Some fabrics require dry cleaning. It is a process using chemical solvents to clean clothing and garments made of materials that are sensitive to being fully submerged in water. Contrary to what most people think, dry cleaning is not actually dry. It involves immersing the garments in a special dry cleaning machine containing liquid chemical solvents specially formulated to efficiently remove stains and grease. The dry cleaning machine mixes garment and solvents thoroughly by tumbling them in a digitally controlled process. This process is gentle and does harm delicate fabrics.
Used solvents in the form of vapours are then collected, liquefied, filtered for impurities and reused. The closed loop system prevents wastage and is less harmful to the environment.
No water is used in the process.
What Materials Should Be Dry Cleaned
- Cashmere and wool – these will likely shrink and lose shape when fully immersed in water
- Silk – silk is an extremely delicate material that must not be washed in a washing machine. It can be hand washed and drip dried, but if stained dry cleaning is advised
- Jackets and Suits – these are likely to lose shape and subjected to higher wear and tear if wet washed.
- Expensive fabrics that are delicate or have complicated designs that could be damaged in the high speed spinning of a washing machine
If you have any doubts always refer to the tag on the garment or call us for professional advice.
What Materials Should NOT be Dry Cleaned
While dry cleaning is designed to clean delicate materials, a few fabric types cannot withstand the chemical cleaning agents used in the process. These include fabrics containing or made of plastic, PVC, or polyurethane. Fabrics made from these materials react adversely and deteriorate when mixed with the chemical solvents.
Synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, lycra, spandex, and acrylic also SHOULD NOT be dry cleaned. These won’t shrink, so wash in warm water and air dry.
If unsure always seek professional advice.
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Our Service Commitment
Garments are dry cleaned using industrial grade Italclean Dry Cleaning Machines from Italy.
All items are inspected before and after dry cleaning. Loose and/or missing buttons are sewn back; minor tears and loose threads re-stitched. Additional care such as ironing and pressing are provided to keep your garments in tip-top condition and shape.
You can be assured that we will take the utmost care when dry cleaning your precious garments.
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