Packaging

Protecting your investments

You have a substantial investment in a high quality wardrobe or in a few prized garments. And you want to protect them with packaging that won’t harm those investments over the long term.

At RAVE FabriCARE, our packaging is designed to protect your investment, and reflects the extraordinary care and attention to detail we invest in the cleaning, finishing and inspecting process.

Specifically, we protect your garments by only using

  • Heavy duty clip and contoured hangers
  • Unbuffered, acid-free tissue
  • Extra wide, heavy gauge poly
  • Breathable sweater bags
  • Breathable suit, dress and gown bags
  • Flat necktie and scarf boxes
  • Acid-free rollers

Heavy duty clip and contoured hangers

Garments can easily loose their shape and drape when hung on wire hangers; develop holes when hung with metal pins or metal clips; and loose their shape and/or exhibit deep impressions when hung on plastic, wood or chrome hangers that are non-contoured and non-supportive in the shoulder area.

At RAVE FabriCARE, we never use metal pins or metal clips on your shorts, slacks, trousers or skirts. Nor do we use plastic, wood or chrome hangers with metal clips.

Instead, your shorts, slacks, trousers and skirts are hung on a white, heavy duty, molded plastic clip hanger with wide, soft, rubber-padded clips. Unlike hangers with short plastic or metal clips, these hangers won’t leave impressions on your garments.

All blazers, sports coats, suit jackets and overcoats are returned on white, heavy duty, contoured, molded plastic hangers with a wide shoulder surface area that contour the neck and support the shoulders. These contoured hangers help maintain the shape and drape of the garment while simultaneously preventing wrinkling.

At RAVE FabriCARE, we’d never use thin straight or thin wishbone wood, chrome or wire hangers on your blouses, blazers/sport coats, suit jackets or coats.

Unbuffered acid-free tissue

Another way we ensure safety is by only using soft, white, unbuffered acid-free tissue for packaging your garments and household textiles. We don’t use acidic, logo printed tissue.

Why is unbuffered acid-free tissue important?

Because acids cause whites and creams to yellow and fabrics to deteriorate prematurely.

RAVE FabriCARE’s unbuffered acid-free tissue will not acidify your garments and household textiles.

Which means you can safely leave our tissue in your garments and household textiles over the long term.

Extra wide, heavy gauge poly

At RAVE FabriCARE, we’d rather be safe than sorry.

That’s why we take extra care to wrap your garments and household textiles in extra-wide, heavy gauge poly – one dry cleaned or laundered garment per poly bag.

This temporary packaging is designed solely to keep your garments and household textiles wrinkle free. And protected against dust and dirt, against undue wrinkling, and against excessive movement  between our fabricare facility to your home. Whether we deliver them or you pick them up yourself.

It’s just one way we work to maintain the pristine condition of your garments and household textiles.

However, once you get home, we strongly suggest that you remove the plastic covering.

For 3 reasons:

  • All fabrics – both natural and synthetics – must “breathe”.
  • Plastic tends to trap moisture and promote mold and mildew.
  • This type of plastic will degrade over time, acidifying your garments and household textiles. Which, in turn, can cause them to discolor and deteriorate prematurely.

Breathable sweater storage bags

Most ordinary cleaners offer a sweater bag completely constructed of cheap plastic.

At RAVE FabriCARE, our custom-made sweater bags are made from a breathable, polypropylene material.

They come in three different sizes: small, medium and large.

These reusable, breathable sweater bags are designed primarily for sweaters and knits and are safe for long-term storage because they allow for proper air circulation.

Additionally, they enable you to

  • easily view your sweaters and knits
  • protect the shape of your sweaters and knits
  • store your sweaters and knits flat
  • stack them vertically on a shelf or in a drawer or chest.

To separately purchase these breathable polypropylene bags, please click here.

Breathable suit, dress and gown storage bags

Plastic, nylon and vinyl suit, dress and gown bags are detrimental to your garments over the long-term.

So are those canvas storage bags that are starched to provide added “body” (starch is the perfect food for feeding month larvae!).

Just like our reusable, breathable sweater bags, our suit, dress and gown bags are made from a breathable, polypropylene material.

They’re safe for long-term storage because they allow for proper air circulation, they won’t trap moisture and promote mold and mildew, and they won’t acidify over time.

To separately purchase these breathable polypropylene bags, please click here.

Flat necktie and scarf boxes

At RAVE FabriCARE, we package your neckties and scarves in custom designed boxes. Each box has a clear, see-through lid so they’re easy to store and easy to find.

All scarves are also cushioned with unbuffered acid-free tissue.

Why do we package your neckties and scarves in this manner?

Because neckties and scarves are best stored flat. This helps prevent rippling, and maintains the fullness and rolled edges of your neckties and scarfs.

Acid-free rollers

Our reusable, acid-free rollers are perfect for storing your fine table linens when you want to achieve a creaseless presentation. And because our acid-free rollers come in various lengths, we can accommodate table linens of almost any size.

Our rollers are made from acid-free, lignin-free tan paperboard, are buffered to a pH of 8.5 (slightly alkaline), and are bonded with a neutral pH PVA adhesive.

The archival purity of our rollers will ensure that your fine table linens won’t yellow or embrittle over time because of direct contact with acidic packaging materials.

Tell us your preferences

If you’d like us to package any or all of your garments or household textiles in a particular manner, we’ll enter your request in our RAVEtrac computer system. That way we can return your garments and household textiles packaged according to your personal preference. Every garment. Every order.

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