Thanks for a great year one! Hundreds of customers have made the switch to 100% Non-Toxic Professional Wet Cleaning because of the superior clean and finish we provide. Our customers can relax knowing their garments are in the best care.
Your regular or “organic” dry cleaner is killing your cashmere, you know it too, it has that “smell”, and feels gritty after they have dipped your beloved into that disgusting unclean solvent. It’s enough to make you feel lost in the woods. Fear no longer, and bring us your cashmere. Professional wet cleaning is like a spa day for your knitted softies. We carefully finish your fine cashmere garment so it goes back to you in perfect shape. We’ll even darn the holes. Get in here!
A great looking shirt can boost your confidence. When you take the time to hone your professional skills, invest in good clothing, and depend on first impressions – don’t show up in a poorly finished shirt, hoping no one will notice 3 broken buttons, a shiny collar, and dull colours, because everyone notices.
Riverdale Cleaners’ Shirt Service has you covered.
Don’t take your shirts to the dry cleaner, ever, even if they are laundered – you know they will be ruined eventually. Your local dry cleaner tries to crank out as many shirts as possible, in the least amount of time – how do you think he survives when they charge $2.99? Chances are, your cleaner is playing a volume game, and cutting corners, or every corner in many cases. Have you noticed your buttons seem to break often? You have noticed your collars get shiny, and crunchy at the seams. Your cuffs begin to wear down, and never seem really clean, and let’s not even begin to describe the atrocities committed on French cuffs. Have you put your elbow through your sleeve? Your dry cleaner is murdering your shirts.
A fair quality shirt should continue to look good even after weekly wear for about two years. The equipment your dry cleaner uses to dry and finish your shirts is frying your garments. This press is often too hot, and applies too much pressure. This burning is what gives your collar, and cuffs that annoying shine, they do the same to your suits too, but that will be covered in a different post.
At Riverdale Cleaners, we understand shirts. Wet cleaning is superior to dry cleaning, and regular laundering. For starters, we’re toxin free – there are no hydrocarbons in our process – but it is our finishing that really makes the product look its very best.
How do we care for your shirts?
1. Inspection – we take a good look at your shirts when they come into the shop. We inspect the buttons (replace as required), and seams. We look for stains, and spots that need extra attention.
2. Pre-Process – shirts have their pockets turned out and dusted, and collar stays are removed and tracked.
3. Spot treatment – where needed, shirts are spot cleaned before regular cleaning, in this step we look after dirty cuffs and collars, and hunt down any blood, ink, food and drink stains for treatment.
4. Wet Cleaning – using a proprietary method, your clothes are cleaned using state of the art MIELE equipment, and some serious science. Wet cleaning is fresh, clean, and sanitary. **Bonus, we’re more energy efficient, we use less water, and the process is 100% toxin free.
5. Dry and Press – instead of cooking your shirts in a giant waffle iron (like your dry cleaner uses), we get that shirt into a form, and dry it with warm air, and hand iron all of the details.
6. Inspection and Packaging – Now we replace your collar stays, re-check your buttons, snip loose threads, and ensure the shirt is clean, and creases are straight (and only one per arm). French cuffs are studded and all collars are correctly banded. Shirts are finally packed in degradable plastic – which you can put safely in your green bin, or bring it back to us.
7. After care – we work to exceed your expectations, and stand by our work.
Riverdale Cleaners’ Professional Shirt Service is $4.95 for dress shirts.
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A new customer came into the store last week with a tidy bundle of dress shirts. When I asked if there were any spots that may need attention, he handed me a twice-worn cotton dress shirt, it had very large, and very dark turmeric stains on the front, sleeve and cuffs. I think my customer thought the shirt was going to be a lost cause, or new rags for the car.
I had good news! Since we know the agent cause of the stain, we knew how to treat it, it took an overnight soak in a 100% toxin free solution of water and an enzyme. The shirt went into the wet cleaning machine the following morning, and came out looking clean. After hand finishing the shirt, we packed it up and waited for our customer to return. When I showed him that the stains were removed, I think he had a hard time believing it was his shirt!
When you have a laundry disaster, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the damage – for starters, don’t put it into the wash without treating it first, you could set in the stain. Put your garment in a bag, make note of what type of stain – food, wine, turmeric, piccalilli, give us a call, we’ll look after the rest, your garment can be clean again.
Contact us today to have us look after the dirty work!
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Riverdale Cleaners – Tailoring
We can fix that! Here is by no way a complete list of our tailoring and sewing services:
Clothes Alterations & Repairs
Trousers and Jeans
|Shorten jeans||Half pocket|
|Shorten plain trouser||Full pocket|
|Shorten and turn up||Reseat|
|Shorten with vent||Hook and bar|
|Lengthen false hem||Split seam|
|Taper legs||Relined crutch|
|Waist reduce or let out||Repair pocket edge|
Shirts, Blouses and Casual Tops
|Shorten hem||Alter side seams|
|Shorten sleeves||Alter at shoulder|
Dresses and Skirts
|Shorten plain skirt||Relined|
|Shorten vented skirt||Lift shoulder|
|Shorten pleated skirt||Adjust strap|
|Lengthen false hem||Repair vent|
|Reduce side seam||Re-hem|
|Reduce side seam with zip||Button hole each|
|Reduce waist||Take in under arm|
|Reduce waist with zip||Take in under arm with zip|
|New waist elastic|
Jackets and Coats
|Shorten jacket/coat||Take in or let out side seams|
|Shorten plain sleeves||Take in or let out back seams|
|Shorten vented sleeves||Half pocket|
|Lengthen sleeves false hem||Full pocket|
|Relining jacket/coat||Elbow patches|
Zips and Extras
|Jean zips||Replace zip (zip supplied)|
|Trouser/skirt zips||Tailoring with darts|
|Anorak zips||Buttons, hooks and eyes, poppers etc.|
|Dress zips||Invisible zips|
|Evening dresses||Bespoke clothing|
Curtains & Soft Furnishings
|(per metre) width|
|Shorten velvet lined|
|Shorten net curtain|
|Curtain relined (sq. metre)|
Curtain Headings per width
Curtain Pelmets per width
|Swags and Tails||subject to requirements|
|Alter Curtains per width|
|Tie Backs (per pair)|
|Various linings available – from|
|Repairs||subject to requirements|
|Customising, Trimmings etc||subject to requirements|
|Scatter cushions – from|
|Settee cushions – from|
|Various cushion pads available – from|