I often catch my husband hanging a dress shirt or a polo shirt on a strut hanger. I never say anything; I just wait until he is gone, and I go behind him and place the garment on the proper hanger. He does not see the importance of using the proper hanger, but there are two things that make me realize how important it actually is. First, I work for a dry cleaner, and I’ve learned a lot over the years. Second, once upon a time I hung a knit item on the wrong hanger and when I went to wear it, I noticed humps o
These days, it would be easy to focus on the negative; businesses are either closed or running at reduced capacity, the stock market is down, restaurants are only serving takeout, and social distancing has become the new norm. But tough times always seem to bring out the best in folks. So, we hear stories of people rallying together to provide support, goods, and services to those in need, and then there are those in the medical field, well they deserve at the very least a nomination to sainthood.
He may be new to Shores, but he’s definitely not new to the dry cleaning industry, and after 22 years, he’s still trying to find ways to increase the level of service he and his staff provide. I’m talking about Michael Rowe, the new General Manager for Shores. Most days, you’ll find him running our Winston-Salem location, but he will also be in and out of both our
We know that you are concerned about the COVID-19 coronavirus as are we. That’s why we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our team and clients. We are closely monitoring announcements by the CDC, government agencies and current research by the Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute. Meanwhile, we are OPEN to assist you. These days will pass and you can be ready for the days ahead by bringing your clothes to Shores Fine Dry Cleaning. It’s a great time to clean comforters and seasonal garments you may be ready to store for the
Ten years ago, the folks at the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) asked Carbonfund.org to help calculate the carbon footprint of wedding gown cleaning and preservation. The process included all carbon emissions sources, including client trips to and from a Certified Wedding Gown Specialist™, cleaning procedures, and the manufacture of the wedding chest. After that, AWGS doubled the number just to make sure all emissions were fully covered.
As you headed off for your honeymoon, you left your wedding gown with a trusted friend or family member, and now that you’ve returned to real life, it’s time to make sure your wedding gown receives the proper care it deserves. When it comes to cleaning and preserving your wedding gown, don’t just choose the closest, most convenient cleaner; this is the time to do your due diligence so that your gown is placed in the hands of someone
In August, we announced that we planned on starting a series dedicated to Triad area Fine Men’s Clothiers. The first clothier we’d like to spotlight is Cahill & Swain, a Winston-Salem tradition for 70 years. Started in a downtown location in 1949 by Frank Cahill and Bill Swain, this clothier has been providing quality clothing, tailoring, and service to coaches, athletes, pilots, and folks near and far for 70 years!