Oh, those oh-so-annoying fuzz balls! No season is immune and almost always it happens to our favorite pieces. But why?! Hopefully with these next few facts we'll help demystify the fuzz and get you on your way to help prevent them in the future.
What is Pilling?
Pilling is the little ball of broken fibers on knitted fabrics that come together via friction. Thus, high-friction areas are the most proliferate of areas one would see them, i.e. underarms, bust area, sleeves, inner thighs as well as areas that might rub against a purse or other accessory often.
Ever put on a cotton shirt, be it an awesome graphic tee, your favorite work blouse or your go-to shirt and the "pretty-new' tee has holes in it? Pretty annoying, and I'll wager it has happened to everyone in the very least once. But why? Why is this happening?
Unfortunately, cotton is well loved by moths, so taking care to keep moths out of your home and definitely your closet is a first step to trying to keep holes at bay. But I'm afraid that won't solve the situation.
You see most holes occur wherever there is even just a bit of an abrasion. For instance, if your shirt hangs over your waistline while you're wearing a belt or a pair of jeans that have big button at the waist. It can also happen if you like to use the same purse that may have some tough leather or accessories on it that rub on your blouse constantly.
There are a few great things about living in a humid place like Miami, FL, such as: good skin, healthy hair, moistened sinuses AND not so much static cling. But still, it happens. Truly, static cling has GOT to be on everyone's top 20 list of Most Annoying Things, right?
There are a few surprising fixes for static cling:
Touch Grounded Metal
Neutralize your natural electricity by touching grounded metal, such as a a metal fence. This should instantly fix your static problem.
Rub With A Dryer Sheet
By rubbing your garment all over with a static sheet, you will (hopefully) transfer all the static from your dress, skirt, etc. to the sheet itself.
Pin a Safety Pin to Your Hem
A safety pin pinned safely on the inside hem of your garment will dispel your electric charge leaving your thighs cling-free!
Drycleaning is all about extending the life of your clothes. In order to help extend that life, we thought it'd be great to outline what we do once your garments are entrusted to our care at Rey's.
What Happens to Your Clothes When We Receive them at Rey's...
Rey’s Cleaners was recently in the news at one of our favorite local media sources: El Nuevo Herald. We were chosen as one of five dry cleaners in Miami that excels! ( 5 Tintorerías que Sobresalen )Here’s an excerpt of the original article:
Con más de tres décadas de establecida, esta tintorería operada y administrada familiarmente comenzó en un local con 8 empleados y hoy día cuenta con más de 70 ubicados en diferentes establecimientos de los condados de Miami-Dade, Broward y Palm Beach. Desde su fundación, Rey Cleaners ha ofrecido un servicio completo de cuidado a la ropa, especializándose en prendas de vestir de calidad, alta costura y de extremo cuidado. Ha obtenido múltiples e importantes premios de la industria, lo cual es una garantía para el cliente. Brinda servicio de recogida y entrega a domicilio. (2619 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables. 305-443-0839)
gSince the inception of the iconic Herve Leger body sculpting bandage dress in 1985, we have seen an explosion of brands try to capture the strong feminine silhouette through the Body-Con dress over the years. It’s no wonder as this sensual silhouette embodies an empowered sense of femininity, sensuality & strength.
One has to be quite careful on how to care for these garments as the form fitting fibers of spandex and nylon need tender loving fabricare. Spandex allows for the garment to expand and contract, contouring the body of the wearer snugly. Many ladies try their best not to stain their bandage dresses in order to wear them two or three more time prior to cleaning.
Here’s the low-down on how these dryclean only dresses should be treated:
We have seen so many fascinating pieces come through our doors at Rey’s Cleaners to be cared for. Many are items that were tucked away at the back of a loved one’s closet that have yellowed with age or deteriorated under the arms or whose beading fell apart in several areas. Other garments are treasured, one of a kind finds at a local thrift store that have similar issues but just really need a little TLC to bring back to life.This gown for instance was a wedding gown found in one of our client’s mother’s closet. It was her grandmother’s and as you can see it had yellowed with age tucked away out of sight.
A wedding gown is a symbol for many things- love, commitment, personal growth… However, it also stands for the memories that you share with the person you love, and the beginning of new memories in your new life with your soulmate. That’s why it’s important to preserve your wedding gown, and thus those special memories, in order to create a long-lasting symbol of everlasting happiness by treating and maintaining the quality of your wedding apparel. After all, your gown deserves a happy ending too, right?
While velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, the soft smooth fabric can
also be worn as a seasonless classic. Even crushed velvets and velvet
garments with decorative trim are now made stretchy and light for hot spring
and summer weather.
You probably already know the importance of recycling- it reduces waste, conserves resources, saves energy, and helps protect the environment that creates our home Planet Earth. However, what to recycle can sometimes be a hassle: looking at the numbers on the bottom of plastic items, figuring out whether your metal trash should be thrown away or sent to the recycling plant. We’re here to help you figure out at least one item that many people tend to throw away and not think twice about- hangers.
The Rey's Team
The Rey's Team is dedicated to garment care,learning about new cleaning methods and all about new textiles used in fashion today. We hope to share some insights into the ever changing world of garment care with you.