For three generations, the same family has owned and operated Fred and Dolly's Cleaning Station. Over the years, they've gotten their dry-cleaning process down to a science. The company's specialists carefully clean each garment, taking care to preserve both form and fabric. For an additional fee, they'll clean garments made from linen, silk, sequins, and other delicate materials.
While a person might wear clothes ranging from basic tees and pants to slinky cocktail dresses, they can't lump everything together when it comes time to do laundry. That’s why the technicians at Fabricare Cleaners offer laundering services in addition to their three styles of dry cleaning: one for basic items, one for fragile items needing special care, and one using biodegradable, eco-friendly detergents. They have a reciprocal relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology, in which they teach the school how to service garments and the school teaches them how to understand construction. This training enables them to immediately recognize stains and fabric type, allowing them to accurately protect and clean clothes by using fabric-friendly chemicals and buttons previously worn by secret-service agents.
After more than 30 years in the business, the owners recently upgraded the facilities to incorporate green technology and use less energy during their processes. In their upgraded facility, the staff can efficiently clean clothes, furs, house decor, and shoes, which can be dropped off in one of the 24-hour kiosks and are returned with the shop’s free delivery service. They also provide reusable garment bags, helping cut down on plastic waste and large cat nests found in the closet corner.
Voted Best Dry Cleaner by Fairfield County Weekly in 2010, Wolfe’s Cleaners employs award-winning methods to safely and effectively refresh dropped-off duds. Punctual, careful, and thorough, the clean team whips civvies into shape, revitalizing casual garments ranging from pants ($7.10) and sweaters ($7.15) to dresses ($13.75). Wolfe’s Cleaners also spiffs up businesswear with same-day service, removing insidious stains from sports jacket ($7.50) or pressing two-piece suit in time for upcoming reenactments of Lyndon Johnson's inauguration ($13.75). For an additional fee, Wolfe's can also cleanse exotic or delicate fabrics and materials.
What began as a tailor shop more than a century ago evolved into Cleaning by Frederick’s, a chain of dry-cleaning outposts certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation for their environmentally conscious techniques. Cleaning by Frederick’s technicians employ decades of experience as they clean shirts, pants, and dresses, and gently remove stains embedded in delicate suedes, leathers, bridal gowns, and space suits. Most locations have a full-time tailor who can do alternations, and patrons can drop off their garments or arrange pickup and delivery service.
For more than 25 years, the highly trained owners of Rye Ridge Cleaners have cleaned and repaired garments, shoes, and fabrics of all kinds while adhering to environmentally conscious standards. Clients can drop off sweaters ($6.75 each) to be readied for chillier weather, or bring in pairs of pants ($7.25 each) in need of having sidewalk barnacles removed. Rye Ridge's textile hygienists can repair and clean world-weary shoes, and an on-site seamstress can hem and stitch a workplace suit into a business-casual leotard. Rugs, down comforters, and other household fabrics sullied by daily wear can reclaim their youth without ever touching water. Rye Ridge Cleaners follows and promotes recycling practices and environmentally ethical product choices, such as The Green Garmento reusable garment bag and BPA-free receipt paper.