, and water-based and chemical-based cleaners can all damage suede. If you happen to own anything made from suede, be sure to trust a professional dry cleaner to care for it. Easy Care Cleaners has plenty of experience cleaning suede. If your suede garments need dry cleaning, trust this outstanding dry cleaning company in Vancouver.
Leather is a tough, durable material. Leather jackets are typically worn by bikers to protect their skin from road rash in case of a crash alongside as a fashion trend by people of all age groups. Leather care is very specific and cleaning is typically only needed to remove stains such as oil-based spills. Make sure to take your leather jacket to a dry cleaner.
Linen can technically be hand washed as it dries faster than cotton and is a strong and absorbent material. Linen can easily become wrinkled and will often require ironing, especially since most garments made from linen include sheets and tablecloths. It’s best to have these dry cleaned.
Rayon is a semi-synthetic fabric with thin fibres that can ‘bleed’ their colour when wet with warm water. You can hand wash garments made from rayon separately in cold water, but the dry cleaning method is best to hold the shape and preserve the colour.
Did you know jeans shouldn’t go in the dryer? Hand wash inside out and hang to dry or save time and take them to a dry cleaner.