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!
It occurred to me after I shared Shores experience with the Miss North Carolina Pageant, that we’ve never discussed how Shores can bring your formal gowns, cocktail dresses, and party wear back to life, and more importantly, what you should do at home to keep those special wears in pristine condition.
Here’s what Shores will do when you drop off your formal gown:
Shores Fine Dry Cleaning has been providing exceptional garment care for the Triad area of North Carolina since 1948, and over the years, we’ve added lots of new services including a monthly blog in 2014 to share our expertise with you. Recently, we took a look back at some of our posts, and we discovered that we’ve been focusing quite a bit on bridal and ladies’ interests while neglecting our guys. We’re going to remedy that over the next couple months by featuring local men’s clothiers that b
In May, the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS), of which Shores is a member, met in Nashville for their annual meeting. One of the things AWGS members learned about was a charity, Wish Upon a Wedding, that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances.
In 2010, Nadia Moffet, Miss North Carolina USA at the time, went to Shores to see if we could fix a problem with the hem of her evening gown that had been heavily soiled from stage debris and cosmetic products during the Miss North Carolina USA Pageant before she wore it in the Miss USA Pageant. Shores specializes in gown cleaning, and our professional gown cleaners took great care when removing all the stains, returning her gown to near pristine condition.
Neckties are one of those items that tend to get neglected or mistreated. My son has to wear a necktie to school every Thursday, and when he gets in the car after school, he yanks it off and shoves it in his backpack. I’ve even seen my husband take off a necktie the same way though he does hang it in the closet on a tie rack.