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When it comes to caring for your wardrobe, you can trust RAVE FabriCARE to deliver extraordinary care for all your fine garments, household textiles and accessories. Every item. Every order.
And we can do this (in most cases) even if your garments, household textiles and accessories have been contaminated by fire, smoke, soot, water, mold, mildew and/or humidity as a result of a fire or flood.
Specifically, you can trust RAVE FabriCARE for
For a wardrobe that consistently looks, feels and smells great, and lasts much longer, you can make no smarter choice than RAVE FabriCARE.
You have a substantial investment in a quality wardrobe or in a few prized garments. Your garments say a lot about you, and the way they’re cared for says a lot about us. Your garments deserve the uncompromising attention to detail and extraordinary care that RAVE FabriCARE can provide.
Specifically, you can count on RAVE FabriCARE for technical skill and expertise in 12 areas that’s unmatched anywhere in Arizona and by few in the USA.
Identification, inspection and preparation for cleaning.
Exceptional stain removal and garment restoration skills.
An odorless, dermatologically friendly, fabric-gentle, non-dye stripping dry cleaning fluid that’s used by fewer than 3% of all cleaners.
Crystal clear, freshly purified and freshly filtered dry cleaning fluid. As clear as bottled mountain spring water.
Top-of-the-line Sanitone dry cleaning fluid additives.
No moisture added or injected into our dry cleaning machines. Ever.
No fragrance or perfume added or injected into our dry cleaning machines. Ever.
No sizing added or injected into our dry cleaning machines. Ever. If sizing is a personal preference, we’ll apply sizing only when the garment is being hand finished.
Accurate color and fragility classifications, lighter loads, zero moisture, longer cleaning cycles and lower drying temperatures.
Old fashioned finishing craftsmanship. Inside and out. By hand. Not by machine.
Careful, thorough inspections. From top to bottom. From inside to outside.
Individual and elegant packaging.
Garments entering any dry cleaning facility must be uniquely identified so that ownership of every garment is clear. All cleaners do this in some fashion or another.
Hopefully, the identification method used is temporary and does not involve gluing or heat sealing a bar code onto any of your garments as if they were some uniform or a rental garment.
At the overwhelming majority of cleaners, your garments are now dispatched for “cleaning”.
What should happen, instead, is that every garment should be carefully reviewed – inside and out – for issues that are unique to that particular garment – given it’s fabric, color, trims, soil and staining, overall condition and age.
At RAVE FabriCARE, we perform extensive stain removal and cleaning procedures on every garment.
Often using a multi-stage process, involving dry cleaning, wet cleaning, hand washing and/or restoration techniques, to protect your investment.
Even if that means taking the time to treat the same garment multiple times until the stain has been removed or minimized (some stains can never be completely removed, only minimized).
Contrast this to the vast majority of ordinary cleaners where the stain removal process is skipped entirely. Where their “stain removal technician” merely loads and unloads a machine. Where they hope the stains will miraculously disappear. And where even simple stains receive one of those sorry-we-tried-but-we-couldn’t tags.
At RAVE FabriCARE, we use a proprietary dry cleaning fluid that’s used by fewer than 3% of all cleaners. It’s:
Odorless. Dermatologically friendly. Extremely gentle. Chemically inert. Fragrance and perfume free.
Just five reasons why our dry cleaning fluid is perfectly compatible with the delicate nature of designer, high fashion, specialty and couture garments. As well as your fine business and casual apparel.
Think of our proprietary dry cleaning fluid as life insurance for your fine garments and household textiles.
We both continuously purify (or “distill”) and continuously filter our dry cleaning fluid. Every single drop. As a result every garment is cleaned in crystal clear, freshly purified and freshly filtered dry cleaning fluid. As clear as bottled mountain spring water.
It’s the difference between a black and white TV with mono sound and a high definition screen with surround sound.
Truth is, very few ordinary cleaners continuously purify every single drop of their dry cleaning solvent before and after each load. And filter every single drop of their dry cleaning solvent during each load. Nonetheless, that won’t stop them from claiming that their dry cleaning solvent is “clean and pure.”
Not continuously purifying every single drop of dry cleaning solvent before and after each load and not filtering every single drop of dry cleaning solvent during each load is just like washing your clothes in a home washer and reusing the same dirty water over and over again.
At RAVE FabriCARE, we only use top-of-the-line Sanitone dry cleaning fluid detergents.
Recognized internationally, Sanitone is the only dry cleaning fluid detergent specifically recommended by leading designers and custom clothiers to restore and revitalize the color and texture of their fashions.
By contrast, most ordinary cleaners use the cheapest dry cleaning solvent detergents. And when the pressure on costs increases, many eliminate detergents completely.
Cleaning your garments in our fabric gentle dry cleaning fluid with Sanitone detergents is just like washing your hair in soft, purified water with a fine salon shampoo and conditioner.
Unlike ordinary cleaners, we never add or inject moisture into our dry cleaning machines.
Ordinary cleaners rationalize the addition or injection of moisture into their dry cleaning machines like this …
We know we need dry cleaning solvent to emulsify or dissolve oil-based stains such as butter, salad dressing, steak juice and body oils.
And we know we need moisture to remove water-based stains such as soda, juice, champagne and perspiration.
So why don’t we just add or inject moisture into our dry cleaning machine during the “wash” cycle. This way we’ll kill two birds with one stone: the dry cleaning solvent will “take care of the oil-based stains: and the moisture will “take care of the water-based stains”.
Voila! Problem solved. With absolutely no investment of time, effort or skill. And absolutely no impact on their sacred in-by-9:00-out-by-5:00, picked-up-on-day-1-delivered-on-day-3 “production system”.
Unfortunately for ordinary cleaners, adding or injecting moisture has consequences:
First, it just doesn’t work as expected (which is why, for example, your “professionally cleaned” garments still smell of perspiration).
Second, it’s reckless (which is why, for example, your fine wools shrink and the water-soluble dyes on your “dry clean only” garments bleed).
Unlike ordinary cleaners, we never use fragrance or perfume to “disguise” or “neutralize” the odor associated with cleaning in dry cleaning fluid that has not been continuously purified.
And the reason?
We clean in dry cleaning fluid that’s crystal clear. As clear as bottled mountain spring water.
Pure dry cleaning fluid means zero odor.
And zero odor means no need for fragrance or perfume.
Sizing is to dry cleaning what starch is to shirt laundry.
Unlike ordinary cleaners, we never add or inject sizing into our dry cleaning machines.
This way your fine wools and silks won’t feel and drape like cardboard.
At RAVE FabriCARE, sizing is applied – by a skilled finisher – during the hand finishing stage only – to cottons and linens only. And only according to your stated personal preference.
At RAVE FabriCARE, you can count on accurate color and fragility classifications, lighter loads, zero moisture, longer cleaning cycles and lower drying temperatures.
Unlike ordinary cleaners, we don’t mix garments of different colors. We don’t mix regular and fragile garments. We don’t overload our machines. We don’t add or inject moisture into our loads (a reckless undertaking). We don’t reduce our “wash” cycle times. And we don’t increase our “dry” cycle temperatures.
All of which produces the fastest, cheapest – and worst – dry cleaning.
What ordinary cleaners call “exceptional” or “award winning” cleaning.
What the dry cleaning industry experts call “bang and hang cleaning.”
And what we call “ordinary cleaning.”
The highest standards of garment finishing can tolerate no compromises or shortcuts.
Which is why our skilled garment finishers delicately hand finish every garment. Both inside and out. The old-fashioned way. Using a hand iron. No matter how long it might take.
It goes without saying that, at RAVE FabriCARE, you won’t find those common “bang and hang” machine pressing practices typically found at ordinary cleaners: shine; seam, flap and button impressions; moire-like press pad impressions; double creases; wrinkled seams and linings; and other “crimes of fashion”.
Of course, a skilled finisher must know how to apply pressure to achieve a smooth finish on a linen or cotton. But a smooth, soft, hand finish, that minimizes the possibility of shine or seam, flap and button impressions, best defines the finest professional finishing.
At RAVE FabriCARE, our full-time, trained inspectors are uncompromising in their attention to detail.
They carefully and thoroughly examine every garment and household textile – from top to bottom – from inside to outside – to ensure that our highest quality standards have been met. Including stain removal, cleaning, finishing and repairs (buttons, snaps, hooks, eyes, shoulder pads, seams, hems, zippers, etc.).
They also make sure that we’ve addressed all your personal preferences and special instructions.
At RAVE FabriCARE, your garments are individually and elegantly packaged using premium materials such as heavy duty, wide clip and contoured hangers; breathable sweater bags; soft, white, acid-free tissue; and extra-wide, heavy gauge poly.
Individual packaging, using premium materials, ensures that your garments and household textiles are protected during transportation and short-term storage. And that they are ready to be worn or used – without having to be refinished by you.
At home or on the road.
There you have it.
A brief summary of what sets us apart from ordinary cleaners.
It’s why we always tell our clients that there’s practically nothing we do on a daily basis that an ordinary cleaner would ever consider doing. And there’s practically nothing an ordinary cleaner does on a daily basis that we would ever consider doing.
Think of RAVE FabriCARE as a support group for your fine garments and household textiles.
“The clothes come out looking like new and, in some cases, better than new. Antique Italian silk dresses are beautifully cleaned and renewed. Worth every penny spent here! Handbag repair is excellent also.”
“I wear higher-end men's clothing: Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece, Grieves & Hawkes, and similar marks. When my clothing needs to be cleaned, I ship it to RAVE FabriCARE. Yes, they charge more, and transit adds time and cost, but they are simply the best. I am a very satisfied customer.”
“I have been a client of RAVE FabriCARE for approximately 17 years. They are the only dry cleaning service I trust for my designer clothes, accessories, household textiles, etc. The staff is friendly and professional. Stu and his team always "go that extra mile." That's why I give them such high marks. They're the best in the business.”
“Wow! Got the suit back today and I'm almost at a loss for words to describe what a great job you guys did. Just fantastic! The lapels were ironed to perfection, better than when I received the suit new from Polo. I will definitely be sending more of my things your way in the very near future.”
“I trust RAVE with my favorite items, which often have difficult stains and they never disappoint me. The last item I sent was basically Mission Impossible. It was brightly colored with many spots on it. I asked them to be sure not to fade the colors, but to try to get the spots out. When I got the item back, it almost took my breath away. Stu Bloom worked on it personally because it was so difficult, and the colors were still bright and the spots were gone. I didn't think it could be done. RAVE is a first rate cleaner.”
“I use RAVE only for “special” items because they are SO expensive. I fully recognize that they do the very BEST job of any cleaner, anywhere. They don't use any harmful chemicals that will (eventually) ruin your things, make white things dull, etc. To my knowledge there is no other “master cleaner” here in the Valley, so they can afford to charge the prices they charge. But you could almost buy a new item after having it cleaned several times, for the price you will pay. My suggestion: Save them for those very, very special things and pay the price – happily.”
“RAVE was recommended several years ago while we were visiting Scottsdale by a fashion industry professional. My wife and I enjoy collecting fashion items and found that RAVE can restore vintage designer pieces with great success. Stu's knowledge of fabric manufacture and cleaning techniques allow him to evaluate the best method of restoring a garment. They remove buttons prior to cleaning, which is worth the cost when the buttons are irreplaceable. We have been sending dress shirts, suits and dresses to RAVE several times a year. They are not your neighborhood cleaners and they are not priced as such. For clothing that matters they are the only place I would recommend.”
“I had a white shirt that had some indigo dye transfer on the sleeve that no one was able to get out. Brought it into RAVE. They “whitened” the shirt. Dye completely removed and the shirt looks better than new. Pricier than a normal cleaner, but absolutely worth it.”
“Enclosed find the most important suit in my wardrobe. I was married in this suit. As you can see, the cleaners here in Illinois have completely botched the press job on the jacket. I am hoping it can be saved. You are my last hope. Unfortunately, every cleaner where I live has mucked up my 3/2 roll jackets, even when explicitly told not to alter the pressing. This one was, is, the one that matters most. Please do whatever you have to do to save this suit. The trousers have already been cleaned, so they should not require any service. Frankly, after seeing what they did to my jacket, I'm afraid to look at the pants. I will leave the decision on whether to do anything to the trouser up to you. Thanks for whatever help you can provide.”
“I continue to be amazed by the condition that my shirts and other dry cleaning is returned to me. Wow. This is the time I actually wanted to leave my shirts folded! And the table linen was the softest I've ever felt it – I didn't know linen could get this soft. Gosh, I wish you were local!!”
“I am sending a dress down to you for cleaning. There are spots that my local cleaner did not get out. I know it would be better if it hadn't been cleaned yet, but I didn't think it would be a problem to get out. I hope you can have some success – you've worked miracles for me so many times before.”
“Steamers are the work of the devil. You need a good professional pressing. Forget the local dry cleaners. If you don't have a REALLY good tailor (and I don't mean a local alterations guy but a proper bespoke tailor) locally, I suggest you contact Stu Bloom at RAVE FabriCARE. He can take care of that.”
email (correspondence with a blog reader who destroyed an expensive suit jacket with a hand-held steamer)
“We have been customers of RAVE FabriCARE for over 20 years for one reason only: The quality of your product and quality of your service is and always has been outstanding – far and a way above any of your competitors in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. You state that your focus is 'extraordinary care', and we agree absolutely. For example, you are explicit about what you can and cannot do. You tell us when the service can be completed and without fail you meet those deadlines. You provide advise of cleaning options to ensure lasting care. You consistently look over every garment to discover what the need is and how it may be addressed and, in many cases, share your thinking with us. And you do all this with the most pleasant and respectful interactions – on the phone, in person across the counter and even with your delivery persons. We'll share a small example with regard to quality of service. Normally, you pick up and deliver our clothes at our office. There was one time, however, when your delivery person was unable to reach the office before our closing. Our assumption was that he would come the next day. Instead, he came to our home after your normal business hours. At first, we were astounded but realized his actions were in keeping with your high standard for customer service. We appreciate the value you continue to provide our community and wish you all the success you need to continue long into the future.”
“I received my gray suit on Friday and I want to thank you for removing the wine stains. The suit looks great. I also want to say I really appreciate the attention to packaging. I expected some steam pressing would be necessary after traveling 3000+ miles, but the suit arrived with basically no wrinkles. Should the need arise I will definitely be using your services again. I have also passed along your firm information to my Neapolitan tailor. They visit NYC five times a year and, until now, didn't have anyone to recommend.”
“Just got my jacket and suit back. And they look fabulous.”
“Just unpacked my suit. Perfect.”
“I just received my sweater today, and I cannot possibly tell you how pleased I am with the result. I think you will probably remember the sweater – it has a big white patch that says “1992”. I had serious doubts if it could ever be cleaned, but I thought I would try you. I can't imagine how you cleaned it so well. I never thought I would see it looking so good. Thanks so much. You have gained a loyal and appreciative customer.”
“….true, you shouldn't take your suit to a dry cleaner too often, but harsh chemicals are only a problem if you're going to a sub par one.... Instead, look for a place like RAVE FabriCARE. Go to their website and see if any of the places around you have the same standards. If not, send off your clothing to them through their (Nationwide) Clean By Mail service. Bad dry cleaning should not be accepted as a fact of life.”
“Non-billionaires may not be able to afford sending everything to RAVE every time, but for suits and jackets the added expense is worth the peace of mind. Your garment will come back spotless, professionally pressed, and often seemingly in better condition than it was upon being shipped to them in the first place. Contrast this with just about any neighborhood cleaner in the United States, in which you stand a roughly 50:50 chance of having a suit machine-pressed into unrecognizable shape. It's cheaper, but is saving a few bucks worth a complete dice roll on the longevity of your item?”
“...The country's best dry cleaner and laundry!”
“... I just received some items back from RAVE FabriCARE, one suit and two pairs of my wife's white pants. First, what packaging. Each item was carefully padded and wrapped, the sleeves stuffed, and the lapel not crushed. The suit fabric looked and felt new. Even better, my wife's whites were restored. Both had become dingy and gray from other dry cleaners. She was ready to donate them but we decided to give Stu a try. Everything is just perfect. I almost don't want to wear the suit just so I don't wrinkle the pants. It's a little pricy but I highly recommend RAVE FabriCARE. I only wish I could afford this more often.”
“RAVE FabriCARE is the only place in the world I would send a suit jacket. Stu Bloom is a master dry cleaner!!”
“RAVE FabriCARE. Best dry cleaner in the nation. My shirts love them. Always exciting to get some renewed shirts back.”
“Sending my new Charvet shirts to RAVE FabriCARE for a little TLC from the nation's best dry cleaner, Stu Bloom.”
“RAVE FabriCARE. A great dry cleaner. Would use (them) again.”
“As soon as you enter, you realize this is no ordinary dry cleaner. If you have a chance to chat with the owner, Stu Bloom, you realize this man is passionate about dry cleaning. I've been going to RAVE for the past year, and hands down, they are the best cleaners I have ever used. There knowledge and expertise regarding the cleaning process and their attention to detail is extraordinary. My garments look better than new when I pick them up. You will pay more than your average cleaner here, but if you're a stickler for quality, it's worth it.”
“This is simply the best cleaner in the nation. Those looking for an inexpensive cleaner, be warned. RAVE is pricy, but worth every dollar spent. I wear suits and sport coats on a daily basis and have had horrible experiences with different cleaners. Issues from cracked buttons, to them not pressing the jacket correctly, I was fed up. I met Stu at my place of employment (they offer free pick up and delivery at my place of employment) and told me about his establishment. I decided to give him a try. Well, a week later I spilled expresso on my trousers. I tried my local cleaners but they were unable to get a simple coffee stain out. I finally tried RAVE and sent my whole suit to be cleaned, and it came back a week later looking like new. The lapels are hand pressed giving it that rolled factor (there is nothing worse than a suit with lapels that have no life). For those that have had a suit made, bespoke or MTM, you understand the importance of a lapel brimmed with life. I've also had a wonderful 3 button roll sport coat (3 button coat that looks like a 2 button) cleaned and was pleased when it came back pressed to accommodate the roll. I love the fact that RAVE will take the buttons off and have your coat cleaned and then sew them back on. No more cracked horn buttons!! Yes!! Lastly RAVE is a miracle worker when it comes to white shirts. The shirt RAVE cleaned was my first custom shirt ever by Zegna. It had obvious signs of wear, many launderings, and god awful yellow armpit stains. RAVE was able to make the shirt look brand new! In conclusion, if you're looking for a "cheap" cleaner, RAVE is not the cleaner for you. But remember, you get what you pay for. RAVE FabriCARE is worth every penny. And on a final note, RAVE is used by Saville Row tailors. If the best suit makers in the world use RAVE, then you know RAVE is simply the best.”
“Stu at RAVE is an old school artisan who understands stains and cloth. His business is quality hand cleaning of garments, not tubs of shirts at $2.49 on a hanger. I priced out Jeeves in NYC for some Hermes scarves that needed help. Stu did a better job at half the price. I do not live in Arizona so our transaction took place completely thru email and UPS. The scarves were returned on a tissue covered board - a real presentation. Just perfect. He saved one I thought was lost and brightened the color a good bit. I can only imagine how dresses come out. I am about to try an ochre silk covered with breading from the 40s. If you have good clothing this is a way to help them last longer. If you have an ugly spot, he can probably find something to remove it and not hurt the cloth. A fine place all round.”