When you drop off your dress shirts to be laundered, we always ask if you’d like them to be starched. If you do, we separate them from those that aren’t going to receive starch, both batches are laundered according to specifications with the shirts receiving starch getting it through a separate cycle, then all shirts meet back up at the finishing department. But what exactly is starch and what purpose does it serve?
You feel like you haven’t had the shirt very long or at least you haven’t worn it that many times before you notice that slight discoloration, sort of a yellowish hue, underneath the arms. What is it? Perspiration. Actually, it is likely a combination of perspiration and anti-perspirant, and while that discoloring can form on other areas of your garments, it seems the most vulnerable area is under the arms.
Linen fabric is some of the oldest in the world with its history going back thousands of years. It was so valuable that it was sometimes used as currency in ancient Egypt, and mummies were wrapped in it as a display of wealth. Linen is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, so one could really consider it a vegetable. Flax can grow in various climates, but it does best in cool, damp environments, so planting depends on where it is being grown. Once it’s planted, it lives for one growing season and is ready to be harvested in approximately 100 da
I have friends that change purses for every occasion. I think that’s simply too much work. I don’t think of a purse as an accessory; to me, it’s more like a necessary tool. It holds things that I need to function in everyday life – phone, keys, money, small notebooks (one for work and one for volunteer work), things Gray needs for school, Jolly Ranchers. Basically my purse organizes my life. So, I like to find an all-purpose, good-quality purse that I can use for pretty much any occasion, and when I find the right one, I hang onto it until it no longer conveys the nice, crisp, tidy ima
Even though Nathan and Michelle attended, both majoring in Business Administration, and graduated from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, the only interaction they had with each other while there was a few classes together. It wasn’t until an Alumni Ski weekend at Beech Mountain in February of 2015 that the pair connected and started dating the following month even though Michelle lived in Winston-Salem, and Nathan lived in Crossnore. However, it seems that fate was on their side because Nathan soon learned he was receiving a promotion and relocating to Clemmons. But the best part of the
One week after Kayla got married, her mother-in-law kindly took her wedding gown to a local cleaner to have it cleaned, repaired, and preserved. It was a big deal to her mother-in-law to have this done, and she took Kayla’s dress to the same cleaners she had used 30 years ago for her own wedding gown.
Shores Fine Dry Cleaning has supported numerous local charities and non-profits during its 60+ years in business. Most recently, our staff has been manning coat checks at many of the fundraising black tie events in the Piedmont Triad. Working these events and interacting with other volunteers has provided our team an up close view of the important work that these organizations provide to our local community, which is why we are so excited about our Cleaning for Charity program.