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Dry Clean Your Leather Jacket This Fall

Fall has finally arrived and is in full swing. Colorful leaves decorate the landscape, chilly winds blow around the fallen leaves, and everyone is starting to bundle up before heading outside. The weather during fall is ideal for a light jacket and many people like the look of leather jackets for this purpose. The sleek, clean leather look comes in many styles and colors suitable for both men and women. Unfortunately, leather has a way of collecting stains, debris, and scratches, making the jacket look a bit dingy and worn after a season or two of wear.

Pure Green Dry Cleaning makes getting your leather jacket cleaned simple and easy

Pure Green Dry Cleaning makes getting your leather jacket cleaned simple and easy

If you want to leave the house looking sharp in your leather jacket, consider having your leather jacket dry cleaned. Many people associate dry cleaners with cleaning delicate garments, fabric coats, dress suits, or other formal wear, while they think leather is not a good candidate for dry cleaning because it is not made of fabric. Contrary to that thought, leather actually stands up well to the dry cleaning process. In fact, dry cleaning may be better for leather than traditional types of cleaning, because dry cleaning does not utilize water. Thus, the leather does not dry out after becoming wet, which can cause the leather to become brittle and crack.

In addition to having your leather jacket dry cleaned, you can also get a head start on your winter gear. If you live in the Nashville area, Pure Green Dry Cleaning accepts all types of winter wear, including heavy jackets, jackets made with down, and even winter boots. By cleaning your winter gear now, you can beat the rush when everyone else is scrambling to get their gear cleaned before the first snowfall.

Pure Green Dry Cleaning also offers special convenient services for its customers that no other dry cleaners in the area offer. You can set up an appointment for Pure Green Dry Cleaning to stop by your house and pick up the garments you need to have dry cleaned. Every day, Pure Green Dry Cleaning goes on a route through the surrounding area to pick up dry cleaning, and you can call to become a part of their route to have your leather jacket cleaned. They even drop your garment off after it has been cleaned. With this arrangement, you waste absolutely no time driving to and from the cleaners or waiting in line. This convenient service works especially well for busy professionals with little time to spend at the cleaners or for stay at home parents with hectic schedules.

If you are ready to have your leather jacket or other garments dry cleaned for the upcoming cold weather, contact Pure Green Dry Cleaning to speak with a dry cleaning specialist and make your appointment. Pure Green Dry Cleaning also happily accepts walk-in customers.

Post Wedding Season Wedding Gown Preservation

You spent months planning your perfect day and were rewarded with a dream wedding. Friends and family watched you commit your life to loving your new husband, and you’ve got wedding albums and videos that capture the emotions felt by everyone in attendance. Now that the ceremony is over, you may be wondering how to preserve your most expensive keepsake: your wedding dress.

What is wedding dress preservation?

Although passing down wedding gowns isn’t as typical these days as it was in the past, isn’t it still important to care for what is most likely the most expensive dress you’ll ever purchase? Let Pure Green Dry Cleaning preserve one of your most sacred memories by providing you with professional wedding gown preservation services. We’ll clean your dress and seal it in a way that ensures that the hands of time can’t touch it.

Although passing down wedding gowns isn’t as typical these days as it was in the past, isn’t it still important to care for what is most likely the most expensive dress you’ll ever purchase? Let Pure Green Dry Cleaning preserve one of your most sacred memories by providing you with professional wedding gown preservation services. We’ll clean your dress and seal it in a way that ensures that the hands of time can’t touch it.

Wedding gown preservation is a special process in which your dress will be cleaned, preserved and packaged to retain its beauty for years. Whether you choose to store your gown in an attic or on a shelf in your closet, if your gown is properly preserved you won’t notice yellowing, tearing or fading. The ornate beading will be protected in its packaging, and the lace shielded from tearing. Most importantly, any stains (remember that champagne?) will be removed and will not rot or cause spotting on your dress. The quicker you’re able to professionally preserve your dress, the more pristine your dress will be in the event that you ever decide to remove it from its packaging.

Why preserve your dress?

Brides choose wedding gown preservation for a number of reasons. Some women preserve their gowns to wear them again in a vow renewal ceremony or special anniversary. Other women intend to pass their wedding gown along as an heirloom to a daughter or daughter in law. Still others may desire a clean, protected and carefully preserved gown which will later be used in the making of a christening or baptismal gown. And finally, a very frugal woman will want her dress cleaned and preserved in order to optimize the resale value of the dress. With the average wedding gown retailing for over $1,000 (and usually more), wedding gown preservation is an excellent way to ensure that the value of your purchase is protected.

How to choose a preservation specialist

To be sure that you are choosing the right gown specialist, begin before your wedding. As mentioned, spotting or staining that occurs on your wedding day will need to be removed as soon as possible. Your tailor is an excellent resource for referrals or information, and chances are, he or she offers preservation services as well. Check with your local Better Business Bureau listings and your local Chamber of Commerce, as well as simply asking friends for reviews of services they’ve used in the past. Experience and reputation are extremely important when choosing your specialist; you only have one opportunity to preserve your gown.

Check with your local specialists for services they may offer. Some will provide pickup and delivery of your dress for both dry cleaning prior to the wedding and preservation services following. These conveniences may prove to be deciding factors in choosing your professional. Finally, ask questions. While pricing and services are convenient, check that the professional is using proper equipment and materials, such as acid free paper for the final packaging of your dress.

No matter your reasons for choosing to preserve your wedding gown, the professional you choose should be insured, have experience and come with good referrals. Word of mouth is an excellent way to find a specialist. The memories of your wedding day will last a lifetime. With proper care and preservation, your wedding gown will last that long, too.

Pure Green Dry Cleaning can preserve one of your most sacred memories by providing you with our professional wedding gown preservation service. We’ll clean your dress and seal it in a way that ensures that the hands of time can’t touch it.

What Fabrics Have to Be Dry Cleaned?

Anyone who has ever pulled a garment out of the wash and been horrified by shrinkage, loss of shape, or some other damage—for example, beading or sequins that have fallen off or colors that have faded—understands the importance of having certain items professionally dry cleaned.

We know life is busy and challenging enough without having to worry about your dry cleaning. That’s why we strive to make the process as simple and as painless as possible.

We know life is busy and challenging enough without having to worry about your dry cleaning. That’s why we strive to make the process as simple and as painless as possible.

Some types of fabric just do not respond well to being submerged in water or tossed around in the intense heat of your dryer. Dry cleaning is crucial to both extending the life of and maintaining the appearance of certain items of clothing.

Beyond following cleaning suggestions on your garment’s tag (and note that vintage clothes will not have dry clean tags, though many vintage pieces should strictly be dry cleaned), here are some basic rules of thumb for which items of clothing should be handled by a pro and which will likely make it out of your washer and dryer in tact just fine.

Fabrics That Must be Dry Cleaned

Before we tell you which fabrics should always go to the dry cleaner, let us explain the basics of dry cleaning. In a nutshell, dry cleaning uses a chemical solvent (perchlorethylene [commonly referred to as perc] or DF2000) to gently cleanse your garments. It runs through the garment and is then extracted, bringing with it dislodged soils, stains, and odors, including grease and oils. Finally, special pressing equipment returns garments to a “like new” appearance. Because soap and water is not used at any point in the cleaning process, it is called “dry” cleaning.

These are the fabrics that respond most beautifully to dry cleaning:

  • Silk
  • Cashmere
  • Acetate
  • Velvet
  • Wool
  • Taffeta
  • Lace
  • Angora
  • Leather

Fabrics That You Can Wash at Home

  • Cotton
  • Polyester blends
  • Synthetic materials such as PVC, polyurethane, or plastic

More Important Considerations

Beyond the fabric composition of your garment, you will also want to consider the type of garment in question. For instance, men’s and women’s suits should always be dry cleaned—no matter what the fabric—to reduce the risk of losing shape. Many people also like to have their button-up shirts dry cleaned, as it helps to achieve the desired level of “crispness.”

The same goes for any article of clothing that has intricate detailing like metallic threads, appliqués, or beading—either take it to an expert for cleaning or run the risk of damaging it permanently. Furthermore, any item made from two different types of fabric should likely be dry cleaned as well. When in doubt, always seek the expertise of a dry cleaning professional.

Located in Brentwood, Tennessee, at 5012 Thoroughbred Lane, we hope you will choose Pure Green Dry Cleaning to care for your clothes. We service customers throughout the greater Nashville area, including West End, Brentwood, Green Hills, Bell Meade, Cool Springs, Franklin, Elm Hill Pike, and areas around the airport.

What are you waiting for? Call Pure Green Dry Cleaning at 855-998-7873, or sign up for our pick-up and delivery service here so that you can start enjoying a little more “me time”!

Pure Green Dry Cleaning: A Perfect Fit

When our clothes don’t quite fit right — a little pinch here, a little loose-fitting there — we don’t feel comfortable or confident, and ultimately, those pieces of clothing usually either end up languishing in the back of the closet or headed for donation. That sticks us with wasted space, wasted money and wasted time.

You don’t have to get rid of your favorite pieces of clothing just because they no longer fit. Let Pure Green Dry Cleaning do the alterations for you!

You don’t have to get rid of your favorite pieces of clothing just because they no longer fit. Let Pure Green Dry Cleaning do the alterations for you!

Saving potentially lovable clothing from the discard heap is part of what we love to do at Pure Green Dry Cleaning — we offer alterations that can make those too-long pants or too-tight shirts look and feel like they were custom-made to fit you.

Old Favorites To New Finds

Having Pure Green Dry Cleaning alter your clothing isn’t just a way to save a suit or skirt you’ve already loved for years — we can help you take your new finds from pretty-good to perfect, too.

If you’ve spent tons of time trying to hunt down clothes with a perfect fit, you’re certainly not alone — most of us try on 20 items we like before we find one that feels right. When you find a piece with a pattern, shape, style and price you like, but the sleeves are a little long or the waist is a little tight, you’ll usually just leave disappointed. But Pure Green Dry Cleaning can make those small changes quickly and conveniently — and still keep that piece at a price you like.

From Everyday-wear To Formalwear

Our alterations expertise is broad — from hems to taking in, taking out, cuffing, tapering and altering delicate straps or bustling. That means we’re here to help whether you’re looking to perfect a pair of vintage pants for everyday use or your entire bridal party needs the perfect augmentations done for your wedding day. From intricate detail to delicate fabrics, we can handle all that you need done.

At Pure Green Dry Cleaning, We Make It Easy, Too

If the one thing that holds you back from improving those once-treasured pieces of clothing is time, we can help there, too. Pure Green Dry Cleaning can come to you, make the measurements we need and then deliver the finished pieces back to you — easily and conveniently.

We think this service is even more valuable when you’re dealing with a major event like a wedding, when you have no shortage of errands to run or details to wrap up. If we can make your big day just a little easier, we’d love to help.

If you have any alteration needs – from simple hemming to detailed formalwear – give Pure Green Dry Cleaning a call!

How Dry Cleaning Works

How Dry Cleaning Works

Have you ever wondered what happens to your clothes after you drop them off at Pure Green Dry Cleaning? Dry cleaning is a special process that cleans your clothes without water — hence the name “dry” cleaning. There is an entire process we follow that we would like to share with you, with the help of the website HowStuffWorks, to inform you of exactly what happens to your clothes once you leave them in our care.

What goes on behind the counter at the dry cleaner? Now you know.

What goes on behind the counter at the dry cleaner? Now you know.

  1. Tagging and Inspection The very first thing we do is identify your order by counting the items and describing them, recording the drop-off and pick-up dates, and then tagging each item of clothing with a small tag that will stay on through the entire process. We also inspect each piece of clothing for stains, and if you have requested special attention, we attach another colored tag to that item to be sure that attention is addressed.
  2. Pre-treatment This is when we pre-treat stains, and we try to remove all stains without using chemicals. If you catch a stain early, you can help us by pre-treating the stain yourself. Use water for wet stains (a stain that had water in it) and a stain-removing solvent for dry stains (a stain with grease or oil). Tap and blot both sides of the fabric with a soft cloth, then rinse the fabric, and let it dry. We will do the rest.
  3. Dry Cleaning Your clothes are placed in a cleaning machine, a motor-driven washer/extractor/dryer that can hold 20 to 100 pounds of clothes in a rotating, perforated stainless steel basket. As your clothes are rotating in the basket, a constant flow of clean solvent is pumped in through the pump and filter system. With solvent being sprayed constantly into the basket, your clothes are immersed and are dropped and pounded against baffles in the cylinder. The dirty solvent is pumped continuously through a filter and is recirculated free from any dirt and grime. In the next cycle, your clothes are drained and spun rapidly to expel the solvent and go into a dry cycle with warm air circulating through the basket. Any remaining fumes and solvent are then vaporized by warm air and then condensed over cooling coils.
  4. Post-spotting Using steam, water, air, and vacuum, post-spotting is a fairly simple process for removing a stain. Your clothes are inspected after cleaning to see if any stains remain. If it is a water-based stain, it takes water or wet-side chemicals to clean the stain, and if it is a dry stain, solvents or dry-side chemicals must be used to remove the stain. The majority of stains can be removed; however, some stains can be stubborn, and as hard as we try, the stain cannot be entirely removed.
  5. Finishing In the final stage of the dry cleaning process, we finish the garment by applying steam to soften it, re-shaping it through quick drying, removing the steam with air or vacuum, or applying pressure to it.

If you have any questions about the dry cleaning process, contact Pure Green Dry Cleaning. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you to learn about how we dry clean your clothes.