We ship throughout the USA and Canada. With our Nationwide Clean By Mail service, we’re as close as your front door.
In many cases, we can rejuvenate your cottons, linens, silks and wools that have become yellow, grey, dull, or stained due to improper processing.
Our special whitening and brightening processes can bring them back to life.
And we can do this (in most cases) even if your garments have been contaminated by fire, smoke, soot, water, mold, mildew and/or humidity as a result of a fire or flood.
In addition, we have a number of other procedures and processes that can aid in the restoration of unwearable or damaged garments:
Corrective stain removal
Example: raising the crushed nap in velvet (in some cases); removing unwanted creases in blouses and shirts or slacks, trousers and shorts.
Example: re-blocking (re-shaping) knits to their desired and/or original measurements.
Example: repairing rips, tears and holes in a garment; eliminating snags and pulled yarns (in some cases).
The list, of course, is endless.
At RAVE FabriCARE, our strength is our personalized advisory service.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your options, advise you as to any risks associated with each option, and identify the results you can or cannot expect from each – using our best judgment.
“I have 2 words for you: OMG and WOW! There is no wonder why you are the best in the US. What you did with my blue silk vintage coat is beyond gorgeous -- astonishing and miraculous is more like it. Can you do the same with people? Again, thank you, thank you.”
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“Quality of workmanship and customer service are unsurpassed with careful attention to details. Another dry cleaner ruined my son's limited edition Tommy Bahama shirt by washing instead of dry cleaning and the embroidery bled and discolored the ivory fabric...RAVE cleaned it up and made it perfectly wearable for him. Accolades to Stu and his crew.”
“I took my Aunt's 1943 wedding dress to RAVE FabriCARE to be restored. My Aunt had had her wedding dress cleaned and boxed before I inherited it so I didn't think that there would be much improvement to the overall look of the garment with an additional cleaning. I was simply astonished at the difference in appearance of the garment when I went to pick it up. The white satin was brilliantly white, when before it had been a creamy white. All of the tiny covered buttons down the back of the dress and at the sleeves were just as white as the dress. Other than style, this dress could be used today by a bride and no one would guess it's age of 68 years.”
“I've been using them for a couple of years now and have nothing but consistent excellence. Most recently, I sent them some leather jackets that had been seriously damaged by mold (they were in a closet with high moisture for far to many months). One of the jackets was worth several thousand dollars and I did not want to see it go to the clothing graveyard. It was badly “infested” and looked more than ready for the trash heap – it was nearly white with mold instead of black. I sent photos to RAVE FabriCARE and the response was “OMG!” Though it took some time (and after the damage that had been done I was NOT in a hurry), about 8 weeks, the ten jackets I sent began to come back. Each one looked better than new – seriously – and included little repairs (fixed buttons, minor stitching, etc.) that I had not expected. The “OMG!” jacket came back in amazing condition – not quite like new since the mold had taken its toll on some of the color, but the jacket is ready to hit the town again looking like it should after years of wear. All I can say about their work is “Wow!!!”. I couldn't be happier. Yes, they are expensive, but for those items that you want to keep looking their best (or just can't imagine losing) then RAVE FabriCARE is the only place that you should be cleaning your garments. Oh....and another thing...I live in California so I send everything to them – shirts, suits, jackets, slacks. I don't send all my clothes all the time, just the ones that need special attention. I'm never disappointed.”
“RAVE is the best dry cleaners ever! I started using RAVE when I lived in Scottsdale in the 1990s and I was amazed. I've never met anyone as knowledgeable and passionate about cleaning clothes as Stu is. I left the area in 2000 but to this day, whenever I have a worrisome stain on an expensive item, I send it down to RAVE and they work miracles. Most recently, I sent down an old men's cardigan sweater – one of those with a suede front panel – that my husband had inherited from his dad. Not only was the sweater stained, but it had numerous moth holes. We received it back this week and it is stunning! The reweaving is perfect and the stains are gone. It truly looks like a new sweater. I recommend (RAVE) to everyone who has a significant investment in their clothing.”
“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 satin shirt that had turned nasty nasty stained yellow from a decade of (mis)use. I thought there was no way they could restore it....but I gave it a shot. I shipped the shirt to them with a prepaid return label, and was shocked to receive back what looks like a nearly brand new shirt! It's awesome because they don't make this shirt anymore!”
“The work you have done with Admiral Nimitz' uniform is beyond belief, a miracle. The entire community will be delighted to see how you restored the uniform. The uniform was a gift to the school from the Admiral's wife, Catherine Vance Freeman. Thank you on behalf of all involved with Nimitz Middle School.”
“I received my clothing on Monday and I want you to know that I think you do amazing work. My tan suit has been effectively “reborn” and has earned a spot back in my rotation of summer suits. The navy suit is as crisp as I have ever seen it. There remains one spot on the front of the left shoulder (I thought it was my wife's makeup) that I assume was not amenable to you magic but the overall appearance of the suit is still greatly improved. I will readily admit that I thought your prices were just as breathtaking as the quality of our work, but, even still, I feel that you deliver solid value for the money. Thanks again for working your magic on my beloved clothing! I now know first hand why you are so highly regarded on the A Suitable Wardrobe blog!!”
“I received my mom's Coast Guard Uniform and caps back. They are beautifully boxed, all traces of the musty smell gone, and the color restored. Thanks for doing a great job!”
“I finally had the chance to unpack my gown and see the results. I cannot believe that you were able to restore the dress so perfectly, so beautifully. It looks as gorgeous and pristine as the day I wore it 26 years ago. This is all the more impressive because of the condition the dress was in when I sent it into you. Definitely WORTH THE WAIT! Thank you for taking such good care of this dress. I'll be able to pass it along top my daughter, when she's ready, and she'll know where to have it cleaned so it can be preserved for another generation after her! But mostly, it's so wonderful to have the dress back as I remember it. Thank you again.”
“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.”
“I have a heavy wool morning coat from sometime around the turn of the last century. It's an amazing bespoke item, and if I didn't know how old it was I'd never guess – apart from a little loose stitching around the lining of one sleeve it looks like it could have come from the tailor's just yesterday. I only recently acquired it, and I'd like to have it cleaned before I wear it or put it in my closet. I'm extremely wary of hand washing, so I've been trying to find a cleaner that can take care of it. All the dry cleaners I've visited have said the same thing: they don't know what will happen and I'll need to sign a waiver. So in the end I think I've settled on sending it to a vintage clothing specialist, RAVE FabriCARE. I don't want to risk it being damaged in any way and I can't deal with it not being cleaned, so while it's more expensive than I'd like, I'm almost certainly never going to have it done again. So I think I can spring for it this once.”
“Sometimes authenticity can be a little too authentic. A few months ago, I bought a used double-rider off eBay, which was a concession to the fact that I wanted all the ruggedness of the design, but don’t actually live a rugged lifestyle. Buying a new jacket meant that it would take years to break in the leather, and since I don’t actually ride motorcycles (only fashion cycles), getting that natural, rugged look might never happen. So I decided to buy something that already had character, which meant going vintage. The problem: although the jacket looked like it was worn by a sweaty, tough biker, it smelled like one too. I only wanted to look rugged; not smell rugged. So, I tried a bunch of things to get the smell out...... (Omitted: list of DIY remedies ranked in order of effectiveness on a scale of 1 through 10) Far and away the most effective was sending the jacket to RAVE FabriCARE, the best dry cleaner I know of. RAVE is one of the few cleaners who treat odors according to the garment's material composition (most others use a treatment called ozone for everything, which can be good on some materials, but damage others). Plus, RAVE regularly treats garments damaged by some in heavy fires, so I figured this would be an easy job for them. Effectiveness: 9/10. The smell isn’t 100% gone, but it’s damn near close. At this point, you have to put the jacket up to your nose to even faintly detect anything. Compare that to when I sent it in, and you could literally smell it from across the room. Pretty damn impressive. The RAVE FabriCARE solution is more expensive than home remedies, but at least you know it’s an effective and reliable last resort.”
“Had a nice BB Country Club shirt that got some dark blue dye on the sleeve (no idea where it was from – looked like I washed it with a pair of denim). I tried every home remedy to remove the dye to literally no effect. Took it to my regular dry cleaner to have it laundered to similarly imperceptible results. Having heard of RAVE from Put This On, I figured I'd rather be out the $15 to clean the shirt than be out the price of the shirt itself. When I brought it in, they acted like the dye transfer was no big deal and said they'd probably get it out through a “whitening treatment.” Picked the shirt up today and not only was the dye completely removed, the shirt is whiter than it was when it was new. To be honest, it felt a little magical. I also had some similar-looking indigo transfer on some dress chinos – they got that out similarly. Spent $40 to save what had otherwise been unsalvageable damage to some really nice clothes. Felt like old money for once in my life. RAVE lives up to their reputation as expert cleaners.”
“... 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.”