Get Your Wedding Gown in Perfect Condition for Your Big Day

Summer is almost here and some of you may soon be getting married. This means that you’re probably going to be very busy with all the responsibilities and planning that comes with having a wedding. Choosing a wedding gown is arguably one of the most important and toughest part of the wedding process. Finding the perfect wedding gown while ensuring that it fits your body perfectly can take weeks if not months.

Whether you still need to pick out a wedding dress or already have one that was handed down to you, a dry cleaner can be an important life saver to this part of the wedding process. If you bought a new wedding gown, a professional dry cleaner can ensure that it fits just right. This means that you don’t have to let go of that perfect wedding gown that you saw just because it couldn’t fit you. If you had a wedding gown handed down to you, a dry cleaner can fix it right up to ensure that not only does it fit you perfectly, but that it is also as clean as the day it was first purchased. Lastly, if you are planning to store your wedding gown and use it whenever the occasion arises, a dry cleaner can help preserve your gown so it stays fresh and clean for many years to come. Not only that, some dry cleaners can also store your wedding gown for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about how your gown will hold up over time as a professional dry cleaner will use the best storing methods to ensure it stays as crisp and clean as you bought it.

A professional dry cleaner can be the difference between a fantastic, life-changing wedding day and a disappointing, frustrating one.

 

Caring for Your Patio Furniture Cushions

The weather has certainly gotten warmer over these past few weeks which means that inviting your friends and guests to your house only to stay indoors, isn’t going to cut it anymore. They want to have fun, outside – more specifically, in your backyard. Whether you need to prepare your yard before they come or need to clean up after a party, the most important thing that needs to be taken cared of are your patio furniture cushions.

If you’ve stored your patio furniture cushions to protect them from the elements during the winter, then you need to ensure they are ready to be protected from the elements throughout the summer. One of the most common issues are mold and mildew stains. These need to be taken cared of right away and the idea of using bleach on your luxury cushions just isn’t worth the risk. You’ll need a professional dry cleaner who can come to your location and take care of them for you. They’ll know how to use the proper cleaning solutions and equipment to ensure clean and protected furniture without any damaging them.

If you’ve already hosted your party, then regular vacuuming and simple wiping are good measures for general protection. However, if you see any stains, it is highly recommended that you call a professional dry cleaner to come and take care of your patio furniture cushions. Determining which cleaning solution is best for your cushions, temperature of the water you’ll mix the cleaning solution in, wiping or blotting – all should be handled by a professional who can determine everything with a quick glance.

If you’re the type who doesn’t like public beaches and prefer to sun bathe in the comfort of your own backyard, then oil stains from suncreens and lotions need to be taken cared of. Constant exposure to the sun can also cause the color of your patio furniture to fade over time. Although this is inevitable, a professional dry cleaner can help extend the life of your cushions for several years so you don’t have to worry about buying new furniture for the next couple of years.

Patio furniture are a symbol of relaxation and having a good time. Therefore, leave the stress of cleaning them to a professional dry cleaner.

 

Keep Your Bed Linens Fresh

Your day begins and ends with your bed so why not do it a favor and help it do its job? The job of comforting you and making you feel fresh every time you wake up. Most people don’t give their beds the care that it deserves. However, if there is anything that needs your attention the most, it’s your bed linens.

Bed linens need to be cleaned and replaced constantly. This is because germs and bacteria spread very quickly especially when you sweat during your sleep. Speaking of sweat, sweat stains aren’t healthy to leave around your bedsheets. We shed millions of dead skin cells a day – the majority of which falls and stays on your bed linens!

Now that we know the importance of cleaning our bed linens, it is important to know that cleaning them requires a professional. Bed linens come in all sizes, types, and colors. If cleaned improperly, they can be damaged quickly resulting in frequent shopping trips to replace them. A professional dry cleaner can quickly determine the best washing style appropriate for your bed linens. Designer bed linens require special care that only professionals with the appropriate equipment can handle.

Keep your bed linens fresh and your day will always have that good spring feeling.

5 Tips to Keep Your Wedding Dress in Pristine Condition

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Family and friends come from many locations to see you and your significant other get married. Everything from the venue to the flowers need to be perfect, including your wedding dress.

Not all wedding dresses are the same. Each wedding dress matches the personality of its beautiful bride. The bodice, train, and fabric vary in many different shapes, styles, and sizes. However, finding a cleaner and tailor that have the expertise required to keep your wedding dress in pristine condition can be a challenge, and searching, “tailor near me” or “dry-cleaners near me” might not necessarily be the best solution.

Your wedding dress is your most treasured item of clothing, so here are some important tips you should consider when searching for a tailor or dry-cleaner.

  1. What type of chemicals does the dry-cleaner use?

Some dry-cleaners use chemicals that are harmful to certain types of fabric. A solvent called “perc” is sometimes used by dry-cleaners. Perc can be harmful to your wedding dress and can ruin the fabric. Make sure the company you choose to dry-clean your dress uses other solvents and chemicals.

 

  1. Choose an experienced tailor.

Finding a tailor who has professional skills and experience is important. Choose someone who knows about all different types of fabric and can neatly fix lace or other wedding dress materials. Searching “tailor near me” can bring up a lot of options, but do your research to make sure the service you choose is experienced and professional.

 

  1. In-house cleaning?

Ask your dry-cleaners if they do the cleaning themselves or if they send the clothes out to a different company. If the dress is being sent out, then you will most likely be paying added costs which could be avoided by using in-house cleaners.

 

  1. Ask about preserving your dress.

If you want to preserve your wedding dress after your big day, ask your dry-cleaners about the preservation process. What chemicals are they using? Make sure the storage box and fibers used are acid-free, this will keep your dress preserved for a longer amount of time.

 

  1. Check for other reviews and portfolios.

Ask the dry-cleaners if they have any references or portfolios for you to look at—this way you can see the quality of their work. You can even check for company reviews to see how the business really treats customer clothing. This can help you choose the best company to preserve the beautiful souvenir of your big day.

As you remember these tips, you’ll be better equipped to choose the best dry-cleaner for your dress’s particular needs, and your wedding day memories will be beautifully preserved.

 

The 52nd ACM Awards and What the Winners Wore

Since 1966, the Academy of Country Music has been honoring those in the country music industry and brought to light those who accomplished great feats with their music. This year was no exception and many singers were awarded such as Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Lori McKenna, Cara Denis, and many more!

Although not everyone who attended and was nominated can win an award, everyone wins for wearing some of the most fashionable outfits and dresses of the year. Kelsea Ballerini was a nominee for Female Vocalist of The Year. She wore a beautiful strapless Monique Lhuillier gown and David Yurman earrings. Kacey Musgraves wore a floral gown with lace detailing. Marren Morris, who won New Female Vocalist of The Year wore a green flirty pixie cut with an emerald gown.

We hope you appreciated the great fashion that was put on display on the red carpet as we did.

 

How to Store Your Leathers Properly

Leather jackets are a very expensive part of everyone’s wardrobe. Mishandling your leathers can damage them over time. Therefore, prevention is key to a long-lasting leather jacket. The following are a few tips to help keep your leathers in crisp, like-new condition:

  • Keep your leather jackets clean! Any spots or stains should be treated as soon as possible. A reliable dry cleaner can help with existing stains.
  • To retain the shape of your leather jacket, it is recommended you purchase a solid hanger with good shoulder support.
  • Wrap your leathers in acid-free garment bags. These bags are breathable and are meant to protect your leathers from elements harmful to your jacket. Most professional dry cleaners will supply you with one after they clean leather jackets.
  • Long exposure to light can discolor your leather jackets. Storing them in dark cabinets or closets is recommended.

One of the most difficult things to control is the level of humidity in your house or apartment. Humidity can damage your leathers if they are exposed to it. There is just no permanent way of reducing humidity levels to an environment suitable to storing your leathers. Dry cleaners usually do a good job of storing your leathers and some will even offer to do it for free if you clean them at their location. Some will even apply a leather protectant or conditioner to ensure its durability.

No matter how you store your leathers, prevention is key to a life-long leather jacket.

How to Care for Your Shearling jackets

Shearling jackets are one of the greatest investment you can ever purchase. They are very durable, fashionable, and functional as well. Such an investment needs to be properly cared for to ensure its lifelong durability. If you mistreat or clean your shearling jacket, you’ll ruin the insulation ability that the shearling wool inside the jacket provides.

We highly recommend you follow these tips to ensure that your shearling jackets lasts a lifetime:

  1. Never put your shearling jacket in the washer or dryer. Majority of shearling jackets and coats need to be air or dry cleaned to preserve all its unique properties. We recommend Arthur Copeland for this.
  2. Do not allow dirt to settle deep into your shearling. You should try to clean any dirt or stains as soon as you notice them. Contact Arthur Copeland for more details.
  3.  Avoid high heat or open flame places such as a fireplace as this can damage the shearling and leather materials of your jacket.
  4. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause your shearling jacket to bleach out over time. Try to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight when outside and avoid hanging your jacket in an area that receives plenty of direct sunlight.
  5. When storing for long periods of time, its best to avoid plastic bags that do not allow the material of your jacket to breathe. The best bags are breathable ones like a cloth garment bag. Arthur Copeland can advise you on the best storing solutions.
  6. When hanging your shearing jacket, make sure that you use hangers that are wide and padded to preserve the shape and your jacket and avoid wrinkles. It should be hanged in an environment that allows it to be hanged naturally and have some space. Hanging it with other clothes all tightly together can cause damage to your jacket in the long term.

 

Arthur Copeland is the best dry cleaners to handle all your shearling jacket needs. Call or visit us today.

 

Adele, Beyonce, and What Others Wore to The Grammys 2017

The Grammys has come and gone and now is the perfect time to talk about who dominated the show. The stars of the Grammys this year were certainly Beyonce and Adele. These two not only dominated with their performances, but they did it with style. Lets take a look at what they dressed as well as what other people wore during the Grammys.

Throughout the night, it was mainly a contest between Adele and Beyonce. When Adele accepted her award for album of the year, she was wearing a wonderful olive green dress with a checkered pattern chest from Givenchy. Beyonce was wearing a glittery red dress after her amazing performance in which she wore a golden sparkly outfit that was designed by Peter Dundas.

Others in the event wore designer outfits as well. Rihanna wore a gorgeous Armani Prive with flashy jewelry to match. Jennifer Lopez wore a beautiful light purple Ralph & Russo dress. Katy Perry wore Tom Ford. Kelsea Ballerini, who was nominated for best new artist, was wearing a flowery Ines di Santo dress.

Quality Leather Jackets Need Quality Care

Quality leather jackets are fashionable and functional. However, with great fashion and functionality, comes great responsibility to care for them. Leather jackets are made from natural material. Therefore, they naturally need to be cared for as all things from nature should.

There are many types of leather jackets due to manufacturers using leathers and other materials of various quality. This means that instructions regarding cleaning and maintenance of your leather jacket will vary depending on who made it. Therefore, it is important to read the label on your leather jacket regarding how to clean it since manufacturers know best how to care for their products.

Cleaning general dirt and stains can be done by wiping down the jacket with a damp cloth. This removes most dirt, marks, and grime from your leather jacket. If your jacket is still dirty or grime and marks haven’t been removed, you’ll need to take it to a professional dry cleaner like Arthur Copeland to get your leather jacket professionally cleaned.

Another important aspect to maintaining your leather jacket is waterproofing. Waterproofing your leather jackets help protect it from rain and moisture which damages the leather. Conditioning your leather jacket is also important. Applying waterproof and leather conditioner to your jacket requires knowing how to apply it evenly and storing it in a proper condition. These chemicals can stain and discolor your leather jacket. Therefore, we highly recommend taking your leather jacket to Arthur Copeland to avoid damaging your jacket during this process. However, if you feel like you can do it yourself, make sure to first spot test before applying any of these chemicals to the whole jacket.

Finally, make sure you hang your leather jacket properly to avoid wrinkles. Your jacket should be stored in a dry environment to avoid damage from any moisture and should be hanged with a padded hanger. If you want to protect your leather jacket from dust, use a nylon garment bag instead of plastic.

Call or visit Arthur Copeland for more information on how to clean your leather jackets.

 

Maintain Your Warmth by Maintaining Your Furs

When deciding the best attire to wear for the winter, furs top everyone’s list. They are fashionable and keep you warm even in the harshest of conditions. These fur coats don’t stay fashionable themselves, however, and need to be maintained through their lifetimes to ensure maximum quality.

Protection from the elements such as dirt, dust, pollutants, etc. is very important. This is because these contaminants cause your natural oils to dry out much faster which results in the breaking and falling off of the hairs in your fur. Conditioning your fur coats is very important as well, as oils in your fur coat can evaporate over time. By conditioning your fur coat, oils are reintroduced to the furs. This allows for your fur coat to remain moisturized and in excellent condition.

Need help maintaining and cleaning your furs? Contact Arthur Copeland.

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