Week after week you and many other greatly appreciated customers drop clothes and other items off to be cleaned. After we processing all those orders, how can we tell your blue pants from the many other blue pants we receive?
It’s actually pretty simple. Before a garment goes through our drycleaning operation we give it a tag, so we can identify its owner. We do this by attaching a tag to each garment. The tags are specially manufactured so the ink and dye will not wash out during cleaning.
Because not all fabrics can be processed the same way, tagging garments allows us to separate the items from a customers order and process them together with pieces from different customer orders. Thus it is important that each order has a distinctive identification tag, so we know which pieces belong together.
Once the clothes have been separated into similar groups, we weigh enough similar garments to make up a load and put them into the cleaning machine. At the end of the cleaning cycle, the clothes are taken to the finishing department to be pressed.
Employees in the finishing department restore your clothing to its original appearance on pressing machines designed to handle the great variety of fabric types and garment designs.
After pressing, the clothing goes to an assembly area. Our employees collect all the items in your order and put it together in one package in this area. When the pressed items come into the assembly area, employees reunite your garments. When the number of items
assembled equals the number of items on your invoice, the order is
Then comes packaging. We take the completed order, cover it, and attach the invoice to the order. Your items are then filed onto our conveyor or racking system until you come by to pick them up.
Using this system, we combine clothing from different customers and still put them back in order without losing clothes.
Fabric Glossary: Lace
There are many different kinds of laces. Some are used for all-over garment designs, insertions, trims, or beading. These openwork fabrics are made by knotting, twisting, or looping yarns together in varying forms from very simple and fine construction to very coarse and complicated constructions. Some of the well-known laces are: Alencon, Battenberg, Cluny, Chantilly Venise or Venetian point lace, and schiffli. When selecting a lace fabric check the edges carefully to make sure they are all secure and not beginning to unravel.