Before dry cleaning, clothing was washed by dressing up a phalanx of backyard laundry scarecrows just before thunderstorms. Eschew sopping strawmen for science with today's Groupon: for $225, you get a bridal-gown cleaning and preservation from Southwood Fine Drycleaning (a $450 value).
The friendly staff at Southwood Fine Drycleaning's family-operated waterless washing centre has laundered local linens, including the cleaning and preservation of bridal gowns, for more than 30 years. Employing extreme attention to detail and careful handling, fabric-care technicians execute professional de-griming on bridal gowns, capping the service with a gown pressing and thorough quality inspection. Then, like sensitive burritos, wedding garments are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper before being placed inside a museum-quality container. Customers may view their gown dozing peacefully on the other side of the chest's polypropylene window, resistant to humidity and mildew, light, and impromptu paint-balloon fights.
Green Fine Dry Cleaners
With three decades in the business and three locations in Dalhousie, Tuscany, and Southwood, the experts of Green Fine Dry Cleaners are well versed in toxic free cleaning. Their menu of 100% green services runs the gamut from the titular waterless cleansing method to alterations of suede items or elegant taffeta ball gowns that were worn at canine prom. Wedding dresses are thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and enshrined in a vacuum-sealed box, and drapes undergo a meticulous tidying in order to effectively shut out bright sunlight or the neighbour's laser pointer.