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Leather coat

Good Morning, I brought my leather coat in to be dry cleaned at your Stttsville location. It was returned with a dirty collar (not a leather collar). Also the zip broken. I was told that I should wear a scarf! That this should NOT be my only winter coat and its “out of our hands”! Until the lady saw that there was a note that the zip was ok, she […]


How to keep your leather looking good as new.

Leather looks good and you look good wearing it. To keep it that way, CLEAN IT EVERY YEAR. Our leather specialist knows how to best clean and restore your leather. Wear a scarf to protect the collar area from body oils and perspiration. Heavy staining of any kind and ground-in dirt is not a friend of leather. Allow leather to air-dry away from heat if it gets wet. When you’re […]


What is leather and suede?

It’s a natural animal hide-not a piece of fabric, so, even with the latest and best care technologies, some change of appearance can result. When you purchased your leather garment, it probably had hangtag that emphasized the nature of the variances in colour and textures as characteristics that make each garment unique. Other tips on leather and suede: Hides from different areas of different animals are used. A good manufacturer […]


Should I dryclean or wash my silk garment?

We know that silk responds well to drycleaning. Washing silk at home may result in shrinkage, limpness, and considerable fading. We recommend following the manufacturer’s care label instructions with a reminder that, in most instances, a garment with a washable label can also be safely drycleaned. Regrettably, some ‘washable’ silk dyes do not react well to water. Oftentimes vibrant colours fade in washing, resulting in fading or multi-coloured dyes will […]


Can you get underarm stains out from my suede shirt?

Well, yes and no. We know how to address this problem and we do. But, sometimes perspiration and other conditions of wear result in a permanent colour change. Also, contact with chloride salts weaken silk. In addition to perspiration, chloride salts are present in many types of beverages, food, medicines, and yes, salt water. The most common type of chloride damage is the result from perspiration or contact with an […]


My suede shirt has colour missing in certain areas. What happened?

Loss of colour in localized areas usually occurs because the fabric came in contact with a substance during consumer use. Contact with any of the following can cause discolouration: Hand sanitizers Body sprays Deodorants and other consumer and household products Moisturizers and other skin care products Alcohol Perfume or cologne Hair spray Shampoo Home detergents and dish liquids Toothpaste Facial cleansers Products containing chlorine Mouthwash and other astringents When it’s […]


Does club soda help remove stains?

First, there is nothing special about club soda as a stain remover agent. If you are attempting any do-it yourself stain treatment just remember this: BLOT, DON’T RUB. Silk will chafe easily or develop light areas if rubbed while wet. Get the garment to us ASAP.


When a stain happens, should I rub or blot the area?

Never rub clothing stains. Blot the stained area. This may help remove some of the staining substance while avoiding damage to the fabric.


When a stain happens, should I rub or blot the area?

Never rub clothing stains. Blot the stained area. This may help remove some of the staining substance while avoiding damage to the fabric.


Does club soda help remove stains?

First, there is nothing special about club soda as a stain remover agent. If you are attempting any do-it yourself stain treatment just remember this: BLOT, DON’T RUB. Silk will chafe easily or develop light areas if rubbed while wet. Get the garment to us ASAP.


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