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The Shirt / Starch Relationship
The Shirt / Starch Relationship

Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A study conducted by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, the Association of Professional Drycleaners showed starch and sizings can both protect...

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Chalky Splotches On Silk
Chalky Splotches On Silk

Sometimes milky or chalky areas appear on silk after spotting and cleaning, even after the dyes were tested for acceptable colorfastness. What happened? The answer is the prespotted areas have been “chafed,” resulting in an apparent loss of surface color. Silk will...

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Discoloration of Colored Dress Shirts
Discoloration of Colored Dress Shirts

DLI’s Analysis Department has seen men’s colored dress shirts with local or blotchy discolorations. Testing shows the dyes on these shirts are acid sensitive and will change to pink or orange. In most cases, this discoloration is limited to the collar, underarms, or...

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Be a part of the Geneva Chamber Breakfast Club
Be a part of the Geneva Chamber Breakfast Club

Date: September 10, 2019Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDTLocation:Nosh8 S. Third St.GenevaDate/Time Information:The 2nd Tuesday of Every MonthPURPOSE: Business to Business Networking.Presentations given by: Scentcerely Yours and Resource ConsultingSPECIAL GUEST...

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Mildew Stains
Mildew Stains

Mildew is one of the most common effects of damp or flooded conditions. Mildew and mold are from the same family of organisms. The mildew fungus causes staining with an irregular shape. The appearance ranges from gray to black, but sometimes is yellow to red in color....

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Special Care Tips for White Garments
Special Care Tips for White Garments

Summer brings out the brightest colors. Reds, pinks, yellows, purples, blues, and whites. White? Yes, white is a color. In their natural state, many fabrics have an off-white or yellowish cast and are often bleached to remove this natural color....

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Geneva Classic Car Show
Geneva Classic Car Show

Join us on Thursdays during July & August5-8 pm at the Courthouse Parking LotStep back in time and join us on Thursday evenings during July and August at the historic Kane County Courthouse as car collectors gather together to show off their rides. The...

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Cleaning Athletic Uniforms
Cleaning Athletic Uniforms

Athletic uniforms are usually made of synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, spandex, or a blend of these fibers. Athletic uniforms may experience dye bleeding during the cleaning process, so it is important that you follow the manufacturer’s care...

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