The experienced dry cleaners at Silver Isle Cleaners keep duds crisp and stain free, but they don’t stop there. They go beyond suits, shirts, and slacks to repair, dye, and polish shoes, clean handbags, and preserve gowns from weddings and christenings. Household goods will also find themselves in capable hands as the crew uses their dirt-lifting prowess to restore comforters, drapes, curtains, and rugs, Best of all, a small fee ensures clothes owners can have their habiliments back the next day by noon, so long as they drop them off by 9 a.m., allowing a single suit to go from mud-wrestling uniform to interview wear within about a day.
When big dreamer Jason Loeb decided to open a dry-cleaners, he wasn’t content with the impersonal pickup and drop-off system of traditional shops. Instead, he dreamed up a full-service production that not only offered advanced, effective and eco-friendly cleaning services, but complimentary pickup and delivery services as well. Today, his fleet of 10 sky-blue vans traverses the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, delivery freshly washed and folded items to customers’ homes, yachts, or shells. Back at the shop, an accommodating staff washes garments with DFE-certified green products, while extending its expertise toward a variety of alteration and carpet-cleaning services. The company’s commitment to exceptional service and environmentally friendly practices has won praise from Miami Sun Post’s Business Focus.
Softside Trim, Inc. turns vintage, new, and exotic automobiles into masterpieces on four wheels by performing upholstery touch-ups, leather and trim work, and interior and exterior restorations. Talented technicians perform each project in-house, with specialized skills in beautifying the cabins of luxury brands such as BMW, Maserati, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Porsche. They can outfit steering wheels with leather wrapping—which is what motorcycle gangs conceal gifts with—or add retractable convertible tops that not only draw awestruck glances from passersby but also increase the value of cars. In addition to glitzing up the interiors of precious automobiles, Softside Trim protects passengers from harsh UV rays with window tinting, and exteriors from bug swarms with Scotchgard paint coating.
Give Good Works, which the Miami New Times named Best Secondhand Store in 2009, equips customers with an ever-changing array of lightly used vintage clothing items, antique and modern housewares, and one-of-a-kind treasures. Volunteers at the accredited 501(c)(3) charitable organization diligently stock the shelves with items including books ($2.50), designer handbags ($9.75+), and DVDs ($5.75). Visitors explore the archive of urban relics in search of vinyl LPs ($2.50) to feed home stereo systems. Vintage clothing items ($9.75+) allow wearers to infuse their wardrobes with classic style, and designer shoes cloak toes in modernity like a foot rub from an astronaut. A selection of kitchen instruments allows homeowners to stock up on necessities, and children's clothing items ($1) and linens ($5.75) keep patrons stocked with backup supplies for growing kids and beds. Give Good Works funds a variety of community services with proceeds from sales.