RAVE FabriCARE'S True Quality Cleaning Blog

Straight talk about caring for your fine garments, household tetiles and accessories
from experts who call things like it is. In plain English.

Month: February 2018

Dark colored shirts: Launder & machine press or dry clean & hand iron?
Written by: Stu Bloom

In this post, we explain why you should never allow your dry cleaner to launder and machine press your dark colored cotton shirts. We also explain why dark colored cotton shirts should always be dry cleaned in a very gentle dry cleaning fluid and then hand ironed.

We illustrate our position by showing you pictures of some dark colored Prada shirts that were laundered and machine pressed. We then present the results that we achieved by dry cleaning these same shirts in a very gentle dry cleaning fluid and then hand ironing them.

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Why “organic dry cleaners” are burying their claims and trade names
Written by: Stu Bloom

I’ve recently noticed a new trend in the dry cleaning industry: Dry cleaners who’ve spent years trumpeting themselves as “Organic Dry Cleaners” are moving away from that claim and/or that trade name.

Whether the term is “organic” or any of it’s substitutes — enviromentally-friendly, eco-friendly, non-toxic, green, natural, etc. — these words mean absolutely nothing. 

Fact is, the use of the term “Organic Cleaners” is nothing more than a con on an uninformed and gullible public.

In this post, I discuss why “Organic Cleaning” is a con and why dry cleaners who’ve spent years trumpeting themselves as “Organic Dry Cleaners” are moving away from that claim and/or that trade name.

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1988- 2018: RAVE FabriCARE celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary
Written by: Stu Bloom

RAVE FabriCARE is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary.

It all started in a small 1,800 square foot retail center in 1988.

In this post, I explore the genesis of the idea to start a fabricare business and how the vision of extraordinary care for fine garments, household textiles and accessories has guided our every action for over 30 years.

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RAVE FabriCARE: The best online resource for cleaning questions
Written by: Stu Bloom

Derek Guy writes one of the best blogs on men’s clothing (DieWorkWear.com). So much so, that the readers of PermanentStyle.com, a blog that receives up to 500,000 page views a month, voted the Die Work Wear blog Best Media for 2017. The Best Media category includes newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and Instagram accounts — worldwide.

In a recent post, Derek Guy states the following:

The blessing and curse of the internet is that anyone can put up information. That’s why online guides on how to clean clothes are often so spotty – recycled wives tales and anecdotal evidence are thrown around to justify some cleaning method. Often times, you don’t know who’s writing the guide and how they know what they know.

He then proceeds to name RAVE FabriCARE’s website as the “Best Online Resource For Cleaning Questions.”

If you’re looking for answers to your questions about garment care, we invite you to explore our Position Papers, White Papers and Ebooks.

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