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local upscale boutiques where they refer their customers for alterations.”

Work with a reliable tailor.

“The first step to finding a good tailor is to ask around. Ask men and women who are well-dressed. If they look good on it, they will probably fit their stuff. Please contact your local luxury boutique to contact the customer for a change. ”

Expect conversation

“You need to be able to put on your sewing costume and check your suitability. Make sure you can deliver the finished garments exactly as you want. The tailor should be able to communicate with you appropriately, explain how the changes can get you what you want, and explain if they can do it successfully. Fix and mark the necessary adjustments. ”

Look for your suitability.

“Ignore the size! Find the one that fits your widest body part, then fit everything else.
“All women, especially women with large breasts, should not reduce the size of their shirts too small to fit the waistline. You almost always want a garment to outline your waist but achieve it through sewing.
“The length of the most flattering skirt or cropped pants is always hem to the point where the legs start tapering, regardless of mini, knee, midi or ankle length.
“The pants must fit well in the ass. They have to match the height of the shoes you can wear. The bottom pants have a slight gap on the front and no more than 1/2 inch from the floor at the back. This will create a lean vision.

Alterations can repair and replace damaged or broken clothing and help restore it to its original condition.

Types of alteration services

The most common reason to visit an alteration shop is to have hems and sleeves adjusted on skirts, dresses, jeans, slacks, shirts, blouses and blazers.

Other popular services include mending and resizing garments. Mending services include repairing holes and tears and replacing broken zippers. Size changes can be achieved by adjusting or adding darts to blouses, dresses, and blazers. Seams can be taken in or let out to improve fit. The waistlines of pants, skirts, and dresses can also be adjusted.

Best fit for pants, dresses, and jackets

Here are best-fit guidelines for men and women:

Ideally, the pant leg falls to the top of the shoe and fabric does not touch the floor.

Jacket and blazer sleeves should fall to the bottom of the wrist bone on the thumb side when arms are resting at both sides. For men, shirt cuffs ideally fall one-fourth to one-half of an inch lower than the blazer sleeve to show a show minimal cuff.

An empire waist flatters women with fuller hips and a smaller torso by bringing attention to the waist. An empire waist also flatters straight female silhouettes by creating the impression of a curvy figure.

Custom, or bespoke, tailoring

Custom tailoring is the process of making clothing to fit an individual and differs considerably from alterations made to a ready-made piece of clothing.

Custom tailors, also known as bespoke, or made-to-order tailors or dressmakers, are highly knowledgeable about how to get a good fit, and about sewing and clothing construction methods. They often work in specialty clothing boutiques and family-owned businesses, or as independent tailors.

Costs depend on the type of item, type of fabric and embellishments, amount of detail requested and prices of the specific tailor. Shirts generally cost at least $100, pants cost at least $250 and the jackets are at least $350.

Custom tailoring takes between one to six months, depending on the amount of detail and garment type.

Tips for finding a tailor:

Research and get recommendations

In addition to consulting Angie’s List, ask friends and family for recommendations for dressmakers or tailors. Ask your favorite dry cleaners if they have an alternation or tailoring staff or could make recommendations since they often work with expensive, custom-made clothing.

Seek specialties

Ask whether a sewing professional has to experience creating the kind of garment you want. Ask to see photos or examples of the dressmaker’s or tailor’s work.

Ask for quotes

As noted above, custom-made clothing can be very expensive. However, the price depends on several things, including the type of garment you want, the complexity of the pattern, whether you need a pattern made for you, and the fabric used. If you have to undergo numerous fittings, that will increase the cost. Ask for an estimate before commissioning any work.

Expect fittings

You’ll be called in at least once or twice for fittings. Fittings take time, so you may want to look for a seamstress or tailor who works close to where you live or work.

Cost-saving tip: If you can’t afford custom-made clothing, having store bought-clothes professionally altered can be a good compromise. The secret of many well-dressed people is that they take their moderately priced clothing into a dry cleaner, seamstress or tailor for alterations for a close to custom fit.

Restyling services

Sewing experts can provide additional services, including restyling clothes and repairing fine leather. Restyling keeps clothes current. Sewing experts who provide this service can convert necklines to accent the chest or elongate the neck. They can turn a dress into a skirt or alter the style of the sleeves to create a fresh look.

Minor fine leather repairs involve carefully weaving new stitches to blend into the fabric. Extensive damage to a leather garment may require new material to replace the original leather.

Fur care

Work with a reputable fur salon before deciding to buy a fur coat. It’s best to hire a professional to repair, clean and store your precious fur.

 

DIY tailoring

DIY tailoring is not as simple or easy as it sounds. Sewing a hem or stitching a seam is not tailoring. To get the fit and lay you want for your clothes to fit right usually requires a sewing machine, serger, seam breaker, sewing mannequin, irons, and various other seamtress tools. Tailors even use specific type of sissors called shears.

For most consumers, it’s not worth an investment in tools or material. Not the mention the damage that can be done by incorrectly cutting a piece of fabric or finished garment. If you’re not willing to learn or don’t have the patience to apart seam, leave it to the professionals.

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Let’s celebrate this blissful New Year. happy Christmas. – From -Joe’s Organic Cleaners

 

Christmas is a season of great joy: a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future.

May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season.

This time of year brings festivities and family fun.

It is a time for reminiscing and looking forward.

Wishing you wonderful memories during this joyous season.

Depending on the course of processing a shirt different prices.

Wash & Machine Press, Hand ironing vs. Dry Cleaning for Shirts 

Wash and press is a process reserved for men’s cotton button-down shirts.

These items are washed and a special machine is used to dry and press them,

which allows for reduced costs vs. other shirts that need to be dry cleaned.

Dry Cleaning is the process of cleaning garments using a chemical solvent other than water.

We recommend that you follow the care instructions of your garment.

If the tag reads ‘dry clean only’, it should be processed accordingly.

Please note that some shirts are not eligible for Wash & Press and will instead be Dry Cleaned – Wet clean include,

but are not limited to, women’s shirts/blouses, very small shirts, special fabrics or designs,

and certain types of buttons (eg, steel).  Other items such as skirts, pants, sweaters and jackets,

will always be dry cleaned and cannot be washed and pressed.

JOE’S ORGANIC CLEANERS. SOLVONK4 dry cleaning solvent, part of the SYSTEMK4 process, is now a USDA Certified Biobased Product and is BioPreferred

            



Kreussler Inc. Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Kreussler Inc.’s SOLVONK4 dry cleaning solvent, part of the SYSTEMK4 process, is now a USDA Certified Biobased Product and is BioPreferred. Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials and provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products. SOLVONK4 is 88% biobased.

TAMPA, Fla. – June 12, 2018 – PRLog — Kreussler Inc. announced today that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, SOLVONK4, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content.

Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.

The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals.

Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.

Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

Richard Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Kreussler Inc., said, “Being the first and only dry cleaning solvent on the market with the USDA BioPreferred label provides credibility and visibility to Kreussler’s commitment to our client’s needs and the environment. This new BioPreferred label indicates that SOLVONK4 has been independently certified to meet the USDA BioPreferred program standards for biobased content. Having the BioPreferred label from the USDA is an important distinction for SOLVONK4 and the SYSTEMK4 dry cleaning process and Kreussler is proud of this achievement.”

“We applaud Kreussler Inc. for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from Kreussler Inc. are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum.”

According to a report that the USDA released in 2016, biobased products contributed $393 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014 and support, directly and indirectly, 4.2 million jobs. In this report, the research team estimated petroleum displacement of up to 6.8 million barrels in 2014.

The increased production of renewable chemicals and biobased products contributes to the development and expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy – where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and products.

About Kreussler Inc.

Kreussler Textile Chemistry is a leading international provider of professional textile care since 1912, specializing in commercial laundry, wet cleaning, and textile cleaning. The ground-breaking innovations of the last decades include the development of Miele System Kreussler wet cleaning, the Ecosan process, the liquid detergent system Derval Power, and SYSTEMK4 for textile cleaning.

Kreussler Textile Chemistry concentrates on manufacturing environmentally-friendly and market-oriented solutions that present economic advantages for our customers.

Kreussler produces highly effective products, which we combine with successful application technology. Our research and development, together with our product and process optimization, guarantees the most sustainable and efficient use of raw materials possible. We are also committed to avoiding hazardous substances and minimizing waste.

For more information, visit www.kreussler.com, check out our blog KreusslerInc.com/blog/ and follow on Twitter at Kreusslerinc.

About the USDA BioPreferred Program and Certified Biobased Product label

The BioPreferred Program is a USDA-led initiative that assists in the development and expansion of markets for biobased products. The BioPreferred Program is transforming the marketplace for biobased products through two initiatives: mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal Agencies and Federal contractors and voluntary product certification and labeling.

Biobased products span a diverse range of applications, such as lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals, and bioplastics. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label communicates a product’s biobased content. Expressed as a percentage, biobased content is the ratio of non-fossil organic carbon (new organic carbon) to total organic carbon in a product. New organic carbon is derived from recently-created materials. The total organic carbon in a product consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon that originates from fossil carbon materials, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas. More than 3,000 products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product label please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.

Media Contacts:

Richard Fitzpatrick Kreussler Inc.

1-603-721-9478

richard.fitzpatrick@kreussler.com

USDA BioPreferred® Program

Vernell Thompson

202.720.4145

Vernell.Thompson@dm.usda.gov

Let Joe’s Cleaners provide expertly laundered shirts on hangers, folded, or boxed.

Professional Laundry Services For Dress Shirts

Let Joe’s Cleaners provide expertly laundered shirts on hangers, folded, or boxed. You my specify any amount of starch preferred, from none to extra heavy.

We also launder tuxedo shirts with careful attention to detail. Royal Cleaners can also assist you with your general laundry needs such as linens and casual clothing.

Will My Shirts Shrink When You Clean Them?

Most dress shirts are difficult to shrink. The manufacturer has already allowed for the normal two percent and progressive shrinkage requirements.

This shrinkage is usually not enough to cause a complaint. Shrinkage beyond this is usually due to poorly stabilized materials.

Shrinkage complaints can easily be resolved by measuring the collar and sleeve length. Measure the collar from the end of the buttonhole to the center of the button.

Measure the sleeve length in a straight line from the center of the back of the collar at the seam to the end of the cuff. If these measurements correspond to the shirt size, it has not shrunk.

My Buttons are Cracked! Buttons may crack during pressing even though the press padding is in excellent condition and the procedures used are correct.

The reason for this is that there is an inherent problem in the button or the way the button was applied to the shirt. The majority of shirt buttons are made from a polyester resin.

The strength of the button depends on the amount of polyester in the resin; some imported buttons contain less polyester.

Off-quality buttons are graded because they do not meet the requirements in one or all of the following criteria: color, visual inclusions, chips or cracks,

and uniformity of size. Some manufactures use less expensive, off-quality buttons to save money but this sometimes results in higher than average breakage. Not To worry,

Why Dry Cleaning is Better for Your Clothes Than a Washing Machine.

Laundering and dry cleaning are both processes designed to cleanse and desoil clothes and other articles.

The more traditional cleaning practice, laundering is a water-based cleaning process that most often utilizes

an in-home washer and dryer combination and common soap or detergent. Dry cleaning, much like its name suggests,

uses no water but is a comprehensive process that cleans the clothing just as effectively, if not,

more effectively than the laundering method. While both processes have their purposes, in general,

dry cleaning is better for clothes, especially delicate items, than conventional washing in a machine.

 

The Dry Cleaning Process
A cleaning process that literally dates back to ancient times,

dry cleaning is a well-established practice that utilizes specially selected cleaning agents and a unique method to cleanse

any number of articles of clothing without damage. While water is not the main cleansing agent in dry cleaning,

the process does involve the use of liquids for stain and soil removal.

Much like laundry, dry cleaning does use a specific machine in which the garments to be cleaned are put.

After being put in the machine, the machine is started and gently rotates the clothes in the basket while a steady stream of clean solvent is pumped into the system.

Simultaneously, the dirty solvent is pumped out of the drum to maintain the constant cleansing of the clothing.

Following the solvent cycle, the next cycle begins by rapidly circulating the clothes and removing all of the solvent.

Finally, the clothes are dried as warm air is pumped into the machine and continues to circulate as the basket of clothes spins.
Advantages of Dry Cleaning
As this process does not require the immersion of the clothes into water and features a gentler process,

dry cleaning has several distinct advantages for cleaning clothes when compared to a washing machine.
1. Soft Process—Comparatively, dry cleaning is considered a soft washing process, particularly when equated to the conventional method of laundering.

The rotation of the drum in dry cleaning is much milder than the abrasive agitator in a washing machine, a

nd the limited amount of water and solvent used helps protect the garments being cleansed.
2. Clothing Preservation—In addition to its soft washing process, dry cleaning is also better for maintaining the new appearance of clothing.

Dry cleaning rarely causes shrinking of delicate fabrics and maintains the color and texture of fabric better than the conventional method of washing.
3. Deep Cleaning—Another one of the advantages associated with dry cleaning is the process’s ability to “deep clean” tough soils and stains.

Dry cleaning has a distinctive ability to dissolve oil and grease in garments that is difficult to do with traditional washing.

This cleaning process is known to restore garments to a “like-new” state with one processing.
4. Finished Appearance—When removed from a washer and dryer, clothes often come out looking rumpled and wrinkled – in need of further ironing and treatment.

However, with dry cleaning, clothes are crisp, fresh, and clean when finished.

While traditional laundering and dry cleaning are both cleaning processes that have their place, dry cleaning offers for more advantages

in terms of cleanliness and clothing maintenance than the traditional washing machine. Dry cleaning gets clothes cleaner,

keeps them looking new longer, and gives them a “like new” appearance with each treatment.

When it comes to the controversy of washing machine versus dry cleaning, the verdict is clear – dry cleaning is superior.

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